About ‘My Hypnotherapy’

Barbara Shead

How would you like your life to feel?

Imagine a future free from anxiety, phobias or trauma.

If you are struggling with anxiety, stress, lack of self-esteem, addiction, gripped by depression, or even facing a nerve-wracking driving test, this vision may seem completely impossible.  But with the right guidance, you can bring your future dreams to reality.

Hypnotherapy helps you get back to the person you were always meant to be.

I’m Barbara Shead, a fully insured and qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Advanced Practitioner of Psychotherapy and Registered BWRT® Level 3 Practitioner, Secretary and Supervisor for The British BrainWorking Research Society, (Accredited & Founder Member) and BWRT® Master Coach.

I have many successful years of experience helping people change their lives, through addressing and removing unwanted habits, beliefs and behaviours.

Whether you are suffering from exam nerves, low self-confidence or you simply feel there is something in your life that needs to be changed, I can help you.

Your initial session with me will be completely free of charge, and when we meet I hope you will find me friendly, approachable and ready to listen.  I know exactly the right questions to ask, to understand how I can best work with you in creating your dream future – one that is free of worry and stress.

My accredited services are safe, confidential and completely non-judgemental.  Here is a selection of issues I am able to help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Fears
  • Phobias
  • Stress
  • GAD (General Anxiety Disorder)
  • Grief
  • Anger Issues
  • Motivation and Goal Achievement
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol and Eating Disorders

To learn more, please visit my ‘About Hypnotherapy’ and ‘Specialist Therapies’ page.

I am based in Essex, and work from VHealth (formerly the Thorpe Bay Clinic) in Southend-on-Sea.  I also work from GB Physical Therapies at DW Fitness, Thorpe Bay.  Skype consultations can be arranged if you are not local to Essex. I also hold the title of Registered Nutritional Therapist.

So why choose me?  As I mentioned  I am very approachable whilst professional, I am also enthusiastic whilst empathetic and my vast clinical experience and combined skills and qualifications enable me to help clients in their goals and desires.

When you look through my website, you will find many testimonials from the people I have helped throughout my career. So why not talk to me, and get started on becoming the person you were always meant to be?


The difference is truly remarkable!

I was recommended to Barbara by a friend for Hypnotherapy to help with my anxiety of travelling abroad which had prevented me and my family from travelling for many years.

To be honest I was sceptical and even after the sessions I was unconvinced that anything had happened. However under pressure from my family I booked a holiday to Spain for a few months later.

The difference was truly remarkable! I would usually become anxious and even ill in the week prior to the holiday, however this year I kept waiting for it to kick in…..and it never did!! During my holiday I was unwell which again would generally cause me to panic and become anxious, but again nothing happened!

I can honestly say I was totally gobsmacked at the change in me and on my return from holiday I happily booked another for next year!

I cannot thank Barbara enough, this has changed my life and I regularly recommend her to others.

Joanne Williams, Rayleigh