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Veronique Mertes

Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist

in South Devon and worldwide online

HPD, DSFH, AfSFH (reg), NCH (reg)

Parenting Coaching and Support

Workshops and support for parents


Are you looking for help with…






Anxiety and Stress


Chronic Pain


Confidence and Self-Esteem




Driving Tests and Exams


Fears and Phobias


Hypnotherapy for Children






OCD and Obsessive Thoughts


Panic Attacks


Performance Enhancement


Smoking Cessation


Sleep Problems


Weight Loss

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy could be the answer you’re searching for.


“Veronique helped me overcome the stresses that were taking over my life. After just a few sessions with her, I feel like a new person and I have much more confidence in facing my problems head-on.”

What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is based on the latest research in neuroscience.

It is a blend of:

  • Hypnotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming

The therapy uses the client’s own natural resources, helping them to overcome difficulties, producing effective and lasting results.

Changes can be simple, subtle and very positive.

Find out more about my hypnotherapy treatments available in the South Hams, Devon.

About me

Hi, I’m Veronique and I’m a fully qualified Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Clinical Psychotherapist, based in Stoke Fleming and Kingsbridge, South Devon.

I help my clients to breakthrough and overcome the things that are holding them back from living the life they want. Be that anxiety, sleep problems, phobias or something else, my work is all about helping people to take back control of their own lives.


My Background

Wanting to help other people is a fundamental part of my nature. Over the years I’ve had many care-related roles including work with children with special needs, in family therapy, developmental play and as a family support worker – I even co-wrote a children’s book to help prepare children for the arrival of a disabled sibling.

I’ve always had an interest in psychology and what makes people happy. During my research and learning in these areas I came across some of the different types of hypnotherapy, which I considered training but wasn’t sure which type of hypnotherapy was right for me at the time.

Then, when I moved to the UK, requalification requirements led me to train in ‘Solution Focused Family Therapy’ and work as a counsellor. I loved that work but felt something was missing for me. Counselling work is often focused on the past, which can feel heavy and negative at times. I wanted something that made everything a bit lighter and more positive…

…so when I discovered the combination of ‘solution focused’ and ‘hypnotherapy’, I knew I had found heaven and I have not looked back since.


Why Did I Choose Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

The combination of empowering questions and trance work enables me to really move my clients forward, and the results often happen quickly; over a few sessions.

The solutions that work for you will be specific to you because we are all individuals and different things, for example happiness, have different meanings for each of us. But our brains all work in similar ways, that’s the part we all have in common. Although during trance we are relaxed and more susceptible to suggestions, our brains still work really hard to come up with solutions. We all have so much potential, each and everyone of us. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy taps into this.

This type of work is very client focused, I love the connection that I make with each person I work with. Having such a passion for what I do is therapy in itself. That feeling of being alive that you get through doing something you love is priceless!


What Does a Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Session Look Like?

Our first session is all about making you feel safe and comfortable with both me and the hypnotherapy process. We will spend some time getting to know each other. Then you take home a trance recording to try out over the next week. It is only in our second session, after this preparation work, that I will guide you into hypnotherapy itself.


I Talk About the Brain Quite a Bit…

A really important part of my work is the neuroscientific bit. Our brain is an enormously powerful tool. The first thing I do is teach you about your brain and how it puts you back in control of your life.

The scripts and methods Solution Focused Hypnotherapy use have been tested using an EEG (electroencephalogram) which records brain activity because Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is based on the latest research in neuroscience.


What About My Qualifications?

I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH). I trained with the renowned Clifton Practice (CPHT) and award winner Matthew Cahill and also have qualifications in family therapy.

And on a more personal note, I used to suffer from anxiety, although I didn’t know it back then. Having experienced that, and come out the other side, I truly understand what it can feel like to be absolutely convinced to be too weak or not good enough or strong enough for this world.


Want to Find Out More?

To book a session, either online (via Zoom) or in person, use the contact form at the bottom of this page. Or if you’d like to get to know me a bit better, head over to my Instagram.

Meet Veronique


“I had a beautiful session yesterday and can’t begin to share the amazing value and peacefulness I experienced. Thank you, Veronique Mertes, for sharing your amazing Hypnotherapy with me, and helping me along my journey.”

My latest blog posts…

What you need to know about hypnotherapy

If you wonder what you need to know about hypnotherapy, here some tips! ‘Would you like me to tell you how hypnotherapy works?’ is usually one of my questions in my initial meeting with clients. Those who have had hypnotherapy before still love to listen to my...

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7 easy tips on how to talk to teenage boys

7 easy tips on how to talk to teenage boys

Have you ever wondered how best to talk to teenage boys? ‘Not at all’ would probably be have been my son’s reply when he was ‘in the middle of it’. I do vividly remember being a teenager. One scene in particular when doing the dishes with my mum and telling her with...

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Contact me to book your Initial Phone Consultation

If you would like to book a session, either online (via Zoom) or in person at my hypnotherapy practice in South Devon, or if you have any questions, please get in touch via the form below and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

You can also reach me by phone on: 07746 645217.

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