Mrs. Lisa Skeffington

Lisa Skeffington - Anxiety Expert

Personal Development, Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy in Ringwood Hampshire

Member Organisation(s): CNHC, MNCP, GHR,

Therapy Provides:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Hypnobirthing, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, NLP, Psychotherapy, Stress Management

Therapy Provides:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Hypnobirthing, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, NLP, Psychotherapy, Stress Management

The Buckman Building 43
Southampton Road Ringwood Hampshire
BH24 1HE

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Member Organisation(s): CNHC, MNCP, GHR,

Therapy Provides:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Hypnobirthing, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, NLP, Psychotherapy, Stress Management

About Lisa Skeffington - Anxiety Expert

If you are feeling confused and overwhelmed by the many consultants and therapists out there with different approaches and personalities, I want you to know that I totally ‘get’ that it can be a minefield finding the right help. Indeed, many of my clients struggled before finding their way to me.

If you are a woman typically over 35 and you are struggling with feeling anxious and overwhelmed, you’ve come to the right place. Once you discover my proven therapies and mentoring strategies, you will quickly learn how to take control and squash anxiety, so that you begin to feel more relaxed, happy, free and secure within yourself.

I’d like to share with you why I believe you can place your trust in me…

You can be reassured that I am an experienced Consultant Psychotherapist and Advanced Hypnotherapist. As an Expert in anxiety, I’ve been helping people like you to feel better about themselves for over fifteen years now. I specialise in all kinds of physical and psychological anxiety symptoms and I have developed a unique blend of therapies and mentoring/coaching methods to help you to take control, feel better and feel good!

I broke free myself from the clutches of anxiety nearly twenty years ago. Briefly, to give you a snapshot, my childhood was dominated by an obsessively controlling and violent father. I suffered nervous convulsions and other anxiety symptoms for many years, triggered by the sustained emotional and psychological confusion I experienced. With help, I got away and got on with life. However, ten years later, post-natal depression sent me spiralling into an emotional breakdown and into the black abyss of depression and anxiety. Advanced Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy helped me to let go of the past fears and trauma which I had buried for too long. I learned to re-write my life script so that I could break free from unhelpful limiting beliefs. I grew to understand and accept myself for the first time in my life.

Since that time, over the past fifteen years, I have been honoured to have helped thousands of people, especially women, with help for anxiety, and have gained much experience, which means I can help you in the most efficient way. It has become my life’s calling to help you to find the resources within yourself so that you too can find your own way to freedom and feeling good within yourself and about yourself, as I did.

The good news for you is that it doesn’t have to be so hard. I can help you to heed the life lessons so you don’t perhaps make the same mistakes along the way that I made. I can teach you the short cuts to create for yourself the right mindset, and to set the right boundaries. I can help you to find your way quickly to loving yourself and creating a life that works for you on so many levels, so that you too can feel confident, empowered, happy and secure in your life, as I do now.

I am in my late 40s, married for 25 years with a daughter now successfully living and working in London as a graduate, and a son well settled in Secondary education.

Previously based in Buckinghamshire in the UK, I developed a strong practice which over time became largely referral based from a number of GPs and counsellors in the area. Five years ago, I relocated about a hundred miles to be near the New Forest coast and I am delighted to have successfully established a thriving practice once again, and to be extending my reach internationally.

“There is No-one Who Is You-er Than You!”
…Dr. Seuss says it so well.

Over the past fifteen years as a therapist and mentor, defining my unique approach to helping women like you celebrate your individuality, I have been honoured to help so many women find the resources within themselves to grow into a place of self-acceptance, and to find the confidence that life has in many cases stolen from them. I offer my help to you in a way that reaches far beyond what is generally available, and how it would have benefitted me to receive it.

I have developed my own unique style of working therapeutically, using an uncommon combination of mind tools. We work together very much ‘off the cuff’ in a creative spontaneous way to help you unravel your thoughts, strengthen your resolve and find your way through to success. It is my own unique way of working that delivers success time after time.

