Imagine & Take Action with Cognitive Hypnotherapy – East London Hypnotherapy

East London Cognitive Hypnotherapy…practicing in a lovely bustling area in the heart of South Woodford which has plenty of public transport links for East London, car-parking facilities and access for the central line to coax visitors from across London to attend our East London Hypnotherapy practice.  If appropriate we could also choose to work via Skype or other web based online meeting applications.  All you need is a good broadband link, computer or laptop and a pair of earbuds.

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East London Hypnotherapy

Contact Maria

Welcome to my site.  I’m Maria Richards, I work as a qualified and comprehensively insured Cognitive Hypnotherapist and NLP master practitioner.

I want to help you help yourself in overcoming your problem and for this to be a long and lasting change.

Feeling stuck or not being sure where to turn to get help for your issue is not uncommon, many people feel this way.


Taking that tentative step to do something about your issue can be scary. But it’s sure worth it!

Smoking – get free

If your life has been ruled by ‘the smoking’ and you feel it’s time to ditch that habit I can help you.

I am a smoking cessation specialist training, so if you’ve tried before only to return then I may just be able to give you the edge you need to sustain the change and be smoke-free for good.

Check out my specialist training on my stop smoking page

Stress, anxiety, self-esteem?

General or chronic stress can vary from person to person.  One person’s stressful situation at work could be ‘a piece of cake’ to another.  One person thrives in those circumstances and another may be sweating and suffering panic attacks.

Our perceptions can differ and they are usually set as a belief pattern from an early age.

That’s why even if two people present with ‘anxiety’ I would treat each differently and create a unique treatment plan.

Not Sleeping?  Low Mood?

If there is no obvious reason for your sleep disorder, I always advise people to see their GP first. All being well we can work together on bringing about improvements to help you get back to deep rejuvenating sleep.

This can involve helping you recover from debilitating stress or anxiety, or getting you more in touch with your emotional needs.  As well as self-help techniques and NLP tools.

If you’re suffering from low mood or anxiety and negative thinking you may find this blog interesting too.

Coaching  – build your confidence

Can become part of the natural flow within the therapy, or a continuing development after the therapy.  Life Purpose and Coaching for goal success and happiness.


You will need to participate in simple tasks to get you closer to your solution state. This allows you to learn how to become more self-reliant.  This is a therapeutic alliance, no magic wands are stored at my office 😉

I like to believe that during your therapy sessions you widen your perspective.  That opens the way to real change.

Once all sessions are completed, you walk away with the ability to continue achieving and improving for yourself.

Therapy Options – (for East London Hypnotherapy)

To help there is also further information on my site reviewing my therapy options, with

Ready, steady?  Don’t hold back…

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how different life could be if you were to take some small steps forward. Because sometimes even a small change can make a BIG difference.

Is there evidence that change is possible?

Over four years ago Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy (QCH) took a step forward in allying itself with the work of the Pragmatic Research Network. By using the same outcome measurements like those employed by IAPT and within the NHS for mainstream therapies like CBT, we could compare our results.

A group of QCH therapists and their clients volunteered to track the outcomes and effectiveness of the Quest treatment approach.

Four years later

The results of this small pilot study have been written up in the Mental Health Review of 2015.

  • Using 118 cases measuring the effectiveness of Cognitive Hypnotherapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety, 71% considered themselves recovered after an average of 4 sessions. This compared to an average of 42% for other approaches using the same measures.”

And based on this research

  • QCH may offer a brief effective treatment for clients with clinically significant levels of anxiety and/or depression, widening client choice”

To get a taste from what others have said:

You could start by taking a look at some of my reviews, to see if it makes you feel hopeful in how life could potentially change for you too.

Or maybe see if you connect with some of my blogs, available to listen to and read.

If this still leaves you wondering if your particular issue can be helped through the process of hypnotherapy then the best way to find out is to imagine how your life could be different and take some action by making contact with me to set up a confidential and informal chat about your issue.

I’d like to help you make an informed decision about  this therapy and how it can help you,

We discover more about each other and see if we’re a right fit to work together.

What is it you are seeking to improve in your life?

This approach recognizes that everybody is different by giving you a bespoke service tailored to your individual needs.

“Imagine and take action towards the best possible you… positive change can happen a lot quicker than you thought possible “ Maria

“Mindful of your potential to reach out to greater possibilities”