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Barnes hypnotherapy


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Fee: £200

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 Barnes hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.



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Our hypnotherapist in Barnes, Chris Simmonds, will be happy to explain hypnotherapy on the phone before you make your booking.

“Saw the NSSC hypnotist. Stopped smoking. Thanks.” SS, Putney


When you have seen our Barnes 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.

Barnes Hypnotherapy AfterCare

This gives a second session within three months with our Barnes hypnotist if you need it. And there are three years of support. We strongly advise you to call the helpdesk the day after you see him. We will talk through how it went, and also how you feel after the first twenty-four hours. And then we will want to discuss staying stopped.

Directions to our Barnes Hypnotherapy branch

Address: 2 Second Avenue, London, SW14 8QE

NSSC Barnes hypnosis branch


Bookings: week beginning 5th February
Our Barnes hypnosis service has appointments available on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning or afternoon.

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From our Barnes hypnotherapy branch

Kim’s problem was not so much stopping smoking, as her husband. You might think from that statement that he smoked but he didn’t. He never had. So why was he preventing her stopping? Wouldn’t you expect that he would encourage her to do so? Well, in that situation the answer would normally be yes. But Kim was in an abusive relationship. And one of the ways her husband exercised control over her was to tell her that she was no good. She would never quit smoking because she was too weak. And he was right. Smoking is a weakness, of course. That much was true. The problem for Kim was that her husband needed her to remain weak. That was the only way he could dominate her.

It’s not our Barnes hypnotherapist’s job to get involved in relationship problems. On the other hand, he had to help Kim to find a way through this. Stopping smoking is not always only about stopping smoking. Some times there is no choice but to help a client through the primary reason they can’t stop, even if it seems like an intractable problem beyond their remit. In Kim’s case, helping her with her marriage was not an option, but as with most of these cases there was another way of approaching this.

If our Barnes hypnotist could not get involved in the bigger issue, there was something he COULD do. He could help Kim to separate the issues. If her husband was attacking her belief in herself, this was something our hypnotist could help with. It might indirectly help Kim in her marital problems, but at the least it would help to stop her believing she had to be a failure. Paradoxically, stopping smoking would itself increase her belief in herself, and that could only be a good thing. Smoking is abuse, in some ways similar to any abusive relationship. In fact we could say that all drug taking is abuse. The user is abused by the drug, but indirectly by the supplier of the drug. And Kim was abused by her husband who wanted her to fail to stop smoking to affirm his own perceived superiority.

Kim arrived at our Barnes hypnosis service looking quite anxious, which was hardly surprising. (Actually many clients, without her issues, are anxious when they arrive. It’s to be expected.) But the change in her when she left was quite remarkable. We can only wonder what her husband must have made of it when she got home. We liked to think she would walk through the door and tell him what she thought of him, but that would be getting carried away!

What actually happened is what we have been talking about here. Kim stopped smoking, which was instrumental in breaking her husband’s control over her. Stopping improved her self-esteem, and that was further improved by proving to her husband that she was made of more than he had told her all those years. In fact she returned to see our hypnotist in Barnes for help with more of the life issues that she was now able to face, so it was a very good result indeed.


Before seeing our Barnes hypnotherapist, why not read the free sample pages on our website.
Here is a very small taster:

How do you know if you are addicted to nicotine?

Well, you are, but you want some proof, don’t you?

Do you have an urge to smoke as soon as you wake up?

If you haven’t smoked for a couple of hours, does a cigarette give you an immediate feeling of relief?

Do you use more cigarettes in the first hour of the day than at any other time?

When you are in a non-smoking environment, do you look forward to getting out so you can light up?

Do you make sure you won’t run out of cigarettes?

When you haven’t smoked for several hours, do you experience mild symptoms such as headache, stomach cramps, sweats?

Not one of these can be attributed to any of the psychological problems you think you’ve got about stopping. You don’t want to smoke when you wake up out of habit, you want to smoke because you need nicotine. The relief you feel when you smoke might be interpreted as pleasure (more about that later) but it isn’t, it’s just relief because you’re getting a fix. You don’t make sure you don’t run out of cigarettes in case you might be stressed and need to smoke, you do it because you are addicted. If any of the above applies to you you are addicted, but in any case it’s certain that you are addicted, if you smoke at least four cigarettes a day. Why?


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 Kick It website here.