Hilary Austin (Dip Hyp CS, Ad Dip CP)

About me

I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Therapist covering Stansted, Bishop’s Stortford and surrounding area.  My aim is to ensure that you feel understood and supported in a safe environment, enabling you to understand the present, explore and resolve the past and make positive changes for the future. 

I run a full time practice from Forest Hall Therapy Centre, which is situated in a secluded courtyard in a semi-rural location just outside Stansted.  There is plenty of free parking. 

I am also a qualified Supervisor and hold one to one and group sessions for qualified and trainee Hypnotherapists.

At the centre we also run Peer Support Group sessions on a monthly basis, again for trainee and qualified Hypnotherapists.  This includes inviting guest speakers from time to time to run workshops on specific topics.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills (Dip Hyp CS) and an Integrated Advanced Professional Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Ad.Dip CP), both of which are accredited by The Royal College of Nursing.

I am a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and work within the Code of Ethics and professional standards of these bodies.  I am in regular supervision and hold professional civil liability insurance.

Certificate in Hypnotherapy Supervision – ACCPH Validated CPD course.  GHR Acknowledged Supervisor Training – 2018

Level 3 Award in Education and Training – July 2017

NLP Communication Skills – November 2016

Parts Therapy Negotiation – 2014

Treating Phobias using Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy – 2014

Working with IBS – trained by Dr. Melanie Phelps, Chartered Psychologist
Integrated Advanced Professional Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Integrated Professional Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills
Short Term Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Working with Cancer and Pain Management using hypnotherapeutic techniques
Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
Working with Clients in a Holistic Way – 1 day course – October 2013

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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Fear of Flying
Irritable bowel syndrome
Obsessions and compulsions*
Quit Smoking
Sleep disorders*
Weight loss
Anger management
Gambling addiction*
Low self confidence*

Pain management*
Relationship issues
Sports performance
Exam stress
Low self-esteem
Panic attacks*
Public speaking

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with:

I also work with grief and loss

Therapies offered

Cognitive hypnotherapy
Ericksonian hypnosis
Hypnoanalysis/Analytical hypnotherapy
Suggestion hypnotherapy


Prices are from 1st August 2018 onwards
The initial consultation is 90 minutes.  The first 30 minutes are free of charge, then charged at £60 for the remainder of the session. 
Subsequent sessions are around 60 minutes and charged at £60 per session. 
Smoking cessation is a one off payment of £250.  This includes an initial consultation (90 minutes), the quit smoking session (60 minutes) and follow up support. 
I accept payment by cash, cheque or online banking.

How to contact me

Email: hilary@hahypnotherapy.co.uk

Tel: 07732 221383

Appointments are available during the normal working day, Monday to Friday.  I also work evenings up to 9.00 pm and some Saturdays between 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. 

If you would like more information, please call me for a no obligation friendly chat.