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Why Cathy

Cathy Ibbotson is a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist based in the Conwy Valley, North Wales. Holding the prestigious Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) from the N.W.H.A., gained under the guidance of Meirion Ellis. Additionally, Cathy is registered with the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and hold diplomas in Hypnotherapy (from Hypnotic World) and Advanced Hypnotherapy.

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Why Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is an amazing tool in which the unconscious mind is accessed through a state of trance. Trance is a completely natural state which we all enter several times each day. Examples are such as when we day dream or drive from A to B and can't quite remember getting there!

Once the unconscious mind is accessed, deep and lasting change can be made through the power of suggestion. You will come out of my sessions feeling relaxed, positive and motivated. Ready to make the changes in your life that you need to make.​

The number of sessions needed vary for each individual's needs but on average, 3 sessions is a good place to start. Stopping smoking requires only 2 and with weight-loss I would recommend 6 to really start to effect change.


Hypnotherapy has some stigma attached to it. Because of stage hypnosis there is a belief that the client loses control and is at the whim of the therapist. This is absolutely not the case. At all times the client is in control and completely aware of what is happening. You cannot be made to do anything that you don't want to.

My Story

My journey into hypnotherapy began many years ago with a visit to a hypnotherapist to help me give up smoking. I also asked him to help me with some stress I was experiencing and I still remember vividly, floating out of my session feeling like I was walking on cotton wool.


I have a deep-rooted desire to empower individuals to overcome obstacles and thrive. I understand that what people really need in their lives are strategies to help them meet their basic needs, and grow as an individual. So many times I've seen people repeating their old patterns/behaviours and getting the same outcomes. After-all, how can you expect to see change if you aren't willing to change your approach. Hypnotherapy is a fantastic way to let me pursue my passion, utilise my skills to help people, and help create lasting change in peoples lives. Through the right therapy, strategies and systems, I'm determined to help you create your dream life. 




Hey there!

I'm Cathy Francis, a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Yoga Teacher based in the tranquil Conwy Valley of North Wales.

I'm fuelled by three passions: guiding individuals through hypnotherapy journeys to create lasting positive change; leading dynamic yoga classes blending strength and serenity, and nurturing my beloved houseplants.


Let's connect and invest in you together!


I have been practicing hypnotherapy full time for over 2 years now. I have helped numerous clients overcome their challenges and achieve their goals. I am dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest techniques and research in the field to ensure that my clients receive the best possible care.


I hold the HPD having studied with Meirion Ellis at North Wales Hypnotherapy Academy. I also hold a Diploma in Hypnotherapy through studying with Hypnotic World.

I am constantly learning taking my CPD seriously and I work on updating my knowledge on a regular and consistent basis.

Cathy Francis, hypnotherapist, Aspire North Wales Clinic


Where-ever you are right now, what ever you're struggling with - hypnotherapy is the flight. You are the pilot and I am the navigator. You're headed right toward your dream life. 

Invest in yourself TODAY.

Tel: 07704 437415

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