Counselling in LeedsWe have a number of Hypnotherapists and NLP Practitioners at the Tower Clinic in Leeds who can help with a wide variety of life issues including stopping smoking, weight loss, fears and phobias, self confidence, anxiety and many more.

What is hypnotherapy?

The mind is like an iceberg. Only a small part of an iceberg is visible above the surface of the water and this is similar to the conscious mind; the part of the mind which is responsible for everyday thoughts, analysing information and making decisions. Below the surface is the subconscious mind; the much larger part of the mind which deals with memories, emotions and the central nervous system. It is this part of the mind that stores all of the individual behaviours and responses that make us who we are.

Hypnosis is a natural and safe state of mind in which you are aware of everything you experience. Although often mistaken as a form of sleep, hypnosis is actually an altered state of awareness where the subconscious mind is very receptive and alert. During hypnosis, the subconscious mind becomes more receptive to suggestion and hypnotherapy uses this process to communicate with the subconscious mind and suggest new thought or behaviour patterns.

What is Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

Closely linked to the field of hypnotherapy, NLP explores how we experience the world around us, the language we use and our behaviour patterns, to find out how they interact with each other and how this affects the way that we respond in certain situations. NLP uses various therapy techniques which are designed to work on both a conscious and subconscious level to replace pre-programmed old behaviours and responses, with new, more useful and positive ones.

What are the benefits of hypnotherapy and NLP?

Hypnotherapists and NLP Practitioners offer a calm and confidential space in which to explore life problems and issues, whilst helping you to make the changes that you need to move forwards in your life. There are different types of hypnotherapy that can be used and these include suggestion hypnotherapy, analytical hypnotherapy, cognitive hypnotherapy (also known as HypnoCBT) and regression therapy. One or more different types of therapy may be used depending on your individual needs and situation.

Hypnotherapists and NLP Practitioners at The Tower Clinic can help with a number of issues including:

  • Stop Smoking
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Public Speaking
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Loss (including Gastric Band Hypnosis)
  • Insomnia & Sleep Problems


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Vicki Crane – Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner & Talking Therapist

BA (Hons), D.Hyp, Dip.Thyp, PNLP, MHS (Accred)

I’m a fully qualified and experienced Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and Talking Therapist and have been in private therapy practice for more than ten years. During this time, I’ve helped many people with a wide range of problems from stopping unwanted habits such as smoking, to overcoming life changing issues such as phobias, panic attacks, low self esteem and anxiety.

How I can help you

I draw upon a wide variety of influences within the field of talking therapies including Hypnotherapy, NLP, Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), the Rewind Technique, Person-centred Counselling, CBT and Human Givens Psychotherapy. This integrated approach enables me to work with you as an individual, allowing you to explore your feelings and situation at your pace. With a special interest in anxiety, fears and phobias, I also see people with a variety of other issues too including:

  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Public Speaking
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Weight Loss (including Gastric Band Hypnosis)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Migraines & Tension Headaches
  • Insomnia & Sleep Problems

About me

I began my initial training as a Hypnotherapist with the Northern College of Therapeutic Hypnosis in Leeds where, upon successful completion of exams set by the Medical Hypnotherapy Examination Board, I was awarded Diplomas in both Therapeutic Hypnosis and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Following this, I achieved certification as an NLP Practitioner and since then, I have continued to develop my therapy skills with further training in Psychotherapy, Advanced Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have also completed training in the Rewind Technique, which is a method for helping people who are experiencing high anxiety conditions such as phobias, trauma and PTSD.

As an experienced therapist, I am an Accredited Member of and Approved Supervisor for The National Hypnotherapy Society and provide supervision for students, newly qualified and experienced Hypnotherapists. In addition to this, I sit on the Professional Development and Supervision Committee for both The National Hypnotherapy Society and The National Counselling Society. I am also fully insured and hold a current DBS certificate.

