Hypnosis for stress, anxiety and life's changes?


I’m Louise and I specialise in helping people who are struggling to cope with life’s problems by teaching them ways of reducing and managing stress and anxiety, and by giving them the inner resilience and coping strategies to deal with everything that life might have in store.

When you come to see me, the therapy I provide will be tailored to your specific needs and designed to enable you to develop the confidence and skills to manage your life in the future.

Evidence-based treatment

I believe in using methods that have been clinically proven to be effective, offering you the best chance of success.

Hypnotherapy can help you change behaviour if you want it to! Hypnotherapy is a way of harnessing your brain’s natural power to enable you to achieve change and to achieve the best version of ‘you’ that there is!

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Online hypnotherapy

Anyone who would like tailored help with personal issues ofmanaging stress and anxiety about the  current situation can get my help. Online or over the phone. Get in touch for more information.

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Hypnosis for immune boosting

Hypnosis can help people to develop a stronger, more effective immune system. A new, free audio on the "Listen at Home" section below can help...

Corona-anxiety first aid package

  This one-off, online session is designed to increase resilience and coping mechanisms. During this session I will teach you:

· How to deal with anxious, unwelcome thoughts

· How to sleep better

· How to relax more deeply

· Ways to boost your immune system using self-hypnosis and visualisation

This £65 package also includes a 15-minute phone call when I can answer any questions and you can let me know of any particular needs you have.

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Changing Times Hypnotherapy

07963 078065

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What is hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

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Hypnosis is...

· A time for relaxation and to focus on positive suggestions

· Easy to learn and master

· Time for yourself and a step on the journey to be the best you there is

· A way to change behaviour and habits

· Completely safe

· A proven method of achieving change

· A skill that you can use in everyday life to manage stress

· A collaborative process between you and the therapist

Hypnosis is not……

· Something to be scared of

· A form of mind control!

· A trick that will make you do things you don’t want to do!

· Going to leave you ‘stuck’ in a trance! 

Hypnosis is a simple, down-to-earth and common sense therapy that can enable you to progressively improve your habitual feelings and behaviour.

The feeling of being in hypnosis is not actually ‘sleep’ – people are aware of everything that is going on around them – but it has been likened to the feeling of daydreaming when you are absorbed in your imagination and an idea.  You will know where you are and what is going on around you.

In hypnosis, you still feel exactly like 'you' just a more relaxed and calm 'you'.


Hypnotherapy can help you

Hypnotherapy can help you change behaviour if you want it to! Hypnotherapy is a way of harnessing natural psychological and physiological states to enable you to achieve change. The therapist has an important part to play in the process – guiding you towards positive suggestions – but your part is crucial. You must want to accept the suggested ideas for change and use your imagination to vividly picture responding to these suggestions. But don’t worry that you don’t have a very good imagination – everyone can learn the skills of hypnosis.

The wealth of research that has been carried out on hypnotherapy shows that it can be particularly helpful for:

· Managing anxiety

· Overcoming sleep disorders

· Managing stress related disorders

· Managing pain

· Conquering habits and phobias

· Reducing the intensity and number of hot flushes during menopause


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Why did I become a hypnotherapist?

The answer to that is simple – I want to use to help people to become the best version of themselves they can be using cognitive behavioural therapy techniques, hypnosis and hypnotherapy! We all struggle with things in life and we usually find a way to muddle through sooner or later. But what if you didn’t have to struggle and muddle? What if you had a skill that could help you navigate life’s boulders and pitfalls? I believe hypnotherapy is that skill.

Before becoming a hypnotherapist I worked firstly as a medical journalist, writing about diseases and new medicines to help doctors and the public understand advances in research. I am fascinated by progress in treating disease and keeping people well and in my role as a hypnotherapist, I can help people learn and use this highly effective skill to achieve change. That is exciting and fulfilling!

Hypnotherapy is highly effective, evidence-based method of managing a range of issues but particularly problems relating to stress and anxiety. I believe in helping people learn how to prevent and manage their own stress because these proven, powerful methods are simple to learn and can be applied to a variety of challenges.  


