Phone Linda on 01202 248468

Email me at

Request Your Complimentary 30 Minute Consultation
  1. Simply Enter Your Details Below
  2. Name:
    Please type your full name.
  3. E-mail:
    Invalid email address.
  4. Comment::
    Please enter comment
  5. Captcha:
    Captcha Invalid Input

"Walking is a man's best medicine."


Hypnosis Counselling Coaching hypnotic ripple effect

"All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking."

Friedrich Nietzsche

Linda Witchell MA BSc (Hons) RGN Hyp Dip.


I have met so many people like you who want to feel better quickly.

You want to relax and stop the pain.

I can only guess at the feelings that your problems are causing you. You might be unhappy, fed up with work or suffering with the effects of undue stress. It’s your problem and it affects you in a different way to how it might affect me or others. You are unique so you don’t need an off the shelf solution.You need a bespoke service. You need someone who will really listen and offer you a way forward.

Perhaps you have decided that the issue is controlling your life now. Perhaps you are feeling that you are going round in circles and can’t find the way forward. Help me to understand you and together we can go down the path of solutions.

Here are some things that people have said to me in the past.

‘I don’t know where to start. I suppose I have had this problem a long time. I feel nervous when I think about flying. I have flown a few times before and I hated it. Now I don’t think I can get on that plane to go to Disneyland. What will my kids think when mummy can’t get on the plane for a holiday of a lifetime…’

‘I’m not sure if I like my job anymore. People tell me it’s a great job but I am not so sure. I always wanted to work with people not in an office.’

‘Everything is going wrong. I am spending a fortune on advertising but I ‘m not getting enough customers...’

'I feel awful after losing my dog, Billy. one seems to understand.'

‘He cheated on me. One part of me wants to stay and the other part wants to go.’

‘Next month I have been asked to give a presentation about the companies successes and increasing sales, but I am really scared of talking to so many people. I am sure I am going to make a fool of myself and the company. I need help and I need it fast.’

‘My doctor suggested that hypnotherapy might help my IBS and terrible stomach cramps…’

‘I’ve tried everything to stop smoking- patches, gum and going cold turkey but nothing has worked. I’m really serious about wanting to stop especially since I saw one of my grandchildren pretending to smoke by sucking on one of his crayons last week.’

I'm wondering what the benefits are of staying the same for you? If you recognise any of these problems for you  then you will also have an idea of how these things can make people unhappy. 

Ask for a free consultation on the telephone or in Bournemouth or Ferndown.


If you are feeling anxious, stressed and worried you want easy access and to feel better fast. I offer fast, effective help that is tailored to your needs.

  • FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION via Skype, telephone or face to face.
  • FAST WORK. 1 - 3 sessions maybe all you need to rid yourself of this problem.
  • EASY ACCESS. Appointments available during the day/ evening and some Saturdays. Skype sessions may also be possible for some people (See 
  • TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS. Hypnotherapy delivered face to face in Bournemouth or Ferndown, or via Skype/Zoom

Most people only require 1 -3 sessions. Stop smoking is usually a one 2 hour session. Rapid Transformational Therapy via Skype / Zoom usually is only one 90 minute session.

Are you considering hypnotherapy but not sure if it can help you?  That's a natural response if you have never seen a hypnotherapist before. Hypnotherapy can help people in so many ways but it gets mis represented. You won't lose control, tell me your secrets (unless you want to!) and you won't be asleep. I offer a free consultation to explain things and answers your questions. I know that you want someone that you can trust, someone who is confidential and someone who gets results quickly. 

Hypnotherapy helps you with reducing stress and anxiety, stopping panic attacks, weight loss, improving pubic speaking, fears and phobias, teeth grinding, stopping smoking,  blushing, IBS, some skin problems, bereavement, lack of confidence and low self-esteem, relaxation, pain management and so much more...

Choose Linda for a professional, experienced and friendly hypnotherapist who is passionate about helping you to get the results you want.


Linda has had additional training in Rapid Transformational Thereapy. This is a method of using hypnotherapy in one 90 minute session to get fast results. Rapid Transformational Therapy was developed by the internationally known hyppnotherapist, Marissa Peer. The aim is to help you use your mind to find a contributing cause to the problem through regression hypnotherapy. Then by using positive suggestion the hypnotherapy helps you find the solutions and make those changes to feel so much better. There are many advantages of this way of delivering hypnotherapy including

  • Access from anywhere in the world for English speaking clients
  • No travelling expenses or additional time to come to the office
  • Sit in the comfort of your own home where you can have a personal one to one consultation
  • Convenient times for you can be agreed in advance

Remote hypnotherapy is dependant on an assessment for your suitability first so you will need to contact Linda via email or Skype. You should have an up to date computer with good internet connections. *This method of delivering hypntherapy also requires you to listen to an audio recording every ay for 21 days.