Qualifications & Training

  • BA (Hons) Visual Communications
  • Foundation Certificate in Therapeutic Hypnosis
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Certified Practitioner of NLP
  • Certificate in Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy Supervision
  • Certificate in Precision Hypnosis
  • Rewind Technique Training
  • Regression & Hypnoanalysis Training
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts & The Critical Inner Voice

Book an initial consultation

If you’re considering therapy sessions, the first step is to book an initial consultation. This is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss your situation in more detail, as well as answering any questions you may have and deciding on the best options for you. The appointment usually takes around 60 to 90 minutes and includes your first therapy session. Further sessions are 50 minutes and are usually booked between 1 to 3 weeks apart depending on your situation and type of therapy used. Between sessions, you may also be given a CD or MP3 download to listen to, along with tasks to complete. These are designed to complement your sessions, so that you can develop new resources and skills to help you in the future.


  • Initial Consultation: £80 (60-90 minutes)
  • Further Sessions: £80 per session (50 minutes)
  • Stop Smoking: £220 per person (2 hour session including Remain a Non Smoker CD or MP3 and information pack, plus a complimentary hypnosis relaxation CD or MP3)
  • Discounts are also available when booking a block of sessions – please see my website for more information

Client Reviews

“I saw Vicki just over a month ago to help me stop smoking. After years of smoking and finding excuses to justify the habit, I finally decided to bite the bullet! The session itself was pretty straight forward and I was also given an MP3 to listen to after my session, which I listened to most days for a couple of weeks. I threw my last packet of cigs in the bin during my session and haven’t even thought about it since. Best thing I’ve done in a long time.”

NA, Leeds

“I used to be terrified of flying and couldn’t stand the thought of getting on a plane. But after booking a holiday, I knew I had to somehow get over it. I had 5 sessions with Vicki and the week after my last session, I went on holiday. Both flights there and back went really well with no stress at all. I thought I might be anxious getting on the plane, but it didn’t happen! I also listened to the hypnosis recording I was given during my sessions and that helped me to relax during the flights as well. Hypnotherapy has been the best thing I’ve done in ages and I can’t recommend it enough.”

CB, Harrogate

“I had been having problems with anxiety for some time and it was affecting my work as well as going out with friends and family. After a few therapy sessions with Vicki, I feel a lot better and can now start looking forward to things again.”

DB, Leeds

“Vicki helped me to recover from a very difficult time in my life – I didn’t think I would ever feel OK again, but during the course of my sessions she helped me to feel better about myself and to understand that I do have a choice. I couldn’t imagine what the future might hold for me or what it might be like, but now I can and it looked a lot brighter now. Thank you so much.”

ML, Skipton

For more information or to book an appointment:

Call The Tower Clinic on: 0113 267 2067



Liane Dean

Liane is a qualified Hypnotherapist offering hypnotherapy to treat a range of physical and psychological conditions.
Her background is in dentistry where she has over 12 years’ experience as a Dental Hygienist, and she still practices part time. Over this time client care has become second nature to her. Liane is committed to helping people achieve their goals in both a dental and hypnotherapeutic setting. She takes a person centred approach in her work, meaning she will work with you to identify your needs and goals, and tailor a package of support around this and specific to you.

Liane developed an interest in hypnotherapy as she began to see where it could help clients in a dental setting to improve oral health (by helping patients overcome dental phobias or helping them stop smoking), but also how it could help them overcome or deal with things that affected their general physical or mental health such as stress management, weight control and confidence building.

She has been awarded a Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) in Clinical Hypnosis, and is currently studying a PG Cert qualification in Clinical Hypnosis. She studied both courses at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) which is the only hypnotherapy organisation recommended by the NHS, and they are the only qualifications accepted for registration to the BSCH

Liane is registered with the BSCH, and carries full indemnity and public liability insurance.

the hypnotherapy itself felt like a lovely session of relaxation. It is only afterwards, when you are in situations that would normally make you anxious, that you realise you have a new found confidence

I have had breast cancer which forced me into the early menopause. The drugs I am taking have given me side effects, the worst being hot flushes and night sweats. This led to me become extremely tired as I could not sleep, life became difficult and embarrassing. Liane has been fantastic and i have found that hypnotherapy has helped with these awful flushes. The sessions at tower clinic are friendly and professional and in a lovely environment. I would recommend Liane to anyone who needs help with this problem. She has helped me towards getting my life back

Contact details
Please call the Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067.



Sara Pugh

My name is Sara Pugh and I am a Hypnotist, Movement Teacher, Neuro-therapist and Biochemist.

Why work with the nervous system and brain?

