Category Archives: Phobias

What is Hypnotherapy?

GHRHypnosis for Health

I am counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist based in Leicestershire. I have been qualified for around 10 years having previously worked in Human Resources for a large International company. A strong interest in health, well being and welfare led me to continue my studies, progressing from HR into counselling then hypnotherapy enabling me to offer support and guidance to those in need and help them move on in their life.

Having experienced the positive effects of this type of therapy myself and seeing the results and delighted faces and change in the people I see, I am my own testament to the true power of counselling and hypnosis as a complimentary effective medical intervention. As a result and with my years of experience I am able to understand and empathise with my clients on a deep level which can facilitate great change.

Hypnotherapy can be instant, requiring nothing of you but a willingness to change. By working together, it is your subconscious mind that can bring about instant and lasting behavioural change, without the need for extensive therapy sessions.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis can best be described as when a persons mind enters an altered state of consciousness, like day dreaming. You are not in a deep sleep and not aware of what’s going on around you, you are awake the whole time, but in a deep trance like state. When in this trance state, the subconscious mind becomes extremely active and is more alert and imaginative than during a normal awake state. It’s at this point your subconscious mind takes over from your conscious and facilitate great change.

You have complete control throughout the session and you are awake, you could choose to end the therapy at any point if you wished. As your therapist I will guide you safely using professional techniques to achieve the results that we have previously agreed upon during consultation.

Your subconscious mind listens to my voice in a subliminal way and when I talk directly to your subconscious mind in this deeply relaxed state, this is then where we make the positive suggestions that automatically sit comfortably in your mind. When you come back into full conscious awareness these thoughts are enacted immediately.

All you need to do is truly want to change and be committed to it. Then you can sit back and relax in safety and comfort and let me do the rest. Often people have secondary conditions bought on by the presenting issue and we can review these independently, but an immediate and lasting change can be made that easily.

Contact me now and say goodbye to worry, dieting, cravings, stress, anxiety and any old behaviours or habits that don’t work for you any more – know that you can look, feel and be different!

Shelly 🙂

Hypnosis for Stress, Anxiety or Panic Attacks

Is this how you feel?Leicester Therapy Centre

Is this how you feel? Tired, angry, emotional and stressed?

The majority of us went back to work this week, for some its a blessed relief to get away from the family and get back into some kind of normal routine. The Christmas period can be an immensely stressful time of  for many families, how was it for you?

When you keep stressful and anxious feelings hidden, over days, weeks, months and years they can fester inside you and show themselves in other ways. Constantly putting the body in an anxious mode produces the stress hormone cortisol which is proven to hamper weight loss amongst other things.

Do you wonder why you drink so much coffee? Eat chocolate, snacks, have too much alcohol? It’s all down to stressful and anxious feelings which we try to self soothe ourselves with whatever takes our fancy.

When I see new clients for weight control, almost always the real issue is something else that is going on in their life. Unless you feel right in yourself first, you will not be able to tackle things like weight or smoking no matter how much you want to. Some people can change for a while, but then why do diets yoyo, why do smokers start up again? It’s all to do with stress and anxiety.

When the anxious feelings become too much, this can induce a panic attack. A really scary thing to go through. Anyone who suffers from panic attacks will tell you the main fear is worrying when the next panic attack will kick in. Imagine that?

‘Liberated living is not the absence of fear.. but the absence of fear of fear’

Hypnosis can help with panic attacks, anxiety, stress and your fears. With your unconscious mind we work to in input new ways of being for you, helping you to move on and live your life, being able to manage stress better, not absorbing to your detrimental effect.

If you would like to know more about how hypnotherapy can help you to lose weight, stop smoking and reduce stress in your life, please feel free to get in touch


Freephone 0800 612 8159

Look forward to hearing from you, Shelly

Hypnosis Help to Pass Your Driving Test

Are you taking driving lessons at the moment? How do you feel about driving? Tests of any kind can make anyone feel nervous.

For some people, the feeling can escalate from nerves, to anxiety to full scale panic.

Being able to drive a car is a tremendous joy, it gives you freedom, safety, you can visit friends and family and go on trips as and when you wish. Whatever age you first get behind a wheel, the nerves and excitement are intoxicating! So many things to remember all at once, what gear change, clutch control, other drivers oh no!

Hypnotherapy is a lot like driving a car. When you first learn something you are doing it consciously, your conscious mind is racing all at once trying to remember every little bit of information. The more times you take a drive, you worry less about the gear change and get to grips with your three-point turn. This is because your unconscious mind has accepted your new learning so now it can do it automatically, without you being consciously aware.

