Oxford Hypnotherapy

With Steph McGee BSc DSFH HPD DMH

Hypnotherapy in Oxford

As an international hypnotherapist, online Hypnotherapy is also available!

Clinical Hypnotherapy in Oxford

Hypnotherapy is often the therapy that people turn to when they’ve tried everything else. When they’ve endlessly tried to fix it themselves, or spent months or years having mainstream therapy and trying the usual things.

And I love a challenge. I love the tricky issues, the stubborn issues and the I’ll never fix it or nothing has worked (yet!) issues.

Because the simple fact is that hypnotherapy is different. Studies have shown that it helps faster and in many cases, it can help without you ever needing to tell me much about the problem.

And I describe my work as a Holistic Continuum.

Because whilst you might just want help with one or two things?

It is astonishing what else can improve

So whilst traditional Hypnotherapy is just used for anxiety and phobias.

Clinical Hypnotherapy helps with so much more!

So whatever the problems you would like to improve? If they are affected by your thoughts or feelings? Clinical Hypnotherapy can help.

This includes:

  • Trauma and PTSD type symptoms
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Fertility & pregnancy
  • Hypnotherapy for eating disorders, disordered eating and weight problems
  • Gut directed hypnosis
  • The menopause

And please don’t hesitate to contact me if you don’t see your specific issue mentioned here. General rule of thumb?

If you think hypnotherapy can help – you’re right.


Steph was amazing. She made me feel totally at ease and was able to help me through a difficult time with hypnosis and visualisations. I thoroughly recommend her.
Michelle Richards

Entrepreneur, Oxford

Your subconscious mind is a POWERHOUSE of information, experience & learning that helps you stay happy, healthy & inspired.

And it works perfectly…When you know how to support it.

But life is stressful and life is busy. And so is the world we live in. So it’s not surprising that some of us struggle from time to time.

In my 30 years of living through the trauma of war, there were plenty of stories in my head. I was angry. I felt guilty. Some scenes I just kept seeing again and again. After just one session I felt calmer and felt much better. By session 4 I knew I was getting better. By session 5 I felt really good. Everything was getting better. Way way WAY better!
Saif Kareem

Screen Writer, Florida, TriStallion Productions

And sometimes our minds can throw us a few unhelpful curve balls

And whilst everything you are experiencing is understandable? It might not be finding it helpful. But believe it or not?

It’s your mind trying to help! Some of the things the mind can do are INTENSE.

Ongoing stress can lead to anxiety. Self limiting thoughts. Or patterns of behaviour that make you feel rubbish.

And before you know it?

Perhaps behaviours or thoughts you didn’t even notice at first?

Becomes a frustrating pattern.

A spiralling pattern that you just can’t shift.

And no matter how hard you try? You just can’t change it alone.

And the more you stay stuck. The better you get at being STUCK.

So let’s DO THIS.

Let’s switch up & sort out whatever it is that’s bothering you.

Let’s get you back to BEING YOU.

Feel good. Be happy.

I was worried about seeing my ex at a big event. But (with hypnosis) I felt a million dollars  and felt nothing but that lovely lightness of being which I have to say has continued!
Katie R

An all round inspiration, Oxford

So Relax

Because as frustrating as your thoughts or behaviours might be.

They can be changed.

If you can get into it? You can get out of it!

Hypnosis is Powerful

And hypnosis helps.

Hypnosis is a powerful tool that can help you make the changes you need.

And whilst hypnosis is usually the last thing people turn to?

It can often be the key.

And whilst hypnosis can’t be described as a magic wand (I’m not sure anything could!).

You can think of Hypnosis as the rocket fuel behind your positive change.

Because the thoughts you have matter.

They are the key to being the best version of you.

And both your conscious & subconscious minds play a part.


I am doing WELL and am more aware of myself.
I have been pleased to notice that I am much more relaxed when I am out and about than when I was experiencing depression. Your work with me has been hugely helpful, and I am so grateful to you. There is an element of safety-net knowing you are walking alongside me! But I am getting on well, using techniques you have taught me.



