Hello, I was born in North Yorkshire and have lived on Teesside for over 45 years. For most of my adult life, I worked as an English teacher and Head of Department. I worked long hours including weekends, I attended lots of meetings and frequently felt stressed.

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I loved teaching but felt the pressure of making sure I was on top form professionally whilst trying to be a good mother to my two children exhausting. My job was taking over my life, I had no time for my husband and my mental health was suffering. I had no idea how to support my own wellbeing.

Eventually, things came to a head. The doctor signed me off with stress. This was a wake- up call. I made the hard decision to resign my teaching post and re-evaluate my work-life balance.

A friend mentioned hypnotherapy. I found a course in Scotland and booked one to one sessions for myself. Hypnotherapy was wonderful: it felt like the clouds had lifted, finally, the stress had gone. It felt like someone had pressed the ‘factory re-set button’ on my brain. In just one session, I felt calmer and back in control of my life, I felt great!

I wanted to know more about this powerful therapeutic tool. I decided to retrain as a therapist and help others reduce stress and anxiety, find solutions and make powerful changes in their lives too. Since then, I have worked with hundreds of professionals and employees!

Why not head over to our YouTube channel to listen to our testimonials.

Today, I remain a down to earth ‘Yorkshire lass’, I love walking in nature with my family and my dogs. I run a therapeutic & coaching practice in Stokesley. I’m passionate about using my hypnotherapy and coaching skills to help people reduce stress and make positive changes in their lives quickly and without fuss


General Hypnotherapy Register
  • BA (Hons) QTS. PG. Cert.
  • NGH Certified. Analytical Hypnotherapy
  • Certified as licensed practitioner of Erickson Hypnotherapy
  • NLP Master Prac. INLPTA
  • Diploma NLP INLPTA

Julie is a warm and compassionate practitioner and she oozes empathy.

A, Redcar

Julie helped me work through areas of my life that I was struggling with.

G, Middlesbrough

I recommend Julie and her services to anyone who is 'stuck' in life.

D, Guisborough

Frequently asked questions

Here I’ll go through some frequently asked questions to help you understand what hypnotherapy is and how it can help you.

Are there different types of hypnotherapy?

I use different therapeutic strategies depending on my client’s needs – sometimes the ‘direct approach’ is needed and sometimes an indirect more trance like approach is better. I have studied different hypnotherapy approaches including Erikson hypnotherapy, Cognitive hypnotherapy, Analytical hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Therapy – I find that a mixture can work better to treat different issues as no two clients are the same.

Does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnosis has the capacity to work for most people but some are more susceptible to suggestion than others. Working as a team and knowing you can trust your therapist is the most important aspect of the treatment; this is why I spend time chatting with you on the phone before you book a session to make sure I am the right therapist for you. It's also important to keep an open mind, as any scepticism may subconsciously dampen your susceptibility.

How long will hypnotherapy sessions last?

A first session with me will last for 90 mins to 2 hours. (This does not apply to Therapy4Teens where sessions are 60 minutes long).

For adults, follow on sessions are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

How many sessions of hypnotherapy will I need?

The duration of therapy will really be dependent on your circumstances and the reason for which you are seeking hypnosis. We can discuss this during the initial phone consultation.

Is hypnotherapy for students and teenagers safe?

Hypnotherapy for teenagers and young people is considered both effective and safe. Teenagers tend to respond very well to hypnosis as they are naturally quite imaginative and use their subconscious minds a great deal more than adults do. Hypnotherapy can help to address a number of issues commonly experienced in childhood, including anxiety, panic symptoms, exam stress, sleep problems and low self-esteem.

