Carolyn Spiller - Blaenau Gwent Hypnotherapist

Carolyn Spiller - BA (Hons), DHP, HPD, CNHC Reg

Carolyn Spiller - BA (Hons), DHP, HPD, CNHC Reg

The Cathedral Road Clinic
242, Cathedral Road
CF11 9JG

87 Arlington Road
Vale Of Glamorgan
CF64 5TR

07514 931096

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About me

How I can help

I practise Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, a modern talking therapy that also utilises the power of hypnosis. This brain-based therapy draws on the latest findings in Neuroscience, combining clinically proven techniques with trance to help you leave behind unwanted patterns of behaviour and effect positive change with greater ease and rapidity.

I help clients with:

  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • Fear of Flying
  • Phobias
  • Pain Management
  • Sleep Problems
  • Quit Smoking

What to expect

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy focuses on solutions for the future rather than analysing problems of the past. It is a collaborative process in which I work in partnership with you to help you imagine your preferred future, a future where you have a more useful perspective on the quality of your life. This positive psychotherapy work is enhanced by the application of hypnosis.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is totally natural. It is an extremely pleasant state of relaxation, similar to day dreaming. You remain awake and totally in control at all times. In this state of trance your subconscious mind is more receptive to beneficial suggestions, accepting directions to promote positive change. Brain waves change during this process, allowing you to see solutions to problems more easily. By creating a relaxed state you will be able to change the way you think in order to feel better, more confident and more in control.

Initial Consultation

I offer an initial consultation of one hour to give you the opportunity to find out more about hypnotherapy and how it can help you. I’ll explain how the mind works and how hypnotherapy can help you get to where you want to be. We’ll agree what we aim to achieve from the therapy and how many sessions it is likely to take. I’ll also give you a free hypnosis relaxation CD/download to listen to.

Number of sessions

Using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy changes in habits, behaviour patterns and beliefs can be effectively achieved relatively quickly. The number of sessions required varies from person to person and will depend on your needs and preferences. My goal is to work with you for the shortest time necessary for you to achieve the changes you want to make. As a general guide, the number of sessions may range from 3 – 4 for a phobia to 8 -12 for clinical depression.

What people say

"Having hypnotherapy with Carolyn has changed my inner self. I didn't realise what anxiety I was holding on to for all those years. Hypnotherapy has helped me to be the person I want to be inside and out." (JH, Cardiff)

"Hypnotherapy has helped me to feel calmer and more confident about myself. I feel more motivated, more driven. Hypnotherapy has changed my life as I now see things differently." 
(TH, Cowbridge)

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to my private practice I also work with the Hospital Hypnotherapy Service at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales, helping patients (who are receiving treatment for cancer) with anxiety related issues.

I trained at the Clifton Practice in Bristol, a recognised centre of hypnotherapy excellence. I have been awarded the Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (DHP) and the Hypnotherapy Practitioner's Diploma (HPD), qualifications which are recognised by professional bodies and considered to be the gold standard in hypnotherapy training. Since completing my training I regularly attend professional development courses to expand my knowledge and keep up to date with the latest research on how the brain works.

I am registered with the CNHC, the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners and am subject to their strict code of ethics. I am also a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH).

I am fully insured and have enhanced DBS clearance.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Anticipatory nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy

Fear of hospital and medical procedures (e.g. surgery, MRI scan)

Needle phobia

Stage nerves and performance enhancement for singers, musicians and actors

Therapies offered


Initial consultation: £45 (one hour)

Subsequent sessions: £65 (one hour)

Smoking cessation £160 (one-off session, two hours)

Further information

Appointment times available:

Tuesday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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