Below are the most common symptoms and needs that I’ve helped my clients with:

Exam nerves
Motorway phobia
Fear of failure
Driving anxiety
Interview nerves
Binge eating
Panic attacks
Sleep problems
Breaking habits
Quit smoking
Public speaking
Success inhibition
Goal achievement
General wellbeing

Silvia Oakes-Wilson – Bristol hypnotherapy practice 

Silvia Oakes-Wilson / DSFH BWRT1 BBRS (reg)

Hello and welcome to my page! I’m Silvia and I’m a clinical hypnotherapist and BWRT practitioner specialising in anxiety and anxiety related conditions, confidence, fears and phobias. I also have a particular interest in mindset, habits and goal achievement. I have always been passionate about acquiring new skills and I am currently studying towards the International Advanced Diploma with the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis. As a therapist and a life-long learner, I apply a wide range of advanced tools and techniques to help you achieve your desired outcomes. 

You’ve probably always been able to cope with most things. People would describe you as strong, together, confident but suddenly you don’t feel that way.  You might be experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, stress, lacking in confidence or feeling that you are buckling under the pressure.   I want to let you know that I can help. 

You might not know when it started, but it’s been building up and now you’re not sure how to break free from that feeling. It might be affecting your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, maybe even your sleep pattern and now all you want is for things to be better.  You might have tried things and nothing has worked. You might have tried things that have worked for you before, but they’re not working now. Now, you’re here looking for solutions so that you can change the way you feel. 

I want you to know that hypnotherapy and BWRT are perfect for helping you make the changes you want to make. As they facilitate accelerated learning,  they allow the mind to rapidly integrate new beliefs and new understandings to fast track personal change. Both therapeutic modalities allow working online and are as effective as face-to-face sessions. 

Please browse through my website to discover more about how I can help, what my clients say or get in touch to ask any questions you may have.

Client testimonials


Silvia helped me quit smoking and I wanted to share my experience as I'm really pleased with the outcome. I've been smoking for a very long time and all my previous attempts of quitting have been unsuccessful. I had a couple of hypnotherapy sessions with Silvia and it...


"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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