Our COVID-19 Talking Therapists

Introducing our team donating their time and skills to support our community.

If you think a particular therapist would suit your needs best please let us know and we will do our best to connect you with them.


Marie Yeo

Hello, My name is Marie. I have always offered free time to my community and currently volunteer with Torbay Domestic Abuse Service (TDAS) as a student hypnotherapist. I work with trauma, loss and bereavement and Neuro-linguistic programming or NLP.

Trauma Therapy- is a specific approach to therapy that recognises and emphasises understanding how the traumatic experience impacts our mental, behavioural, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being
Loss & Bereavement; Grieving allows us to heal, to remember with love and not pain. It is a process. One by one, you let go of things that have gone.
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a psychological approach that involves analysing strategies used by successful individuals and applying them to reach a personal goal. It relates thoughts, language, and patterns of behaviour learned through experience to specific outcomes.

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Chris Fleet

Hi, my name is Chris, a former bricklayer by trade. My talking therapy training began some 15 or so years ago as a result of a loved one being mentally unwell. I wanted to help and sought how to do this. After much research, I trained as a hypnotherapist. In early 2000 I opened my own practice which I later expanded and formed The Devon Clinic CIC. With demand for my services outweighing availability, I formed The Devon School of Hypnotherapy to train hypnotherapists so that they too can support others. Since then, I have trained in CBT, conflict resolution, reducing parental conflict, trauma recovery, and addiction to name but a few.

Right now, things are tough, and even the best of us need support to maintain our mental wellbeing. I am offering a listening ear and a calming voice to anyone who needs someone to reach out to.

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Trish Thomas

Hi, my name is Trish and I am a Counsellor. Counselling offers a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space for someone to talk about their troubles. I can help give you support to empower yourself and to find a way forward in your life. My approach is flexible. For example, I particularly enjoy using creative methods where appropriate as this can be a way to express emotions that maybe too difficult to talk about at first. In the past, I have greatly benefited from receiving counselling myself. I have knowledge and experience in areas which include bereavement, depression, stress, domestic abuse, eating disorders and postnatal depression.


Rosaleen Nelson

My name is Rosaleen Nelson, and I’m a trainee clinical hypnotherapist with an interest in how our thoughts create our reality. I love people and the human mind and have an empathetic and compassionate nature with a natural ability to help people see solutions and answers. I believe that hypnotherapy can help you change your life by changing the way you think, which in turn changes the way you feel. These may feel like extraordinary times, and we cannot change or control the world around us, but luckily we can control and change the world within us.
I look forward to hearing from you and offering support by way of hypnotherapy or just a chat.
Louise Dawkins

Louise Dawkins

My name is Louise Dawkins and I am a Registered Hypnotherapist and Psychosexual Hypnotherapist, and a registered nurse. As a nurse I have specialised within the field of Sexual Health for the last 10 years. I became interested in Hypnotherapy after receiving some sessions myself. These totally transformed my life.

 I strongly feel that Hypnosis alongside my previous experience, is a fantastic medium to enable me to help people with not only ongoing sexual difficulties but also those anxiety, depression, PTSD, weight lose etc. I love the fact that Hypnotherapy can bring about such rapid and permanent changes to people’s lives. By using a client-centred holistic, non-judgemental approach, that focuses on the client’s future, and not their past, whilst allowing, if required, previous fears or anxieties to be overcome in a safe, relaxed and calming manner. Contact me if you have any concerns or anxieties that get in the way of the life you want to lead.


Simon Manley

Hi, my name is Simon Manley, and I am a trainee hypnotherapist based in Dartington.
My background is people-centric having been a mentor and trainer to people in the sales industry for nearly 25 years, helping them achieve their goals on both personal and professional levels. I am also a keen musician having worked on both a professional and amateur level in various roles from player to director and teacher in many different areas from small groups to orchestras and bands and in locations from gigs to theatre and studio environments. I firmly believe that music at all levels is a skill that brings people together on a level that not many other disciplines can.

During these trying times, I am available to anyone who feels that communicating their feelings with a therapist will be beneficial to them, be that on a hypnotherapy level to help relieve stress and anxiety or just simply to chat to someone new to help get them through.

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Aline Petit

My name is Aline Petit, and as the name suggests, I am French, but I have lived in the UK for over 30 years. I am a qualified hypnotherapist registered with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. I first became interested in the field when my teenage son was being bullied at college and started suffering from anxiety. It became very clear to me that not only was he going through a very tough time, but those around him were too.

