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Linda Witchell MA BSc (Hons) RGN Hyp Dip.

What do you want to change to feel better and achieve your goals?



"Linda helped me to stop biting and picking the skin around my nails. This was a disgusting habit which I was very aware of, but couldn't seem to stop. Linda used her hypnotherapy techniques to bring me to a conscious state of the process that I was going through each time I bit my skin. It was both incredible and powerful. I realized how awful it was - and stopped. The experience made me realize when I had started to pick - the situations when I would do it, and why I would do it. I am more self-aware now and can stop myself before I start again. It was amazing."

Helen F. High Wycombe, Bucks.

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If you are feeling stressed or anxious or have suffered a bereavement or loss you have come to the right place.

I specialise in stress and anxiety issues, and bereavement and loss.

Perhaps you are feeling worried and anxious and not enjoying things like you used to. Some people may be suffering with panic attacks or difficulties with their relatioships. If you are feeling stress, anxious and want tho change I can help.

I believe that you can change something or you attitude to something if you really want to but sometimes you just need a bit of help.

I know that you want fast, effective help at a time that suits you...

So with my many years of experience I help you to understand and rid yourself of the problem quickly.

You want easy access and to be seen at a time that is most convenient for you..

So I offer convenient appointments during the day, evening and some Saturdays. I offer

  • Hypnotherapy face to face or via Skype/Zoom/Vsee
  • Counselling for individuals and couples 
  • Business and Personal Coaching for individuals or corporate groups
  • Training and pubic speaking for group development

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Helping you to change and develop your true potential


Specialising in helping you feel better and cope with stress related issues including fears and phobias, panic attacks, lack of confidence and low self-esteem, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), performance anxiety, difficulty sleeping, driving or exam nerves etc

Are you feeling stressed, or do you need help to make some important changes in your personal or work life? Perhaps you have a medical condition and are finding it difficult to cope. Maybe you are a manager who feels stressed with the demands of work and staff issues. Or maybe you need to change your career, or make an important decision in your life, but feel stuck.

Symptoms of stress and axiety and different for different people so that is why you need a bespoke service to meet your needs. For some people stress and anxiety might mean worrying a lot, getting panic attacks or just feeling out of balance in life. For some people the trigger is obvious. It might be work problems, relationship problems, health worries or changes in your personal circumstances. You just feel under pressure and the demands on you are too high. But for other people they have no idea why they feel stressed and lack confidence to do things in life. Find out more. Contact Linda today for a complementary consultation.


A bereavement and loss expert. Helping you with the loss of a loved one or a cherished pet.

When we lose something its terrible. When we lose someone that we love it feels like our life has been shattered and will never be the same again. If you are suffering from any type of loss through a breakdown in relationships, the loss of your job or your home or a loss of a loved pet or special person you can experience many emotions such as shock, yearning, crying, anger and guilt. We all have emotional loss but when it goes on for too long, gets in the way of life or you have difficulty coping then you probably need help.  Perhaps you just need  to talk to a professional who cares and understands the process of loss? Perhaps you just want someone to listen to your story. Maybe you are searching for ways to get through your pain and cope. Find ways to feel better, contact Linda today.

Are you a vet who finds it difficult to know what to do or say to people who have lost a pet?Refer to a service that can help. Contact Linda today.


An experienced trainer, for businesses, healthcare establishments and therapists.

A Business and Personal Coach.

A supervisor for Hypnotherapists and Bereavement Counsellors

Do you manage a small business such as a local business of 5 - 15 people, or run a health provider establishment such as a residential/nursing home? Are you aware of the HSE guidance on stress management? Perhaps you have some other training need for your staff such as team building or customer care? Contact Linda for a complementary meeting or telephone call to discuss your needs.

Are you a hypnotherapist, coach or nurse needing coaching or supervision? Get help from a qualified supervisor. Contact Linda to find out how she can support you.

I wonder if you realise all the benefits you'll get when you take action?See my sister website for my supervisors contract and more information Contact me today.

Problems need solutions that are specifically tailored to meet your explicit needs

Stop feeling awful and discover how things can change. Easy access - Come to Bournemouth, Ferndown or surrounding areas and find out how things could be different.

Dedicated Awaken the Change rooms at 1072 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 6DS.


Hi, I’m Linda. Welcome to my web site. When you have a need and decide to look for help it’s a big decision. I'm a lot like you because I have lots of questions when I want to do something different. You might say to yourself...Who do you want to work with? Do you need therapy, coaching or should you see your doctor? How do you know that you have got the right person to meet your needs? The critical thing is that you want to change.

Just like me, I believe you need plenty of information to help you to choose the right help so please browse my web site, find out what I have to offer and feel reassured that I want to offer you the best that I can.  What might seem a small issue to others such as procrastination, difficulty setting and achieving your goals at work, and many other issues can be worked on together with coaching.  Hypnotherapy or counselling alone might be more suitable for anxiety, stopping smoking, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), pain control and much more. Obviously if you have a healthcare problem such as mental health issue or new or changing medical condition that you need to address, you should consult with your General Practitioner first.

What might seem unique about me is that I have developed a professional toolkit. I believe that everyone has the ability to learn and change if they want to so I have  many ways to support you and help that to happen.

I am a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist, coach, trainer/supervisor and counsellor. I work full time in my practice at Awaken the Change, 1072 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. I have had my own therapy and coaching business since 2007. Previously I worked as a registered nurse in a variety of positions for over 30 years in the NHS and the private sector. While working as a nurse I was also doing some of this work.

In addition, I am a tutor for Chrysalis teaching hypnotherapy and counselling at Bournemouth, Southampton Universities. I have also been teaching and training in healthcare for many years.

I keep up to date with industry news and developments by undergoing regular additional training/ professional supervision and attending conferences. I am a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), the National Hypnotherapy Society, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH), the National Counselling Society and the Royal College of Nurses, so you can rest assured that my training and credentials have been checked.

Finally, if you need more information please do give me a call or email me (It’s only me that reads and answers my emails) or check out my online service

Best wishes