Soon enough, as you become a more competent driver, you will not worry at all about how you’re actually driving, you will be able to drive your car without worrying how you’re actually doing it. You will be able to sing along to the radio or have a conversation all at the same time. Your new commands have firmly sunk into your mind and follow them as you wish.

The same thing happens with Hypnosis, whatever you are trying to achieve the commands are placed into your unconscious mind like a seed. You water the seed continuously, so whatever your goal is it will become easier to achieve. Whether your goal is weight loss, stop smoking or to pass a test, hypnotherapy can help you achieve your goals quickly and easily.

If you are struggling with your impending driving test why not try my ‘Hypnotherapy for Passing Your Driving Test’ programme. In one session we will work together in allaying your nerves and fears leaving you fully competent to be fully focused and in control when it comes to your driving test.

Read how a reporter from The Telegraph  newspaper managed to pass her driving test using hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy to help your driving test can help you keep calm and focused on the big day. Call me now to see how I can help you with a personalised Hypnosis session to help you pass your driving test. Suitable for ages 17 years and above.

Look forward to hearing from you soon, Shelly.

Hypnotherapy and Counselling Services Leicester, UK. Dubai, UAE.

Cat Person? Dog Person? Or Arrgghhh Person?

It’s said that most people are either cat lovers or dog lovers, who doesn’t enjoy taking your pooch out for walks on a glorious morning or cosying up on the sofa with a contented cat purring away in enjoyment.

But there are quite a few people who suffer from

Ailurophobia – the fear of cats

Cynophobia – the fear of dogs

This fear can develop suddenly without an actual incident to provoke it, or it can be a result of an unfortunate incident from a past time. You can also indirectly pass on phobias to your children. Were either of your parents afraid of something that you are now afraid of too?

In any case, these feelings can mature over time from a harmless fear into a phobia. Where the sufferer imagines scenarios involving the fear, in this case cats or dogs, and imagines themself to be in a perceived negative state with the object of fear e.g ‘The dog in the park is going to bite me’ This event actually hasn’t ever happened, but by now the belief is so strong, the sufferer believes it to be true.

Having fears and phobias of any kind is debilitating and it can have a huge impact on your life and lifestyle. Dictating what you do, where you do it and who with. It can upset family life, it puts pressure on other people particularly partners and children to adapt their lives accordingly to deal with your phobia. This adaptation from everyone else further strengthens your belief that your fear is real, it’s got to be real if other people understand it, right?

Do you know someone who won’t go on holiday because they are scared of flying? So this means the partner and children can’t go abroad on holiday too. Are you in a trap that you wish to escape from?

Hypnotherapy for fears and phobias is an effective way of dealing with your fears. My client has held onto an irrational fear of animals like cats and dog’s for over 35 years, so much so, her mind and body didn’t know any different and would instantly begin to panic when ever these animals were around.

Today, I am so pleased, after just a few sessions she has just sent me a picture of her stroking a dog!! This is fantastic news, such an achievement!!  The relief, the freedom of the sheer weight of this anxiety and phobia she has been carrying almost all her life, has now fell away and she can move on in her life!!

What is your story? Do you have a fear, anxiety or phobia that is preventing you from living life to your fullest potential? Lets see how I can help you at The Leicester Therapy Centre to enable you to release these fears and move on in your life.

Please call freephone 0800 612 8159 or email to start your new life, today. Shelly 🙂

What is your Phobia?

Whats your Phobia?

There are four classifications of phobias

  1. Animal or Insect – this includes all types of animals or insects
  2. Blood, Injection and Injury – this phobia includes fear of injections to the fear of any medical procedure that is invasive.
  3. Situation phobias – this covers phobias that come about as a result of having to do something or having to be in a specific place e.g. fear of flying. The most common situation phobias are claustrophobia and agoraphobia.
  4. Miscellaneous phobias – this covers phobias that do fit into any of the above categories e.g. fear of clowns

Hypnotherapy for phobias helps to bring the fear under control, and allows you to face your fears in a relaxed and calm way. Hypnotherapy helps to put your fears into perspective.

This means you will be able to deal calmly in everyday situations with whatever you are phobic about.

If you feel you have a phobia and you would like to be free  from it, once and for all, why not give me call and see what Hypnotherapy for phobias in Leicester, can do for you today. Shelly 🙂

Free phone 0800 612 8159