Hello, my name is Vanessa Colman. Here at Talking Chair I offer a face to face service for children, young people, parents and adults who are experiencing mental health and emotional difficulties.

I can work with you to find solutions to promote change and improve your quality of life. My approach is open, non-judgemental and supportive.

I am a paediatric and mental health nurse. My is practice is regulated by the NMC, GHR, BSCAH.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a form of communication facilitating positive change in behaviour, boosting a persons concentration, eliciting changes in perceptions, sensations, feelings, unwanted thoughts and behaviours. Hypnotherapy can be used both with children and adults.

If you are taking medication of any kind, it is advisable that you inform me of what you are taking. It may be necessary to gain your doctor’s permission before proceeding.

What are the benefits of hypnotherapy?

We all have positive qualities which is why hypnotherapy can help boost your concentration, motivation, determination, optimism and self-esteem. Assisting each person to reach solutions involving the mind, having a positive affect on your emotional and mental health wellbeing.

Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective way of working with a person. The person is always in control and can not be made to do anything that they do not want to do. Hypnotherapy promotes self-empowerment helping people achieve solutions to life challenges, which at times may appear to be overwhelming.

Some common issues we can help you with for children and adults:


・Anxiety/low mood
・Bed wetting
・Confidence & Self Esteem
・Exam Stress


・Stress management
・Weight Loss
・Stop Smoking


・Initial consultation

・Appointments are available week day, evening and Saturday morning

・The first session is approx 1 hour and follow up sessions are an hour or slightly less.

・The number of sessions required usually varies from person to person, however most people feel some benefit from hypnotherapy immediately.

Please note 24 hours’ notice is required for the cancellation of any appointment. If you are unable to attend for your appointment, please let me know as soon as possible. If 24 hours’ notice is not given, the full cost for the session is payable.

My Professional Qualifications are:

・Dip Clinical Hyp
・Adv Dip in Paediatric Nursing
· BSc Mental Health Nursing
· MA Child Welfare

What do I enjoy?

Firstly, it’s really important for me that I enjoy my professional work, which means regularly meeting new people and more importantly engaging with their personal challenges.

When I am not working, I love being outdoors and enjoy walking my dogs, cycling and yoga.

If you are looking for a therapist who you will feel comfortable and safe with; someone who will provide support and enable you to achieve your personal life goal(s); someone with integrity and a professional, clinical history, then please do not hesitate to give us a call we are here to listen (in confidence) to discuss further.

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