Are you looking to make changes in your life?

Hypnotherapy can help you deal with a wide range of emotional and physical issues, including managing stress and anxiety, improving self-confidence, breaking unwanted habits, coping with chronic pain, and overcoming depression.

If you’re looking to make practical changes in your life, such as moving on after redundancy, changing career, setting up in business, losing weight, reaching fitness goals or taking on new life changes, life coaching might be for you.

I’m a fully qualified hypnotherapist based in South London, offering hypnotherapy and life coaching services to help you take on these issues.

I’d like you to feel entirely comfortable that I’m the right person to help you – so you can call me on 07947 475721 for a free no-strings consultation (up to 15 minutes). I’ll happily answer any questions you have, and you can also check the FAQs and success stories to find out more.

I’m based at Bellenden Therapies, Peckham, London SE15.


success stories

Breaking unwanted habits

“I’m pleased to report my hypno sessions with Caroline (three in total) have been successful so far, and I see no reason for that to change. Caroline was welcoming and explained how each session would proceed. She was skilful at putting me at ease, and used imagery that I could relate to and had no issue envisioning. Her voice is calm and relaxing. After the second session I became a non-nail biter! I was slightly sceptical at the time but the proof is in my hands, which I’m no longer ashamed to show.” (JL)

Coaching for career change

“Caroline’s coaching was invaluable in helping me to move on after a difficult redundancy, and to build the motivation and resources I needed to begin a new career path. She supported me in exploring my options and new possibilities, and in translating my vague ideas into plans, actions and results. Her coaching style is warm and encouraging while practical and down to earth, and definitely kept me focused on the positive aspects of the situation, as well as helping rebuild my confidence. I benefitted enormously from my coaching sessions with Caroline and absolutely recommend her without hesitation.” (LM)

Finding inner strength

“I wished to gain greater understanding of what I would like from my life and to find strength within myself to feel better about who I am, and move on from difficult relationship memories. Instantly upon leaving the session with Caroline I felt so relaxed but so energised, like a fabulous and fierce part of me was back, and it has stayed with me ever since. I’m more fearless about making decisions about what is right for me in my life and what is not, without the need to look back and question myself. I’m more confident in myself and I feel like there is love for myself again, which had been missing for a while.

The messages from the session have stayed with me and are there when I meditate, and when I begin to encounter problems. Caroline is very relaxed, confident and calming as a therapist, which is lovely to experience. I would most certainly recommend her services to anyone wishing to continue to work on themselves.” (SJ)

Managing chronic pain

“I had three sessions of hypnotherapy with Caroline to help reduce my chronic pain. My first session began with a thorough consultation where Caroline took the time to understand the issues I was facing. As I am familiar with meditation and mindfulness I thought I knew what hypnosis would be like but I was very pleasantly surprised. Caroline guided me into a deeply relaxed trance like state – I felt very peaceful and even euphoric at times! After my first session I felt more alert and awake despite having a broken sleep the night before.

During my next two sessions, Caroline really focused on the key issues I was facing, and used the information I had given her in my consultation to tailor hypnotherapy to my specific needs. Caroline used a variety of techniques including visualisation, which I found very easy to imagine. After each session I noticed an improvement in my pain levels and deep sense of relaxation. The hypnotherapy I had with Caroline has helped me to relax, find peace and better manage my symptoms. I would certainly recommend Caroline to anyone thinking about hypnotherapy.” (EH)

Making major life changes

“I approached Caroline with some caution initially as I’m sure many people do when first engaging with a hypnotherapist. I originally came to her simply to reduce my alcohol intake as I knew this was affecting various aspects of my life. Since then, I haven’t had a single urge to drink alcohol, especially when in social environments when I thought I might struggle the most.

