Stepping Stones therapists provide counselling and hypnotherapy in Billericay, Wickford, Southend and surrounding areas of Essex. We specialise in a number of ares listed below:


People can become addicted to anything, which becomes obsessive, an uncontrollable behavior and in some instances lead to substance abuse which can be a harmful activity. This can be anything from smoking, alcohol, drugs, eating disorders, workaholics, shopaholics, computer games to gambling to name but a few.
Recognising you may be addicted is an important step towards getting help.

Hypnotherapy for addiction is particularly beneficial. It aims to get to the root of the problem. To identify and work through the underlying causes of addiction and this in turn will empower you to see your addiction behaviour as something you can control and overcome.

Hypnosis has an established track record for being effective in health care, in particular helping overcome addictions. From stop drinking, smoking and using drugs through to less obvious addictions, Hypnosis has had great success for years. It might seem strange how the brain could just turn off the desire for alcohol or drugs, and how the subconscious mind could stop the addictive urges when a person has been hypnotised. 



Hypnotherapy targets deep-seated patterns in addiction, accessing the subconscious to break destructive habits. It modifies behavior by instilling positive alternatives, creating mental associations that make addiction less appealing. By tapping into inner motivations, hypnotherapy enhances commitment to change at a subconscious level, aiding sustained recovery. Stress reduction is achieved through inducing deep relaxation, addressing triggers for addictive behavior. Building self-control and confidence involves reinforcing positive beliefs, empowering resistance to cravings. Hypnotherapy explores root causes like traumas, fostering insights and healing. It establishes mental barriers against triggers and reinforces positive affirmations for a focus on recovery and a substance-free lifestyle.

Individual sessions…………£ 90.00

Of course, you need to want to make the change we can only help you if you are fully committed. So if you’re ready to see a new you smiling back in the mirror, take the next step to a better life and call today 078138 24604

Adiction SOlution using  Hypnotherapy

Stepping Stones Therapies utilises hypnotherapy to address Fears & Phobias :


  1. Addressing Subconscious Patterns: Addiction often involves deep-seated patterns of thought and behavior. Hypnotherapy aims to access the subconscious mind to identify and modify these patterns, helping individuals break free from destructive habits.

  2. Behavior Modification: Hypnotherapy can be used to instill positive behaviors and coping mechanisms, providing alternatives to the addictive behavior. This may involve creating mental associations that make the addiction less appealing or reinforcing the desire to make healthier choices.

  3. Enhancing Motivation for Change: Hypnotherapy can tap into a person’s inner motivations, boosting their commitment to overcoming addiction. By fostering a strong desire for change at the subconscious level, individuals may find it easier to stay motivated throughout the recovery process.

  4. Stress Reduction: Stress is often a trigger for addictive behavior. Hypnotherapy can induce a state of deep relaxation, helping individuals manage stress more effectively. By addressing underlying stressors, it may reduce the reliance on substances or addictive behaviors as coping mechanisms.

  5. Building Self-Control and Confidence: Hypnotherapy can work on enhancing self-control and self-esteem. By reinforcing positive beliefs about one’s ability to overcome addiction, individuals may develop greater confidence in their capacity to resist cravings and maintain recovery.

  6. Exploring Root Causes: Hypnotherapy allows individuals to explore the root causes of their addiction, such as past traumas or unresolved issues. By addressing these underlying issues, individuals can gain insights into the origins of their addictive behaviors and work towards healing.

  7. Creating Mental Barriers: Hypnotherapy can help establish mental barriers against triggers that lead to addictive behavior. This may involve creating strong mental associations that discourage engaging in the addictive behavior or reinforcing the negative consequences of continuing the addiction.

  8. Reinforcing Positive Affirmations: Hypnotherapy often involves the use of positive affirmations and suggestions. By repeating positive statements during the hypnotic state, individuals can gradually reshape their thought patterns, focusing on recovery and a healthy, substance-free lifestyle.

    What is Hypnotherapy?

    It is not what you see on stage shows….but that it is a completely natural phenomenon which is drug free and non- addictive. It is a state which is self-induced assisted by the directions of the hypnotherapist. While in a state of hypnosis you are neither asleep nor unconscious, and you are fully aware of what is happening. The technique is a way of getting through to the subconscious mind and re-programming it. The subconscious mind influences our everyday experiences and a lot of memories, good and bad are stored there, even though we are not aware of these memories, which in turn, can affect our everyday lives, even though we are not aware that the subconscious is controlling us. Most sessions are carried out weekly over a four to six week period for the best results. Except quit smoking, this is usually a one off session, lasting a couple of hours.

    What can Hypnosis Do For You?

    Hypnosis can be used to improve your general functioning and make you feel better mentally and physically and also make positive changes in the way you think and feel about yourself.

    Hypnosis can help with :

    Stress and anxiety
    Self-esteem and confidence
    Panic attacks
    Sleep problems
    Weight control
    Pain control
    Quit smoking
    Exam nerves/Driving test nerves
    Plus many other physical or emotional issues.

    What can Hypnosis Do For You?

    Hypnosis can be used to improve your general functioning and make you feel better mentally and physically and also make positive changes in the way you think and feel about yourself.

    Hypnosis can help with

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What is hypnotherapy?

    A: Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic technique that uses guided relaxation, focused attention, and suggestion to achieve a heightened state of awareness, often called trance. In this state, individuals may be more open to positive suggestions and can explore and address issues such as addiction.

    Q: How can hypnotherapy help with addiction?

    A:Hypnotherapy can help by addressing the subconscious patterns and beliefs related to addiction. It aims to change negative thought patterns, build motivation for change, and enhance self-control.

    Q: Is hypnotherapy effective for all types of addiction?

    A: Hypnotherapy may be effective for various types of addiction, including smoking, alcoholism, drug addiction, and behavioral addictions. However, individual responses can vary, and it may not be suitable for everyone.

    Q: Is hypnotherapy a standalone treatment for addiction?

    A: Hypnotherapy is often used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for addiction. It can complement other therapeutic approaches, such as counseling, support groups, and medical interventions.

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    About Us

    Stepping Stones was founded by Elizabeth Rose, a qualified counsellor & hypnotherapist. Operating primarily from her home practise in Billericay, Stepping Stones now consists of numerous qualified therapists that focus on 4 core areas.

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