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Poole hypnotherapy


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Fee: £185

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



Your nearest NSSC service at present is our Bournemouth acupuncture branch.



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


Our hypnotist in Poole is Josie Pridmore. Josie also sees clients in our Bournemouth hypnotherapy branch.


When you have seen our Poole 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.

Poole Hypnotherapy AfterCare

If you need more help, we’ll welcome you back to see our Poole hypnotist again. And there are three years of telephone counselling.

Directions to our Poole Hypnotherapy branch

Address: 13 Cromwell Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH12 2NW

NSSC Poole hypnosis branch


Appointments: the week from 5th February
Our Poole hypnosis service can offer slots on Tuesday morning, Thursday morning or afternoon, and Friday morning..

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


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From our Poole hypnotherapy branch

There are two issues concerned in stopping smoking. One is stopping and the other is staying stopped. Our colleagues in the National Health Service are often unaware of how these two issues differ, and what the connections are. This is why we see so many smokers who have failed with the NHS’s drug products. Almost all of the clients we see at our Poole hypnotherapy service have tried to stop at some time, and many of those have succeeded for at least a while. Maxine was no exeption to this. When she called us about booking in she said she had stopped several times. However, we don’t take that statement at face value. What does ‘stopped’ actually mean? In Maxine’s case it didn’t mean quite what we mean.

Each time she stopped smoking it was with a nicotine replacement product. This includes an electric cigarette, which is a kind of NRP. The question, then, was whether she had stayed stopped after coming off the product. Not really. This meant that within a few days of coming off it she was back smoking. So the issue wasn’t staying stopped, it was stopping, because there is no difference between coming of an NRP and coming off cigarettes. We needed to know this before we booked her in to see our Poole hypnotist, because we can’t help someone if we don’t know what their problems are.

So when Maxine said she had stopped several times this wasn’t in fact true. She had never stopped. Switching from tobacco to an NRP is not stopped. This meant that we had at first thought her issue was staying stopped, and would have set up the hypnosis session to deal with this, incorrectly. Staying stopped was very probably also going to be an issue for her, but we had to help her to stop first. The problem here was that Maxine hadn’t understood that she had never stopped smoking. She thought she had because she wasn’t lighting cigarettes. Our hypnotherapist in Poole explained, gently, that this was not the case. Gently, because we don’t ever want to deflate clients. However, it was necessary to get her to face the truth.

We can never be sure to what extent we have re-educated smokers who have been misled by NHS information. Maxine, though, appeared to give us the benefit of the doubt. Despite everything she had ever been told about nicotine replacement products, she did finally come to see that they are smoking by other means. That the issue is not smoking per se, but nicotine. It’s an issue all Poole hypnotists have to address, because most smokers have been on one or more NRPs before coming for therapy. And, as it showed when Maxine successfully stopped smoking, it is worth the effort.


Here’s a snippet from the book. There are lots of pages you can read for free. We suggest you do this before you come to our Poole hypnosis branch.


Most people do very well, but if you’ve come out of the session and lit up straight away, does this mean you’ve failed? Well, yes, probably, but on the other hand are you any worse off than you were before? Yes, I know you are now poorer, but I mean could you go into Project 10 and pretend it didn’t happen? No? Why not? Because you’re feeling sore about it, probably, but look, are you going to use that as a reason to keep smoking for the next year?

Actually, I will confess what this is about. Alright, you might have just seen a useless therapist, but in our experience that’s not often true. What happens more often is that you are managing to reject the therapy. If you decide, right now, to build on the therapy instead, there is a fair chance, a very fair chance, that in Project 10 you will actually do quite well, and that the hypnotherapy you have had will contribute to that more than you might think.

More probably you came out of the session and didn’t smoke, perhaps you even felt elated and thought wow, this is great, I feel wonderful and I’m never going to smoke again. Good. Keep going, and especially read Tutorial 12 and do Project 12, because with their help you could stay stopped for ever.

On the other hand, perhaps you did the above and now you’re smoking again. At this point you will decide the therapy failed. No, it didn’t. It succeeded – you succeeded – but something has happened since (this is a potential problem with hypnotherapy when it’s done without follow-up support).

You’re thinking can I bear to try stopping again. It’s the wrong thing to be thinking. You have already proved you can stop. Now, it’s a different issue. It’s about staying stopped now, so go straight into Project 12, and if you feel you’ve slipped too far then go into Project 10 first.


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 NHS Smokefree website here.