Hypnotherapy is a natural yet powerful tool. It is effective for a vast range of issues across a very broad spectrum from weight control to anxiety disorders, stress management to natural pain relief during childbirth, the list is endless. Charlotte has a proven track record working with clients to guide and motivate them towards the positive outcomes that they desire.

Therapist: Ruth Richards

Therapist: Ruth Richards

Taking responsibility for our psychological wellbeing is just as important as taking care of ourselves physically.  We live most of our lives on autopilot and can end up feeling overwhelmed, anxious guilty and irritated – often with habits, we would like to change.

Hypnotherapy is an effective way to create new habits to live your best life.  Whether it’s weight reduction, anxiety or stress, pain relief, public speaking, fears and phobias or to stop biting your nails, hypnotherapy can support your mindset to create new habits that can change your life.

As a Hypnotherapist and Coach, my role is to facilitate the improvement clients want to make in their lives in a safe and comfortable environment.  When a client has that ‘aha’ moment of making a change it is empowering for both of us.

Ruth Richards – BIO

Ruth is a Hypnotherapist and Personal Development Coach who has had great results herself through hypnotherapy and coaching.  After a long career in Human, Resources Ruth decided to train as a hypnotherapist to help benefit others.  Ruth’s previous career in HR had a strong focus on coaching individuals and teams. As well as offering hypnotherapy, she offers tailored personal development coaching focused on supporting individuals to connect to their own intuition through relaxation and visualization techniques to empower them to live their best lives.

Please call Ruth on 07803 741396 to make an appointment for hypnotherapy, relaxation or visualization coaching.


Hypnotherapy is available at The Valley Clinic for the management of a range of conditions including:

Health Issues

Hypnotherapy can support a number of health issues, below are some examples.

  • Weight reduction
  • Smoking cessation
  • Pain Relief
  • Preparation for operation/surgery and post-operation/surgery recovery

Personal Issues

Life can be a challenge and unexpected things can happen that lead to low mood, sadness or impact self-esteem and confidence.  Hypnotherapy can support during these times and provides a safe and comfortable way to address these issues in a compassionate and respectful environment.

  • Guilt
  • Self confidence
  • Self-esteem/self-worth
  • Relationship issues
  • Nail biting
  • Relationship issues
  • Decision making
  • Dealing with difficult work or personal situations

Emotional Well Being

Hypnotherapy and visualization coaching can promote a positive to change habits and create a positive mindset.  Some examples are:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Public speaking
  • Interview nerves
  • Exam nerves
  • Phobias e.g. flying, dentist, injections
  • Public speaking
  • Panic attacks
  • Sleeping issues
  • Sports performance
  • Work performance

Personal Development Coaching

With such busy lives one of the things can cause general stress is not paying attention to ourselves and being authentic.  Whether it is people pleasing, the fear to say no or not having clear boundaries about what is and is not acceptable to us, failing to be authentic and put ourselves first causes stress as we try to be all things to all people.  Failing to connect with our own intuition and listening to what our body and mind wants from us can often get ignored.

It can be hard to connect to that inner wisdom and the voice within that has the answers we need for our lives.  Through visualization techniques as well as more traditional coaching methods, Ruth can help you to re-connect with your intuition to focus on living your best life.


Often known as ‘The Tapping Therapy’ and ‘Psychological Acupressure’, EFT is a relatively new discovery within the realm of Energy Psychology. It works on the principle that all negative emotions are a disturbance in our body’s energy system, which is called the meridian pathways and is the same energy system that is used in Acupuncture. EFT tapping works to clear the emotional disturbance so negative emotions actually drain away, till they are gone.

As it is now widely accepted that emotional disharmony is a key factor in physical symptoms and disease, this technique is being extensively used on physical issues as well as emotional issues, including chronic illness often with amazing results.

‘Reiki’ translates as ‘universal life force energy’This Japanese system of healing was developed in the early 20th century, although energy work has been a huge part of Eastern medicine for thousands of years. Using the universal energy ‘chi’ or ‘ki’ the therapist can channel energy into the patient to restore emotional and physical well-being.

Is a deeply calming and relaxing therapy that can be applied either hands on or hands off, and at the end of treatment, patients feel refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.

A natural state of relaxation often described as an altered state of consciousness, where one is neither awake nor asleep. In reality, it is a state of heightened “focus” or “awareness” accompanied by a deep sense of calmness. It is similar to the feeling one has just before going to sleep or drifting into a daydream.

Unlike the image created by the media or stage hypnosis and contrary to popular misconception, it is in no way controlling. One freely enters into a trance-like state, remaining fully aware throughout the treatment session and waking up naturally as one would following normal sleep.

The process of using the state of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes in the treatment and relief of a variety of somatic and psychological symptoms.

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