Our Therapies

Everthing we do at Hypnosis Northampton is hypnotic. That is, it is all designed to enable you to use your mind to its fullest and access resources that you do not yet know you possess. However, other techniques are also available and can be included alongside the hypnotherapy.

Ericksonian Hypnosis

We practice what is known as ‘Ericksonian’ hypnosis. This is generally characterised as a conversational and indirect approach to hypnotherapy. There is no clicking of fingers and no shouting, “Sleep!” Instead, a conversation takes place where you share your reasons for seeking hypnotherapy and where you would like to get to. What takes place after that is impossible to predict, as each session is as individual as the client being treated.

Solution-Focused Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy focuses on what clients want to achieve rather than on the problem(s) that made them seek help. This approach does not focus on the past, but instead, focuses on the present and future. The therapist invites you to envision your preferred future and then start to move towards it.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. Compared with traditional counselling, it is more focused and goal-directed.


Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP, was developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, when they decided to model the therapeutic methods of Milton Erickson and others. So, it is only natural that a hypnotherapy that has it’s roots in Erickson’s approach would include what later came to be known as NLP.

I received my training in NLP from Stephen Brooks, a student of the legendary Milton Erickson.

The best way to think of NLP is as an ‘owners manual’ for your brain. NLP is a set of insights and skills with which you can actively use your mind and your emotions and your body to run your own life more successfully and to communicate with yourself, other people and your surroundings with extraordinary effectiveness.

Brief Therapy

A solution-focused approach means we do not need to dig up your past or have you re-live any traumas. Instead, we can focus on your resources, strategies you can employ and lessons you’ve previously learned that it is now time to put into practice.

All of this means that we would expect your therapy to be much quicker than it would be with more traditional approaches. Our aim is to empower you, help you resolve your concerns and get you out of our office – so you can get on with living your life!


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets it name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life. The aim of ACT is to maximise human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life.

Mindfulness & Meditation

‘Mindfulness’ is a hot topic in Western psychology: increasingly recognised as an effective way to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, enhance emotional intelligence, and effectively handle painful thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness involves consciously bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience with openness, interest, and receptiveness.


Coaching is a process that enables learning and development to occur and thus performance to improve.

Coaching is a powerful tool that can help you make changes in your personal life, business or career, to improve your performance, enhance your relationships with others or develop specific skills. Many of our clients who come for Business Coaching end up coming back for Personal and Life Coaching, as they discover the benefit of learning tools that can enable you to enhance every area of your life.


We believe that the power of simple relaxation can hardly be over-stated. Everything from skin complaints to IBS can be helped through learning how to relax. Some people have referred to a hypnotherapy session as “a mental massage” and it’s not difficult to see why.

However, we don’t want your “mental spa” to end once you leave our offices. So, when appropriate we will teach you the steps to relaxation and self-hypnosis, enabling you to recreate those states in the freedom of your own home. Now that’s powerful!


As the name suggests, Self-hypnosis is simply when you hypnotize yourself. This is often more practical as a stress management tool than normal hypnosis, as you do not need to have a hypnotist present. Yet, like hypnosis it is very effective and can be used for any number of issues.

In a session, we can guide you through the process and teach you how to use and apply self-hypnosis whenever it is needed. That is then both a powerful therapy tool and an effective self-help technique you can take away.

Ready to get started and change your life for the better?