One to one hypnosis, client, therapist

When you come to see me, the therapy I provide will be tailored to your specific needs and designed to enable you to develop the confidence and skills to manage your life in the future. 

I offer private, one-on-one appointments for clients needing help with stress management (including exam stress) anxiety, insomnia, menopausal symptoms (such as hot flushes), weight management, self-esteem issues, improving self confidence, phobias (such as fear of flying) and changing bad habits such as nail-biting.


If you are thinking of coming to see me, the first step will be a free half-hour initial telephone consultation, when we can discuss your problems and you can find out more and whether you would like to go ahead with a consultation.

Clients often report that they begin to feel better after only one or two sessions, but much more meaningful and long-term change can be achieved with four to six sessions. Some clients, with more complex issues, may need longer.

During normal circumstances I work in Chiswick most days of the week but I also run clinics in St Margaret's, Twickenham  and in London Bridge. At the moment all therapy is being delivered online.

Sometimes, people worry that an online session won't be the same as an 'in person' session. These worries are natural but rest assured, online sessions have been shown to be equally effective and some people actually prefer it. There are a few practical things to bear in mind before we start, like making sure you have a quiet private place for the session, ensuring you have a reliable connection and checking that any device is plugged in, if possible, so battery life isn't an issue. I can send you a checklist before we start and I am happy to talk you through the process in detail.

I also work as a hypnotherapist with the charity Anxiety UK. They are able to offer subsidised therapy sessions to people suffering with anxiety and who are struggling to afford private therapy. You can specifically request me as your therapist if you would like to see me through Anxiety UK.


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One hour of calm - relaxation sessions

Achieve deep, restful relaxation and 'dial down' stress whenever you want.

Melt away tension, calm your mind, feel relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated, in just one hour. 

5th April 2020

Online relaxation workshop

4.30pm - 5.30pm


Event Details

5th April 2020

Online relaxation workshop

If you would like to take part in this free, online relaxation skills workshop, simply email me and I will send you the link

4.30pm - 5.30pm


My clients say

J says: 'Everything changed when I met Louise. She retrained my brain to get me out of my dating rut and gave me the confidence to let people get to know the real me. I found the hypnosis really helpful too in terms of boosting my confidence and I would listen to the recordings on my way to dates to keep me caIm and in a good frame of mind. It made me less focused on myself and how I was coming across and more on what they were saying. I was also frozen with panic in terms of meeting ‘The One’ and you really helped me relax and took the pressure off.

'I felt you were able to untangle my jumbled mind well and were able to explain why I was having certain negative thoughts which helped me at the time and has since helped in other difficult situations. I would recommend you to anyone who is struggling. Thank you so much! '

S says:'I want to recommend Louise to anyone who is feeling anxious. She has coached me through quite a few traumas especially the illness of someone very close to me. I find that the tapping is an invaluable tool when you feel powerless and lack a sense of control. It is a tangible method for helping yourself to feel empowered and more positive. Louise delivers all of her sessions with great empathy and professionalism. She exudes calm that is both supportive and reassuring.'

G says:'As a 60 year old man suffering from career induced anxiety it took some persuading for me to seek external help. In reality I should have seen Louise much earlier, not only did she help me banish the anxiety quickly and permanently, she taught me skills to avoid it reoccurring and considerably boosted my self esteem and resilience. Louise's calm, friendly, measured and discreet style effortlessly elicits life changing results.'

M says: 'The practical, behavioural advice for helping me tackle my insomnia I would rate very highly, particularly having a time to shut down. I feel so much better now that my body has made its own decisions after putting all of these things into practice!

The hypnosis was particularly useful in allowing myself to really ‘let go’ . I would definitely recommend hypnotherapy.'

J says: ‘Louise really listens. She is open minded and sensitive and is keen to help. The sessions I spent with her were invaluable. She taught me to think about menopausal symptoms, sleep and stress in a completely different way. She suggests positive coping strategies and is a sympathetic and highly professional practitioner.’