Session prices 2022

Prices for Adult one to one sessions in person

  • Adults  – First session                          £125.00 session (extended session)
  • Adults – Single follow up session      £95.00
  • Adults – Package of four sessions     £360.00  (good for anxiety & stress)
  • Adults – Package of ten sessions       £895.00  (full coaching package for change)
  • Adults  IBS Packages  5 sessions      £525.00 includes initial session & assessment plus 4 further sessions with personalised audio and in between session support
  • Sessions must be paid for in advance otherwise the appointment is not guaranteed.
  • Packages of  five and ten can be split in to two payments.
  •  Zoom/Online Sessions 
  • Adults – Zoom sessions                  £95.00 one hour
  • Once payment received, a link is sent for the session at least 24 hrs prior to the agreed session time.
  • Packages must be paid for in advance of sessions.
  • Pre paid sessions must be used within 3 calendar months of  booking.

Therapy for Students – On Line sessions are offered on Zoom

  • Sessions are discounted for full time students to £65.00
  • Bundle of four sessions in person or on line  £240.00
  • The criteria for Students is: those  who are in full time University Education and over the age of 18 years up to 25 years inclusive.
Therapy4Teens™ – one to one sessions are £45.00 per session in person or on Zoom.
  • Sessions last for 45 minutes to one hour. Parents/carers welcome to wait in separate room in centre.
  • There is an additional charge of £15 for an in person or face to face consultation of up to 30 minutes duration.
  • Additional therapy sessions may not be appropriate for children and young people who are already under the care of CAMHS or accessing NHS talking therapies. Please always check with your therapeutic provider.
  • Child age must be 13 to 17 years old.
Unfortunately, I am not able to accept cheques as a form of payment.
Sessions are not confirmed until payment has been made unless by prior agreement.
DBS Registered and adheres to Safeguarding Protocols.
Please check Terms & Conditions

What happens when I book a session?

Once you have booked your session, you will receive an email to confirm the date and time, the address and the price of your session or block booking. You will be asked to pay for the session/s prior to the agreed date via on line banking. The account details will be provided. You will also be sent a client questionnaire to complete and send back or bring with you to your session.

First sessions for adults last between 90 minutes and 2 hours – this is a longer session as we will be covering the response to the questionnaire in addition to therapeutic work.

Follow up sessions/booster sessions tend to last around 60 to 90 minutes.

Sessions for teenagers last 60 minutes.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a gentle form of therapy that uses the power of suggestion to help reduce anxiety, release trauma, find solutions and make positive changes to your life. When you work with me, I will use deep relaxation techniques to help you reach a state where the conscious part of your mind is relaxed and your unconscious part is more open to suggestion. I will then speak directly with your unconscious mind to clarify the change you are looking for.

What training, qualifications and experience should hypnotherapists have?

There are currently no guidelines in place stipulating the training and qualifications a hypnotherapist must have in order to practice. However, industry guidelines recommend that individuals should have completed at least an appropriate diploma or have completed a course that involved a minimum of 450 learning hours, of which 120 must have been face-to-face.

I am a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register and the Hypnotherapy Directory. As a registered therapist, I have to provide evidence of my training and insurance. My insurance details and certification are available on request. Certification is also displayed in my therapy room

What will happen in a hypnotherapy session?

You will fill in a questionnaire before a first session. I will use this to scaffold your first meeting, confirm your requirements and any goals. Most of the information I need I will have read beforehand which means we can focus on the therapy rather than asking questions. I may ask you to clarify personal information such as sleeping patterns or lifestyle information.

I will welcome you at the door and ask you to wash your hands (if Covid 19 or other health guidance is in place).

Once in the room we can have a welcome chat where you can ask any other questions you have and get comfortable. I usually start the coaching work first in the session so that we can find out how you respond to different strategies and what works better for you. We will work on some activities so you can understand how your unconscious mind works best – you do not need to shut your eyes!

I usually find clients prefer the trance work and consolidation therapy work towards the end of the session where you can really enjoy the state of deep physical and mental relaxation.

During this deep relaxation, I can reconnect with your unconscious and confirm the change work; using techniques and approaches discussed and agreed in the coaching part of the session.

Once the change work is complete, I will begin the transition to wakefulness, in which you are gradually brought out of your trance.

There will be sometime for any questions you may have, a summary of the session and progress made so far. I will check that you are fully alert and fully present before you are released from the session.

More questions?

If you have a question I haven't covered in our FAQs, please get in touch.