caroline evans

counsellor & psychotherapist

Hypnotherapy at essentia

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a type of psychotherapy that achieves subconscious change through guided visualisation. Hypnosis puts the subject in a state of heightened suggestibility and responsiveness with the aim of affecting change in thoughts, behaviours and feelings.

Our Services

Hypnotherapy can help:

  • Manage stress
  • Stop smoking and alcohol abuse
  • Lose weight
  • Eliminate phobias
  • Overcome fear of flying
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Improve confidence
  • Aid personal development
  • Treat irritable bowel syndrome

Our Approach

To begin, you and Caroline will have an informal chat about your situation and your motivation for change. Sessions are carried out with complete confidentiality: trust, honesty and openness are crucial for hypnotherapy.

During a hypnotherapy session, you will be encouraged to make yourself comfortable while you are guided into a relaxed, daydream-like state. There are many techniques that may be used, and Caroline will tailor the session to your needs. This may involve guided imagery, recalling memories, describing your thoughts and feelings and imagining the future as you want it to be. This is a pleasant, relaxing experience similar to meditation.

Bad habits and phobias may only require a few sessions, while more complex issues may take more meetings. Whatever your goal, we’ll work at a pace and level that is comfortable for you.

"Smoking is something I watch other people doing with such relief and pride that I have overcome this habit, your gentle and determined encouragement has certainly helped me where other techniques have failed. Thank you so much for giving me back my health!" - JD, Cheltenham

"Many thanks for helping me overcome my fear of heights. My life is so much more uninhibited - I have just returned from taking my young children up the Eiffel Tower, something I would never have dreamt possible before seeing you." - SM, Gloucestershire

caroline evans

counsellor & psychotherapist

Essentia Counselling & Psychotherapy

Based in the Cheltenham/Gloucestershire area, Essentia Counselling & Psychotherapy offers individual, couples and family counselling in a peaceful and confidential environment. Caroline recognises that each person is unique, and tailors her services for your needs, circumstances and personality. Our range of therapies is offered in both English and Turkish language sessions.

Whatever you want to achieve, Essentia is here to empower and enable you to live your best life.

Take the first step and get in touch

Contact Caroline to arrange your first appointment. Many people find that simply taking the first step helps them feel better.