A powerful, personalised combination of therapies to help you clear mindset blocks, unwanted habits, fears and phobias.

“It been around 6 years since I developed my fear. It’s lead to panic attacks and anxiety,  which has caused me to cancel plans and avoid going out with friends amongst many other things. When a friend suggested I speak to Debra, I was definitely sceptical at first as I thought I was beyond help and thought it was too good to be true. I had my session with Debra on a Monday, and on the Wednesday, I was able to go out for drinks with friends without any worry or fear, which is something I haven’t been able to do for a long time! So, thank you Debra, for giving me my life back!”

– Emetophobia (fear of vomiting) client

Transformative Therapy

Be it to resolve a deep fear or phobia, a habit such as comfort or emotional eating, stopping smoking, releasing intrusive thoughts, anxiety or self-doubt, low self-esteem, OCD, lack of confidence and so on, lasting behavioural change must take place at a subconscious level. Making changes at a surface, conscious level will only take you so far.

That nagging voice constantly chanting in your head those limiting beliefs you’ve repeatedly told yourself about what’s possible for you, telling you you’re bound to fail, will rise up and thwart your progress. And that just serves to reinforce once more those limiting beliefs.

You must first address and resolve the underlying cause so you can nurture the new behaviour in a healthy environment.

We come into the world as absolutely fine, before life’s negative experiences became layered on top. And so we don’t need to replace a behaviour or habit with something else, we just need to reset to the point before the unwelcome behaviour was acquired.

Using a powerful, personalised combination of therapies including hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming and mindset coaching, my transformative therapy facilitates and supports you, providing a nurturing environment for change.

Many clients have achieved successful outcomes enabling them to make the changes they desired. I provide you with my expertise, aligned to your specific needs, and draw on my wealth of experience, tools and techniques to give you the best chance of achieving your own success. Because ultimately you are the only one who can make changes. And I believe it is within each of us to be able to do so when shown the way.

I’m accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists so you can be assured of my credentials.

Find out more below how I can help you.



“I had hypnotherapy with Debra combined with NLP. I noticed the difference immediately. After the first session I never felt the need to comfort eat. I then had a second session a week later.

The only way I can describe the difference is I feel it’s almost like Debra took my brain out and cleaned it then popped it back in! I can see much clearer now about food and eating sensibly and the damage I was doing not only physically but mentally too.

I would 100% recommend Debra. A lovely lady who puts you at ease and has completely changed my life.” – Julie A for help with binge eating

How I help you

My transformative therapy process takes place over 4 sessions, ideally over a 4 week period. Sessions last up to an hour.

Session 1:

During our initial chat before you sign up for therapy, we’ll have briefly explored how what you’d like help with.

In Session 1 we take a deeper look at this so I can personalise elements of the process for you for maximum benefit.

We’ll explore your motivation for change and I’ll gather relevant information to support what lies ahead for you.

You’ll learn how NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) is key to the process (don’t worry – it might sound like mind control but it isn’t!) and gain an understanding of hypnosis used for therapeutic effect. Be assured that in the hypnotherapy phase of the process you will remain in control, just deeply relaxed and open to hypnotic suggestion.

An explanation of how the intellectual versus the primitive areas of the brain affect your experiences, and how your thoughts influence daily outcomes for you will precede me sharing easy and effective techniques for you to manage them.

The session will end with a relaxing guided ‘meditation’ where you will enjoy its calming effect as a precursor to your next session.

Session 2:

I have long used some specific and powerful NLP techniques to eradicate blocks and fears. I may select 1-3 of these as appropriate to your needs. NLP deals with changing your experience of what’s blocking you, that is, how you internally create and store your emotional response to it. This will have been explained in detail in Session 1. Your second session will make changes to these internal representations so you are unlikely to be able to respond in the same unhelpful way.

Session 3:

This session is reserved for me to prepare your personalised ‘script’ for the hypnotherapy session to follow. I will have acquired a wealth of information in the first 2 sessions to enable me to tap into the best approach for delivering powerful messages to your subconscious to support the changes you wish to experience. This personalised approach amplifies the impact of the hypnotic suggestions made as you are deeply relaxed.

You will not be in attendance for this preparatory stage.

Session 4:

In the first part of this session I will create a comfortable, relaxed environment, guiding you into a trance state. You’ll remain in control but deeply relaxed, ready to receive the messages I’ve prepared for your personal situation. I will also deliver messages that will be accessed by your subconscious long after the session has ended, designed to reinforce and build on the positive action you’ll be taking.

As your therapist I will open up space for powerful suggestions to your subconscious so that it finds the solution to the issue at hand to break through the unhelpful behaviour patterns you’ve been experiencing.

“I just wanted to tell you I got back from my weekend away yesterday and it was amazing!  I was feeling really good about the flight beforehand and didn’t have hardly any nerves.  I was really OK on the flight and actually really enjoyed it.  Usually on holiday, I worry all the time there as I know I’ve got to get on another flight again and yet I was fine.  We also went to a club in a hotel which was on the 26th floor so I had no choice but to go in the lift. Thanks so much.”  – KB for fear of flying and lifts

What is a phobia? 

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, characterised by an excessive fear of an object or situation. If you have a phobia perhaps you’re conscious of organising your life around the source of it and this may be restricting your activities.

Certainly a phobia is distressing but the fact is that it is your internal representation of the thing that is the cause of your fear, rather the thing itself. Phobias develop when an exaggerated sense of danger arises which is out of proportion to the inherent danger it presents. Of course a ‘healthy’ degree of fear is appropriate in many situations but it is an excessive response that results in a phobia.


How is a phobia acquired?
It’s believed we’re born with only two fears; of falling and of loud noises. Other fears are either the result of a specific incident, or are a learned behaviour such as through the observation of someone close to you responding to the trigger in a negative and fearful way.

Common phobias include: flying, spiders, wasps/bees, enclosed spaces, social phobia, fear of delivering a speech, dentists, doctors, rodents, snakes, injections/needles, heights.

Many people believe that a ‘lifelong’ phobia cannot be removed because it has been present for a long time: this simply isn’t true. The phobia was likely acquired very rapidly and it is possible to remove it just as rapidly using hypnotherapy and NLP – neuro-linguistic programming; this deals with changing your experience of the phobia, that is, how you internally create your response to the cause of your anxiety.

And it is powerful.

If you have a phobia that is holding you back or making your life difficult please call me to discuss how I can help you with my transformative therapy so you can start to live more freely again.

“Thank you SO much for all your patience and help over the past couple of months. You’ve really made a big difference to my wellbeing. Thanks for being awesome and keeping me awesome!”

Call me on 07779 469 290 for an initial no-obligation chat or email me via my contact page or at info@debrathorpecoaching.com

Based in Hale, near Altrincham, Cheshire, but available for support in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire and across the UK.

In particular: Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Didsbury, Macclesfield, Knutsford, Chorlton, Prestbury, Bollington, Mottram, Congleton, Nantwich, Northwich, Crewe, Chester, Stockport, Buxton, Urmston, Sale, Stretford, Wigan, Sale, Timperley, Poynton, Marple, Congleton, Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside, Trafford, Lymm, High Legh.

Also working internationally across the UK, Europe, the US, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East where English is spoken.

How we can work together

Sessions are held online via Zoom, WhatsApp video or similar for your convenience and allows me to work with you wherever you are.


This therapy is highly effective when conducted online in the comfort of your own environment.


Get in touch on 07779 469 290 for an initial no-obligation chat or email me at info@debrathorpecoaching.com