About Me 2017-03-17T11:11:24+00:00

Hello! My name is Barbara Smith

I am a stress specialist. I work with professionals who struggle with stress related issues. I help them manage their stress to take back control of their lives and be fully healthy again.

I do this by using a range of client centred therapeutic techniques such as hypnosis, NLP [neuro linguistic programming] and coaching. These help people make changes to their life. I move at your pace and tailor the sessions to your individual needs, working with you to ensure that the changes you make are long lasting. 

I have many years experience in the NHS where, in General Practice as a specialist practitioner, I have worked with people to stop smoking and manage their weight. I also have experience as a nurse, midwife, manager, mentor and coach.

I am registered with the Complementary & Natural Health Care Council [CNHC] which means that I meet the high standards of professionalism and ethical practice that are demanded by this UK – wide body. Therefore doctors and healthcare providers can refer to me with confidence.

All consultations are conducted in strict confidentiality.

My practice is based in Clitheroe, Lancashire a beautiful town situated in the heart of the picturesque Ribble Valley.

Barbara Smith (Stress Specialist)

RN, RM, BSc, MA, HPD, NLP[NPrac], Dip HPsych, Cert SM, ILM Level 5 [Distinction]

What do the letters mean?

RN = Registered Nurse

RM = Registered Midwife

HPD = Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma

NLP ( MPrac) = Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Dip HPsych – Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy

Cert SM – Certificate in Stress Management

ILM Level 5 [Distinction] – Institute of Leadership and Management Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

How can I help?

In the free 15 mins session you will be able to find out if i’m the therapist for you, which will mean that you will feel confident, comfortable and relaxed working with me knowing you will get the results you want.

Stress Management

  • Equip you with new skills to cope with challenging situations

  • Personalised therapy

  • I am with you every step of the way

Stop Smoking

  • Effective way of becoming smoke free

  • Work with an expert who has gained a solid training and education

  • Future proofed against the cues that used to mean you smoked

  • Personalised therapy

  • I am with you every step of the way

Weight Management

  • Equip you with new skills and strategies to be a healthy weight for life

  • Loose weight at a healthy rate

  • Personalised therapy

  • I am with you every step of the way

Manage your IBS

  • Equip you with new skills to reduce the possibilities of getting future attacks

  • Enable you to resume a normal lifestyle

  • Personalised therapy

  • I am with you every step of the way

Are you ready to take the next step?

If you would like a free, confidential chat to decide if I am the right person to help you please contact me on: 07527494250

Book your free call

What you can expect

  • Ensure that you start to feel better immediately (I don’t believe you have to feel worse before you can feel better)

  • Teach you how to relax so that you can deal better with life’s challenges

  • Offer practical techniques to deal with mental and emotional distress

  • Help you identify areas where your needs are not being well met and why this is so

  • Use knowledge from your past to help you move on, rather than dwelling on it endlessly

  • Work out realistic and achievable goals for you

  • Agree on the best strategies for you to use

  • Help you to use and develop your own resources

  • Help you to develop valuable life skills which will enable you to make changes and move forward with life

This is a therapy where we work in partnership to achieve the results you want.

Make An Appointment

You can use the form below if you would like to make an appointment or get in touch for a free chat.

Looking forward to speaking with you.


Barbara Smith