“Man alone, of all the creatures of the earth, can change his own pattern.  Man alone is architect of his destiny.  The greatest discovery in our generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitude of their minds can change the outer aspects of their lives.”  William James.


  (道:どう), meaning path or way of Change – DōChange Hypnotherapy London

Testimonial = a formal statement testifying to someone’s character and qualifications.

Success Story = an account of the achievement of success, fortune, or fame by someone or some enterprise.

(道:どう), meaning path or way of Change – DōChange Hypnotherapy London


Testimonial = a formal statement testifying to someone’s character and qualifications.

Success Story = an account of the achievement of success, fortune, or fame by someone or some enterprise.


Hypnosis with children, teenagers

Rachael did some work with my 12 year old daughter who was struggling to deal with a rather difficult divorce situation.  She was quite anxious at the idea of talking to anyone professionally, so we combined it with a massage and this helped to relax her and to put her at ease.  She came out of the session looking like the weight of the world had been lifted.  She commented on how easy Rachael was to talk and how and ‘wise’ Rachael is.  Almost overnight my daughter turned from a rather angry, hurt little girl into a much more grounded, understanding and open young lady.  She has been back several times to see Rachael for a massage and a chat.  From time to time when she is troubled by something she tells me it’s time for another massage!

I knew I could trust Rachael to handle a very delicate situation with the great care of a professional but at the same time with the warmth and empathy which would enable my vulnerable daughter feel able to open up – and she did.  Rachael’s insightfulness and ability to identify the issues is combined with an ability to make one feel at ease and a genuine compassion and caring for the person she is working with. I will be eternally grateful to Rachael for the difference she has made to my daughter, and to our relationship. A Grateful Mother, London, 2015


Hypnosis for Exam Anxiety/Performance Anxiety

Rachael was absolutely brilliant in accommodating my time-pressured request for therapy to cope with my performance anxiety. I called Rachael just under a week before my piano performance exam. While I understand that this one-off session by all means didn’t solve all my problems, Rachael did her best to maximize the outcome within the limited amount of time we had. Unlike the previous therapy sessions I had experienced with another professional in the field, Rachael’s method required a much more active role to be played on my part. I felt very present in the session and felt like while Rachael was guiding me, I was the one who actively had to go through the changes. It was exhausting but I definitely felt the mental change straight away. It was a very practical application that I learnt to execute on my own. During my exam, while I still experienced some level of anxiety, I managed to recall what I had been through with Rachael and succeeded to pull myself together, into a much more relaxed state and enjoy the experience. (Exam passed!) AVU, London, 2016


Hypnosis for Low Self Esteem and Relationship problems

I was feeling very low regarding my self-respect, self-love, self-discipline. I wanted to improve my self-image and trust, as well as solve relation-related problems. I wanted to feel energized, positive, driven, happy, peaceful, and confident.

Rachael knows her field extremely well. She is a good listener, amazing analyser, and a superb communicator. She is particularly talented in verbalizing specific issues and recurring trends and offering solutions. It feels like she can feel and read through someone’s mind and soul, which is very helpful especially when the client is not god at expressing feelings or not good at finding the right words to explain what is being felt.

I believe in her professional attitude and her capability to help others, especially if and when the others are ready to put in the necessary reciprocal effort to work on themselves. BaldEagle@40, London, 2016


Hypnosis for Negative Thinking

Rachael showed me how to overcome the negative pattern of thinking that had permeated my consciousness and as a result, I feel as though she’s given me all the tools I need to lead a much better life. I am incredibly grateful for her help. MJ, Lawyer, London, 2015


Hypnosis for General Anxiety and Panic Attacks

At the age of 44, having previously unsuccessfully sought to address some long-standing confidence and anxiety issues with a life-coach, CBT therapist and hypnotherapist, I saw Rachael as my final attempt to resolve the issues that were having an increasingly detrimental impact on my social and professional lives.

It is no exaggeration to say that Rachael has, through her empathy, patience and above all her tremendous skills as a therapist, materially changed my life for the better. I approach each day a happier and more confident person thanks to Rachael and would not hesitate to recommend her. Mr B, Professional, London 2015


Hypnosis for Lack of Confidence and Sense of Inferiority

I met Rachael at a time in my life when I was spiraling downward. For years I lacked confidence and hid without really knowing or understanding why, and constantly feeling ‘wrong’, which affected all aspects of my life.

For me, undertaking therapy with Rachael has been a life changing experience. She has helped me to regain confidence and discover my self-worth and awareness of the inner tools and talents I always had unknowingly.

