Tel: 07765 684150

Rachel Grabham of

Ely Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Achieve your goals the easier way,
be the person you were always meant to be.

 Rachel Grabham

I offer a confidential, professional, non-judgemental approach to therapy. I recognise everyone as an individual and offer a personally tailored package of treatment to suit your needs. Therapy is developed to have maximum effectiveness and uses many therapeutic techniques and methodologies including:

  • Hypnotherapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Hypno-Analysis
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Life Coaching
  • Personal Development
  • Inner Child Therapy
  • NLP
  • Counselling and more

I specialise in treating: Confidence Issues, Stress & Anxiety and Therapy for Children.

I offer a FREE 40 minute consultation for you to discuss what therapy you are interested in - this is an opportunity for you to find out more about the therapy offered and ask as many questions as you wish, finding out as much information as you want to know before deciding if you want to proceed with therapy.

You will be under no obligation or pressure to book any further sessions and are free to go away and think about your decision. Enough time can be booked at the time of making the appointment to allow you to start therapy straight after the initial consultation if you decide to go ahead with treatment.

Please contact me to book your free consultation, an appointment or for more information.

About Hypnosis and Types of Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a completely natural state – You know when you are daydreaming, watching something on T.V. or engrossed in a book – you are so absorbed in the moment you don’t notice when someone walks in the room or speaks to you? Well these are examples of natural hypnosis.

Hypnosis has been used for almost as long as man has walked the earth, it is believed to go back as far as 3000BC. It was used by the Ancient Egyptians amongst others and there are many myths surrounding it, mostly completely untrue.


There are many myths surrounding induced ‘Hypnosis’ such as the hypnotised person being unconscious or asleep or not remembering anything, or even being under the control of the ‘Hypnotist’. None of these are true – infact your senses are even more alert than normal, you will remember your session fully and at no time will you be unconscious. You will never be under the control of the hypnotherapist and you will be capable of ending the session at any time you wish.

You can ask me to explain fully the difference between ‘Stage Hypnosis’ and ‘Hypnotherapy’. You may be surprised by what you learn!

The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy says:

There are many unwarranted scare stories that surround the use of hypnosis. The following list, though not exhaustive, should help to dispel any groundless worries or fears that you might have.

  • You cannot ‘get stuck’ - this is actually quite impossible.
  • You cannot ever be made to do things you don’t want to.
  • You do not become unconscious - you are totally aware of yourself and your surroundings at all times.
  • You can leave the hypnotic state whenever you want to - you are always in control.
  • You cannot ‘lose your mind’ or be in any way ‘possessed’.
  • You will not suddenly blurt out all those dark secrets - unless you actually choose to do so.
  • You are not in anybody’s power and nobody can take control of you in any way.

There is no particular ‘hypnotised’ feeling – some people feel a bit different, some people don’t feel anything at all – although most people report feeling very relaxed and calm both physically and mentally.

Anyone can be hypnotised with the exception of just a few, those being – children under the age of about 6 yrs, due to a short attention span, those that do not want to be hypnotised (we can all resist hypnosis if we choose). Hypnosis is also not suitable for some mental health conditions; please contact me for further information.


Hypnosis on its own does nothing more than produce a relaxed and calm state of being for most people. It is actually the therapy that is used during hypnosis that makes the difference and this is called Hypnotherapy.

There are two main forms of Hypnotherapy, although a well trained therapist will be able to choose from many techniques and methodologies to use within these two main Therapies.

The therapist will guide the client into hypnosis usually using their voice. Once in hypnosis therapy comes in either the form of:-

Suggestion Therapy

This is used in cases such as Quit Smoking, Relaxation, Driving Test Fears, Exam Nerves, Some Weight Control Issues, Public Speaking/Performance, Habits, and much more.

In most cases you will only need between 1 and 3 sessions to effect lasting change.

Analytical Therapy

This is used for more deeply rooted emotional or psychological problems where suggestion would not be an effective or lasting treatment. Using suggestion for these more deeply seated issues would only result in the problem returning or the symptom being replaced for another seemingly unrelated ‘substitute symptom’.

Analytical therapy is an effective treatment for dealing with issues such as Emotional Problems, Phobias, Relationship Difficulties, Addictions, Irrational Fears, Anger, Eating Disorders, Social Anxieties, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Unhappiness, Panic Attacks and more.

Between 6 and 12 sessions are normally needed and treatment will in most cases bring about a thorough & lasting release from the symptom.

Once the problem is addressed and put right it will simply cease to be – i.e. there will be no symptoms.

There are several conditions and issues that can be dealt with using either suggestion or analysis including: Lack of Confidence, Stress & Anxiety, Confidence Issues, Pain Control & IBS.