  • The brain receives input, this comes from eyes, ears, skin, joints via receptors
  • The input travels up the spinal cord to the brain. The brain analyses the input, compares it to all other pasts experiences, attaches meaning to the input and makes a decision
  • The brain produces an output this is usually movement but also organ response, blood pressure changes
  • The path to creating a better body and a better brain lies in ensuring this input, decision and output sequence is working correctly.


I use a mixture of hypnosis and neurology to work with the brain meaning I have helped lots of people help with a wide range of issues. I work to reduce or eliminate negative issues such anxiety, fear, anger, addiction, pain and to increase and improve positives states such as confidence, strength, resilience, mobility, creativity and peace. To be honest if it’s not listed or something unusual, spiritual or embarrassing, please ask, because I will help you if I can and if not I will tell you straight away.

I deal with the person sat in front of me, with a unique method of Rapid Neuro Hypnosis. I can do content free sessions if you don’t want to tell me what the issue is. I am quick at hypnotising as I come from a stage hypnosis and entertainment background, so I am used to distractions, time constraints, difficult people and having to prove myself. This means that most of the session you pay for is spent on solving your issues, not putting you into hypnosis.

Neurological conditions

Regarding neurological conditions, I have lots of experience with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, early stages of dementia and strokes. I am have presented at Parkinson’s UK Harrogate AGM twice and I am currently working with the chair of the Parkinson’s UK Harrogate branch on ‘Hypnosis for Parkinson’s. I offer movement and brain based therapy for people with Parkinson’s and dystonia at a reduced rate.

I also work with the visual, vestibular system (inner ear) and relevant brain lobes post TBI (traumatic brain injury), such as whiplash or concussion to correct issues which arise or persist months or years after the initial trauma. If you think about it most people have had some kind of head injury in the past, have you?


I teach Pilates classes, but I include lots of other movement disciplines in the sessions to add value.

‘The body is like a machine, it’s designed to move’
‘Movement is man’s best medicine’

Hypnosis, movement and nervous systems aren’t just a job, they are a passion for me…..when you meet me you will understand.


“I have two neurological disorders, Parkinson’s and MS, which makes walking very difficult. After a session with Sara I find great improvement in my balance and posture, which helps my walking. Sara explains carefully and clearly how the pathways to my brain need to be “exercised” to help re-connect to my limbs. Sara has a whole range of things that will alleviate a broad range of symptoms – ranging from exercises to a programme that runs on my laptop – with lots of things in between. I am already recommending Sara to other members of the Parkinson’s Harrogate branch.”

Renee Dickinson, Chair Parkinson’s Harrogate

“Tonight was the first time I’ve ever seen sheet lightning. It lasted hours. Because of you I stood by the window and took a video. Still buzzing so many fears were taken away! The fear of spiders which you didn’t even mention is still gone! This is the first time in years walking home without feeling like an elephant is sitting on my chest!! I feel amazing!! Thank you x”

Mel Fisher, NHS Administration – Hypnosis for multiple phobias

Get in touch today and see how I can change your life for the better.

All the best


To book an appointment with Sara, please call the Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067


  • £55 per hour, £45 concessions
  • £30 30min, £45 45min express sessions available depending on room availability.

24 hr Cancellation Policy, but I understand ‘life happens’ so I’ll be accommodating.
Under 18’s need to be accompanied by an adult

Karen Connolly

I am a weightloss coach, mindset and motivation expert and clinical hypnotherapist based in North Leeds.

I trained with Innervisions which is one of the UK’s leading hypnotherapy training companies and use a combination of clinical hypnotherapy, NLP and the principles of CBT.

I am a fully trained Hypnoslimmer consultant, FATnosis practitioner, a full member of the association of weight loss hypnotherapists and a member of the GHR.

Having experienced Hynotherapy myself and having achieved astonishing results I decided to follow my passion and train as a clinical hyonotherapist. I specialise within the area of weight-loss and offer a range of weight-loss coaching and hypnotherapy solutions which are specifically tailored to each clients needs. I have continued to attend further training within the area of weight-loss including being trained by the ‘Weight Loss Master’ Steve Miller, star of Sky’s ‘Fat Families’ and press regular, whom I continue to work closely with.

