About Inspired to Change Hypnotherapy, Chelmsford, Essex

Dawn Ibbetson


Dawn practices online using Zoom – the great news is that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is just as effective carried out online in this way which means she can help clients from all over the world!

An Interview with Dawn

How did you get to be a hypnotherapist?

I’ve always had a fascination with how the brain works, what makes somebody feel the way they do, especially in relation to stress, anxiety and how these play a part in somebody’s life. I have a great passion for helping people and when I initially started my training, it was with the intention of helping people day to day as part of my previous career as Head of IT for a global company.  I was not only hooked, but impressed with the amount of work that can be done to help individuals using hypnotherapy.  Seeing how it really works inspired me to study hard, getting my qualifications to become a hypnotherapist.

What type of clients do you see?

I see a broad range of clients from stress and anxiety in the workplace, or in general. I love to help people who are struggling with stress and anxiety and I’m still amazed at how quickly clients see positive results.  Seeing that progress, sometimes dramatic, is so satisfying for me and my clients.  I also offer help with public speaking and nerves when delivering presentations and interview success, as well as stopping smoking, bad habits and fears/phobias.  Performance in the workplace and dealing with stress in the workplace is a passion of mine.  Along with weight management, I’ve helped many people get into their wedding dress, or prepare for a dream holiday, as well as feel confident!

What happens if I’ve never used Hypnotherapy before?

Well you’re in for a treat! Not only is hypnotherapy relaxing and can be fun, enlightening as well as empowering, you’ll also understand how your mind works better, so you know what works for you. Imagine nothing getting in the way of living your best life, understanding how you can make you work, how great would that be!  Your free consultation is designed to explain how it all works.

Are you different from other hypnotherapists?

I do believe every hypnotherapist is different and, of course my approach is a modern approach called Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. My sessions are fun and enjoyable as they only focus on creating positive outcomes without dwelling on the past.  I want you to be confident that I can help you, that you can trust me and the one that will help you with your issues.

My background as an IT Manager means that I am used to explaining complex issues to people in an easy to understand way, as well as make you feel comfortable in your understanding.

Does hypnotherapy really work?

Yes, absolutely! Hypnotherapy has a proven track record for helping many issues, physical and psychological and I can speak from experience not only as a hypnotherapist, but as a client too. I also wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t believe it worked.  Dealing with improvements, even small steps is hugely inspiring for me, as well as my clients.

What results can I expect?

The results I see from my clients can be life changing. I’ve helped a wide range of clients that have achieved complete success with their desired outcomes where I have been able to support them with their resolution.  People often come to see me after struggling for many years and it’s truly wonderful to see them taking positive steps forward in their lives.  The hypnotherapy I practice helps a client create permanent changes for them so that life no longer feels a struggle, they have coping mechanisms, regardless of what is going on.

How quickly can I expect results?

We work quickly in solution focused hypnotherapy, however this does depend on the individual and on the issue.  Each of you is unique and you’ll present your issue or explain your desired goal differently to the next person.  Most issues can be resolved within 6-12 sessions, however, some such as phobias can be dealt with in 4 sessions.

What’s it like working with you?

I offer a free consultation to help you understand how I work, where I’ll also find out and discuss together what you’d like to achieve from us working together and most importantly, how I can help you achieve it. This also helps me get to know you.  Our sessions will focus on the future and the changes you would like to make, they will also be positive.  Each session finishes with hypnosis which is very relaxing.  This allows your brain to process what has been discussed in our session and work on ways to move you forward.  One of the great benefits is that it will often leave you feeling relaxed, rested and revitalised.

Do you have any qualifications, professional membership and insurance?

I have full public liability insurance and my membership with The National Council of Hypnotherapy requires me to keep up to date with training and supervision, as well as to abide by their codes of practice and ethics. I also have membership with AfSFH and gained my diploma in Solution Focused hypnotherapy (DfSFH) in 2020, along with my Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), which is a nationally recognised and independently assessed diploma.  I continue my professional development with regular supervision and short courses to develop my practice and my skills in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.

OK, I know I want to work with you. How do we get started?

It is so simple – just give me a call, drop me a text or email and then we can book your free initial consultation. My number is 07968 365648

If I’m still not quite sure, is there a way for me to sample your work at low cost to see if it is the right solution for me?

Sure. By offering the free initial consultation you have plenty of opportunity to confirm that you want to work with me on your issue or goal.

How do I pay?

You will pay at each session by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

OK I’m ready to do this, but I just have a couple more questions. Can I call you?

Absolutely! My number is 07968 365648. To discuss your situation and what you would like to achieve just get in touch!

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Andrew in Kettering

“I was struggling with confidence and a general negative outlook on life. I feared work meetings and having to stand up to give speeches and I realised that I needed to try to turn my life around.

Caroline was so understanding of the person I was and guided me to be the better ‘me’ and for that I am forever grateful.  I am a more rounded individual now with massively increased confidence and more positive outlook on life.

If you feel you have hit an issue in your life which keeps recurring and you feel generally unhappy then it’s time to look to someone to bring you out of this negativity. Hypnotherapy is the key!”

Marisa in Northamptonshire

I was having issues with confidence, low self esteem, alcohol and generally being healthy.

I found hypnotherapy with Caroline really good, she made me look at things in a different, more positive perspective and I feel confident in sticking to what I want to achieve going forward.  I am now more confident, I have more control over alcohol and being more health conscious. I’m more positive in general and not beating myself up so much if I’m not perfect all the time.

If you’re thinking of using hypnotherapy try it! It will definitely benefit you and give you a different, more positive outlook on how to achieve your goals.”

Sarah in St Neots

“I don’t think there is anyone who wouldn’t benefit in some way or another from seeing Caroline! She has helped me to regain my self confidence and enthusiasm for life which had been gradually worn away through life’s daily trials. I have become more organised and have realised that negative beliefs are only beliefs which can be changed if you really want to change them.

Caroline has erased years of worry which had built up in my subconscious mind which was then impacting on my physical ability to do things I want to do. Caroline is a fabulous hypnotherapist whose professional, caring, insightful approach allows her to help you get to the crux of your issues and overcome them.”

Why use Inspired To Change?

Inspired to Change Hypnotherapy is the leading provider of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Services in the UK.  We use modern, clinically proven techniques to help our clients achieve positive outcomes.  

Inspired to Change Hypnotherapists are all recognised by the National Council for Hypnotherapy, the UK’s leading not-for-profit hypnotherapy professional association and are based across the UK in UK in Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Devon, Essex, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk and Somerset.

To find out how hypnotherapy could help you contact your nearest therapist and book your FREE initial consultation.

We also provide gold standard training in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Level 5 Supervision for qualified hypnotherapists.