Cheryl Ashton


Treatment Costs and time:

Initial consultation (30 mins) Free

Session (1hr) £50

Sessions x 3 £ 135

It is generally recommended to have a minimum of three sessions (though this may vary depending on the issue) and in order to schedule this, pre-payment either by bank transfer or cash is required prior to treatment.



Diploma in Hypnotherapy (GHR reg)

          Telephone:           07906 920 944


How the intervention or therapy is applied by the therapist:

Hypnotherapy is a technique that utilises hypnosis to aid in the treatment of specific symptoms or health conditions. Hypnotherapy works by inducing a hypnotic state marked by waking awareness that allows people to experience detached external attention and to focus on inner experiences. It can be used as part of a treatment plan for phobias and other anxiety disorders. It is also an excellent therapeutic tool for pain management, weight loss, smoking cessation, and a variety of other applications.

During a hypnotherapy session, the client is guided through a process to induce a trance-like state that helps them focus their minds, respond more readily to suggestions, and become deeply relaxed. Hypnotherapy utilises the heightened awareness achieved during the hypnotic state to help you focus on a problem more deeply. During a session the following elements are explored:

  • Relaxation: You will be guided to visualize yourself in a state of peacefulness and relaxation, even when confronting a problematic behaviour or the object of your fears.

  • Suggestion: I may make gentle suggestions for behaviour changes that can help you conquer your issue. For example, you may be taught to see yourself as a supportive advisor during a phobic reaction, thus learning to trust yourself and your ability to get through the situation.

  • Coping skills: You may be taught certain cognitive-behavioural coping skills that you can use when confronting fears or anxieties.

  • Exploration of past experiences: You may be encouraged to explore the first time you experienced the behaviour or problem that you are trying to overcome and how you felt at that moment. The key aspect of this is a more beneficial understanding and relationship to the past event and the subsequent release from the patterns of behaviour that have been anchored to the event.

Governing Body:

The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) are the UK’s largest and most prominent organisations within the field of Hypnotherapy and together present an exemplary model for the simultaneous protection of the public and the provision of practitioner credibility and services. The GHSC is responsible for overseeing the criteria for the ongoing registration of individual practitioners within the GHR, all complaints brought by the public against such registered practitioners and for the assessment and accreditation of hypnotherapy training courses which lead to that registration. It comprises more than 140 separate affiliated Professional Bodies & Training Schools, all of which may be viewed via our search facility