11 Northumberland Place, Bath, BA1 5AR

01225 466 944

Talking Therapies

I’m fully qualified in Somatic Experiencing, having trained in the US, the UK and Europe. S.E is a highly recognised mode of therapy with quick and lasting results for short-lived traumas, and it’s also highly effective for more complex or longstanding suffering. S.E is useful with difficult childhoods, relationship difficulties, health problems, chronic pain, insomnia, panic, anxiety, depression, phobias… I also see and have a great success rate with children and the young.

Few animals are traumatised in the wild, despite going through terrible experiences. This is because they know how to let their body release the shock or stress. Whereas humans, in our finite wisdom, often stop this process. My job is to help you rediscover the innate wisdom of your body to heal you now, even from events that took place many years ago. As a result of this work, you will find it easier to stay in a balanced and easeful state during normal times, but also have increased resilience during stress and strain.

S.E brings ancient and up-to-date techniques together so that we can deal with your past and your pain without having to go into your story. S.E can feel like a whole new language once you’re familiar with it, and deals with the fact that we are not just a body and a mind, but a nervous system too.

Typically most clients see a difference in just a few sessions, and some clients need only a handful. For more complex problems and traumas, it can take longer, but the difference with SE is that your body heals you using its own innate wisdom. That might sound a bit woo-woo to some, but there is a lot of research and burgeoning opinion that the most lasting and deep change has to involve gently feelings the feelings we’re trying to get rid of. That is the way to lasting and profound change.

As a published author, I also offer creative mentoring to artists of every kind, to help you get out of your own way.


Trained at: SOS Internationale and SETI US.

Professional Bodies


Days at Neal’s Yard

Monday afternoon and evenings




  • Colin Jones is a counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. Colin has worked for over 20 years as a full-time counsellor in NHS and mental health settings. His training at the Maudsley Hospital and Kings College London led him to specialise in addictions counselling. He has helped a great many people learn how to overcome and change unwanted habits and behaviours and to live freer and happier lives. Colin’s work in private practice draws on his extensive experience and skills including using the best of cognitive therapy with the latest clinical hypnotherapy practices. Colin is a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy, the gold standard for hypnotherapy accreditation in the UK.


How can I help you?

  • Quit smoking and be a happy healthy non- smoker
  • Reduce weight, burn fat, change shape and curb appetite
  • Live life free from fear, phobias and distress with more ease and comfort
  • Learn more than just coping as you master situations with natural confidence
  • Sleep better, awake renewed and refreshed with a spring in your step
  • Be cool, calm, confident and relaxed as needed on cue
  • Improve concentration and performance for exams, driving tests and
  • interviews or any life event where you need to be your best.


You can achieve:

  • Higher levels of energy and motivation
  • Increased self-esteem and self-compassion
  • Performance enhancement
  • Appetite control skills
  • Freedom from phobias
  • Freedom from smoking and others addictive behaviors
  • Healthy lifestyle choices
  • Memory and concentration skills


I also offer training on:

  • Self-Hypnosis and Mindfulness
  • Anger & Mood Management
  • Relapse Prevention and Recovery Training


  • Post Graduate Diploma Addictions Counselling; Kings College London
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma ; Adam Eason School of Hypnotherapy
  • Evidence based Smoking Cessation Masterclass Certification; The UK College of Hypnotherapy London
  • Counselling Skills Practice & Theory Certification; Regents College London
  • Family programme training -Clouds House. Wilts; and many years of ‘in house staff training when in paid full-time counsellor post

Professional Bodies

National Council of Hypnotherapy




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Days at Neal’s Yard

Monday 9.30am-1.30pm

Maxine Kear

I have been practicing as a therapist since 1991. I trained first in Therapeutic Massage and started my practice in London  and eventually moved to the West country.

I trained in Health Kinesiology and also Reiki 1 and 2 and have recently completed a course in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy at The Clifton practice in Bristol.

I love what I do and am very excited about working as a Hypnotherapist. To help someone change their life for the better, reach a goal that they felt was out of their reach or unlearn old unwanted habits by the power of positive thoughts and action.


Therapeutic Massage Diploma with The College of Holistic Medicine
Reiki I and II
Health Kinesiology Diploma
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma

Professional Bodies

Member of Kinesiology Federation
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Days at Neal’s Yard

Tuesday 9.30am – 1.30pm

Alternate Sundays 11am-4pm (5pm BST)



Lynda Mutch

I have been working as a Therapist, Homeopath and Healer for over 25 years. During that time I have studied many approaches to healing the body and mind. I have supported people through many life crises both physical and emotional using a variety of techniques.  My passion is to help people to regain their sense of health and fulfilment in life.

My main concern is that people feel safe and supported  during treatment whatever their problem. I work with all ages and all types of issues. I look at the whole person and help with general outlook including stress, diet, nutrition and lifestyle to support the healing process.

Some of the problems I have helped people with are depression,anxiety, hormonal imbalances including infertility and menopause, digestive problems, insomnia, joint pain, hay fever, asthma, eczema and allergies.

I also enjoy working with pregnant women and children who can respond well to homeopathy.

As well as dealing with individuals, I am also an experienced couples counsellor and help people to find techniques to listen to each other and communicate so that they can find a way through their problems together.


Homeopath LCH (London College of Homeopathy)
Certificate in Couples Counselling

Days at Neal’s Yard

Wednesday 2pm-6pm



I work holistically with all my clients and believe that we all have an individual path to follow for our own healing.
As a practitioner I am always led by my client and the needs of the moment. My role is to facilitate a healing process that already exists within each of us. I work within my professional framework whilst at the same time maintaining a flexibility that acknowledges the uniqueness of each client.
I am trained in Reiki to Master Level 3, and have practiced Reflexology for 20 years either on a professional or personal basis.
I am a Master NLP Practitioner and Coach. In my sessions I create a safe and open space in which to explore the sources of stress and anxiety, helping clients to have a clearer understanding of the contributory factors and move forward with a renewed perspective and sense of control.


Reiki Master 2017

Master Practitioner NLP 2016

Diploma in Reflexology 1996

Professional Bodies

FHT – Federation of Holistic Therapists

ANLP The Association for NLP

Days at Neal’s Yard

Monday  2pm-6pm