Rachael’s therapy opened the doors and led me to finally gain the confidence I needed and desire, to seek further self-improvement, and development, thus able to enjoy life fully by being opened to new opportunities and challenges.

My journey is not yet over, but Rachael made the path to my success incredibly more accessible. Thank you Rachael!!! Ms GC, London 2015


Hypnosis for Pain Management

Rachael directs a lot of care and passion at you, but she is also willing to challenge you and she seems to know when you need this more direct approach!

I had accepted that my body was always going to feel a certain way and with that came a sort of entrenched mentality about some things… well, Rachael showed me how to shatter that mind set, which was truly liberating and joyful! I think I’m more aware now that if certain stresses come along & I may be repetitively behaving in a negative way, I can recognize it, then change it.

Rachael went to great effort to ensure I was comfortable and could totally relax during the sessions, which meant I could engage much more in the therapy.

There were moments when I found the therapy emotionally draining, but Rachael never gave up on being anything other than optimistic and determined. Her zeal and energy drives you through the therapy and ultimately gets you to a palace where you feel equipped to make positive changes. Ms B, Environmental Industry, London 2015


Hypnosis to Stop Nail Biting

Rachael’s very pleasant, straightforward approach avoided all the hypnosis clichés I’d been expecting. The whole experience was more like a discussion with a friend than a treatment session, so the results were all the more remarkable. I stopped biting my nails for the first time in 40 years from the moment I left the room. Rachael’s approach also got to the crux of what caused the problem in a way that was revealing and (a complete surprise) totally enjoyable. The best money I ever spent! Mr T, Marketing Director, London 2014


General Anxiety and Motivation – [link to anxiety & motivation]

I found working with Rachael an incredibly rewarding experience. She is highly intuitive and extremely competent in hypnotherapy. Each session was different and evolved productively based on our progress. Rachael has a really great personal, honest and tailored approach and I’m very happy with the results!  Ms G, Media, London 2014


Mindful Birthing/Hypnobirthing – [link to hypnobirthing]

“I was pregnant with my second baby when I came to see Rachael. Traumatic birth of my first child and difficult recovery period had an adverse effect on my ability to trust my own instincts as a mother and made me feel like I was not coping. I gained my confidence with time but being pregnant again brought back the anxiety and fear of not being able to cope with another baby.

Rachael did an amazing job and through our long chats and hypnotherapy sessions she empowered me to have confidence and trust my own instincts and judgement. I now recognise the thought processes and behaviours which she uncovered within me and which were so destructive and caused so much anxiety. She taught me how to divert from them. I am confident now that after my second baby arrives I will be able to feel calm and relaxed and fully enjoy our first months together. This is so important. Thank you Rachael!!”  Mrs. W, Business Development Professional, London 2014


Hypnosis for fear of flying – (link to Hypnosis for fear of flying)

“I went to Rachael to tackle my fear of flying – specifically my fear of turbulence. As someone who has to fly fairly regularly for work, this was a big problem. I was also passing up on overseas opportunities, simply to avoid flying.

Rachael helped me tackle this head on. We looked at why I have the fears, what happens when they arise and what I do to deal with the fears. We went on to look at some excellent mechanisms for dealing with the anxiety.

The sessions were great and I feel very different about flying now. I’ve actually been enjoying flights!

I’m hugely grateful to Rachael and would recommend her services to everyone. Mr D.L, London 2014


Hypnosis to heal past pain & difficult history – [link to Hypnosis for healing inner pain page]

“When I reached out for Rachael, I was feeling down and upset, but mostly I was questioning my own abilities and had low self-esteem. I knew that I had to change my mentality and I needed some help, a facilitator. I could completely trust Rachael and after coming to terms with myself I approached her. She made it clear to me that she could help me, facilitate the process, but it was up to me to change. It was important that she reminded me of that a few times, as I was resistant to changing when I felt scared. I wished I could outsource it to her, but thanks to her reminders I could take ownership and use her valuable help to go on and change.

The process wasn’t easy and I had to face a lot of my fears. However, facing them with Rachael’s support was better ad achievable. The result was letting go of many and building strength to face new challenges by myself.

