hypnotherapy & Hypnobirthing

Meet Steph

Let’s start creating positive change! Creating the changes you want or getting back to ‘the old you’ is easier than you think with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.

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Katharine Graves


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About Steph

I love my work and it has felt like such a natural progression into Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnobirthing. My studies were originally in Biology & Psychology and soon after university I started work within the police service. Much of my time was spent helping the public as well as teaching psychology, neuro-linguistic programming (law of course!) and coaching staff.

Clinical Hypnotherapy can help with all manner of issues. If you think it can help you, you are most likely correct! I trained at the prestigious Bristol Clifton Practice and have since been trained by inspiring people such as Dr Brian Roet, Dorothea Read, Katharine Graves & Dr Rachel Gillibrand.

I have three children – all were hypnobirths – so I have seen first hand the benefits of a calm, relaxed, informed mindset. Better still, I know first hand how your Hypnobirthing techniques can be adapted and suited to your changing birth plan or birthing environment. A calm, confident mindset leads to a better birth, but this applies to all aspects of life. Because when we are calm & relaxed, we can be confident and so achieving our goals or just being who we want to be, becomes instantly more achievable.

I regularly update my skills with supervisory sessions, further training, qualifications and of course, the day to day process of simply keeping myself up to date and informed with changes in psychology, neurology and even birth.

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I hold the Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) and the Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma. (The HPD is considered to be the gold standard of hypnotherapy qualifications).

I am a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). These organisations ensure that their members adhere to their professional codes of practice, ethical standards, the data protection act and keep their skills up to date. The CNHC in particular was set up with governmental support to provide the public with an assured list of therapeutic practitioners and means that GPs are allowed to refer patients to me. It also provides you with Professional Standards Authority assurance.


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The Treetop Hypnotherapy Practice

Treetops is calm, convenient Hypnotherapy practice within the quiet village of Horspath, just outside of Oxford.

I like to make things easy for my clients, so I offer plentiful, convenient off road parking and don’t routinely book client back to back – so no waiting to see me!

I am just five miles from Oxford, four miles from the M40 and an hour from London. My clients come from Oxford, surrounding towns such as Abingdon, Bicester and Witney and much further afield. Over sees clients typically use Skype.

2018 Studies

  • Feb – KGH Practioners course (recertification)
  • May – Neurology of Perception
  • Aug – SF Language (and pain)
  • Aug – Smoking cessation
  • Sep – Medical Hypnosis  with Dr R Gillibrand
  • Nov – Hypnotic langage
  • Nov – Trauma Rewind with Dr D Muss




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What can I expect?

I use a successful combination of modern techniques, which I tailor to your  individual needs. These techniques include:

  • Hypnosis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Acceptance Based Therapy (ABT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a future orientated, collaborative process so it is vital that you yourself want to achieve change. Your initial consultation is half price because I recognize that some clients may not fully understand hypnotherapy and may want to find out more before deciding what type of therapy is best for them. This session is always valuable.

During the initial consultation we discuss what you want to achieve, the mind-body connection, how hypnotherapy can help you and your individual needs & expectations.

Subsequent sessions – during the first part of each hypnotherapy session we’ll talk about the progress you have made, focusing on positives & solutions rather than dwelling on problems of the past.

We shalll discuss your preferred future where you have a more useful perspective on your life. And then I will then guide you into a relaxed state of Hypnosis so that we can consolidate what we have discussed.


What my clients are saying

“With a book launch approaching, I was apprehensive of the media interviews & presentations. After a few sessions with Steph I was able to let go of fears of not getting my words out, shaking or going red. My confidence increased. I adopted a new attitude of “I’ll give it a go!”

Public Speaking

Beth, Oxford

“I was suffering from anxiety, depression, sleepless nights, panic stricken days riddles with angst. I found in Steph a dauntless, positive & reassuring professional who seemed able in a short amount of time able to calm me down, reprogram my mind so as to avoid spiralling again in the future. The techniques she taught me are still beneficial to this day”

Anxiety & Depression

Stephen, Stadhampton

“Steph helped me stop thinking about my mortality & worrying about the reoccurrence of illness. I let go of the old draining thoughts & fears that had been hourly. My mind became freer as I started to think positively. I felt more relaxed and playful and others around me even started commenting on the positive change”


Bea, Oxford


What can Hypnotherapy help with?

  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Low Mood
  • Unwanted habits & behaviours
  • Addictions
  • Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Weight Management
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Trauma (PTSD)
  • Fertility
  • Antenatal & Postnatal Depression
  • Morning sickness
  • Turning Breech Babies
  • And much more…

Hypnotherapy can help with a wide variety of issues. And I work holistically, which means that all issues, not just ‘The’ issue can often be resolved as well.

If you suspect that hypnotherapy can help, you are probably right. I am always happy to answer questions so don’t hesitate to ask

NCH Registered

CNHC & PSA Registered

AFSFH Registered