I was so delighted with the results that Caroline and I achieved through our first session that I now have sessions with her on a regular basis. Since starting just a few months ago I have quit alcohol, gained a huge amount of productivity, started to realise my potential again, and have even started a new business! None of this would have happened were it not for Caroline and her accessible, friendly and professional work.” (LC)

overcoming insomnia

“I’ve suffered from insomnia for at least 20-25 years. We did three sessions together, and I can now have a few more hours sleep. I also find it a lot easier to go back to sleep and stay asleep now, so I really have to thank Caroline for the wonderful work that’s she’s done, and I do recommend her to anyone who is having problems with insomnia or anything else because I think the way she does it is very relaxing. I recommend her highly to anyone who’d like to give it a try for their problems.” (NA)

Hypnotherapy in pregnancy

“Caroline tailored an audio session for me when I was expecting my first child and was very nervous about the birthing experience. She came up with a brilliant programme that I listened to repeatedly, which involved calming breathing techniques, visualisation and positive affirmations. I can’t speak highly enough of how it helped my nerves. As I got closer to my due date it became apparent a c-section would be safest. On the morning I was booked in I found myself petrified. I listened to Caroline’s audio and it literally rescued me from a blind panic. The breathing techniques and visualisation helped bring me to a relaxed state where I felt able to get in the car and go to the hospital, then carried me through to theatre. I truly don’t know what I would have done without Caroline’s audio hypnotherapy. I can’t recommend Caroline highly enough and am truly grateful for her confident reassuring techniques.”(MM)

Helping exam performance

“The session led to a really calm, positive and confident state of mind at a very high-stress time, and contributed both to C overcoming her mental blocks in the sports trials, and to her success in the highly competitive Art Scholarship exam and interview. She performed better than ever – won her sprint, and was even happy with the cross country and swim which were her big worries. Her frame of mind all week has been so incredibly positive and confident (without being overexcited or hyper), and one very welcome side effect has been that she has slept extraordinarily well! She usually has terrible trouble settling and a week like this would normally mean she’d be worse than usual, but she’s been doing the visualisations at bedtime and drifting straight off – unheard of!” (SR, C’s mum)

“I found the hypnotherapy really relaxing and great – it really helped me achieve my goals and when I practised it it helped even more. I’d say it’s a mix between meditation and hypnotism which is really good and relaxing!” (C, aged 11)

Letting go of negative feelings

“Caroline was very professional, and provided lots of detail beforehand about how hypnotherapy works and whether it would be suitable for me. Since the appointment with her, I think about myself a lot more; I know what I am and am not comfortable with, and am able to let go of negative feelings easily. I also have a different outlook on stressful situations and can now put myself first rather than worry about others’ opinions. I feel like I’ve regained confidence in myself and know exactly who I am and what I can achieve. I trust my gut feeling and automatic decisions a lot more now. Rather than trying to rationalise why I feel a certain way I just embrace this. Through hypnotherapy I’ve learnt that my subconscious is always present and helping me, and that I should really listen to myself rather than others. I would definitely do it again. Caroline provides such a valuable service – I would recommend anyone to have a session.” (NJ)

about me

I’m a qualified hypnotherapist and coach with a practitioner diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and NLP Coaching Certificate from London Hypnotherapy Academy – having graduated with the academy’s Rising Star award for outstanding achievement. I am also a Member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP). I’m fully insured and have a DBS certificate (replaces the CRB check).

I qualified in reflexology in 2000, and my interest in the mind-body connection led me to extend my therapeutic practice into hypnotherapy and coaching. Using a variety of hypnotherapy techniques, I help people with emotional and physical issues such as unwanted habits, insomnia, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, depression, and chronic pain. I also offer life coaching to provide support and motivation with practical issues such as redundancy, making life changes, weight loss and achieving fitness goals.

As a performing musician, I am especially able to help people to fulful their creative and performance goals. This could be to overcome stage fright, let go of negative limiting beliefs, or to become more focused in order to maximise their potential. With my in-depth understanding of performance anxiety, I can also help those who have a fear of public speaking or presentation nerves. Therapy sessions are always tailored to individual needs and I can combine solution-focused hypnotherapy with cognitive-behavioural strategies and life-coaching.

I will always design an approach to suit you. If you’re not sure whether coaching or hypnotherapy is more appropriate, check the FAQs, email me at carolinejago @ or call me on 07947 475721 for a no-obligation 15-minute phone consultation – I’ll be happy to answer your questions.


I offer in-person sessions at Bellenden Therapies, 147A Bellenden Road, London SE15 4DH.

Alternatively, we can arrange online sessions, or home visits may also be possible – please contact me to discuss.


Hypnotherapy for all concerns except smoking
First session, including consultation – £90 | online £85
Subsequent sessions are 60 minutes – £75 | online £70

Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation
2 hour session, includes a free self-hypnosis Quit 4 Life recording – £250 | online £220

4 x 1 hour coaching sessions – in-person £350 | online £290
6 x 1 hour coaching sessions – in-person £490 | online £400


Which conditions can hypnotherapy treat?