I’ve used Hypnosis myself

In my teens I used sports hypnosis. And it worked. Then I used hypnosis for fertility. It worked. Then I used hypnosis for birth. It worked. And when I was diagnosed with chronic pain? You guessed it. Hypnosis worked!

I believe in Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.

And I believe in you.

So if there is something you want to change?

Or something you want to improve?

You can.

And I’d love to help.

Steph has a wonderfully sensitive approach and nurturing nature. Her genuine desire to help people shines through in everything she does.
Linda Hampton

Nurturer of Creative Writers, Blackpool

The success you create

When people come to me they feel stuck

They’ve been trying to resolve it themselves. But nothing has worked. They feel like a failure. Frustrated. But deep down they know change must be possible. If only things could shift?

After Hypnotherapy

My client’s are excited by the change. They can feel it from the first session. And they feel pleased. Pleased with themselves. And proud. They can recognise doubts & fears for what they are. And they can take control. Control of their thoughts & behaviours. And they feel better.

They see the hypnosis working!



How much is Hypnotherapy?
How long is each session?
60mins. Although your very first session can sometimes take a little longer.
How often do I need to see you?
It’s up to you. Most people book weekly or fortnightly – depending on thier budget, thier diary & their eagerness to succeed.

For stubborn issues that take a little longer, some people like to spread sessions further apart.

How many sessions will I need?
That depends on you. You may have a set time frame. Perhaps an event you need to be ready for.

Simple phobias usually just take 2-3 sessions/

A single incident phobia may only take 2 sessions.

Most other issues usually take 4 – 8 sessions.

Think of it like this. Some people are happy just learning to walk. Others want to fly!

So you decide how many sessions you need. Not a session more.

And each session is booked one at a time.

 Your First Hypnotherapy Session

Your Hypnotherapy sessions will seamlessly combine Modern Solution Focused Talking Therapy & Hypnosis.

In your first session:

  • I want to know what your priorities are – what you want to work on first.
  • We’ll discuss what route we’ll take and whats aspects of hypnotherapy will help you most.
  • How often you want your sessions?
  • Start building picture of your best hopes
  • What skills, abilities & coping mechanisms you already have.

And from then on? We’ll start unravelling all those unwanted thoughts or habits. Recognising them for what they are (and they are perfectly normal I assure you).

And of course, each session well use the most helpful mix hypnosis, NLP or rewind therapy.

What I love most about therapy is that we will be moving towards what you do want.

So you don’t have to tell me about your past.


So if you’re reading this and thinking:

“My life is great. But there’s one problem I can’t fix by myself”

“I’ve been struggling with this for ages and I’m sick & tired of it”

“I know I’m amazing, so why do I do X, Y and/or Z”

“It would make a massive difference to me/my family if I could just get control of this one aspect of life”


My clients are good people who need a bit of help with some aspect of their life.


And no matter how good we are at helping ourselves (or our kids).

Sometimes we need help.


What will your first Hypnotherapy session be like?

Relaxed. And hope filled. I will ask you what you want? And what that might look like? This is important, because it’s like setting a Sat Nav. If we know what you want? We’ll know when you get there.


What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

We will focus more on what’s working, rather than what’s not. And continuously work in way that helps you move towards the success you want.

“When therapy shifts from becoming a “less of” to a “more of” approach, building on what’s working, everything changes” – Evan George


So let’s start making the changes you want.

Your Hypnotherapy is bespoke to you.

I’ll use the Hypnotherapy & NLP techniques that are right for you.

Because you have your own hopes, goals and time schedules. You are unique. And I want to help you achieve your dreams.

Most of my clients have tried other therapies before. Then they come to me because I can help.

Hypnotherapy can help with a range of issues from anxieties, low mood, addictions, bad habits, to sleep, fertility, childbirth and more. If you feel that your mindset (or subconscious) is holding you back, then hypnotherapy can help. And positive change is easier with advanced hypnosis.

“Problem talk creates problems, Solution talk creates solutions”Steve de Shazer

When we talk about problems. And we focus on what we don’t want. Guess what?

