Chelmsford Hypnotherapy

with Dawn Ibbetson


Are you feeling stressed or anxious
Have you lost your confidence or self esteem?
Does life often feel overwhelming?
Do you wish you could find a better way to cope?


If you nodded to any of these questions you’re in the right place

Dawn Ibbetson

HPD DSFH, MNCH (Reg.), AfSFH (Reg.)

Chelmsford and Online Hypnotherapy Practice

✔️ Evening appointments

✔️ 2+ Years experience

✔️ Fully accredited

Google Rating
Based on 9 reviews
Dawn practices from her private home therapy room, which is a 15-minute walk from the vibrant city centre of Chelmsford. parking is available on the driveway. There are pretty riverside walks 5 minutes away leading to the city centre if you would like to take a scenic walk back to town.

 Address: 1 Lionfield Terrace, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7RH

Appointment Times: Monday & Tuesday 10:00am to 8:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am to 5:00pm & Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm

 Call or text me on 07968 365 648

Who I work with

Inspired to Change I work with people who are experiencing an emotional or physical issue which is holding them back or who are struggling to cope with life’s challenges and adapting to change. Often they have tried other approaches to move forward but ultimately they still feel unhappy or stuck. People just like you. 

Regardless of what brings people to see us they all have one thing in common:

  • They are motivated to get better, cope better or be better
  • They are ready to get their lives on track
  • They are inspired to change

And that is what I am passionate about and skilled at helping people to do!

In addition to the many different issues that the solution focused approach is effective at helping my personal passion is helping people with Stress and Anxiety, Confidence, Motivation, Pain Management and Phobias.


