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Through mind, body and soul

Are you struggling with issues related to stress, confidence, anxiety, or major life changes.  Are you not where you want to be in life?
There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help us cope with many of life’s challenges.
I’m a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist in the Grantham/Newark/Nottingham area,
and I’m really looking forward to being able to help you on your journey towards healing and self-discovery.
Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face.
My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change.

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Exceeding Expectations One Starfish at a Time


After a 23-year career at the BBC, I found myself facing redundancy in 2005, and I came across a company that helps people with their health and wellbeing and started my own business under their umbrella. I went on to grow a wonderful business with them,

which continues to this day alongside hypnotherapy. 

I love helping people grow and develop and have undertaken extensive trainings over the years in self development, mindset, mental health and nutrition.

When we relocated to the Nottingham/Lincoln borders, near Grantham, to be nearer to family, it coincided with our son leaving for university, so I found myself to be an empty nester!  I got involved in charity work, to meet more people and give back, received hypnotherapy personally and found it to be absolutely fantastic.

So, when a course came up to learn how to actually become a hypnotherapist, it sang to me - it sits with my core values of helping people become the best they can be,

with integrity, empathy and dignity.

And so STARFISH HYPNOTHERAPY was born and in 2018 I embarked on the journey to qualify as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with the largest training school in the UK - Innervisions. Having qualified in June 2019, I am really enjoying the journey, and have already helped so many people change their mindset and get rid of unwanted feelings and behaviours

and I love what I do. 

Please give me a call to chat through any unwanted thoughts, feelings, behaviours or patterns that you would like to change (the list is endless),

and let’s see if hypnotherapy is the right vehicle for you.  Please also click on my "Testimonials" page (see menu tab at top) to read what other clients have said.

I offer free initial consultations so that we can explore where you are now and where you’d like to be. Then we can discuss the journey thereafter and how hypnotherapy can help you.

I see clients in Orston, near Bingham in Nottinghamshire

and can also work online using Zoom.

In the meantime, here's a gift for you - a relaxing healing recording -

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you become your best YOU.

Through mind, body and soul with Starfish Hypnotherapy.

Clare Copping

07942 902764

Dip.Hyp., I.S.C.H., G.H.S.C., G.H.R.

Licenced Innervisions Hypnosis Practitioner

Licenced Hypnoslimmer Consultant

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With You Every Step of the Way

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A Happier, Healthier You

In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behaviour.

I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles.

I’m confident you’ll find my personalised Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational.

Please get in touch to book your free initial consultation.

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Panic Attacks, Anxiety or Depression

Unwanted Habits

Low Self-esteem and Confidence



Covid-related Issues

Weight Control

Pain Management

Sports Performance


Fertility and Hypnobirthing

and much more

Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself and be free from all those unwanted feelings and behaviours to start the journey of being the best version of YOU.

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Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing

Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead.

Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support.

Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioural transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions.

I have the tools, professionalism and compassion to help you get back on track. 

I offer a free, no-obligation, confidential initial consultation where we will talk and discover how I can help you.  I'll explain fully what will happen in future sessions, and then let you decide if you'd like to move forward.

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What My Clients Are Saying

I pride myself on my excellent service and ability to deliver results with empathy, integrity and compassion.
If you would like to get an idea of the experiences that past clients have had with my services, please have a look at my client testimonials.

I can't thank my Clare enough for the incredible support and guidance she provided me recently. From battling anxiety to boosting my confidence and improving my communication skills, she has been an absolute game-changer in my life.
Her approach is not just about giving advice but about truly understanding my struggles and helping me navigate through them with patience and empathy. With her expertise, I've learned invaluable techniques to manage my anxiety, tackle challenging situations head-on, and communicate effectively in both personal and professional settings.
Thanks to her guidance, I now feel more confident, resilient, and equipped to handle whatever life throws my way. I wholeheartedly recommend Clare to anyone seeking transformation and support in overcoming obstacles and unlocking their full potential.

I can’t thank Clare enough for all her help guiding me on my journey, and making me feel like myself again. I was feeling extremely anxious, down, stressed, unexcited about life, and after only a few sessions I’ve made so many positive changes. During the sessions, I always felt in control and in a safe space, and left each time feeling really empowered! If I could describe hypnotherapy I would say it feels very natural, calming and just gives you clarity/perspective - it’s nothing to be nervous about. Clare is great at making you feel at ease, is highly professional and kind. 
Thanks for everything, Clare, and for giving me some great tools that I can use going forward 😊

"My 13 year old daughter was struggling with her mental health and was experiencing physical symptoms of anxiety including pseudo-seizures and fainting episodes. They got so bad, we had to take her out of school for a few months. We went to see Clare in desperation as we had tried conventional therapy and counselling which hadn’t helped. Within 3 sessions, my daughter was a different child. Her seizures completely stopped and she is now able to calm herself down when she gets stressed. Her anxiety is now manageable and she has returned to school and is thriving."