S says: 'I have found the workshops extremely helpful in helping me deal with my menopause. From the wealth of information given making me realise I am not alone in this, to the self-hypnosis exercises, it really help me to relax. I cannot thank Louise enough for the tools she has given me in helping me on this most frustrating of journeys. Thank you again.’

C says:'I went to see Louise after suffering from insomnia for years off and on. It had got worse recently because of the menopause, and some days I felt so exhausted that I had to cancel all but the most important things during the day. It was really affecting me. 

Louise was warm and friendly, and I immediately felt relaxed with her. She asked detailed questions to understand the problem and gave me a sleep diary which I had to keep. The hypnotherapy was very relaxing and she then sent me the recording which I played each evening, as well as following other pieces of advice she gave me. It helped me a great deal and since then I haven't suffered so badly.

I would really recommend Louise as I found going to see her beneficial.'

Louise Coyle

Louise Coyle

Hypnosis for menopause symptoms, stress and anxiety


Help to manage menopause symptoms

The methods I use have a proven track record in helping reduce hot flushes, insomnia, stress, and anxiety, all of which can make this time of life particularly challenging. Either during my workshops, or in one-to-one therapy, the techniques I use can reduce the myriad of problems caused by the menopause and help women to feel like themselves again and get their old sparkle back!

How can menopause make you feel? 

“It’s the most horrible time of my life. It comes at the same time as all other horrid stuff, parent’s death, children leaving home. I simply don’t feel myself.”

“Anxious, constant feeling of nerves and stress for no apparent reason. Sudden bursts of feeling very angry for no real reason. My body has changed shape, my skin is dry and it is very hard to keep weight off.”

“I have a constant niggling yuk-ness. Always something not quite right, I never feel completely well.”

How would you describe hot flushes?

“I started off 5 to 6 years ago with a hot feeling in the pit of my stomach, which developed over a few minutes until I thought I was going to burst into flames. This was accompanied by nausea. The last year or so, they have been more sweaty type of sweats, with the sweat sometimes pouring down my face. I have also had some horrible BO smell that isn’t directly linked to the sweats.”

These are just a few of the comments made to me by women in their menopause! If any of these comments resonate with you don’t despair! There are skills that you can learn and practice that will help you deal with the impact of the menopause on your life.


My treatment methods incorporate hypnotherapy, relaxation, EFT/tapping and stress management to enable you to overcome the challenges of the menopause. 


Using hypnotherapy you can learn how to reduce the number and impact of hot flushes, find ways to sleep better, gain motivation for improving your exercise or reducing weight and reduce stress and anxiety.

Because of my science background I strongly believe in offering techniques that are proven to have real benefit. Hypnosis has been shown, in properly conducted clinical trials, to be as effective at treating hot flushes as conventional hormone treatment (HRT) and has a wealth of evidence for its effectiveness in reducing anxiety and treating insomnia.

Each session includes a hypnotherapy practical that can be recorded for future use at home. 

Contact me if you would like more information.

Help with stress and anxiety

‘Can I learn how to relax?’ Of course you can! And the more you practice, the more skilled you will become until you can relax in a few seconds when facing a stressful situation.

I offer sessions that look at how stress can impact on your life, how relaxation can counter these effects, and teaches a range of methods for relaxation and anxiety management, including tension-release relaxation, breathing, mindfulness and hypnotherapy. 

Participants gain an understanding of a range of techniques they can use to counteract and deal with stress and a recording for future use.

Contact me for more information.

Listen at home

During these stressful times, achieving calm and relaxation is even more important. Hypnosis can help you to boost your immune system, calming your thoughts can help to relieve stress. Both of these recordings can help you get through the next few weeks.  

So, sit in a quiet place with no distractions, put the headphones on and just listen....

Training and qualifications

Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Certificate in Menopause Relief Programme

Level 2 EFT practitioner

BSc Hons Genetics

I am a full member of:

General Hypnotherapy Register

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

Anxiety UK

I am a registered hypnotherapist with the charity Anxiety UK.


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Changing Times Hypnotherapy

Barrowgate Road, London W4, St Margaret's, Twickenham, London Bridge

07963 078065


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