Silvia Oakes-Wilson Clinical hypnotherapist DSFH AfSFH CNHC BWRT1

It’s time to let go of that fear, boost that confidence again and focus on how you want things to be, rather than how you don’t want them to be!

Hi, I am Silvia. I am a fully insured and qualified clinical hypnotherapist and anxiety specialist based in Bristol. I use a combination of psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis to help you achieve best results. My concern is not for you to feel just OK. I want you to regain that zest for life, that inner glow that has been missing.

Whichever symptoms you’d like to work on, we can discuss it at our initial consultation. All sessions are tailored to your needs and if there are any particulars about your situation that you want to keep private, you are most welcome to do so. 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 – life can be good again!

I endeavour to make this process insightful, interesting and something to look forward to. We spend most of our life getting to know other people’s likes, interests and needs often forgetting the most important person to know about is – ourselves! 

It can happen to all of us – with time we become used to everyday scenarios and the idea of doing something different, although beneficial, can seem even more dreadful. One of the most important lessons I have learnt is that sometimes we simply need to get out of our own way! And the best way to do this  is to – reach out!

What benefit is there to waiting?

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 an inquiry and I’ll get in touch shortly.

Experience hypnosis with me – click below to listen to my guided hypnosis audio

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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Bristol Hypnotherapy Services – Oakes-Wilson Hypnotherapy

  • Stop procrastinating and get clarity on what you want to achieve

  • Change negative thoughts and focus on how you want things to be

  • Stop panic attacks and get in control of your thoughts and feelings

  • Say goodbye to fears and phobias

  • Encourage your body to produce more happy hormones and break the cycle of depression

  • Overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Boost that confidence again and shine your light

  • Learn how to cope with daily stress and challenging situations

  • Deal with exams calmly and confidently

  • Build positive expectations and forget about anxiety

  • Change unwanted habits and stop smoking in one session

  • Relieve your insomnia and start sleeping better

  • Have a calm and manageable birth

  • Embrace your body and live a healthier lifestyle

  • Improve your sports performance or public speaking

  • Dare to be what you have always wanted to be!