Greg   (on line sessions from Warwickshire) anxiety and depression

I have spent 45 of the last 51 years of my life riven with acute anxiety and subsequent bouts of chronic depression. I have had years of my life lived through a fog of various medications and therapies that did absolutely nothing for me despite my best intentions. life has been a struggle in nearly all aspects.

then i was introduced to Octavia. i am happy nay stunned to say that for the first time i can see a future for myself where previously i saw none. with knowledge humor and citing empirical evidence Octavia has given me the tools to deal with all the aspects of my life both professional and personal. Octavia is a very warm and engaging therapist who i was happy to share all aspects of my life without fear or ridicule. 2020 has been an awful year for most of us but i end it with genuine hope for the future i didn't think i could have. I am excited that the knowledge Octavia has imparted to me is going to be applied in all aspects of my life both psychological and physical.

if you are reading this you are half way there to a better future. Octavia will give you the knowledge to help you the rest of the way.

Yvonne (on line sessions) sleeping

I came to see Octavia to help with my sleep problems. I had relied on sleeping pills for many many years to enable me to sleep. During our sessions i learnt how to relax and focus on moving forward thinking positively. I was quite quickly sleeping better and i have been completely of the sleeping pills since session 5. if you have problems with your sleep i highly recommend seeing Octavia to get your life back on track.

Andrea ..lost confidence riding her horse.


Ocky has been amazing! Having had a big knock to my confidence just after Christmas Ocky has helped me mentally heal and learn new ways of dealing with my anxiety when riding. This paired with finding an amazing instructor means that, although not fully back to being confident, I am well on my way. I felt comfortable discussing anything with Ocky, she sets you at ease immediately. She uses language that anyone can understand and helps you achieve what YOU want to achieve. I truly believe that the combination of hypnotherapy and the right instructor is what has got me back in the saddle and enjoying my riding again! Thank you

Sarah (online sessions) riding anxiety, negative thinking, Menopause

"I can’t Thank Octavia at Vale Hypnotherapy enough. For her help and support with me!

I have had a very tough few months. Split up with my partner of a few years, found out I am going through the Menopause. While also been furloughed. The combination off all three has caused me a lot off stress and my anxiety had gone sky high! Octavia worked with me weekly via Zoom (which works really well). To help get me and my head in a better place! I am now feeling so much better, and able to deal with daily stress off life. I am so glad I made contact with Octavia and will continue to recommend her. To anyone who is struggling with life during these hard times we are going through"

Laurie (online) loss of mojo 

I went to see Octavia as I was feeling increasingly anxious and found coping with normal life's stresses very challenging.

Hypnotherapy was new to me and I wasn't quite sure what to expect and I was not convinced that I would get on with meeting on zoom (as dictated but the current way of the world).

Octavia has a very gentle, warm and upbeat way about her. She asks pertinent questions and gives you the tools to find the answers that are right for you - your answers. She's helped me step back, understand how the brain works and why I was feeling the way I was. After only a few sessions, I have found my serenity and happiness again. I can't recommend Vale hypnotherapy enough.

Katie (online) Anxiety, ocd

Ocky has been a massive help to me. I have always struggled with anxiety and OCD, which massively intensified during lockdown. With Ocky’s help I now have more control of my anxiety than ever before. Would thoroughly recommend

Becky (online and face to face) Anxiety, panic attacks

I have used Octavia now for a few years for a sports massage. After a conversation during one of these about my mental health deteriorating , Octavia suggested I tried one her hypnotherapy sessions. After years of struggling with my anxiety and overthinking I now feel like a huge cloud has been lifted through having hypnotherapy with Octavia! I am thinking more positively and it has completely changed my outlook on everything allowing me to be happier all round even during the current situation with lockdown! I cannot recommend Octavia enough ! X