Confidence is a skill that can be developed, and built upon – everyone has the ability to enhance their self-confidence. Self-confidence refers to having faith in our own abilities, and acceptance of mistakes and what can be perceived to be ‘negative’ outcomes. Those who have healthy levels of self-confidence are often more positive about their abilities, and have a more positive view of themselves, whereas those who lack this quality, generally have negative thoughts about themselves and their abilities. Low self-confidence is something many of us suffer with and can be a result of many factors like fear of the unknown, low self-esteem and fear of other people’s perceptions. This lack of confidence can hold us back from developing both personally and professionally.  This is usually why those with low self-confidence seek to develop their confidence level.

“Annette is absolutely fantastic, offering a standard that goes above and beyond what is expected in the world of counselling and therapy. I would 100% recommend her to anyone in need of help and I would urge those in need to find her and get in touch!”
James, 27, Musician

Hypnotherapy helps to build confidence so that, through practice, it becomes a deeply ingrained quality. Deep-seated false beliefs can, for one reason or another, end up in our unconscious and deplete our confidence. Hypnotherapy helps us to let go of false beliefs, and over time, replace them with new, positive beliefs that enables our confidence levels return to how they would be naturally. Boosting self-confidence can completely change our personal and professional life for the better. An individual may note this shift by seeing positive changes in their behaviour, body language, voice, and how they react to certain situations, trusting more in their abilities and improving their quality of life. After sessions, clients have noticed knock-on benefits in their career and relationships, thereby feeling more comfortable in social environments.

What happens in a session?
Following an initial consultation, a typical session lasts 55-60 minutes. To begin with, the goal is revisited and then, through positive, goal-focused work using questions and suggestive statements, we challenge your limiting beliefs. Hypnosis is used at the end of the session. This is a deeply relaxed state, where the mind is open to suggestion and positive change. By using hypnosis, we have ‘access’ to the unconscious mind where those false, limiting beliefs are stored. In this state, the client ‘cements’ all the work done so far, reinforcing ideas that have been discussed, allowing the unconscious mind to start connecting with the idea that the client is a confident individual. This then translates to the conscious mind, thereby changing the thought patterns, behaviour, and how the client feels about herself.

If you are interested in finding out more about Hypnotherapy to boost self-confidence or self-esteem, please contact me for further information. Please call me on 0117 214 0706 or you are welcome to email me on Alternatively, please feel free to get in touch by filling in a contact form by clicking here. Read my blog posts with tips to ‘Boost Confidence with Hypnotherapy‘ and ‘Work with your Inner Critic‘.

My Story

I have ten years of experience in coaching, mentoring and Clinical Hypnotherapy; working with everyone from professionals to manage stress, to world-class artists and actors looking to improve performance.

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CPD & Research

As a registered and accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist, I am required to participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through workshops, courses, supervision and personal development.

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Click below to read a selection of testimonials and success stories from clients that I have worked with over the years. It is a real privilege to work with people to help them transform their lives.

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