Hypnotherapy on the NHS

Hypnotherapy can be available on the NHS in some cases and is actually one of the most effective treatments in dealing with the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). 1 in 4 of the population suffers this condition at some point in their lives. There is no medical cure for this condition but research shows that hypnotherapy has proven successful at eliminating symptoms in 80% of cases. Most sufferers only need between 6 and 8 sessions to achieve this.

I have an NHS independent provider number, which means I am able to take referrals from NHS doctors and consultants.

I always offer a FREE initial consultation appointment.

Conditions and Issues Treated

I am a professional practitioner of Psychotherapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Counselling. I am also trained in Educational Kinesiology.

Therapy is developed to have maximum effectiveness and uses many therapeutic techniques and methodologies including Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Hypno-Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Inner Child Therapy, NLP, Counselling and more.

List of Conditions and Issues Treated

This list is not exhaustive – Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of issues and conditions, emotional, psychological and physical. If you do not see what you are looking for then please contact me to find out if I treat the condition or problem you are experiencing

  • Confidence and Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Therapy for Children
  • Educational Kinesiology
  • Child Mediation Sessions
  • Family Therapy
  • Relationship Therapy (couples or individuals)
  • Driving Test Fears
  • Exam Nerves
  • Quit Smoking
  • Public Speaking/Performance
  • Motivation
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Goal Achievement
  • Habits
  • Panic Attacks
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Unhappiness
  • Phobias
  • Relationship Issues
  • Irrational Fears
  • Addictions including Drugs & Alcohol
  • Grief
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Pain Control
  • Anger Problems
  • Jealousy
  • Guilt
  • Sleep Problems
  • Weight Management
  • Eating Disorders

Confidence Issues

We all need a boost of confidence at times and I have many techniques and methods to use in order to help you improve yours. Whether you lack confidence in one area of your life, need a boost to help you deliver a speech or public performance or if you generally have never felt confident then I can help you find and utilise this from within your self.

We are all born confident – it’s what life throws at us and how we cope with it that often leads to a lack of confidence in the first place.

I specialise in the art of confidence – this is somewhat due to the fact that it was a lack of confidence in myself that drew me to hypnotherapy as a client, before I embarked on learning the art for myself.

I was a singer in a band, I always loved to sing but lacked confidence, it took until I was 28 years old before I even managed to get onto a stage. Despite my nerves I battled on until I reached the point of feeling I would never overcome the nerves. I got to the point of conquer it or quit – I knew I didn’t want to quit so hypnotherapy was my last resort. I had 3 sessions and it changed my life as a performer.

I noticed the difference from the first session and so did everyone else (although no-one knew I was having hypnotherapy!) With each session my confidence improved and grew, and it continued to grow long after the hypnotherapy sessions had come to an end.

Stress & Anxiety

Stress and Anxiety seems to be harder and harder for us to avoid in today’s fast paced and often high pressured society. It can have a negative impact on our physical and emotional lives, making it very difficult for us to function the way we would like. Stress and anxiety will affect all of us at some point in our lives and is one of the most commonly presented problems I deal with.

For the majority of clients improvement is normally rapid and can take place from the first session. You will also be taught techniques that you will be able to take away with you to use.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition affecting as many as 1 in 4 of the population. There is no known medical cure and the symptoms can be debilitating affecting many areas of a person’s life.

Scientific research carried out over the past 20 years has shown that hypnotherapy is a highly effective and inexpensive treatment for dealing with the symptoms of IBS, routinely producing positive results in over 80% of sufferers who use it as a treatment it is becoming widely recognised as the most effective treatment for sufferers of this condition. Most people do not need more than between 6 and 8 sessions to become and remain symptom free.

A medical diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome needs to have been made by a Doctor or other Medical Professional before therapy goes ahead. Many of the symptoms produced by IBS can also be the symptoms of other more serious conditions, therefore it is important that these diseases have been ruled out before hypnotherapy treatment begins.

Many people do not realise that hypnotherapy can be available on the NHS with a Doctors referral. Although I am not an NHS provider I do have an Independent NHS Provider Number which enables me to take referrals from NHS Doctors and Consultants.


Depression can affect children and adults alike. Females are twice as likely to be affected by depression than males. Many people will suffer depression at some time during their lives. There are many causes of depression and these include, bereavement, loss of a job, break up of the family, separation or divorce and insecurities.

It can be very difficult for a person to move forward and pull themselves out of the depressive cycle and it can affect all areas of a persons life, including personal relationships, family life, working life, social life, and sex drive. It can also affect the ability to think straight and make decisions, make good judgements and it can also affect the memory.

Depression has many symptoms including: feeling sadness, loss of appetite, tiredness, anger, guilt, frustration, overeating, difficulty in sleeping, despair, grief, inability to concentrate, lack of energy and enthusiasm for life.

Several therapeutic methods can help to overcome depression including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Interpersonal Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Therapy can help you to overcome depression and move forward in your life to a happier brighter future. Please book a free no obligation consultation to discuss things further and find out more about how therapy may help you.