I was stuck creatively and was generally feeling apathetic and overwhelmed. Clare helped me find clarity, tap into my creativity and push through procrastination. My brain was very busy before, but now I feel calm and in control again. It was worth every penny and I would recommend her in a heartbeat.

Clare helped me overcome severe anxiety about my GCSE’s. I was also struggling with social anxiety and emetophobia. She gave me tools to help me calm myself down and I was able to get through my exams with minimal stress. My social anxiety has improved so much and my emetophobia is almost completely gone. I was surprised how helpful it was.

I was very sceptical on my first visit to Starfish Hypnotherapy but Clare was so welcoming I felt at ease straight away!! After talking (and crying) for about an hour I was already feeling more positive. The hypnotherapy took me to places I loved, helped me get rid of the things I didn’t love and retrain my brain to a positive place. I’m so glad I took the step of going to see Clare. Thank you Clare xx

Hypnoslimmer: Having seen a poster in a changing room about hypno slimming, I did a Google search and came across Clare who was very local to me. I had been battling a weightloss journey, having put on more than a few pounds over the 'pandemic years' and nothing seemed to be working. 
On my first visit, Clare went through the whole process and helped me explore further what was important to me and my main motivators. 
The simplicity of this programme makes it feel like it won't work - who knew you didn't have to restrict yourself and there would be no foods off limits!
My weekly visits to Clare were incredible, I couldn't believe how quick the change was happening after months of trying various diets. I couldn't believe how many cm's I'd lost after just 4 weeks. It's been a few weeks since my sessions finished and I'm loving my new relationship with food. No guilt feeling going out for dinner, no difficult decisions on menus and my shape continues to change with people commenting all the time 😊
I'd recommend this programme to anyone who is on a weightloss journey, no more fad diets! 
Thank you Clare for helping me on my journey ❤️

When I walked into Clare’s lovely sunny therapy room about 6 weeks ago I was tied up with anxiety which was affecting me both mentally and physically. I felt as if I had forgotten how to enjoy the moment and my mind was full of thoughts and negative emotions about my past; conversations I had had, people I had lost and actions I had taken. This “noise” stopped me being truly happy despite having a lovely life full of love, laughter and good health. Physically I felt like a tightly coiled spring, rusty in places and it affected how I felt about many situations and stopped me having fun and feeling relaxed. I had a constant knot between my shoulders which hurt when I breathed in and a terrible pain in my jaw where I was clenching my teeth. Weirdly I was also clenching my fists in my sleep and forcing my nails into my palm.
In my first session with Clare I told her all about how I was feeling and the symptoms I was having. She was very understanding and offered some great suggestions as to how hypnotherapy could help me. We agreed that my journey would take about 4 sessions and that we would meet weekly. Something that really resonated was that all I needed was a factory reset! I had been a happy carefree lady before and I could be again.
Fast forward to today, I have no shoulder pain at all, my fist clenching has stopped and for the first time in a few years I have no jaw pain. The noise has gone, I find myself actively enjoying the moment and situations I find myself in. A happy side effect has been the clarity of mind I have regained, I feel like I can think clearly again and the mind fog has gone.
I am extremely happy with the therapy Clare has given me, she has genuinely helped me and given me that factory reset I needed. I highly recommend Clare as a therapist, she is supportive, non judgmental and easy to talk to. The human mind is an amazing place and it is possible that we can access it to help ourselves to get the life and happiness we desire. Let Clare show you the way to achieve this and enjoy life! AC

Hey Clare.  I just wanted to drop you a message.  She smashed her exams and I wanted to say a huge thank you again.  She exceeded all expectations but my main thing I’m proud of, regardless of grades, is how she coped throughout and that I must pass on huge gratitude and thanks to you xx DJ

”Just thought I would let you know I had the most relaxed flight ever. Nothing worried me. Thanks for your help Clare”

A big thank you to Clare for making me feel like myself again. As well as giving me the tools to go forward when I need to use them in the future.
Professional and friendly.
Highly recommend. JM

I had been wanting to get therapy for a while. I first tried going down the NHS route but the waiting list was long and when they did eventually get back to me, I wasn’t keen on the idea of not knowing who I would be assigned to. I felt like I needed to find the right therapist for me, someone who could understand how I was feeling. That’s when I found Clare! My mum found her company Starfish Hypnotherapy and after reading the testimonials on Clare’s website I just knew I had to meet her. I had never considered hypnotherapy but I’m so glad I did. Clare helped me break down so many traumas that I had been holding onto for many years as well as helped me to let go of old relationships that had previously hurt me. I was able to change my way of thinking and after one session felt like something had shifted in me. I will be forever grateful for you Clare and the best part is I know you will always be someone I can come back too. Thank you for helping me find my confidence and being my sat nav to finding myself again! LF

I just wanted to write this review for Clare as she has been amazing with my daughter.
During lockdown, my 14 year old daughter developed quite severe anxiety and when it came to going back to school, most days she couldn't even get through the school gates, let alone sit in any classes.
We had 4 sessions with Clare over the summer and since September, my daughter has been to school every day, and has sat through every lesson. We have just received her progress report and she has obtained As and Bs across all subjects.
We cannot thank you enough Clare. Not only do you provide incredible therapies tailored to suit your clients, but the relationship you built with Holly was just lovely.