My personal experience helps me to ask the right questions at the right time so that we get to the root of the issue quickly. In this way, we begin to understand and unravel the circumstances surrounding the issue, which helps us to work together to find a positive and resourceful way forward.

You will find my approach both flexible and adaptable. This means that whilst working towards a specific outcome, therapy is adjusted to meet the changing needs of you, as my client. My aim is to support you to better understand yourself, to develop a self-awareness which in turn allows you to enhance your life coping skills, in order to embrace positive change and improve the quality of your life.

Working with me means that you can expect to benefit from any number of different approaches from hypnosis for relaxation to Advanced Hypnotherapy using Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Counselling, Mentoring and Coaching, to Hypno-Healing, depending on what is required to meet the uniqueness of your situation. This rounded approach ensures that together, we find our way through whatever we need to work through, in a safe and totally confidential way.

My approach to my work is highly professional and the highest standard of conduct and wellbeing is very important to me, not just in my work but in all areas of my life. You can be assured of my commitment to each and every client, to provide my best service and my best help in the most informed way.

Client confidentiality, along with realistic expectations, are paramount. I also ensure that you are properly informed of terms of business and that you are suitably prepared in understanding your responsibility in the process of change.

It will be my pleasure to help you x

My training, work experience and any achievement

I qualified as an Advanced Hypnotherapist in 2005 with the Atkinson Ball College of Hypnotherapy and HypnoHealing. Training is to the highest standards combining the very latest techniques in hypnotherapy with the advanced science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). I continued my training in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and am a fully accredited Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists.

My career in complementary therapies began in 2000 using relaxation and healing therapies to help many adults and children to ease both physical and emotional stresses as a means to cope better with their day-to-day living.

Advanced Hypnotherapy was the natural progression for me as a therapist because it creates an understanding and awareness in the client’s mind that empowers you to discover your inner resources and in so doing, to clear issues for yourself permanently. I gained a good reputation in Buckinghamshire through successful results and positive client feedback. My previous practice in Old Chesham was largely referral based from a number of GPs and counsellors in the local area.

I am now well established in the New Forest having successfully helped many clients to feel more relaxed, more secure and more free in the local area.

I specialise in all kinds of psychological and physiological anxiety, relationship conflict, and stress as well as all aspects of confidence for both adults and children.

I have trained further in Cognitive and Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Hypno-CBT) with the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy and Depressive Disorders/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with The Open Mind School of Therapy, Pain Management and EMDR. I also hold ITEC diplomas in Anatomy and Physiology, Body Massage and Indian Head Massage. ITEC Diploma qualifications are highly regarded in the industry for excellence both in theoretical knowledge and practical ability. Diplomas are well recognised by the British Medical Council and accredited by the UK government. I am certified in Nutritional Advice from the Plaskett College of Nutritional Medicine as a means to support therapy. I am also a qualified Reiki practitioner.

I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend seminars, workshops and courses to ensure that my skills are up to date and that I am kept abreast of the latest news, developments, and techniques in the fields of wellbeing and self development.

Further Information

"Please visit my website to read the many genuine testimonials from happy clients. Here are a few examples of what you’ll find...

“I have never experienced so much generous help in a professional person as I have with you. Support like that is from the heart and makes a massive impression when you are involved in very personal stuff. The sense of freedom growing in myself is unbelievable. I feel more alive and confident. You have well and truly exceeded my expectations.” Tamara, 50

"I would want anyone feeling as I did to go to Lisa and reap the benefits. She is a warm and caring professional, whose therapy techniques offer gentle repair and self motivation beyond anything I hoped for when I first arrived to meet her." Heather, 53, Personal Assistant

"I personally think you’ve been the best therapist I’ve ever had." Eva, 22, Student

"Your sessions have worked wonders." Judy, 42, Investment Banker

"I would recommend you without hesitation to any of my patients" Dr Andrew Dean, Calcott Medical Centre

You can work with me either in person face2face in Ringwood, Hampshire or virtually online via Skype or FaceTime. Our first meeting is an in-depth counselling consultation which generally lasts up to an hour and a half. I will ask you for some personal details and you can explain your situation and /or your symptoms. I may ask you some personal questions in order to better understand your situation.

