Silvia Oakes-Wilson Clinical hypnotherapist DSFH AfSFH CNHC BWRT1

Most of us at some point in life experience fear, low confidence or question own self-worth. On top of this, the older we get, the more roles we take on, placing more demands on ourselves and having less time for reflection. When these negative feelings last for an extended period of time they can result in anxiety, depression and many sleepless nights.

The thing is, most of our energy and focus is naturally directed towards the outside, rather than the inside. It can easily become overwhelming if the foundations we build our happiness on depend on other people or things running smoothly. In this world where change is the only constant, life can challenge us over and over again.

Jon Kabat-Zinn sums it up wisely in his quote: “You cannot stop the waves but you can learn how to surf.” You can do this, too, by understanding the nature of your mind and finding the balance within.

Now, you may ask:

“Who am I to take time for myself to be happy, confident, talented?” Actually, who are you not to be?

We spend most of our life  getting to know other people’s interests, likes and needs often forgetting the most important person is – ourselves!

I’d like you to know, whatever you may be experiencing at the moment, I can help you to shift your perspective and see it as an opportunity to explore the amazing potential you have within.

What benefit is there to waiting? Reach out, talk to me. I will show you how.

Take the first step and book your free telephone consultation! My online calendar will show you available slots to make finding time easy. If there is no availability at times when convenient for you, please send an inquiry and I’ll get in touch shortly.

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Who am I?

Hi, I am Silvia. I am a fully insured and qualified clinical hypnotherapist and BWRT1 practitioner based in Bristol. My specialisms are anxiety and anxiety related conditions, confidence, self-worth and positive ageing. I use a combination of psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis to help you achieve best results. As a lifelong learner, I am passionate about acquiring new skills which allows me to tailor my sessions to your individual needs. I currently study towards the International Advance Diploma and some of the most recent courses and masterclasses I have attended involve:

  • BWRT
  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Confidence and self-worth
  • Positive ageing

I know it may seem impossible sometimes to imagine a future without anxiety, sleepless nights, or trauma that has left you struggling with upsetting emotions. The good news is – you can turn this around!

I have always believed that despite all the difficulties, fears or limiting beliefs, as long as there is willingness to move forward, we can create a better life for ourselves. If you’re ready to make that change and would like a passionate and enthused approach, then please get in touch. Together we can make this process insightful, interesting and something to look forward to.

 Symptoms I can help you with:

  • procrastination and mojo recovery
  • negative thoughts 
  • stop panic attacks
  • say goodbye to fears and phobias
  • break the cycle of depression
  • grief and bereavement
  • overcome obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • deal with exam stress calmly and confidently
  • change unwanted habits and stop smoking
  • relieve your insomnia and start sleeping better
  • have a calm and manageable birth
  • embrace your body and start eating mindfully
  • improve your sports performance or public speaking
  • dare to be what you have always wanted to be!

Customer testimonials


"I contacted Silvia because I wanted to prepare myself for a workshop I was running with a group of 20 people. It was my first public speaking gig since I have moved to London, and I really wanted to be at my best. I had one session with Silvia and I could notice a...


I just wanted to write to completely recommend Silvia Oakes-Wilson, I went to help sort my motorway driving phobia and anxieties, and came out with loads of confidence and feeling like a million dollars! (Plus feeling so relaxed during the sessions, I didn't want to...


“I visited my GP to have 3 doses of injections including a blood test! I can’t say it was still a pleasurable experience but I did not pass out as usual and I managed for once to have them.”


“I no longer go on dates with a great amount invested in them but more observe any feelings or judgements that come up.”


“I started to feel big changes in my thought processes. I had a sense of calm that previously hadn’t been there, it gave me the space to become less reactive and think clearly before I acted in haste.”


“I found hypnotherapy with you to be an incredibly calming experience and very much enjoyed the feeling of being under hypnosis.”


“Silvia is fantastic at what she does! She’s got the most calm, relaxing, yet attentive manner about her.”


“I have two autoimmune diseases and although I know that food can play a crucial role in well-being, I couldn’t resist gluten and sugar. After one treatment with Silvia, she managed to switch my brain process.”


“I had two sessions with Silvia and I felt like weight was lifted off my shoulders. I felt like a little Buddha, in a calm and peaceful place.”


“Silvia showed me that for the issues I had (weight management and coping with exam stress) the solutions were already within me – she just helped me to tease them out.”


“I found an immediate effect when I went home after our session and I was eating a meal and found I was eating slowly which was something I’d talked about wanting to change! “


“Luckily, I was in safe hands with Silvia, who has been fantastic. I truly believe it would be difficult to find a more dedicated, insightful and caring professional in this field.”

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