Frequently Asked Questions

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”
George Bernard Shaw

What is hypnotherapy?

Our thoughts influence how we feel and guide what we do. Hypnotherapy works by harnessing the power of your own mind to change your thinking patterns, unhelpful emotions and beliefs.

It works by using your imagination, values and views, to change the way you think, feel and act.



What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a safe and natural way of using your mind to focus on the things you want to change or achieve. It’s a simple and effective way of using your attention and imagination that has a powerful influence over your feelings, thoughts and actions. Hypnosis absorbs your imagination and expectations and you become engaged with a particular idea, while shutting out anything that stops you focusing on this new idea

Hypnosis works because:

  • The client wants it to work
  • They imagine it working
  • They temporarily ignore all distractions
  • Each idea creates a response in the body which the body remembers

Will I lose control?

No. You remain in full control of the situation the whole time.  You can move and talk while you’re in hypnosis.  It’s easy to take yourself in and out of hypnosis whenever you want.

All hypnosis is essentially self hypnosis. You remain aware and in control the whole time. You can’t be hypnotised unless you want to. You can always choose to bring yourself out of hypnosis at any time. Using self hypnosis, you learn to manage your thoughts, self talk and beliefs so you can live a more effective, engaged and meaningful life.

Who can be hypnotised?

Almost everyone can be hypnotised, although some people find it easier. Hypnotism depends on your willingness to be hypnotised and your trust and confidence in your therapist. It doesn’t matter how deeply you go into hypnosis as good results can be obtained even when you feel you were not deeply hypnotised.

Hypnotherapy works best if the time is right for you, you feel comfortable and at ease with your therapist and your goals are achievable. Hypnotherapy may not be appropriate for those who have been diagnosed with severe long-term depression, psychosis, epilepsy and some breathing problems.

Do you offer hypnotherapy groups?


Online hypnotherapy groups
Online hypnotherapy groups are a practical way to try out and experience the benefits of hypnotherapy for yourself.
My online groups are a safe space where you can connect with those who have the same struggles as you do.
You’ll get the benefits of working with me and the support of people who want to help and support you.  My groups are small so you get to have a personal experience.  You also have a forum to share challenges, experiences and insights.  You’ll get to use hypnosis and other tried and tested tools to help you to develop a more resilient approach to life.


Starting 18th May

Overcoming overeating – hypnotherapy for food, eating and weight issues

Do you find that whatever problem you’re facing food is the first thing on your mind?
If you’re stressed or anxious and overwhelmed, or tired or upset, you turn to food as the solution.
Somehow without realising, has eating become the quick fix that makes you feel better for a moment, until it makes you feel worse again?
Maybe you’re constantly comparing your body to other people or remembering how it looked in the past? Do you feel good about yourself only when you feel you’ve been “good” about eating?  Or, does your self esteem depend on you being a certain size or shape?
I can help you even if you’ve struggled for years with out of control eating. I’ll support you to learn tools and techniques to help you. And, as a group, you’ll support each other to find ways to break free of  your food prison and live life on your terms.
Hypnotherapy is a natural and safe way to make permanent changes to your eating habits for effective weight loss. I work with you to change the way you approach food and eating, lose weight and become healthier.
You will develop skills to help you lose weight and build your confidence and self-esteem so you can make the healthy changes you want to make. Together, we will explore the reasons you overeat, or cannot lose weight and together we’ll make a change.

Here’s what my clients say

Highly recommended!It was great to finally talk to someone that understood how I was feeling. Within minutes of talking to Celia I felt she empathised with my situation and it put me at complete ease. Celia really listened to what was going on for me. I was looking for support with weight loss and chose Celia because of her outcome-focussed, evidence-based, holistic approach in which she offers a wide range of other strategies and resources alongside her core hypnotherapy work. Her sessions were key to helping me complete an NHS diabetes prevention programme and Couch 2 5K. Not only did Celia help me to lose weight, she also improved other areas of my health and well-being, such as anxiety and poor sleep.
I’m getting in touch to tell you that a lot has happened to me since I last saw you.  I have moved to Bromley, have a new job and partner, I only had the confidence to take these steps because of the weight I lost with you and the help you gave me. I am still using your recordings and they keep me on track if I have a slip up.
After a couple of years facing issues around my weight and my approach to eating, I contacted Celia to see if hypnotherapy would help. From the offset Celia listened to the issues I was facing and helped me to clearly recognise where these were originating from and how my behaviour was contributing to my weight issues. The guidance and support as well as the practical exercises she gave me have helped me immensely and I am so pleased with how far I have come since starting the sessions with her. Celia is supportive, non-judgemental and the hypnotherapy and meditation exercises she has taught me really do work. The process has been really enlightening and taught me a number of things about myself that I wouldn’t have realised previously. I would throughly recommend Celia.

The package

This is my three month package to help you to learn how to use hypnosis and other skills to help manage your thoughts, feelings and actions around food, eating and your weight.  You’ll learn what’s causing you to eat in a way that makes you unhappy and what you can do about it.  We’ll create a safe space where you’ll feel supported throughout your journey.

You will receive

  • 6 x 90 minute online Zoom sessions that you can access in comfort and from home.  The sessions are held on alternate Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm.  Each session will include sharing of experiences, exercises and tools to help you.  The sessions are relaxed so you can even come in your pyjamas if that suits you.
  • 6 audio recordings to practice at home so you can embed and reinforce your changes around food and eating as we work together.
  • Exercises, worksheets and other support materials so you can work through things at your own pace, and in your own home, so you have the tools to change your relationship with food for good.
  • Support and accountability from me and the group.
  • A support network to share insights, challenges and experiences and make new and lasting friendships.

Your investment

£299 for the full 3 month programme.  Special introductory offer only £247.  Why not swap your weekly takeaway for a few weeks, and make a commitment to eat better, lose weight and feel great?
Places are limited.  Please contact me for more information.
You can book your place directly here

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