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Hypnotherapy in Poole & Bournemouth

Clinical Hypnotherapy has been shown to help with:-

  • Addictions

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety

  • Bullying

  • Career development

  • Children's issues

  • Concentration

  • Confidence

  • Claustrophobia

  • Digestion/Eating problems

  • Driving nerves & tests

  • Emotional problems

  • Exam nerves

  • Fears (flying / travelling, etc.)

  • Grief

  • Motivation

  • Nail biting

  • Phobias (Needles, etc.)

  • Public speaking

  • Relaxation

  • Reptiles / Spiders / Insects

  • Reproductive problems

  • Self-esteem

  • Sleeping problems

  • Sports

  • Stage performance

  • Stop smoking/E-cigarettes

  • Stress

  • Unwanted behaviour patterns

  • Wedding nerves

  • Weight control and more...


What is Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a trance-like state-of-mind that we naturally do without thinking, for example, we can be travelling and not remember the journey, yet we respond immediately to all actions required to get there.

When we are in this trance-like state and relaxed, the sub-conscious mind communicates with the conscious mind. The Hypnotherapist will give you positive suggestions to help you relax, which in turn assists you to find solutions to your problems. This will enable you to change habits, boost your confidence and be positive about your aims and goals.

A trance-like state can vary from being light or a very deep sense of relaxation – but you do not lose consciousness, you are aware of my voice and any sounds around you. It is like daydreaming and when you come back out of a trance you feel revitalised, relaxed with a positive step forward.

Stress is the main factor of illness, whether we are aware of it or not. Hypnotherapy helps you to relax and re-evaluate your problems consciously and unconsciously.

Alongside Hypnotherapy I use a technique called NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) simply means the nervous system, a ‘language of our own programming’. The purpose of NLP is to find ways to change unwanted habits or phobias that may have developed over a number of years. These changes can happen easier than you may have imagined.

N – Neuro – The nervous system

L – Linguistic – Language & non−verbal communication

P – Programming – How we run our neurology system

Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy / Hypnosis in Poole, Bournemouth, Broadstone

I have been helping people to stop smoking with Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis for over 20 years since completing my Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming training in 2003.  I am on the General Hypnotherapy Register and an accredited Practitioner of the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists. For the ethical promotion of non-pharmaceutical Stop Smoking methods

I offer a single two-hour Hypnotherapy session to help you stop smoking from clinics in Parkstone, Poole and Bournemouth with a free follow up within three months if necessary.

My stop smoking with Hypnotherapy sessions have an extremely high success rate using positive affirmations to give you the confidence to quit smoking or vaping.

Testimonial From A Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy Session.. 

Hi Josie - I am so happy with how free I feel. I have not had any cravings, and have felt a lot less anxious whilst working. I have been using the breathing technique you showed me at bedtime, and I am sleeping so much better as well. Thank you so much for your time and kindness on Saturday.  Very best wishes, Barbara


Pre Covid-19 NHS patients were recommended to me from the Renal Department, Poole & Dorchester to help with fear of needles, pain management, claustrophobia, and more.


Am I in control?

With clinical hypnosis you are always in control and you are able to come out of a trance if you wish.  It is not like we see on the TV or stage hypnotism shows.

How many sessions will I need?

Like any therapy it is possible to make changes in one session, but perhaps more are needed to resolve any other underlying causes, which can be discussed after your initial session.


FREE 15 minute telephone consultation for you to ask any questions and get a better understanding of the process that we would go through.


90 Minute Full Session

including consultation

Accreditations and Training


60 Minute Follow up Session(s)

As required

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) is currently the largest professional registering organisation for practising hypnotherapists in the UK.

Josephine Pridmore – Accredited Practitioner of the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists. For the ethical promotion of non-pharmaceutical Stop Smoking methods.

London College of Clinical Hypnosis

Virtual Gastric Band Technique for Weight Loss 

Advanced Ericksonian Certificate in Hypnotherapy (E.Hyp) Carol Lankton USA 2004.

Accredited Practitioner of the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapist (CRSST).

Josephine graduated in 2003 as a certified Master of Hypnotherapy & NLP.


Josephine has kept up her Continuing Professional Development training (CPD’s).

These include symptoms for: Anxiety, Depression, Fears and phobias, Gut Directed Hypnosis for IBS, Hypno-birthing 1-1, Perfectionism, PTSD, Weight loss, and more...


Stop Smoking/E-Cigarettes

One 2 hour long session, with a free follow up within 3 months if necessary


Book a Hypnotherapy session today by calling

07850 477287

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