To illustrate how I felt about the process, I’d tell you the following – it was as if ‘I’ (my consciousness), talked to her and then she talked back to ‘me’ (my sub-consciousness. By that I mean that she facilitated the link between I and myself. TM, 2014


Hypnosis for better relationships – Testimonial [link to hypnosis for better relationships page]

I approached Rachael after a string of dating issues/ failed relationships. I had convinced myself that I was doing something wrong and needed help ‘fixing’ myself. Rachael straight away reassured me and made me feel at ease. During the initial sessions, my eyes started opening to my behavioural patterns in all aspects of my life and how they influence both what other people see me to be and how they treat me. In actual fact, I had been in a vicious circle for years with habits that did not suit or help me at all. They only pulled me down and hindered me. Once Rachael identified these, she gave me exercises and many things to think about both during and after sessions. Within a few weeks I was much more confident and genuine, something a lot of people who know me were able to see and comment on. Despite initially only attending for relationship help, my whole life is glowing with confidence and optimism. I really am looking forward to the future and its potential now that Rachael has helped me open the doors. Ms B, London 2013/14


Hypnobirthing (Mindful Mamma) – Testimonial : [link to Hypnobirthing page]

It was a really wonderful experience that will help me through the final months, let alone the labour so thank you very much.”  Rebecca B, London 2012


Intense negative emotions and anxiety – Testimonial [link to hypnosis for depression page]

Rachael was recommended to me through a family member. I was somewhat sceptical that hypnotherapy could help alleviate the intensely negative emotions and anxiety I was feeling at the time. I found that the sessions were more than just ‘hypnotherapy’ though. Rachael was very adept at highlighting and unpicking the knotty web of beliefs which was making me very unhappy. She then used the hypnotherapy, very effectively, to positively re-program some of these beliefs in a way that by-passed my resistant analytical mind.

I totally recommend Rachael for her gentle, caring, firm and incisive approach to therapy. I am a very different, less anxious and happy person as a consequence Guillermo 2013


Gaining self confidence – Testimonial [link to Hypnosis for confidence page]

I had reached a point in my life where it was time to admit my attempts at building my self-confidence were failing and incredibly short time. Having spoken to Rachael previously about life in general and concluding that she, not only knew what she was talking about, but also radiated happiness and confidence, so I decided to take the leap and sign up for some hypnotherapy sessions. Although I felt a bit weak asking for help to begin with, Rachael was very reassuring during the whole process so those thoughts melted away very quickly. Rachael is incredibly easy to open up to, professional and non-judgemental. While I came in to the sessions believing there was a confident, interesting person within me, Rachael’s skills got that person out of its hiding place and allowed me to show my best self off to the world. Following the work with Rachael, I am the person I wanted to be and so much happier for it ! Mr B, Reading, 2013


Negative relationship with Money – Testimonial [link to page]

Rachael is an astute and highly skilled practitioner who is adept at seeing clearly and getting to the root of an issue.  I can wholeheartedly recommend her. Mr H London, 2013


Confidence to invest in own business – Testimonial [link to hypnosis for confidence page]

I feel the hypnotherapy really helped me and my confidence is so much better than it was. I quit my part time job about a year ago and now I’m making more money doing just [business] alone 🙂  ‘My fiance’ and I are getting married in 3 months time so that’s all very exciting! I’m feeling positive about the future and just wanted to say thank you for being part of my journey. I hope your hypnotherapy business is going well and that you’re busy. CZ, London 2013


Hypnosis for Procrastination: [link to Hypnosis for Procrastination page]

“Rachael’s coaching was excellent, she helped me to rediscover my natural innate brilliance through her solution focused questioning, I would highly recommend her as a coach if you are truly serious about success.” Mr Rahman, (North London), 2013


Hypnosis for Anger Management: [link to hypnosis for Anger Management page]

“It was very difficult for me to ask for help. But from my first meeting with Rachael, I felt at ease and reassured that she would be able to help me. Rachael is an excellent therapist and a very warm person in general. Without her help I would not be where I am now with my healthy home and work life.

I would recommend Rachael in a heartbeat. Mr B, Financial Controller, City of London 2012


Hypnosis for Body Confidence & Fear of Eating: [link to hypnosis for weight page]

“Rachael’s combination of sympathy, pragmatism and professionalism is invaluable. She is neither a passive audience, nor an intrusive presence. I felt incredibly safe in her hands. Through our conversations, I was able to explore my emotions and experiences more fully, better understanding myself so that I could better overcome obstacles in my life. I also learned some really valuable techniques related to building confidence which have stayed with me. I would heartily recommend Rachael to anyone who wishes to change – no matter how great or small the desire for transformation, or how remote a possibility it seems – this will be a stepping stone on your journey.” Miss R, Student, Cambridge, 2012


Hypnosis for Irrational Fears:[link to hypnosis for fears & phobias and hypnosis Panic Attacks page]

“From my sessions with Rachael, I was able to learn and utilise techniques to help me overcome what I had begun to see as “Irrational Fears”. The most rewarding, tangible lesson that I learnt from our sessions was that I had the ability to bring about a change. To experience something that would normally “freak” me out and calmly deal with it. Thank you – it means a lot to me! Ms S, Arts Practitioner.