Holly says "at the back of my mind I always know I can go and see Clare whenever I need to".  She adores you.
I would seriously recommend Clare to anyone that is struggling - she has made such a tremendous difference to our lives, and more importantly to the life of my daughter.

We now have our bubbly, confident girl back. Thank you Clare xxx.  JM

Where do I start! This lady, a total stranger helped me when health professionals weren’t interested even though I worked for some! They threw tablets & self help links at me & let me get on with it for nearly 2 years! I was dying inside & I wanted to end it all, in 4 sessions this wonderful lady helped me learn about how the mind works & showed me techniques to help me cope, I was sceptical but I was desperate & wanted help where none was forthcoming, Claire has such a soothing voice & a genuine desire to help how could I not give it a try!! 4 weeks later I honestly feel like a new person, the mind is a powerful thing & at 53 I didn’t know how on earth some of these techniques could help someone so desperate, well it did! Now there aren’t enough hours in the day to do what I want to do, my head is buzzing with exciting thoughts & projects for my future instead of futile nothingness! (If that’s even a word) I’m so thankful for her help & her genuine caring personality & I’m still in awe of the transformation she has instilled in me, friends for life ❤️. JE

I want to thank you so much. I genuinely think the whole experience you have given me has been incredibly moving, something that I never thought that I would get out of simply wanting to stop a habit. I would 100% recommend the process to anyone I know. The appointments showed me a part of life that I could never have imagined being real or possible.  As cliché as it sounds, I really see this as being life changing. I can't thank you enough for how much you have helped me, above and beyond what I initially got in contact with you for. I think a lot of other people could really benefit from the therapy that you gave. Thank you so much, and hope to see you in the future, when my nails are fully grown :) HL

Clare has helped me hugely over the past couple of months. I was very anxious which was worsened by COVID and having sessions with Clare has transformed this for me. She is fabulous and I loved every session and I continue to be amazed by the positive impact it has had on me day to day. I couldn’t recommend Clare enough!  SA

Thank you Clare for your magnificent healing voice. After only 3 hypnotherapy sessions I’ve felt more confident, less alone with my issues. I feel my issues have become dilute and paling into insignificance. I feel stronger with more hope. Your hypnotherapy has given me a deep inner strength that stays with me every day. I’m blown away by your passion and special healing gift - Thank you! CM

I highly recommend Clare - I had one of my worst migraines making me very sick while traveling back from Stockholm.  I was so grateful I was with Clare as I wouldn’t have managed getting on the aeroplane by myself! We had a two hour wait - Clare found me a quiet place to lie down. She then talked me through into a deep hypnotic state - her voice was so calming and clear - I felt so safe, relaxed, calm, at peace - blocking all the noise around me only hearing her words - she brought me round - my sick feeling had gone but still had a slight headache - Clare then gave me reiki healing - Clare really has healing hands I could feel the heat off her hands and I literally felt a heaviness rise out of my head - I awoke and I can honestly say my headache had disappeared !! I still felt very tired, however the next day I was full of energy! Normally I would have had a migraine for at least 3 days ! Thank you so much Clare you were really my healing Angel 😇 so lucky and grateful you were with me xx  H.W.

I’ve been scared of spiders since I can remember. I did try to be brave in front of my children but still managed to transmit that fear to them. After a pretty rough year, I decided to take control of one area of my life. I’ve never been hypnotised before and had no idea what to expect. It was a very pleasant experience! And, I believe it’s worked. I’m not saying I’d have a spider as a pet, but I now enter dusty rooms more boldly than I previously would have! I don’t hesitate to open dark cupboards. I don’t jump at the sight of one. Don’t get me wrong, seeing tarantulas on tv still makes my skin crawl, but the everyday ones no longer bother me. I totally recommend Clare if you’ve never tried hypnotherapy before. She’s an amazing, relaxing person.
Can’t wait to go back for my next session! Thank you Clare! S.G.

I had three hypnotherapy sessions with Clare and she has helped me to get rid of a phobic reaction that I've had for years!! She was very professional, made me feel at ease and the whole experience was both relaxing and empowering.
I can't recommend Clare enough.  E.D.

