Issues Helped

Hypnotherapy can help with a great many conditions, particularly those made worse by stress. Some of the more common areas are shown  below, but this is by no means a complete list. Please ask if you think there is something else which I may be able to help you with.

Anger Management

Reducing stress, remaining calm, and regaining rational control.


Learning to relax, and to deal calmly with situations.


Overcoming anxieties associated with blushing, increasing confidence, and focusing externally rather than on oneself.


Increasing overall confidence levels, and confidence in specific situations. Boosting sense of self-worth.

Exam and Interview Nerves

Overcoming phobic responses, reducing stress and improving concentration prior to exams, driving tests and interviews.


E.g. Flying, spiders, driving, social phobias and panic attacks, heights, public speaking, and many others too numerous to list.

Goal Achievement

This might be work-related, sports performance, or motivation for personal projects.


Stopping unwanted habits such as nail-biting, smoking, excessive internet use and more.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Reducing anxiety around symptoms, and for many people reducing the severity.

Low Mood

Gaining control of your thought patterns so that you can challenge negative thoughts and think positive and rationally. Learning techniques to direct your attention away from negative thoughts.


Overcoming barriers to motivation so that you can begin to move towards achieving your goals.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Reducing anxiety and changing patterns of behaviour.

Pain Management

Reducing stress and managing chronic pain (medical advice should also be sought for any physical problems).

Panic Attacks

Increasing confidence in many situations, eliminating irrational fears and panic attacks.

Performance including Sports

Improve concentration, motivation and performance.  Using hypnosis to improve your technique so that you can see the difference when you next play. This can be effective for sports people, musicians, actors and many others.

Public Speaking

Lowering stress levels prior to the presentation, and raising confidence levels.  Dealing with fear responses.


Increasing feelings of self-confidence and self-worth.  Making real changes and feeling valued.

Stopping Smoking

See separate page for  information on stop smoking therapy.

Wedding Nerves

Reducing anxieties over being the centre of attention, being photographed, making a speech, coping with guests that don’t get on.

Weight Control

See separate page for weight loss information.

Kathryn Fletcher  HPD  MNCH(Acc)  DHP CBT(Hyp) SFBT Sup (Hyp)

       Clinical Hypnotherapy in Bristol

Single session

Quit Smoking

Weight control

FREE initial consultation (except stop-smoking therapy)

Weight Control

Stop Smoking

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in Bristol with Kathryn Fletcher