Stress Management - Clinical Hypnotherapy

Research suggests that about half a million people in the UK experience work related stress that they believe is making them ill. The medical profession estimate that almost 80% of modern diseases have been triggered by stress.  Stress can also cause damage to our immune systems by affecting the thymus gland, which produces our white blood cells, called T cells which also produce various immune related hormones. Stress has been linked to coronary heart disease, which is responsible for over 250,000 deaths annually in the UK. 

Stress can be defined as the way you feel when you are under too much pressure and you feel unable to deal with that level of stress in your life.  It is not the situation itself that causes you stress but your reaction to it that does.

Stress can bombard us everyday. You may feel stressed stuck in a traffic jam, or when you are late for an appointment, or when you have to juggle too many things at once. Changes in your personal life, such as the death of a loved one, a divorce, separation, a new relationship, a job promotion or the birth of a child, can all lead to stress, as adjustments are needed to be able to cope.

Common Signs of Stress

  • Sleep problems
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Upset stomach and indigestion
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Chest pains or pounding heart
  • Irritable and angry
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Lack of concentration
  • Increased dependence on food, sex or alcohol

Clinical hypnotherapy is extremely effective for managing stress with very high success rates. At Thames Valley Hypnotherapy Clinic, we use proven therapeutic techniques to help you alter your reaction to a particular situation to a more positive one, so that you can bring your life back under control in a much more calm and relaxed way.

Please email or telephone for free initial consultation.
Evening and weekend appointments can be available, upon special request

Contact Wendy
telephone: 07917 525676

NHS Provider: 8J241
Clinical Hypnotherapists, Hampshire and Berkshire

Helping you manage stress


As a practicing Social Worker working in a large city I find that the demands upon me are extreme to the point of exhaustion. My energy levels, self-confidence were constantly being challenged, I was beginning a downward spiral into depression & self-doubt, and my gp offered anti-depressants which I did not wish to prescribe too, a colleague recommended sourcing  alternative therapies to manage my symptoms & also my self doubt , low esteem,  ……….

I came across the Thames Valley hypnotherapy clinic that claimed to be able to assist me to manage & re-balance my priorities.

I must admit that I was dubious at first, as a Social Worker I was trained to either look at the Social Model or Medical Model of practice, this was something totally alien to me. It all sounded a bit odd.

I thought Id throw caution to the wind & have a session with my clinical therapist Wendy.

From the very first  consultation Wendy  was able to relax & calm my mind , Her technique was soothing , she approached me from a person centred point of view encouraging  me to give as much information about my issues to her as I felt comfortable with , I did not feel under pressure .

My first session involved Wendy talking to me in a soothing /calming voice, Wendy not highlighting any of my issues  she was able to bring my sub-conscious mind into a relaxed state, I felt sleepy but conscious , at a place where I was in control but in a very relaxed state.

At this stage Wendy spoke to my sub-conscious mind encouraging me to regain control of my being, able to overcome the issues that caused me self-doubt , giving my confidence a boost , enabling me to deal with issues within my working life.

 When Wendy brought me back out of my unconscious state I was surprised to find out that I had been “asleep” ( ?) for 40 minutes, it felt like 10 minutes. I awoke in a calm /relaxed state, as though I had had a relaxing massage.

I must admit that I was not immediately aware of the benefit,  however, as the weeks progressed, I grew in strength & confidence, I was able to deal with challenges, I was not becoming stressed out and able to feel more content within my working & personal life, challenges that I faced were not consequential in life’s complex tapestry.

I would recommend Clinical Hypnotherapy to anyone facing various issues, from my own experience I found Wendy & her approach exemplary.
Alan A. Social Worker.