    Inspired to Change ThrapstonExcellentInspired to Change Thrapston5.0 Based on 16 reviews fromSee all reviewsFraser R.Fraser R. ★★★★★ Not to sound too cheesy, a genuinely life changing experience. Had 6 sessions with Dawn, found her to be extremely professional and friendly, would highly recommend!I previously had issues regulating my emotions but now finally feel in control of my life. My outlook has completely changed for the better and for possibly the first time I feel equipped to deal with the ups and downs and curveballs of life.Thank you DawnResponse from the ownerIt's been a real pleasure to work with you Fraser and I'm so pleased you now feel equipped to deal with whatever life has in store. Thank you so much for the great review and I wish you all the best looking forward! Yvonne S.Yvonne S. ★★★★★ I would like to highly recommend Dawn at Inspired To Change. I came to Dawn with crippling anxiety, this affecting greatly my day to day life. Through her calm and knowledgeable support using solution focused hypnotherapy I am now confident and happy and have the skills and tools to use to keep me that way.I have had other types of talking therapies which helped in parts, but having to talk about the past and relive difficult times did not help. The great aspects of solution focused hypnotherapy is you are only looking forward to the person you want to be and focusing on all the positives you do have in your life.Dawn is caring, supportive, nonjudgmental and very knowledgable to give the best therapy.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your wonderful review Yvonne! It's great to see you so confident and happy. Wishing you all the best for the future. John L.John L. ★★★★★ I am delighted to write a glowing review for Dawn who is an exceptional hypnotherapist and successfully provided me with the advice, guidance and ultimately the treatment I needed.Dawn is not only skilled in her craft but also incredibly friendly, making the entire experience a true pleasure. I am grateful for Dawn’s support and highly recommend Dawn to anyone seeking hypnotherapy services.Mervyn W.Mervyn W. ★★★★★ Dawn applies a great philosophy to hypnotherapy, and focuses on brain and behavioural patterns that need changing, which is why I went to see her. Her approach is relaxed and informal, yet thought-provoking and to the point, with the opportunity for self-reflection and change becoming apparent both during the sessions and afterwards.Harley O.Harley O. ★★★★★ Thanks to Dawn, my phantom nerve pain has completely gone now 🙂 Very professional, relaxed and safe environment :)Thanks, Dawn!Response from the ownerThank you Harley! I'm so pleased you're now nerve pain free, it's been a pleasure to work with you! Becky W.Becky W. ★★★★★ I came to Dawn for help with my Anxiety and she has completely changed my life and opened my mind up to a new way of thinking and dealing with emotions. I could not recommend Dawn enough, she is amazing❤️Response from the ownerThank you so much for your review. It was such a joy to work with you and see you progress each week, you totally rock life now! Kevin A.Kevin A. ★★★★★ Having suffered from anxiety for most of my life i have tried numerous things to help ease the effects of this, cbt therapy twice herbal remedies etc but nothing seemed to work. The next option was medication which I didn't want to go into then decided to look into hypnotherapy. I found Dawn on Google and that search has changed my life. As a practical person I can fix things if I know how they work, Dawn explained to me how my brain was making me behave in easy to understand language. Working on her methods worked for me. Since my sessions with Dawn I am more confident as a person and less stressed in new situations, making me happier in my life. I can't thank Dawn enough for how she has improved my situation and for anyone slightly sceptical or nervous about hypnotherapy as I was, don't be, give it a go and follow dawns advice and methods and it will really be a life changer for people with anxiety.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your review Kev Danielle W.Danielle W. ★★★★★ We completed several sessions with Dawn in the lead up to our labour. Dawn took the time to understand our needs and fully explained the science behind hypnobirthing. She made us feel comfortable and fully supported throughout our journey and the two audios provided are very helpful and I will use them during my labour.The environment is calm and relaxing with the option to meet online if needed.I would highly recommend to anyone looking to do hypnobirthing.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your review and that I was able to help you. Thank you for also allowing me to be part of your journey, very exciting times ahead! L E.L E. ★★★★★ I recently saw Dawn for 12 Hypnotherapy sessions. At the start I was in a really bad place after suffering some serious mental health problems. I felt instantly at ease speaking with Dawn, which is something that doesn't come naturally to me. Her desire to help people is very evident, it really helps having someone work with you who you can tell genuinely cares, cheers for all your improvements and helps reinforce all the progress you have made. My resilience has improved so much in the last few months, to where if I experience low moods, I haven't been spiralling and can bounce back quicker than in the past.I would highly recommend seeing Dawn if you are looking to start Hypnotherapy!Response from the ownerThank you so much for your review, your progress has been amazing and I wish you all the best for the future. It's been a real pleasure to work with you and see your progress each week! Laura E.Laura E. ★★★★★ To anyone considering hypnotherapy, I would highly recommend speaking to Dawn at Inspired to Change!From my very first meeting with Dawn, I felt safe and heard. I also instantly knew that I was in the presence of someone who cared deeply about their work and had a profound understanding of how the mind works.I had 12 sessions with Dawn and the progress that I’ve seen and the difference that I feel it has had on my mental health and resilience has been life changing. For that I am so grateful to have had Dawn as my hypnotherapist and I encourage anyone considering this form of therapy to reach out to Dawn - and to trust the process! 🙂Response from the ownerThank you so much for your review, it really does mean so much and it's been a privilege to be part of your journey, to see you blossom and become the confident person you now are! Pete B.Pete B. ★★★★★ I went to see Dawn with clear goals and whilst I wasn't entirely sure initially that hypnotherapy was the way to address them, I was open minded and prepared to give it a try as I really wanted it to make a difference. I was at times impatient for results but through Dawn's calm and reassuring approach, over time I could see that I was gradually building resilience and making progress. I then had something of an epiphany and suddenly felt light years from where I was at the start. Everything fell into place. Working with Dawn has been life-changing for me and I cannot recommend her highly enough ❤Ira F.Ira F. ★★★★★ I went to Dawn originally because I was having anxiety whilst driving. She has helped me with so much more than that. I have learnt how the brain works and I now feel more confident as a person and have a positive outlook on life. The guided relaxations are amazing! and I am sleeping better than ever. I love Dawn's positive approach and would thoroughly recommend her to anyone with anxiety or confidence issues.Virginia W.Virginia W. ★★★★★ Dawn has been fantastic, I came to her over the summer when I was hoping to make some changes and she really helped me to change my mindset so I could achieve the things I wanted to. During a stressful time I feel I've really turned a corner, and prioritised my own wellbeing. Thank you so much Dawn, I can genuinely say I am happier and healthier because of our sessions!Nikki Clara W.Nikki Clara W. ★★★★★ I saw Dawn for some sessions to help with my anxiety. I can't believe what a change I feel in myself after only a few sessions. I now have the tools to recognise my negative behaviours and counteract them and my chronic health condition has improved massively from having more positive mental health on my side. I look forward to working with her again in the future! Would 100% recommend!Hayley M.Hayley M. ★★★★★ Dawn has been just brilliant - I’ve referred to her a a brain wizard to anyone that will listen! I approached Dawn during lockdown as I was really struggling, and just a few short months on I feel like a different person. I’ve learnt so much about how the mind works and I now have so many tools to help me cope happily with life. As a bonus, the relaxation parts of the session are just lovely! The phobia work on top of this has also been mind-blowing. I’ve gone from almost crashing my car when seeing a spider to picking them up happily! I can’t thank you enough Dawn 😊 I highly recommend!Chloe S.Chloe S. ★★★★★ Dawn is a wonderful hypnotherapist whose guidance, support and teachings are helping me see the shine in both life and myself. During our sessions I feel comfortable and praised, and Dawn’s passion for helping through hypnotherapy is infectious!
    Thank you for all you have done for me so far and I will continue to look forward to our weekly sessions.

    I empower people to take back control and focus in their lives and transform their aspirations to set them up for success everyday and beyond!

    Are you feeling stuck, is something stopping you living your life? Whether that’s from stress, anxiety, confidence or your own limiting self beliefs or even a health condition, you don’t have to do this by yourself. For whatever reason you may be feeling stuck I can help you, for I have been there too, I understand.