We get better at focusing on them. And even better at living them! Solution focused therapy is different. “Life changing” as my client’s often say.

Because we focus on want you want. And achieving your goals.

And I believe in making it easy for you. My Oxford Hypnotherapy practice is in Horspath village, on the edge of Oxford near Wheatley & Headington. It overlooks nothing but a quiet leafy nature reserve. And I offer parking that is private and plentiful. Best of all, because I don’t book clients back to back, you will have no need to wait. The number of sessions required depends on you. Your sessions are client led. This means we regularly evaluate how Hypnotherapy is helping. And you decide how many sessions you have and how often.

Photograph of the Treetops Hypnotherapy room

Clinical Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy sessions are 50-60mins. The number of sessions required varies from person to person. And it will dependant on what you want to achieve. 2-8 sessions is most typical.

Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Hypnosis of a male client at stephmcgeehypnotherapy.com

Rewind Trauma Therapy

Rewind Trauma Therapy sessions are 90mins. Choose a pack of 4, 8 or 12 sessions.

Please feel free to book a 15min call to talk through your therapy options.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a trance or daydream like state that we naturally go into throughout the day. Hypnosis is a very relaxed state of mind, in which we have complete control. So what is Hypnotherapy?

When even small things start to go wrong we can change the way we think. And the way we think effects the way we feel. So often ‘the problem’ is a merely a symptom of something else.

And whilst old fashioned therapies still investigate the problem, modern research shows that Solution Focused therapy is more effective . Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses SF therapies and Hypnosis to bring about positive change & restore balance.

“In the 1970s and early 1980s, a startling discovery was made that almost every problem contains an element of solutions”

– Insoo Kim Burg

I use a number of modalities including solution focused therapy, psychotherapy, CBT, ABT and Mindfuless. And of course Clinical hypnosis. Hypnosis helps the mind bring about the positive change you want. (I describe hypnosis as the jet pack behind your therapy!)

What does Hypnotherapy help with?

A few of the things I have helped my fabulous clients with:
Anger. Alcohol. Anxiety & stress. Bad or annoying habits. Bereavement & loss. Birth Trauma. Breech presentation. Confidence. Career performance. Catastrophic thoughts. Cheek chewing. Eating disorders & disordered eating (including anorexia, bulimia & binge eating. Exam stress & fears. Emetophobia. Fears & Phobias e.g. driving, frogs, birds, lollipops & clowns. Fertility inc IVF & ICSI. Hyperemesis gravidarum. Insomnia & sleep problems. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Low mood. Needle Phobias. Postnatal depression. Public speaking & media presentation. Trichotillomania (hair pulling). Self esteem. Self sabotage. Skin picking. Social anxiety. Tocophobia. Trauma, PTSD, PTS, CPTSD & trauma.



Rewind Technique

Described as ‘Closure without disclosure’, the updated Rewind Technique (RT) is a fast and effective way of helping with trauma, PTS, PTSD & CPTSD. This technique is helpful if you have experienced and are struggling to move on from a traumatic, life threatening or extremely stressful event.

The Rewind Technique has the benefit of non-disclosure. So you don’t need to tell me what heppened for this to help.

And only a few sessions are required. Sometimes one session might be enough. This can be booked alongside other hypnotherapy sessions or as a standalone therapy. Contact me to book.

Hypno Therapy

Hypnotherapy combines modern talking therapies such as psychotherapy, CBT, ABT, solution focused counselling & mindfulness…with the amazing power of hypnosis.
And hypnosis is the secret to making therapy faster!
Teenage boy seen through his bedroom door as he sits in a maroon hoody, hood up, wearing headphones and busy gaming

Child Therapy

We want our kids to be happy & Clinical Hypnotherapy is a gentle way to help.
steph mcgee hypnotherapist wearing a white top with black horizontal stripes and relaxing in the therapy chair

Rewind Technique

A fast and pain free way to release the symptoms of trauma and ptsd.

Parts Hypnosis

When the problem runs deep & is a symptom of something else