As a very busy mum of three young children I fully appreciate the pressures of modern living and am here to support, motivate and inspire you to achieve your weight loss goals.


“This is the best thing that I have every done, not just for me but also for my family. It is like Karen has completely reset my mind without having to resort to a diet I now just feel differently about food. I am 20lbs down and counting and am so excited about the future”Laura, Leeds

“The FATnosis programme is amazing. I have tried everything to lose the weight including surgery but nothing every fitted in with my busy work and social life. For the first time in my life I wanting to eat well and find it easy to have control around food. I have just finished the program and have lost 1 stone without feeling like I am trying and am now going to continue. It is not a diet it is my new lifestyle it is just what I do now”Ann, Leeds

“I had an addiction to diet coke and was drinking up to 10 cans a day. I never felt that I could kick this addiction but with a mixture of hypnotherapy and tools that Karen gave me to use at home I now drink no cans of diet coke whatsoever and I feel so much better and more energetic for it. I found Karen really supportive and full of good ideas to help with my cravings and found the hypnotherapy sessions amazing”Emma, Leeds

Surinder Bhatti

Master Practitioner: NLP, Timeline Therapy & Hypnotherapy

Surinder is the founder and director of Sprint-A-Head (Wellbeing Therapy). She is a qualified Human Resource professional with over 16 years’ experience working and consulting with multi-national companies as a Senior Manager. She is also a fully qualified Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programming, Timeline Therapy and Hypnotherapy. By applying all these areas of discipline Surinder’s wellbeing therapy sessions provide long term, life changing results.

Main Objective: She is able to: break through the presenting issues, reveal the root cause and address the obstacles. Clients are left to get on with their life, be more resourceful and have a positive state of mind.

How Long Will It Take To Get Results?
Clients can expect to notice a positive change within themselves from the first or second therapy session(s).

What Results Can Be Expected?
Each therapy session focusses on achieving results to help the client reach their final outcome/goal. The overall expected outcome is agreed with the client. Examples include the following:

Targeting The Root Cause And Addressing:

  • Negative emotions: Such as stress, sadness, depression, anger, guilt etc.
  • Low self-esteem: Negative feelings about how you feel about yourself overall.
  • Lack of confidence: Negative feelings about your abilities.
  • Anxiety: Nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry of an event/situation.
  • Limiting beliefs: Beliefs which constrain/limit you e.g. sentences starting with “I can’t …”.

Positive State Of Mind

  • Providing self-initiating mechanisms to access positive resources whenever you want, e.g. feeling… Relaxed, content, confident, motivated, determined, focused, organised.

Work & Career Development:

  • Addressing obstacles affecting work and progression.
  • Addressing stress & anxiety.
  • Improving motivation & personal development. Defining SMART goals.
  • Advising on career opportunities and interviews.


  • Improving relationships and addressing obstacles.
  • Improving communication between parties.
  • Dealing with past relationships causing upset.


  • Applying techniques to control/stop addictions such as alcohol, smoking, food, gambling etc.

Fitness & Weight Loss

  • Devising fitness training programme to achieve health & fitness goals.
  • Applying NLP techniques to remove obstacles e.g. procrastination, loss of interest, unhealthy diet etc.
  • Providing self-initiating NLP techniques to improve motivation.
  • Giving nutritional advice.
  • Conducting one-to-one personal fitness training.

What Do Her Clients Say?

  • Surinder is amazing, I can’t believe at the beginning of the sessions I was in such a bad place and now I feel wonderful”. (Healthcare employee, senior nurse).
  • “I don’t feel stressed or have the anxiety anymore” (Healthcare employee, nurse).
  • “I was so nervous before, Surinder’s therapy sessions have helped me get rid of my anxiety and other negative emotions”. (Business owner).
  • Before therapy, I didn’t have a purpose in life, I have now regained my control and can make better decisions” (Business owner).


  • Master Practitioner NLP
  • Master Practitioner Time Line Therapy
  • Master Practitioner Hypnotherapy
  • NLP trainer
  • Master NLP coach
  • Personal Trainer (Level 3, accredited to REPS standards)
  • Post Graduate Degree in Personnel Management (Leeds University)
  • BSc (Hons) Quality Management, 2.1 (Salford University)

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