This meeting gives me an opportunity to understand how I can best help you.

Anxiety Help BournemouthIt gives you an opportunity to ask any questions and to be sure within yourself whether you feel I am the right person for you. There is no obligation to proceed on either side during this consultation.

You’ll find my approach friendly and supportive, yet sensible, pragmatic, and professional. There are no gimmicks; we simply work together ‘as a team’ to find a better way forward for you.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, running on anxiety, and feeling powerless to create a life that works for you, I can help you to find the awareness and confidence within yourself to move your life forward in the right way for you.

So if you want things to be different and, if you are totally committed to making positive changes in your life, I can help you to move forward.


I offer quality therapy and mentoring. My fees reflect this standard. Bespoke VIP focus sessions and three, six or twelve month programs are offered in order to provide solutions to problems rather than simply charging you per individual session on a flimsy ‘pay as you go’ basis. I believe this provides you with a clearer idea of the investment required and ensures focus and commitment to the process.

An intensive half day experience is a fantastic opportunity to get to try out working with me with minimum investment. It also helps you to make progress quickly, so that you can begin to take control immediately. A full day experience allows you to work a little more deeply more quickly.

Three, six and twelve month programmes are truly transformational.

How much value do you place on such transformation in your life, I wonder? Take a moment to consider how the right expert help would improve your life circumstances and your wellbeing. In return for a reasonable investment on your part, I offer you my on-going support, expertise and nurturing, to help you to overcome anxiety and improve the quality of your life.

You can find out more about how I can help you here.

My question to you is this…

Isn’t it time you started putting yourself first and decide to invest in You in order to experience a real difference in your life?

I’m guessing you value your money and you want to invest in the most efficient and effective way to get value for money? In the coming months, when you may be enjoying your life feeling more free and happy, more secure and more relaxed, just imagine how good you will feel that you invested wisely in yourself and got the best help available to you…

Age I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Other concerns & issues I deal with

    HypnoHealing and Support with Asthma and Hypertension and Cancer treatment amongst others. Please contact me to discuss your needs.

    Health Anxiety, Misophonia, Tinnitus,

    Mind Focussing and Guided Relaxation for 11 Plus Exam Support

    Parent Support Sessions when helping children

Concerns & issues I deal with

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Adolescence
  • Affairs
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Bereavement
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Boredom
  • Bullying
  • Childhood Issues
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME)
  • Compulsive Behaviour
  • Concentration Problems
  • Couple Relationships
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exhaustion
  • Family Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fear
  • Grief
  • Headaches
  • Impulsive Behaviour
  • Inertia
  • Inhibitions
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Leadership
  • Low Self Confidence
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Marriage (Marital Relations)
  • Melancholia
  • Menopause
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Miscarriage
  • Mothering
  • Negative Thoughts
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Management
  • Personal Growth
  • Personal Relationships
  • Phobias
  • Physical Illness
  • Post Natal Depression (PND)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Psychogenic Neurosis
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship Problems
  • Repetitive Negative Patterns
  • Sadness
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self Determination
  • Self Development
  • Separation
  • Shame
  • Shyness
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Addiction
  • Social Phobia
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Terminal Illness
  • Tiredness
  • Trauma
  • Unresolved Issues
  • Weight Loss
  • Work Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Childbirth
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exam Nerves
  • Fear of Flying
  • Insomnia
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Low Self Confidence
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Obsessions & Compulsions
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stop Smoking
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Stuttering
  • Weight Loss
  • Nail Biting
  • Emotional Abuse

Therapy Provides

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Hypnobirthing
  • EMDR
  • Hypnotherapy
  • NLP
  • Psychotherapy
  • Stress Management

Price List

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