Breaking unwanted habits e.g. smoking, addictions, nail biting, stuttering – Relief and remission from conditions such as asthma, migraine, gastrointestinal and neurological disorders – Dermatological conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, neuro-dermatitis, and herpes simplex – Gynaecological and sexual problems – Pain control for minor surgery, dentistry, arthritis and general neuromuscular aches and pains – Overcoming phobias, compulsions, insomnia, inhibitions, depression and anxiety – Self-hypnosis to help prevent stress and tensions caused by modern day living, reduce high blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular diseases – Weight control, increasing work/study/sporting performance, improving concentration and memory, developing the imagination, boosting self confidence, and achieving personal potential.

Conditions that may be caused by serious underlying disease, i.e. where the cause of the symptom is organic or serious psychiatric illness, are not suitable for treatment.  (adapted from

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a safe state of absorbed focus, rather like when you are engrossed in music or a film. Your subconscious mind becomes more receptive to suggestion and change, and it doesn’t matter whether you reach a light or a deeper state as it will still absorb what it needs to. Hypnosis encourages the subconscious mind to mobilise its own resources and look more deeply to resolve anything that is holding you back.

Hypnotherapy is completely natural and safe and there are no harmful side effects. When used by a professionally trained and skilled therapist the benefits are long lasting and often permanent.

I can’t decide whether hypnotherapy or coaching would be best for me – help!

Coaching is best suited to practical situations: examples are changing career, setting up in business, moving on after redundancy, or weight loss or fitness goals. I encourage you to find your own solutions by utilising the resources at your disposal, helping you to develop strategies to tackle challenges along the way in order to reach your potential.

Hypnotherapy has proven benefits where the cause of the problem is not generally known, or all else has failed – examples include losing an unwanted habit, performance or exam nerves, and depression and anxiety. Even where the cause is known, such as a demanding job or domestic situation, I can help you manage your stress better.

Feel free to call me on 07947 475721 for a free 15 minute consultation to discuss your individual circumstances before making any commitment.

Can you tell me about some of the techniques you use?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the basis of the hypnotherapy approach of the same name, and focuses on unhelpful thoughts, emotions and behaviours which can interact and ‘snowball’. It has been clinically proven to help with conditions such as depression and insomnia.

Ericksonian hypnotherapy is based on the techniques of the American psychiatrist and psychologist Milton Erickson, who specialised in medical hypnosis and took the approach that the unconscious mind is creative and solution-generating.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ method, and I tend to incorporate a mixture of techniques with an overall solution-focused approach to best tailor treatment to you as an individual.

What will hypnosis feel like for me?

You are in full control the whole time. First we drop down from the conscious – which is only 10% of the mind – into the subconscious. Now we are addressing the whole person, 100% of the mind, rather than just treating the symptoms. I will help guide you into a state of relaxation where your attention may stay focused on what I am saying, or may drift away, or perhaps a bit of both. I will then return you to normal consciousness and you will be fully alert and re-energised, ready to continue with the rest of your day.

How long will it take, and what do I need to do?

Our sessions will be a co-creative process where we work together towards whatever your definition of a successful outcome is. While sometimes only one or two sessions are needed to achieve this, everyone is different and there are no guarantees – we are complex beings, and symptoms which may have been present for many years may realistically take closer to 4-6 sessions to reach a resolve. This will require some commitment from you in order to succeed, and there may be some ‘homework’ (for example, keeping a food/sleep/exercise diary, depending on what you have come for). I will also teach you self-hypnosis so you can take this skill away with you to use any time.

get in touch

Caroline Jago, D.Hyp, LAPHP

phone 07947 475721 | email carolinejago @

Please call or email me direct to book an appointment. 

I also offer a free no-obligation 15 minute phone consultation to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have.

In-person sessions
I offer in-person sessions at Bellenden Therapies, 147A Bellenden Road, London SE15 4DH (nearest station/Overground Peckham Rye). Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available, so we can find a time that suits you. 

Online sessions
I can do online sessions via VSee wherever in the world you may be (a similar platform to Skype but more secure). Contact me to discuss. 

Home visits
If you would prefer sessions to take place in your home, just let me know.

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