Hypnosis for Natural Weight Loss: [link to hypnosis for weight page]

”I was fortunate enough to work with Rachael to help with my weight loss. Having tried to lose weight in the past on my own, I knew I wanted someone to help me on the way and give me some internal emotional and mental support for my goals that was lacking. Rachael was a brilliant therapist – knowing exactly when to push me and when to listen. I wouldn’t have made the progress I did without her. When I met Rachael, I wanted to form a ‘natural’ weight loss habit and that’s what she did for me. I left her feeling great and seeing the numbers on my scales moving steadily downwards without any crazy crash diets or gimmicks. I would recommend Rachael and DōChange to anyone looking for hypnotherapy or help with weightloss. At every turn she will make you feel relaxed, supported and give you the results you’re looking for.” Mrs T Fox-Davies, London


Lack of direction & Hypnosis for Social Anxiety: [link to hypnosis for social anxiety page]

“I hadn’t been feeling myself for a long time, months certainly. I felt under serious pressure at work and for the first time in my life I found myself feeling uncomfortable in social situations, struggling to make conversation. Sleeping was difficult and I seemed to spend my nights and days worrying. I felt like the wrong person was inside my head. Out of the blue, I saw a hypno-therapy ad on a noticeboard. I took down the number and let it sit in my wallet for a few days before finally deciding to try it out. I regard most things in life with a healthy degree of scepticism and I admit as I made my way to meet Rachael for the first time I gave the experience about a 50/50 chance of having any sort of effect.

Rachael immediately put me at ease and encouraged me to talk and relax. Our first session provided me with an opportunity to “bring out my dead”, verbalise the negative thoughts and emotions that had been on repeat inside my head. What felt like a few minutes was actually a few hours. I was out in the pub with some friends that weekend and noticed the banter flowing more easily than it had for a while.

Over the course of the next three or four months I met with Rachael maybe 6 or 7 times. Each session was different and covered different areas, not necessarily by my design or Rachael’s, but whatever came up. Whatever needed to come up. Rachael often gave me a little exercise to do or a technique to try out, each designed to help with a particular aspect which I felt I needed help with, such as stress or handling difficult people and situations.

There was no specific turning point, or at least no one single eureka moment but over a relatively short period of time things started to get a little better in my life. Work started to flow much better and I started to get recognised and praised more and be less hesitant. My sleep patterns improved and my social relationships got back on an even keel. I seemed to get my mojo back. That’s not all though. I felt more confident generally and started once again to really enjoy life. Wednesday night is salsa night these days.

Rachael would say that I was the one who helped myself get through the door and I guess she is right, however I would say back that she was the person who helped me decide to make the move, pack my bags, pointed out the door and hinted to me where to get the key to open it. She is a skillful, effective and wise therapist who shows she genuinely cares through listening, observing, playing back and helping make sense of what modern life leaves us with in our heads. I genuinely feel Rachael has made a positive difference to how I choose to live my life.

In the year since spending time with Rachael I asked my girlfriend to marry me (she said yes), gone from under-performing at work to doing quite well and have a social calendar which already stretches far into next year.” Mr K, Consultant, London


Hypnosis for Feeling Stuck:

I’m probably one of the most difficult clients for a hypnotherapist, because I also have expertise in what Rachael Hudson does. She has a special talent for helping me get past my intellectual barriers, right to the heart of what is important. With her direct and well considered approach and hawk-eyed ability to spot my little resistances, she has helped me to make more than one really significant breakthrough in managing my health and wellbeing. This has been so valuable in those areas where I’ve been unable to help myself. My admiration for Rachael is enormous. Not only is she deeply skillful and professional, but she has a sensitivity and compassion that makes it so easy to accept her help, and to feel safe. She can also be tough and insistent when it is needed. I like the way she keeps in touch and follows up to see how I’m doing. I trust Rachael with my most personal of issues, because I know she has absolute integrity. In my experience, Rachael Hudson is an excellent and highly effective therapist, and I want to recommend her wholeheartedly. Bill Phillips – Executive Coach & Coach Trainer


Hypnosis for Relationship Issues: [link to hypnosis for relationship issues page]