Therapy for Children

Using a variety of child friendly methods and techniques and working with children from age 6 years and upwards on many issues, conditions and problems – the list below is not exhaustive and if you can not see what you are looking for then please contact me to find out if I treat the issue or condition affecting your child.

Educational Kinesiology

including: improving reading and writing skills, dyslexia, dyspraxia, balance and co-ordination, accelerated learning and revision techniques.

Child Mediation Sessions

For children of divorced or separated parents. These sessions can help to sort out access and visitation issues including children’s birthdays and Christmas and holiday periods and any other issues affecting the child concerning the breakdown of the parent’s relationship.

Family Therapy

Helping you to resolve issues, conflicts and problems within the family and to bring the family unit back to a good working balance. Family therapy often involves individual sessions and family group sessions.

Other conditions treated

  • Confidence & Self Esteem Issues
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Habits
  • Exam Nerves
  • Nocturnal Enuresis (Bed Wetting)
  • Anorexia and Bulimia
  • Self-Harming
  • Drug and Alcohol Issues
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement
  • Communication Breakdown (children)

About Rachel

Ely Hypnotherapy is owned and run by Clinical Hypnotherapist Rachel Grabham Dip HYP CBT SMC MAPHP.

Trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy and Advanced Analysis at 'The Essex Institute' in Southend under the tutorage of principle Terrence Watts, writer of many books and founder of APHP (The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy).

Every therapist has their own way of working and Rachel is no exception to this rule - utilising her skills, knowledge and experience to promote an individually tailored package of treatment for each client. This combined with a non-judgemental approach means you can be assured of a completely confidential and professional service.

Rachel has completed extensive training in her field, enabling her to draw upon a wide range of methodologies and techniques, and increasing the probability of a positive outcome for her clients.

Her previous work experience includes working with vulnerable children and adults in the local community providing support in many areas of their lives. This often involved Rachel working alongside many other professionals and services including Drug and Alcohol Services, Probation, Social Services, Mental Health Outreach and Social Housing Providers amongst others.

Having spent over 15 years working with people on a one to one basis and in group situations, with both children and adults, Rachel has had many years experience of dealing with a wide variety of issues and problems, - supporting people to take control of their lives and make positive changes for a better future for themselves.

Motivated by a desire to help people achieve their potential and reach their goals, and a belief that it's never too late to change Rachel continues to develop her skills and increase her knowledge in her quest to help people become the best they can be.

Rachel Grabham is a member of APHP (The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy) – this is not a general register that anyone can join, membership is either by invitation or by completing training at an APHP accredited school.

Insured with Howdens and registered with the ‘Hypnotherapists Register’ and the ‘UK Register of IBS Therapists’.

Appointments & Fees

Initial Consultation

Your initial consultation is FREE of charge - please allow at least 30 mins for this appointment.


I will endeavour to offer you an appointment within the shortest time possible.

An estimation of the amount of sessions you will need will be given at the initial consultation.
Adult sessions last 1 hour.

In some cases it will be possible to book enough time to allow for therapy to start straight after your free initial consultation – please request this at the time of booking your consultation appointment - There will still be no obligation or pressure for you to go ahead with the therapy straight away unless you choose to.

Telephone & Online Counselling Support Services

I specialise in one to one sessions however for those who feel they are not in a position, do not have the time or are not ready to undertake therapy at a face to face level my Telephone, Online or Email Service may be an appropriate alternative. This can also include a personalised recording for you listen to at home, charged at £10 per recording; plus tips, suggestions and in some cases homework for you to complete.

Please note these services are not suitable for all conditions and issues. Please contact me to find out more.

Charges are £40 for a 30 minute session for either a telephone or online appointment. Payment needs to be made in advance – please contact me for more information.


Fees vary according to the type of therapy and are charged per session. Some issues such as public speaking, driving test fears, exam nerves etc can be dealt with in as little as just a few sessions while other more deep seated or complex issues can take up to 12 sessions – In the majority of cases therapy will be between 6 and 8 sessions, please contact me for more details.


Missed or cancelled appointments that do not give prior notice of 48 hours will be charged a cancellation fee.

Quit Smoking Programme

This lasts approx 2 hours and I also offer a free follow up session if it is booked within 3 weeks of the original session. Please contact me for more information.

Therapy on NHS

Although I am not an NHS Provider I do have an NHS Independent Provider Number to enable Doctors & Consultants to make referrals for treatment - please contact your doctor or local NHS provider to find out if you may be eligible for Hypnotherapy on the NHS.

I am happy to discuss the benefits of my services with your Doctor with prior agreement from all individuals concerned.

Methods of Payment

Cheque, Cash, Standing Order, Bank Transfer, Credit or Debit payment accepted through Paypal.