Anna Powell

experienced and practical hypnotherapist

what do you want to change?

turn your life around

“Everything human beings do is habit. All habits can change.
Hypnosis is a fast track to changing habits.” (Christopher Green, Overpowered)

It’s not your personality or your fate, but what you repeatedly do or don’t do, it’s how you habitually think and react, that either overrides your good intentions or will take you where you want to go. Like a self-driving car, habit is what helps us cruise – or crash. 

Hypnotherapy can help you to change what is not working in your life, to put you in control of your direction and choices. 

Hypnotherapy is a kind of guided meditation.  It makes 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. 

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, come up with answers and inspirations, and you will find that you can do more than you thought possible.

“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.

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

Make the changes that make a difference

Here are some of the many and various kinds of problem that my clients have  overcome:

  • … 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.
Fix it
  • … 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 parental anxieties, but a practical action plan and calm state of mind restored self esteem and hope for the future.
  • … 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

feel better for a change

frequently asked questions

What is the cost?

£80 per session

How long is a session?

One hour

How many sessions will I need?

To start with, only one!
I approach each session as if it is the only one you have time or opportunity for. In that time we are able to focus on one priority at a time. We will find the best options, strategies and resources available to you at this time, so that you can take away a plan of action that you can put into immediate practice. At the very least you can expect to achieve a feeling of relief, a fresh perspective and renewed confidence.

If then you would like to work more on the same or another problem, we can book another session. Contact me for a free initial consultation to consider whether this practical, problem-solving way of working is appropriate for you.

You can use the service as and when you want to, and benefit for life from the skills you learn and the techniques that work best for you.

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.

I studied Transpersonal Psychology and began teaching classes in dream interpretation and personal development. After forty years of working with individuals and groups in the field of self-awareness and human potential, I am still impressed by the endless resourcefulness, adaptability and creativity of the human mind.

what is cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy?

There are many different kinds of ‘therapy’, so how can you know which will help you in your particular situation? What matters most is that you trust and feel comfortable with the therapist, whatever their theoretical background. But then it helps to consider whether their way of working is what you are looking for.

Clinical studies have shown that the already well-established cognitive behavioural approach to therapy works all the better when combined with hypnotherapy. And the combination also makes for a more effective intervention than traditional hypnotherapy alone.

Most counselling and psychodynamic forms of therapy require a client to commit to being ‘in therapy’ for an unspecified number of sessions; to talk through their problems time after time; to  look for causes in past events; and in general to probe what is wrong in their life. 

The cognitive behavioural hypnotherapeutic approach takes a more straightforward and lively position. It builds on what is working. It explores choices you can make here and now.

What does it feel like? On the inside, you may experience deep personal insights that give you a renewed sense of meaning and purpose in your life. On the outside, you may be surprised to find yourself more calm and confident, in a relieved and empowered state of mind.

“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

contact me

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