    As somebody who has worked in a highly stressful corporate environment, driven by pressure and results to work harder and better, I have suffered the mental health impact associated with anxiety and stress. One of the things I learnt whilst studying as a clinical solution focused hypnotherapist and that also helped me to take back control was fundamentally understanding how my brain worked, which in turn enabled me to develop the understanding and tools needed to get back that connection with myself and my life.

    Now, with my own personal experience and my neuroscience training I can assist you in understanding your own brain, to help you develop your own tools. It is my passion to empower you to unlock the power of your mind so you can regain the ability to move forward in your life, take back that control and focus that you need to thrive, transforming your aspirations and setting you up for success everyday and beyond!

    Are you ready to discover who you can really be?


    Are you ready to discover who you can really be? 


    • Anxiety
    • Stress
    • Confidence
    • Motivation
    • Interview Success
    • Stress Related Illness
    • Pain Management
    • Phobias

    How much does it cost?

    I offer a FREE Initial Consultation to help me better understand how I can help you.  Hypnotherapy sessions after that can be paid for as you go at £90 a session, or most of my clients opt for the savings that come with purchasing a package of 6 sessions for £450.

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      Practice Info


      From the M25 Brentwood turn off at junction 28 onto the A12 towards Chelmsford. Continue on the A12 to junction 15 and exit towards Chelmsford/Harlow onto tye A414. Take the A1114 and Springfield Road to Lionfirld Terrace. Take the second road turning into Lionfield Terrace (there are two roads), these lead into a quiet cul-de-sac and number 1 is straight ahead.


      Parking is available on the driveway or on the road opposite.


      Situated on the ground floor, however, there is a step up to the front door.

      Chelmsford Hypnotherapy Clinic

      Mental Health and Wellbeing Training with Inspired to Change

      Resilience and Wellbeing Training

      Talks, Webinars & Masterclasses

      Our short talks and webinars are a great introduction to get people thinking about simple changes they can make to reduce stress and build resilience.  In our longer Lunch & Learn Sessions we take a deeper dive in to a particular subject related to resilience and wellbeing. Contact me to discuss your requirements.

      Resilience and Wellbeing workshop

      Our half day workshops provide a deeper understanding of how our brain works and why it responds the way it does to every day events. This understanding forms the foundations that allow us to understand what we can do to change our responses. We will teach you simple techniques to reducing negative thinking and stress and build resilience and wellbeing so we can so that we can be more focused, creative, productive and happy, both in the workplace and at home.  Contact me to discuss your requirements.

      Coaching Programme

      Our coaching programme is perfect for those who have already been on our half day workshop. In this 4 part programme we guide and support you to integrate our Resilience and Wellbeing Programme in to your every day life both at work and at home. We also take a deeper look at some common issues that we all face such as how to build motivation and how to have more helpful communications with others around us. The environment of a small group is perfect for helping each individual to find their way of integrating this work in a comfortable way that that works for them.  Contact me to discuss your requirements.

      Mental Health In The Workplace Training

      Mental Health Awareness training

      An introduction to the topic of mental health, exploring what mental health is (and isn’t) and raising awareness of common mental health conditions, their symptoms and effects and how to both identify and minimise them, this workshop provides learners with increased self-awareness and insight into their own mental health status and challenges, as well as the knowledge and skills to enable everyone in the organisation to actively promote a culture of wellbeing for the benefit of all.

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      Managing mental health training

      A comprehensive workshop which takes learners on an exploration of the role of employers, managers and leaders, when it comes to mental health at work, and equips them with the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to enable the wellbeing of their team, through understanding mental health and the legal obligation to protect it, as well as learning how to nurture a positive environment, spot the early signs of common conditions and have the confidence to respond appropriately.

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      Mental Health First Aid training

      This internationally recognised training course, all built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan is designed to qualify attendees as a Mental Health First Aider, teaching them how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health and to then provide help and support to someone experiencing a mental health issue on a first aid basis.

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      Becca in Maidstone

      “I understand my brain and thought patterns so much better now, I am in control of how depression and anxiety affects me daily, and not only do I feel able to cope with it, I am enjoying my life again”

      Gina in Kettering

      “It was nice to speak to someone who had an answer for the way I was feeling. To realise I wasn’t going mad was wonderful!  I am now so much calmer and able to think clearly about any situation. Life is much better.”

      Callum in Market Harborough

      “I have gradually become more relaxed as my anxiety has been released and small changes to each day have increased my general happiness and well-being.  Book an initial consultation today – you really have nothing to lose.”

      Emma in Devon

      “The whole experience was life changing!  Peace and positivity has been restored in my head,  and without doubt I’m more confident – I actually have some self esteem!!  If you’re thinking of using hypnotherapy go for it!”

      Julie in Maidstone

      “I suffered with anxiety attacks for over 25 years and had taken medication consistently for 20 years. I felt that the medication was no longer a positive support for me and I wanted to find a non-medical option.  Hypnotherapy worked for me.”

      Meet my clients

      Find out what it’s like working with me. Read about my clients experiences and the impact I have on their lives.