About Us

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Bob Neill was one of the first hypnotherapists in the UK. He became a hypnotist in 1950, after discovering his gift for hypnosis as early as 1943. Hypnotherapy, in those days was virtually unheard of but Bob practised in his spare time until the early 1970s when he became a full time hypnotherapist, developing his technique and establishing a very successful practice, until he passed away in 2006. 

Bob developed his own hypnotherapy technique, resulting in his considerable expertise in the field of hypnosis, which has been drawn upon by doctors and other healthcare professionals, as well as his many students who have established hypnotherapy practices of their own.

Those benefitting from Bob’s technique include professional sportsmen and women who have achieved greater success, some reaching Olympic and World Competition standard! 

As well as teaching Practical Hypnotherapy, he published two books on the subject and these were highly regarded both by aspiring hypnotherapists and established hypnotherapy practitioners alike.

Barbara Neill played a supporting role in her father’s practice for many years and was also the “guinea pig” hypnotised by Bob’s students of hypnotherapy.  

Barbara qualified as a hypnotherapist in her own right in 2005 and, as a professional member of the General Hypnotherapy Register, continues Bob’s work with the same compassion, integrity and sincerity, for which her father was known and respected. 

Although Barbara has her own style, and also specialises in treating people with dyspraxia, she bases her hypnotherapy on the technique that Bob developed, to ensure that his role, in promoting hypnotherapy, and helping so many people, will always be remembered.

Barbara has also published two hypnotherapy-related books, and also runs courses and workshops on Dyspraxia Awareness and Dyspraxia Awareness for Hypnotherapists.


In addition to being a qualified Hypnotherapist, Barbara has an ITEC qualification in Anatomy and Physiology, as well as a PTLLS Teaching Certificate, and has studied Social Psychology, Educational Psychology and Cognitive Psychology at degree level. Barbara is a professional member of the General Hypnotherapy Register and is also a GHR acknowledged supervisor of hypnotherapists.

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