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Henley hypnotherapy


To book for any therapy, or just to ask for our advice, click this button 



Fee: £220

Most clients stop in a single session, but a free follow-up is provided within three months in the event that you have a problem. Our Henley hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.



Not provided here at the present time. Your closest service is at our Reading acupuncture branch.



We hope to bring AM to Oxfordshire by the end of 2017.


Our hypnotist in Henley-on-Thames is Jocelyn Marshall. You may well have some questions you would like to put to Jocelyn. Call us, and we’ll have her phone you to give you all the answers you need.


When you have seen our Henley hypnotherapist we will enrol you in our NSSC AfterCare programme. The support that comes with each therapy is different, although in each case it provides access to our unlimited help by telephone counselling.

Henley Hypnotherapy AfterCare

This gives three years of support, and includes a free follow-up session with our Henley hypnotist if needed (within three months). We advise you to call the helpdesk the day after your session. We will talk through how the session went and how you feel, If you need more help, we can talk about this.

Directions to our Henley Hypnotherapy branch

Address: Milton Cottage, Mill Road, Shiplake, RG9 3LT

NSSC Henley hypnosis branch


Bookings: week beginning 5th February
Our Henley hypnosis service has slots available on Monday morning or afternoon, Thursday morning or afternoon.

Here are some of our other local branches. Click on any for the full details.


Hypnotherapy Acupuncture

To book for any therapy, or just to ask for our advice, click this button 


Before seeing our Henley hypnotherapist, you might like to browse the sample pages on our website.
Here is a very small taster:

….. Now, learning to smoke actually means doing something very specific in medical terms. It means teaching your immune system to stop telling you that tobacco smoke is poisonous. It’s a good trick and it’s incredibly dangerous, because your immune system being unable to tell you that it’s poisonous doesn’t stop it being poisonous.

When you learned to smoke, all you did was to stop your body protecting itself from being poisoned by tobacco. That’s why tobacco kills, because it has carte blanche to poison you without you knowing it.

So far so good, but what happens then? Well, I have to admit that no-one understands this mechanism completely, for the rather bizarre reason that there is no government funding for research into it. The only research we are aware of is being done by us. The drug companies, of course, don’t do the research because there would be no point. It wouldn’t help them to develop new drugs.

What we do know is that the immune system does something very strange when it is forced to accept poisons. It goes into reverse. If you insist on poisoning yourself, your immune system thinks that’s what you want to do and it says alright, if you insist, and throws itself completely into reverse mode and now, instead of trying to protect you from poisoning yourself it tries to protect you from stopping.


From our Henley hypnotherapy branch

Anthony rang us about hypnotherapy and, as we always do, we went through the issues he had with stopping smoking. We do this to make sure we are providing the correct therapy for each client. He ticked all the right boxes, and we decided we should go ahead. Then, at the last minute, he asked whether he should have acupuncture. From our point of view this showed quite a lot of confusion. Once we have assessed a client and made our recommendation, it’s not normal then to look at a different therapy.

However, before asking our Henley hypnotherapist to get in touch with him, we went through with Anthony what each therapy does, and explained why we had recommended hypnosis (bearing in mind that was what he had called us about in the first place anyway). Now he knew more about each therapy he was happy to go ahead with the hypnosis.

So how do we assess a smoker and decide which therapy to provide? Well, to an extent it is the client’s choice, because there is no point trying to persuade them to have a therapy they weren’t thinking of. Sometimes we do have to do that, but not often. Many people call us and really don’t know which they need. They don’t understand what each one does and how it works, and we explain that. However, there is often another thing they don’t understand, which is the other side of the equation.

Like Anthony, they don’t understand why they can’t stop smoking. Almost everyone who calls about our Henley hypnotist has tried to stop smoking and failed. What this should show them is what their problems are, but in practice it just leaves most smokers bewildered. This applies especially if, like Anthony, they have been dependent on the National Health Service for smoking cessation. GPs are not good at asking questions. They provide answers, but in our experience providing an answer when you haven’t asked the questions leads to failure.

Anthony had assumed that if nicotine replacement products help people to stop smoking, and they hadn’t help him, there was something wrong with him. This is why we worry about NHS patients being given one NRP after another, building failure upon failure. Anyway, that’s really another subject.

So Anthony came to see our hypnotherapist in Henley. Not because he had been told that hypnotherapy works but because he understood what it was going to do to resolve his problems. He came into this with his eyes wide open, unlike the great majority of smokers. They go to their GP, or even a hypnotist or acupuncturist, without knowing either what that method does or why they are using it. Perhaps we are being a little harsh, but it’s an important point. Before you come to us, or go to any of the Henley hypnotherapists you will find online, ask yourself two all-important questions. Why can’t you stop smoking, and how does hypnosis resolve those issues?


Therapy might not be what you’re looking for. If it isn’t, and you want to take pharmaceutical products to stop smoking, we suggest you see your GP.. You can also visit the Oxfordshire NHS website here.