Imagine how good it would feel to rid yourself of that habit or problem quickly.

If you are a business or HR manager imagine what your staff would say about your company if you offered a relaxation class once a week?

Awaken the Change offers Hypnotherapy based in Bournemouth. Clients also seenat Ferndown on Tuesday mornings.

Benefits of Hypnotherapy

  • You use your focused attention to change the things that you want to change
  • You take control of your life (especially with habits such as stopping smoking)
  • You can feel very relaxed
  • You learn to build your self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Hypnotherapy can help with some medical issues (not psychosis)

Average number of sessions: 1 - 3.


Want Peace of Mind? Do you want someone that will really listen and help in a non-judgemental way? Determined that things need to change?

If you are feeling stressed, anxious or are having panic attacks you want things to change fast. You probably aviod things, and you might find it difficult to talk to friends and family...

Anxiety, bereavement and loss happens to us all at sometime in our lives but you don't need to suffer...there is a solution. 

Hi I'm Linda

I'm an expert in helping people with stress and anxiety problems to feel better and enjoy life without fears or worry.

I want to tell you my story...

A long time ago I had to take that first step and go and see someone because I felt so stressed at work and I didn't know why. My therapist helped me to realise that I was being bullied in a very subtle way. From that day on everything changed and I became stronger and I could cope so much better. Today I know that I can deal with anything that I need to because I have developed new skills and new ways of looking at things.

I would like  you to know that  I believe that you have a right to be listened to as well. 

I believe that by being with another human being in a confidential place and discussing the problem you can find the answers and feel better, because I did.

No one has the right to tell you what to do as it's your life and you need to make decisions even if ithe decisions occasinonally result in a mistake because this is the essence of learning. Do you believe this is true? If so please make an appointment. You could have so much more to gain in your life than you have realised.

You can trust me as I'm a qualified counsellor using a calm and professional approach to help you explore your feelings and feel better. I'm confidential and follow a code of conduct from the National Counselling Society so you  know that I am serious about meeting high standards of care.

You can feel confident that I have the knowledge, skills and experience to help you, but if I feel that you need other help I will tell you.

I specialise in two areas. I help people with stress and anxiety issues and bereavement and loss. Anxiety may mean that you worry a lot, it may result in irrational fears or phobias or lack of confidence and self-esteem. You might feel anxious about specific things such as exams and test nerves, performances like speeches or anxiety when meeting people. Lots of people come to see me before they are due to get married as they need help to make a speech, mix with people, feel organised etc.

Some people call me the Bereavement and Loss Expert as I specialise in helping people who are grieving or who have lost something. This might be the loss of a business, the loss of teenagers who have gone to university or any other loss that leaves you feeling guilty, yearning, low mood etc. I listen and help people like you to cope, make changes and feel better in life. 

So if it's the loss of your loved one, the loss of a pet or maybe some other loss contact me today and find out how I can help.

Pet bereavement counselling is a unique area of counselling. Come and see me in Bournemouth or Ferndown, talk on the telephone or Skype. There are lots of ways of helping with pain of losing your pet.

The Way I work...

Everything is centred around you. f you want someone to give you their full attention, to allow you to get something off your chest and to support you to move forward in your life then counselling with me might be the answer.

I help you to understand your emotions, to cope and start to move forward in your life. Ultimately I know that you want to feel better.

I am an integrative counsellor so my work is underpinned by different counselling theories to help you make discoveries and find new ways. I suit the approach to the client. For many people Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)  counselling works well as its brief therapy.  Sometimes certain methods of counselling have been shown to help people more. For example, if you are feeling very anxious Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) might be the way to work together as it has been show to help anxiety.

I like to help you think more about the here and now or the future rather than dwelling too much on the past so I might ask solution focused questions. If you feel counselling might be for you we will always discuss the different ways I work to bring you the most support and change.

When you choose counselling with me I don’t give you advice, but I might help you to find additional information if needed.

