Phil Benjamin - clinical hypnotherapist

I'm Phil Benjamin and I’ve been a clinical and medical hypnotherapist for 20 years. I'm here to help you make positive changes in your life, quickly and easily.


Hypnotherapy can be used to stop smoking, and to treat a wide range of conditions including stress and anxiety, phobias and weight issues as well as helping you improve your self-esteem, motivation and confidence.


It is also very effective for treating problems such as psychological addictions (e.g. gambling, and the misunderstood sex-addiction), sexual dysfunction and relationship issues. You can find a list of treatable conditions here.


My commitment to the recognition of the value of hypnosis has resulted in me teaching medical students at most of the medical schools in the UK, including Oxford and Cambridge University Medical Schools.


I am currently involved in providing practical solutions for using hypnosis to deal with the mental health issues people are currently experiencing due to the Covid-19 crisis.


If you are new to hypnosis and hypnotherapy, you will find some useful information in the FAQs section, including what to expect in a hypnotherapy session.


All sessions are currently online.


I believe that making change is easy when you trust the person who works with you, and they work with you to achieve what you want. If you have any questions relating to any issues you would like help with - you can contact me.


What is hypnotherapy?

Phil Benjamin had a career teaching clinical hypnosis. Find out from him about hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy sessions

If you're considering a one-to-one session with Phil, find out what to expect and all the relevant information.

Go to Ursula James Store

Phil recommends Ursula James' range of  MP3s, books and a very special app. All of them are available in her online shop.

In the news. . .

17/07/2023: How Hypnosis Impacts The Brain

A team of researchers from Stanford University has conducted a new study looking at which brain regions are most altered by hypnosis.

Full article...

anxiety & stress

Hypnotherapy is very effective in the treatment of anxiety and stress and helps you deal with things in a more controlled way.

weight control

You can easily lose weight with hypnosis by adjusting your attitude towards food and removing emotional triggers.

stop smoking

Hypnotherapy can help you give up smoking. All it takes is one session to stop the habit for good with no side effects.


If you suffer from a fear or phobia, it can successfully be removed using hypnotherapy, often in just one session.

The effectiveness of hypnotherapy

A lot of studies have been carried out into the effectiveness of hypnotherapy, particularly in the last 20 years, and much of this research is summarized in a new report commissioned by Louise Brown of the The Soul Collective. It demonstrates the positive impact of hypnotherapy on a wide range of areas including pain reduction, anxiety, stress reduction, pregnancy, smoking cessation and weight loss. You can read the report on The Soul Collective website here.
(Crosier, A, Ford, K & Howe, O  (2021) 'Summary of the Evidence for the Effectiveness of Hypnotherapy')