Aston Colley, MNCH (Reg.), HPD

National Council for Hypnotherapy Registered Hypnotherapist

Aston Colley 
The Paddock,Low Road, Church Lench 
Nr Evesham 
WR11 4UH 

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Aston Colley


I help people have happier lives, using a caring and client empowering approach to help with addictions, phobias, weight loss, self confidence, stress/anxiety, smoking cessation & unwanted habits
Hypnotherapy can help by enhancing motivation, making long-lasting changes, increasing self confidence, helping achieve personal goals and getting rid of unwanted habits.
If you would like to find out how I could help you, why not book an initial appointment. I offer prospective clients a free no obligation 30 minute consultation, were I am happy to answer any questions.
Hypnotherapy is best defined as a fully conscious deep relaxation similar to day dreaming or waking first thing in the morning, during this time the subconscious part of the mind is often able to find solutions or take on suggestions.

What I see clients for:
I help people with many conditions including, addictions, stress, weight loss, quitting smoking , fears & phobias, self esteem/ confidence, anger management, exam nerves, public speaking, sleep disorders and medical conditions such as IBS, Mild- Moderate Depression, Dystonia, Parkinson's, Essential Tremor. I also help Cancer patients control anxiety by using relaxation hypnotherapy

Quit 4 Life Smoking Cessation
I am a registered Quit 4 life Practitioner. A NHS recognised programme for smoking cessation.
Hypnosis for stopping smoking is scientifically proven to be more effective than any other therapy and is 100% safe.
In 1992 New Scientist Magazine published the results of an extensive clinical study on the most effective methods of quitting smoking. A meta-analysis, statistically combining the results of more than 600 studies (over 72,000 individual cases) showed that hypnotherapy increased a smoker’s success chances from 6% to 60%
For further details please go to my website;

Weight Control Programme
Hypnotherapy can help you lose weight by changing your eating habits, releasing cravings and motivating you to exercise.
My twelve week programme helps restore balance to your relationship with food. Each session is tailored to suit each individuals requirements. The programme does away with calorie counting by creating new eating patterns which suit the individual's body. During the session you will deal with emotional eating, boredom eating and food cravings. Everything you have experienced in the past has created your current eating habits it doesn't matter how much you try to change the way you see food the deep program in your mind will do what it it knows. Hypnotherapy allows new habits and patterns to be formed in the subconscious mind by re-patterning your thoughts, attitudes and beliefs about yourself, your health and food to help you easily take control of your diet and lose weight permanently.

Normally 6-8 sessions ( over a 12 week period) are needed for successful weight loss. The therapy is to teach clients to be happier and healthier for the rest of their lives not a quick fix.

Unwind Stress
In our modern competitive society people are increasingly experiencing too much stress. This is called negative stress and can lead to both mental and physical illness.
Frequently stress is caused by frustration and feelings of being out of control in our life. It is probably true to say that we all have either suffered stress at some point in our life’s or have witnessed it happening to others. Many people find that stress makes them physically ill, tense, anxious and irritable, prone to eat, drink or smoke more. Many sufferers find their stomachs and bowels are upset and eventually this may lead to more serious illness.

Hypnotherapy offers the ability to dissolve the immediate stress felt by the client. The relaxation and deep breathing induced by hypnosis unravel muscular tension and set up what is called the relaxation response.

If you are suffering from stress related to a specific event then hypnotherapy will, by the use of positive suggestion be able to reduce stress levels so you feel more relaxed and in control.

Hypnotherapy can help increase your self esteem and confidence. By using the power of subconscious imagination the client visualizes themselves being calm and self assured.

If your stress is more deep rooted, then a course of analytical hypnotherapy may be needed to give you lasting resolve and help you have a more fulfilled and relaxed approach to life in the future.

My Approach
I believe in using hypnotherapy to empower clients to find their own answers and make long lasting change. Very much a collaborative process between myself and the client. I also provide clients with self- hypnosis CDs ( normally a recording of one of the sessions) and self help exercises.
I practise a number of hypnotherapy methods- Solution Focussed, Ericksonian, Hypnoanalysis (regression) and Cognitive. (CBT). I aim to use the method most appropriate to by clients personality and issue.

Unwind Relaxation
Massage for the brain, allow yourself to switch off for an heavenly forty minutes.

How often do you make time for yourself just to relax? I guess not very often. Hypnotherapy is a wonderful way to experience deep relaxation.