My Key focus is to support teenagers and families who suffer from stress and anxiety. Often families feel helpless, and if I can help one teen feel like themselves again and support their family in the process, that is all the job satisfaction I need.
Current times are challenging, and many may feel lost as to where they can turn to, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. I am here to support individuals and their families during these uncertain times.

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Sam Kelly

Hello, my name is Sam Kelly, I am 25 years old, and I was born and raised in the South Devon area. I am a trainee hypnotherapist with a particular interest in the spiritual side of life. It is my belief that our views of the outer world are greatly affected by the inner world we all feel and experience.

I have a wide range of interests, many centred around our relationships with each other and nature. These are very strange times for everyone and a lot of our normal ways of living have been altered, but we all can play our part to help and support one other through this. I do believe we are stronger together, so I am here in service to you. As well as offering hypnotherapy, I am happy to sit and chat about anything under the sun and be the best conscious listener I can be. If you wish to talk to me, be it for hypnotherapy or just for someone to be a good listener, I am more than happy to be there for you. I will do what I can to help you find inner peace.

Paola Royal

Paola Royal

Hello, my name is Paola Royal working as a Nutritional Therapist/ Mindset Mentor With over 30 years of medical and psychological experience, I am passionate about using my knowledge and expertise to help my clients to live healthier lifestyles, with proven lasting results.
Understanding yourself psychologically will effortlessly change your attitude to eating with permanent results.
I not only focus on diet and nutritional intake alone; I am helping my clients to release their  ‘personal and limiting beliefs’ empowering  them to rebuild a completely different relationship to food and eating. "I love seeing the benefits experienced by my clients and the results they achieve through working with me ,which exceeds their initial expectations. These results can be improving their health/wellbeing, losing weight, or helping to reverse the effects of diabetes, coronary heart disease, IBS, PCOS and other health issues"
I also help to regain mental health in any crisis. The outcomes are feeling less fearful, worried, and frustrated, less judgemental but more loving and understanding with yourself and others, improved sleep, regaining mental health, and increased resilience.

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Fiona Dodd

My name is Fiona Dodd, and I have a varied background, including 20 years working in Human Resources, the NHS, Care Homes, local Hospice and a funeral directors. I am an Accredited UK Medium, Healer, Reiki, massage and sound therapist. My other qualifications include bereavement therapist, mental health first aider and I am currently studying towards my Diploma in hypnotherapy.

During this period of and uncertainty, I happy to offer my skills and services voluntarily, to all who are struggling to cope and would like someone to chat with or benefit from receiving relaxation techniques. I have a passion for supporting others during difficult times in life, helping them to cope with stress and anxiety or major transitions in life.

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Jenny Lidster

Hello, I’m Jenny, a hypnotherapist based in east Devon. I decided to train in hypnotherapy after finding it was the solution to my own experience of living with anxiety and depression (and overeating in an attempt to manage those feelings). Hypnotherapy gave me that release from my own inner turmoil, and I feel fortunate to be able to now offer that same help to others.
I am also a trained mindfulness practitioner and find my personal practise helps me keep balance and perspective in my daily life, while juggling working (now from home) with a young family.
When we cannot change the world around us, we can still change the world within us.
In these uncertain times we are living in, we all need to draw upon support to help us through. Together we are stronger, and I am here to listen and support you in whatever way is right for you.
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Francesca Harris

Hi, My name is Francesca. I am a qualified psychic and Spiritual Medium, and a trainee hypnotherapist.  I work in the Education Sector and have nearly 20 years of experience with children from the age of 7 to 19. I have worked with both children and adults with learning difficulties, including Autism.

Primarily, I'm a friendly face and a good listening ear. I would very much like to help you talk through any anxieties you may have and possibly signpost you to further support if you require it.

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Yasmin Ellery

Hi my name is Yasmin I am a qualified hypnotherapist, working mainly with anxiety and related issues. Previously I trained as a Person Centred Counsellor and worked as a volunteer counsellor for Cruse Bereavement. I know that these uncertain times can be very unsettling. I am here to help any way I can either through hypnotherapy or just being someone to listen. Sometimes this is all we need. We are all on this journey together and together we will get there.

Mandy Bermingham

Mandy Bermingham

Hi my name is Mandy Bermingham and I am a fully qualified Hypnotherapist. In this time of uncertainty it can create fear and anxiety within use. Whatever your feeling right now be it, health, money, isolation, or loneliness I can help you with hypnosis or just a chat to soothe and relieve your anxiety. We can learn the tools to self help and draw on our inner strength which is in all of us. I can help you to quiten and calm your mind to feel calm and relaxed. At these times we are here to offer love and support to each other.

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