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Hypnotherapy in Reading

Empowering you to release from anxiety, feel more confident & live better by:

  • Rewiring unconscious patterns & habits
  • Rediscovering inner peace, calm & balance
  • Clarifying your values and direction
  • Building confidence skills & emotional resilience


Hypnotherapy can help you with:


Overcome anxiety, panic attacks & phobias




Rebuilding Self-esteem & confidence




Dealing with emotional challenges, big life events & overwhelm




Feel calm & confident for pregnancy & birth



Why choose hypnotherapy?

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  • You’ve tried lots of talking it through, self-help books and ‘miracle cures’ but nothing seems to stick
  • You want to move forward in your life and need new ways of thinking
  • You feel deep down that you have more potential and are fed up with feeling stuck in old patterns
  • You know logically what you need and want, but can’t seem to make the changes by yourself
  • You’ve experienced the power of hypnotic work before and wonder if it can help you again
  • You want a brief therapy approach which focuses on solutions, change work and creating positive differences


Ready to create positive change in your life?

Let’s work together to free your mind

I’ve been helping people overcome fears, limiting self beliefs and creating positive change for over 10 years. I’m experience and qualified in the following so can easily tailor sessions to suit your needs:

  • Cognitive Hypnotherapist
  • Anxiety Specialist
  • Master level NLP Coach
  • Perinatal Specialist & Hypnobirthing Trainer
  • Mindfulness Meditation Teacher


clare burgess hypnotherpy in reading

I had sessions with Clare to overcome self-confidence issues and I can honestly say I feel like a different person.


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Clare worked with me to help me overcome a fear of flying and it worked! She was friendly, supportive and very skilled. She listened carefully and designed a treatment plan with techniques that addressed each of my concerns. I would highly recommend her!

Jane Doyle

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What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy in Reading?

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a modern therapeutic and proven change work approach that taps into the power of your unconscious mind. Together, we create deep change by addressing and reshaping unconscious patterns and limiting beliefs. 

♦ Solution focused hypnotherapy

♦ Flexible & adapted to your specific needs

♦ Using the most up to date neuroscience, hypnotic tools & neuro-linguistic programming coaching

FAQs about hypnotherapy

Will you hypnotise me?

My aim is to help you create harmony with your own mind, empower you to have more choice in your life and to reconnect with the amazing inner abilities you already have with the mind/body system. 
My view is that that we are in and out of ‘trance states’ all the time. Anytime we’re not fully present or consciously choosing exactly what we’re doing. You might think of anxiety or an unwanted habit as types of problem trances and therefore, my aim is to ‘de-hypnotise’ you!! We can also say that all hypnosis is self hypnosis so my aim is to help you create better self hypnosis in your life. 

Will I lose control?

No! What you might have seen on TV about hypnosis isn’t what we are doing in hypnotherapy. I’m your guide and you always stay in control even when we do some fun mind experiments. My overall aim is to put you back in charge of your life and empower you. 

What if I can't be hypnotised?

Firstly, we take all the pressure off by exploring that trance is something that you do all the time. It’s every day and a natural part of being human.

Anytime you are fully absorbed in something you don’t notice the time going or you didn’t notice someone come into the room, that’s a trance state. Anytime you’re so lost in a daydream you feel you’ve been a million miles away, that was a trance. Often people experience trance when driving and get to their destination without consciously being aware of what they’ve been doing.

Secondly, we can say that your problem involves trance too. If you find yourself reacting in a way you don’t want to or automatically, that’s an unconscious response which we can refer to as a problem trance. You might start to recognise how we are using very hypnotic language to ourselves when we repeat negative self-talk over and over or always talk about ourselves in a certain way. We’ll be working to de-hypnotise you out of those old patterns and reactions.

Some people talk about hypnosis as being deep relaxation. It’s not the same thing but it’s much easier and more pleasant to work with the unconscious mind when you are relaxed. We could do all our work with your eyes open and standing up if you really wanted to.

Hypnosis is a powerful tool we can use but think of it as an experience of exploring your imagination and a state of focus rather than something you need to be put into or something that either happens or doesn’t.

Everyone is different so we’ll explore what works best for you and utilise how your mind works.


What if I don't know how to relax?

This is a great reason to come and see me!

Everyone can go into calm states and the body is designed to relax. However, what works for us as ‘relaxation’ is unique to the what we like and what works for us. We’ll be exploring together what works best for you.


Do you work with kids or teenagers?

No I only work with over 18s. Occasionally I work with 17 year olds with a parent’s consent and if we agree that my approach is the right treatment for their specific issues.

Contact me if you want some recommendations for local therapists who work with kids. 


Are there conditions you can't help with?

I cannot work with someone who’s been diagnosed with a brain disorder or epilepsy.

Hypnotherapy isn’t the best approach for those with a history of psychosis or other extreme mental health issues. 

It’s preferable that you are not seeing another type of therapist whilst seeing me. This is to make sure you are getting the right focus and making the most of what you are doing.  In some cases I may require contact with your GP before proceeding with any treatment. 

I do not work with alcholism or drug addiction as I believe this deserves specialist help.  I can refer you to someone who can help if needed. 

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