Anna Powell

experienced and practical hypnotherapist

What do you want to change?


Do you have a prospect coming up that is making you anxious, or something to do that you keep putting off?

Or are you still affected by an experience in your past?

Or are you struggling with a situation right now?

If a problem is getting you down, and something in your life isn’t working, instead of telling yourself that you should be able to work this out by yourself, ‘should this’ or ‘shouldn’t that’ – why not give me a call? In confidence, and without commitment.

Many people find that they immediately feel better as soon as they have made a decision to address a problem and have taken that first small step towards dealing with it.

A persistent or unresolved problem or anxiety will undermine your energy and your confidence, and hold you back from living a full and fulfilling life.

Don’t just wait and hope a problem will get better by itself. It may – but the situation will improve faster if you take steps to do something about it now.

One option is to start by booking one initial private conversation with me. I will listen, demonstrate some interesting techniques that you may find lastingly valuable, and work out a plan of action with you that you can start to put into practice right away.

Together we can assess how you can and want to go forward from here, more dynamically than if you struggle on alone.


The brain is resilient. It adapts. It makes new connections. It moves on. Trust your mind to learn new tricks, see things differently, shape new directions, draw upon past strengths and happy moments – or invent them.

I will show you how to find and focus your attention on solutions and strategies that are possible, beneficial and revitalising.

We will make use of the natural workings of the mind to reach past the cautious limits of everyday conscious expectations, and to wake up new ideas, insights and energies. 

Trust your own imagination to come up with the convincing and practical answers you want, and you will find that you really can do more than you thought was realistically possible.

Begin with the changes that make a difference

relax at will
  • … kept failing her driving test. After one session she was relaxed and confident enough to pass the next one.
  • … avoided going to the dentist for years. Now thinks nothing of booking a regular checkup.
  • … suffering from a broken hip, amazed to find that deep relaxation helped to ease the pain.
solve the problem
  • … lonely, low self esteem,  had anxiety attacks in crowded places and a phobia for heights. Now gleefully takes the lift to the top of a department store.
  • … fear of flying, after one session before a work trip abroad had a comfortable journey.
  • … behavioural problems at school, made fast and creative changes.
ease the pain
  • … seeking help for insomnia and how to cope with redundancy,  soon sleeping better with new hope and energy.
  • … bereaved and lost, recovered peace of mind and a new sense of purpose.
  • … overwhelmed with anxieties, but a practical action plan and calm state of mind restored self esteem and hope for the future.
achieve more
  • … musician too nervous to perform in public found the  confidence to play on stage.
  • … bowling champion who had lost his knack, a golfer who had lost his swing and a show-jumper who had lost her nerve are some of the sportspeople who have improved their skills and gone on to further success. 

“Every suggestion was rooted in her deep understanding of the mind and her keenness to understand me as an individual… I started to notice my sleep improving and long-established stress symptoms lessening…” (DG)

"Bombshell news!!! I went to the dentist this morning with no fear. I almost want to say I was looking forward to it. I do remember thinking about the outcome. I am sure that was one of the things you planted in my terrified head! My teeth will be good to go for a few years yet and no dentures required. Thank you - you are so good at it" - SC

satisfaction is finding what works for you

“Have been doing very well this week. Had a few situations that would have terrified me before and came out smiling” (DD)

"The magic of working with her is that she has harnessed what is natural in me and has guided me in a way that feels so logical... Anna has helped my dreams to come true but she has also helped me to understand myself and my resourcefulness and I benefit from this in everyday life, each day" - DH

prices & packages

What is the cost?

Free initial 20-minute enquiry call by phone or Zoom

£90 for a first or one-off session

for each pay-as-you-go see-how-I-feel follow-up session

£70 for each follow-up session when you book and pay for up to six in advance - you can decide whether to opt for this after the first session

How long is a session?

One hour.

How many sessions will I need?

To start with, only one!

At the first session we will lay out the best options, strategies and resources available to you now, so that you can take away a plan of action that you can start using at once. At the very least you can expect to achieve a feeling of relief, a fresh perspective and renewed confidence.

For most issues, expect to follow up with an average of four to six sessions, or until you feel confident that you have addressed the problem and can move on. New ideas need reinforcing, new behaviours need practising, and new ways of thinking need repeating until they become your new normal.

You will benefit for life from the insights you gain, the skills you learn and the improvements you make in your emotional, mental and physical well-being. Try it and see!

about me

Anna Powell 

BA (Hons), MA,

We carry within us the wonders we seek without us: there is all Africa and her prodigies in us –  Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici)

I grew up in Cyprus and Africa; and to me the mind itself has always seemed like another country, a landscape with its own rhythms and language, where we come from and yet where our roots remain.

Following studies in Transpersonal Psychology, I taught adult education classes in dream interpretation and went on to design and run  workshops in the field of self-awareness and human potential. I have trained with several schools of hypnotherapy, most comprehensively in cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy.

After forty years of working as a therapist and teacher with individuals and groups, adults and children, I remain  fascinated and moved by the endless resourcefulness, adaptability and creativity of the human mind.

why all the sea pictures?

The sea is the favourite symbol for the unconscious, the mother of all that lives - C G Jung

The sea covers almost three quarters of our earth. It is a rich world, full of precious resources that, like the mind itself, we have hardly begun to fully appreciate and respect. There is always more depth and life in you than you have yet discovered.

When you turn the spotlight of your conscious attention on your inner experience, you reconnect with your deeper sense of self and what you value most.

The vast, unconscious factory of your own imagination, dreams, forgotten memories and undeveloped potential is an endless source of surprising solutions.

contact me

I am centrally located in the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1HU