The 40 minute session which consists guided visualizations, meditative music (including Tibetan Singing bowl) relaxes the body and mind. Leaving you calm and invigorated.
Whether you're feeling anxious and stressed, overly tired or simply want some special time to relax, hypnosis can provide the perfect answer.
Gift Vouchers available
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How many sessions
It really depends on the issue. Typically smoking cessation would be two x 1 hour sessions. The Think Thin programme is over twelve weeks. On average a client will normally get long lasting results after five sessions.

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming - which basically means - 'How do we tick and how do we communicate with ourselves and others'. We often have negative programmes running in our heads which often lead to self limiting beliefs about ourselves and what we can or can not do. I help people challenge those beliefs and make big changes in their lives. Generally NLP interventions are done at a rapid pace- faster than the conscious mind can process usually. As a consequence deep level changes are made to our subconscious.

As well as my house nr Evesham, I work from a doctors surgery near Worcester (Grey Gable Surgery Inkberrow) and holistic centres in Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon ( Lifeways- Albany Street)


I abide by NCH professional code of ethics.

For further details please give me a call or have a look at my website

Training, Qualifications & Experience

I am a member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (APHP), the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), and I am registered on the CNHC register, (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council)

I trained at Central England College for Clinical Hypnosis in Birmingham, attaining D Hyp CECCH and HPD (NCH). I have certified qualifications in:

Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
NLP Professional Coaching
Ericksonian Hypnosis
I have attended further courses in

Innovative Regression Work
Anxiety States
An integrated Approach to Neurological Disorders
I am a recognised Quit 4 life Smoking Cessation therapist.

Previous Experience - Assistant Director of Samaritans (Worcester).

Free 30 minute initial consultation
£65 per session ( each session 50min)
£160 smoking Cessation ( covers two sessions)

£40 Relaxation Session- 45 minutes ( gift vouchers available)

Weight control programme, 12 week programme £375 ( 6-8 sessions) (incs self - hypnosis C/Ds).
Further Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be aware of what's happening while I'm in hypnosis? Yes, in fact, within the hypnotic state we are actually hyper-aware of what is going on around us.

Will I lose control of myself while in hypnosis? Absolutely not! If an idea or suggestion is presented that does not ring true with you in hypnosis, you will reject it in your mind -- sometimes even removing yourself from hypnosis immediately.

Can I be 'trapped' in hypnosis? No, you can not. If you were conducted into the hypnotic state, and then the hypnotist left you alone, you would eventually just emerge on your own from hypnosis, much the same way we emerge from a nap.

Will I be made to do something foolish in hypnosis? It's unlikely that you will find yourself 'clucking like a chicken,' following a hypnotic session. In cases of stage hypnosis, where the hypnotist has given an entertaining suggestion to audience members, they comply because they are willing, just for the fun of it. If the hypnotist invited people onto the stage to help them feel happier, they'd be unlikely to get another booking for the entertainment value!

Can I be hypnotized against my will? Absolutely not! All hypnosis is considered to be self-hypnosis, so you cannot be hypnotized unless you wish to be.

Hypnosis has nothing to do with magic, metaphysics or religion. It is merely the most graceful, powerful and effective tool for accessing our vast internal capability, in order to easily make the positive changes we want to make in our lives.

Who can be hypnotized? It's understood that people who are of average and above intelligence and who haven't any brain damage may be hypnotized. Those who may have difficulty achieving the hypnotic state include people under the influence of heavy narcotics, people who suffer from some psychotic conditions or those who have sustained some form of physical damage to the brain. As far as is known, the only others who may not be hypnotized are those who do not wish to be hypnotized.

Further Thoughts
I changed from a corporate career to become a hypnotherapist because I was impressed with the effectiveness and power of hypnotherapy to help with many psychological issues. Millions of people are suffering mental anguish and striving unsuccessfully to find help.

Hypnotherapy is the answer for most of them because its safe, practical and effective

Hypnotherapy is becoming a lot more main stream as the NHS and Doctors increasingly appreciate its benefits as a complimentary therapy.

Please take advantage of my free initial consultation. Whatever your issue, you will receive my best attention at all times. As a therapist I will respect totally your confidentially and your right to privacy and anonymity.

Please take time to explore my website at,if you have any questions please feel free to give me a call or send me an email.


  • Anger Management
  • Breaking Unwanted Habits
  • Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Issues
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Medical Issues
  • Pain Control
  • Panic Attacks
  • Performance (Sports, Memory etc)
  • Phobias & Compulsions
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Relationship, Sexual & Infertility Issues
  • Sleep Issues
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Weight Issues

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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