I was at a point in my life when I’d try anything from crystals to chanting, but thankfully NLP proved to be something completely different. On the day of our session I was hesitant, expectant, nervous and excited; and of course not entirely sure what to expect. What I did hope for though was a change, and I was ready for that as I’d spent many years of my life feeling empty and trying to find something to fill the void. ….Fundamentally, with Rachael’s approach, the change comes from within the client and being ready to make that change is the first positive step. During our session there were plenty of tears, plenty of laughs and huge amounts of soul searching, but I came out of it refreshed, as if I’d woken up after a very long nightmare. I’d never really realised how shockingly awful I’d felt about myself and life in general until Rachael and I had our session. The really strange thing is since my first session with Rachael, it’s not just how much better I feel inside, but also the comments I’ve had from other people “You look ten years younger”, “where have you been on holiday?”, “What’s happened? That’s a very cheeky smile”, I’ve even given up smoking! I consider myself very lucky to have had the chance to work with Rachael. Life changes for the better every day, and each day I wake up ready to enjoy that day rather than rolling over and trying to catch up on the sleep I was losing having nightmares.” Ms S, Business Owner, Kent


Hypnosis for Social Anxiety: [link to hypnosis for social anxiety page]

“Following the hypnotherapy I had with Rachael, I was able to view the way I felt and thought about my life in a more positive and objective way. Rachael helped me to see that the ability to change is within us all. Hypnotherapy really helped me to learn to challenge my ingrained ways of thinking. Within a few months I felt I went through a big change – thank you Rachael!” Miss W, London


Hypnosis for Self Confidence & Relationship Issues: [link to hypnosis for confidence & hypnosis for Relationship issues page]

I went to Rachael at a time when I felt particularly low. She helped me to overcome issues with my self-confidence and the effect that had on my personal relationships. We began by speaking about problems I wanted to deal with and how those may have arisen so that Rachael had a thorough understanding of the triggers we had to work on. I was pleasantly surprised by the hypnotherapy treatment: both in the way it worked; and the results it achieved. I had been cynical about this type of therapy but was intrigued and was in a place where I wanted to do whatever I needed to, to help myself feel better. I found hypnotherapy deeply relaxing and it cleared my mind in a way I’d never achieved alone. Very quickly, I was able to calm myself down when I was feeling anxious by using techniques Rachael had taught me. The results, after just six sessions, were better than I could have hoped for. I felt I had the courage to find some direction. I immediately ended a bad relationship and embarked on a healthy, happy new one! Not only this, but I felt generally confident and less anxious.

Rachael is a calming influence, a great listener and guides the way to finding your own direction. Jenny, London


Hypnosis for Feeling Stuck & Lack of Confidence: [link to hypnosis for confidence page]

Early last year (2010) I had an NLP Breakthrough session with Rachael. I entered the session feeling quite unsure about what to expect and I also felt slightly hesitant and nervous about doing something so new to me. Rachael immediately put me at ease and discussed some practical points about the session duration, confidentiality etc and then she gave me an overview of what to expect from the session and some insight into NLP. This make me relaxed and keen to get started.

We talked a lot about my reason/s for being there and what I was aiming to achieve from the time spent together. Although I initially found it quite difficult to open up and be honest, Rachael had a comfortable way of encouraging me and made the experience very ‘safe’. I was out of my comfort zone during some parts of the session, purely because it was a new experience for me, but throughout Rachael was supportive. I left the session feeling uplifted and it was very thought provoking. It made me think a lot about my approach to certain areas in my life in respect to the past, the present and the future. Afterwards, I felt positive and optimistic and realised it was something I should have done a long time ago, but I also think this is down to Rachael’s expertise.

I would recommend Rachael as someone who has the ability to make you feel at ease, open, honest and relaxed. She is extremely knowledgeable about NLP and even during emotional moments, I was able to be myself and speak about some difficult memories with her encouragement. It has stayed with me and I still refer back to our session during difficult times. Ms H, London


Hypnosis for Deep Insecurity & Anxiety: [link to hypnosis for Hypnosis for Anxiety page]

Hypnotherapy has helped me channel what was already inside of me and learn to bring them to the surface effortlessly. It was the most natural means of progression into a different “me” and was not imposing in any way. It was relaxing and was up to me to involve myself fully in order of achieving my goal.. My hypnotherapist (Rachael) made me feel very calm and relaxed and felt like someone I have known for years. I was at ease to discuss issues about myself that I would not usually share, but was a vital piece of the puzzle in unlocking my subconscious and guiding me on the right path. Mrs H, London

If anything here is something you want to feel for yourself, you can be successful with DōChange Hypnotherapy, just like my other clients. Call me now on 07768 446 867.