You can also choose counselling to help you with relationship problems, bullying at work, lack of confidence, depression, coping with stress etc.

I offer a free consultation on the telephone or in person. Come and meet me at my office in Bournemouth or Ferndown. Remember I specialise in helping people with anxiety problems and I specialise in grief/loss and bereavement counselling. I'm a animal lover and I provide a specialist Pet Bereavement programme.

Awaken the Change, 1072 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 6DS.

Clients seen by appointment only.


  • Feel beeter by sharing your problem
  • Feel safe because the service is confidential and non - judgemental
  • Easy access- day/some evening/some Saturday appointments. Disabled clients are always welcome
  • Skype and Telephone consultations may also be available (See
  • Free parking closeby if you choose face to face consultations
  • Suitable for all age groups ( Adults and young people 15 - 18 years)
  • Helps you to discover more about you and the ways you can come to terms with your problems
  • A counselling service to meet your individual needs. An integrated approach to meet your individual needs, that may include handouts to take home and a relaxation CD or MP3
  • Specialising in anxiety related problems and bereavement and loss.
  • A small price reduction is possible when you require more than 6 sessions.
  • Concessions for student counsellors
  • Member of the National Counselling Society

Average number of sessions varies but is usually a around 6 sessions. If you need more sessions that is fine. People who have Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) typically require 6 - 20 sessions. You could just have one or two sessions but with expereince I have found that most people need more than one session. This is why I have developed bereavement programmes that include so much more than just counselling. Send me an email or pick up the phone and ask me about the benefits of this service.

I also try to meet your needs by  providing telephone counselling if you are unable to come to my office in Bournemouth.

I'm a member of the Natonal Counselling Society.





Coaching/ Walk and Talk/ Beach/ Branksome Chime/ PooleIf you feel stressed or anxious about work or personal issues my bespoke coaching service could help you feel better quickly.

Are you a person who believes in setting goals and moving forward in life? If you said 'yes' then coaching could be your solution.

Do you want to make some important decisions in your life? Imagine achieving your career dreams. Do you want support to plan and achieve something like a wedding, an important business deal, or the process of immigration to another country? Maybe you need more confidence or motivation, or you have business problems. Coaching can help with these issues and so much more.

Coaching is about planning and moving forward. It's a professional and supported journey from A to B.

Some people choose coaching as they don’t feel that they need therapy, yet they want to feel better. People like you who want coaching are usually well, although they may have some underlying medical problem that is under control. Coaching is suitable to help you set goals and progress with work and personal problems. It’s important that you are committed to doing some work between sessions.

Coaching can be invigorating and fun. Coaching can help you to feel better and get back control in a safe and non judgemental way. At Awaken the Change Linda provies coaching for people who want to get past problems at work such as making decisions, dealing with staff, time management, bullying at work and so much more. Personal coaching can cover anything that has a personal impact on you such as a break up in a relationship, a career change, help to get motivated, to give a great presentation. 

Come to beautiful Bournemouth and meet Linda for a bespoke service to meet your needs.

I specialise in ‘Walk and Talk’ coaching in Bournemouth. This is a creative way of connecting to nature, de-cluttering your mind, relaxing and experiencing some breathing space to understand you. It’s much more than just walking and talking. When you come for a coaching walk ialong the beach at Bournemouth together we will talk and  use metaphors in order that you learn to develop a better understanding of your issue.

You might also choose coaching if traditional methods of coaching might appeal to you more. We can meet in Bournemouth, Ferndown or an agreed venue, or if its easier for you talk on the telephone or via Skype.

I offer coaching at a mutually conventient place or time. Most people live near my practice in Bournemouth or they are not far from my second practice at Ferndown but I do regularly see clients from all areas of Dorset and Hampshire. Sometimes people who have been recommended to come and see me travel from all parts of the UK.


  • It is very versatile to meet your individual and corporate needs
  • Coaching also possible via Skype (See
  • Dedicated time to gain insight, set goals, overcome obstacles and achieve your goals
  • Business coaching increases productivity and generates a return on investment

Average number of sessions: 6 over 6 months. Walk and Talk coaching can be 1 or 2 sessions.

Disclaimer: Coaching is about working together to help you achieve the results that you want to achieve. However there are no guarantees that you will get the outcome that you desire with this service. You are advised to seek medical advice if you have a health related issue and other professional help where  business or financial issues are concerned. 

Awaken the Change, 1072 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 6DS.

Clients seen by appointment only.