I really can't thank you enough.... 5 weeks without biting my nails... I'm amazed 😘 NR

I had a few sessions of hypnotherapy with Clare and felt very relaxed afterwards. Not only that but Clare is lovely and has given me lots of useful info and resources related to my health. Highly recommend.  L.D.

Highly recommend Clare for her wonderful way of blissfully allowing me to slip in to total relaxation. I felt amazing afterwards and immediately started feeling the benefits.
Thank you Clare! C.M.

Clare has hypnotised me on a number of occasions. I was new to hypnotherapy and did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Clare is gentle and reassuring in her approach and I easily dropped into a relaxed state. Clare had created a bespoke session suited to my needs and I have to say after the session I experienced the best nights sleep I had had in years. I will definitely use Clare again and can now see the possibilities of what Hypnotherapy can help with. H.P.

I have just finished my course of three sessions with Clare with amazing results - I was scared of spiders, constantly scanning the room just in case - not any more. Have been able to ignore them or deal with them - either way not bothered by them any more. Thank you Clare Copping - your sessions were priceless. K.G.

Clare is great! Would definitely recommend. She has such a positive attitude, and believes that you can change anything if you really want to. Clare has really helped me:) Thank you. L.H.

I would definitely recommend Clare - in one session I felt able to deal with situations that I would normally panic in. Can’t wait to complete my full course and see the full benefits. Thank you Clare! Xx S.C.

I recently underwent a hypnotherapy session with Clare.  Having never had hypnotherapy before, I was quite apprehensive.  I need not have worried, as Clare’s approach was calm and unhurried as she explained, in detail, how the session would proceed.  This served to relax and reassure me.  I felt that I was in a warm, comfortable environment which, together with Clare’s gentle voice, instilled confidence and an atmosphere of safety.
As my personal level of relaxation deepened, I felt as though I was drifting towards sleep.  I could still hear Clare’s clear instructions as she guided me through the procedure.  When the session came to its conclusion, I was sorry that it had finished, but felt fully relaxed.  I look forward to my next hypnotherapy appointment.
Thank you, Clare, for such an enlightening experience.

I was lucky enough to be one of Clare’s guinea pigs when she was learning to be a clinical hypnotherapist 😊 Clare made me feel at ease, the environment was beautiful and very relaxed. Clare made me feel completely comfortable and relaxed and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience... I’m looking forward to getting the full works now that her new business is up and running. M.E.

I was happy to agree to help Clare to practise her skills because she is such an open and caring person. I had not known her long but the passion she showed to do this was tangible. She has a calm and soothing voice and was very sensitive to ensuring I was fully comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole session.
I have no doubt that she will be amazing at this. S.L.

Thank you to all my Clients for their beautiful, generous testimonials - it's been a privilege and pleasure to help you on your journey :-)

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"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind"

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Have a question you’d like to ask?
I’m committed to giving patients the best care and experience I can.
There’s no such thing as a silly question.
Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions.


Hypnotherapy is a type of complementary and alternative therapy in which the mind is used to help with a variety of problems, such as breaking bad habits or coping with stress.  It is completely natural - you will feel focussed and relaxed.


No, you will be awake, but with your eyes closed.  You will be able to hear everything around you.  You will be deeply relaxed until you reach a state where the conscious part of your mind is relaxed and your subconscious part is more open to suggestion to help you make the changes you wish to happen. You will be aware and in control the whole time.


No-one has ever remained in hypnosis indefinitely. Even if something were to happen to me halfway through the session, you would still 'come out' of hypnosis once rapport had been broken.


No, you won't say or do anything at all that you don't want to. You will be in complete control because you are awake. If you were given suggestions that you didn't morally or ethically agree with, you would come out of hypnosis or ignore the suggestions.


Everyone is different.  Some people say that their body feels like a lead weight, others say they feel as though they're floating. Most people will agree that it's a lovely feeling because they are more relaxed than they have ever been before.


The only side effects are the beneficial ones of feeling more relaxed afterwards and feeling more positive about whatever it was you came to see me for help with. Hypnosis is a perfectly natural state.


That depends on the reason you're coming for.  Most sessions last 45-60 mins - I will discuss the timing of the session with you at your free initial consultation


This depends on a number of factors but the average is usually between 3-6 sessions.  However, it may be less than 3 or more than 6 depending on the issues at hand.  We will discuss this at your free initial consultation.


It's not possible to ever guarantee results because the only person who can make any changes is you. The results will depend purely upon how committed and motivated you are to make the changes.


I am a Registered Practitioner with the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register) and abide by their code of conduct and ethics.

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I love helping my clients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges.

Contact me today to learn more and book a free initial consultation.

Orston, Nottingham NG13, UK

07942 902764

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