Holly Hannigan Hypnotherapy

Solution focused hypnotherapy in Gloucestershire

Why use hypnotherapy?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses practical, modern and well researched strategies to help people implement significant, positive changes in their lives.
Using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, we look at what you want to achieve rather than on the problem(s) that have brought you to the situation you are in, focusing on the present and the future and not on the past. Hypnosis/Trance is a very relaxing and enjoyable experience allowing the brain to focus on the positives.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be used to help people with:

Mental and emotional health

Anxiety and Depression, Confidence and Self-Esteem problems, Anger, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Phobias

Physical health

Migraines, Addictions, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Weight Control, Pain Management, Sleep Problems, Smoking Cessation, Fertility Support
I offer a free Initial Consultation where I will find out more about you and what you want to achieve through SFH and explain how the brain works and why we experience Anxiety, Depression and such problems. You will also get a free CD/ mp3 download to listen to at night before bed and in subsequent sessions we will work together using Positive Language, Positive Thought and Positive Activity, along with scaling and hypnosis/trance, to get you to where you want to be.
I will get you to consider your preferred future, for instance, what would be better if the problem had improved? What would have changed?  This will give you an opportunity to visualise and experience your life as you want it to be and come to your own solutions. 


  • There is no exact definition of Hypnosis but it is generally accepted that contrary to what many people believe, hypnosis is not always a trance state or a sleep state even though a person in hypnosis may appear to be sleeping.

    ‘Hypnosis is really natural state of mind and is an important part of everyday life. Whenever our mind wanders, daydreams or is focused on something, such as reading a book, driving a familiar route, watching a film we are in a state of hypnosis.’ (NCH)

  • People often have a misconception of Hypnosis, picturing the entertainment Hypnotist shows on TV where people are made to dance like a chicken or seem to drop into an unconscious, sleep state at the click of a finger. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind; people are often surprised that they hear every word and could get up and walk out of the room at any moment. Unless you enter a deeper state, you may not seem any different, just very relaxed.

    ‘It’s similar to drifting off to sleep at night, that stage when you are not quite awake and not quite asleep, you may feel a sense of weightlessness or you may feel heaviness as all your muscles relax. Everyone experiences it differently, and your therapist will be able to reassure you and help you relax and enjoy the experience.’ (NCH)

    Most people are surprised at just how relaxing it is.

  • In situations where you are in a hypnotic trance, such as reading a book, you still have the power to emerge from that state if you want to. Whatever or whomever hypnotizes you; you always have the power to resist.

    ‘When you realize that you are the one in control, when you decide how deeply into hypnosis you wish to go, then you become aware of what hypnosis is. A hypnotherapist is a guide and helps you on a journey, but the change can only be made by you.’ (NCH)

    Many people feel empowered when they realize that they are in control and will be making the changes themselves.

  • I provide solution focused hypnotherapy in Gloucestershire, based in Gloucester and Cheltenham.


FREE initial consultation

£65 per hour session

Smoking Cessation £120 for a 2 hour session 

Contact details

Address: 2&6 Therapy Rooms, Wainbridge House, Shepherd Road, Gloucester, GL2 5EL

Call: 07445611678

Email: hhhypnotherapy@yahoo.com


Contact form

Facebook Posts

Children often feel overwhelmed by emotions they do not understand and this is a lovely video to watch with your child to help them make a bit more sense of things and know they are not alone ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Do you find yourself unsure how to talk to children about mental health? Do you think children can't suffer with mental health issues? This video is a lovely one for children to watch with you to bring all those big words and emotions to a level they can understand. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

SELF CARE SUNDAY is a great idea to build into your life. Sunday was traditionally a day of rest, however in our busy 24/7 modern lives where nothing stops, we don't seem to use that idea anymore. 1 of the most important things to remember is to take care of ourselves. Without allowing yourself time to do something positive that you enjoy, something totally for you because you want to not because you need to, you are not allowing yourself to be the best version of you. Doing this isn't selfish, it is in fact selfless, because to be the best you can to help others as a parent, a partner, a friend or colleague, you must give yourself time for self love. So Sunday is now your day to do whatever makes you feel good inside. #selfcaresunday ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Holly Hannigan Hypnotherapy shared Channel 4 News's Is there a happiness algorithm?. ... See MoreSee Less

“Happiness is not about what the world gives you - happiness is what you think about what the world gives you." This Google executive says he has the secret to happiness, a discovery he says was t...

View on Facebook

Sometimes sleep deprivation is inevitable as in my case the last 2 nights my child has had a sickness bug so I have been up with her through the night. However for many people difficulty having a good night's sleep is an everyday problem. If you struggle to get to sleep, wake through the night, or find waking up in the morning a real struggle then contact me now and together we will get your sleeping pattern back on track and as a result improve your energy levels, positivity and motivation 😃
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook