Jacqui Templer Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Read on for more information about individual sessions
or click here to find out more about our stress management workshops

07865 237 948

What I offer

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Relaxation & Mindfulness

for positive change and management of worries,
such as:

General stress and anxiety
Social anxiety
Menopause symptoms
Insomnia and sleeping problems
Panic attacks
Breaking habits
Confidence building
Fears and phobias
Behavioural change
Pain management


What is that 3am question which keeps you awake?

We can discover, address and transform it together.


"Jacqui is a very good listener and I 
found myself feeling very comfortable 
talking to her because she shows a 
non-judgmental attitude." (Client, 2021)

Improve your life
Enjoy your life

"I have found it helpful and would definitely recommend Jacqui as a therapist."  (Client, 2022)

"All I can say in conclusion is that if you have a psychological problem and you are willing to address it, Jacqui Templer is the person I recommend you go to."   (Client, 2023)


Jacqui Compton-Templer   Dip CBH, LTCL


07865 237 948

A little bit about me...

07865 237 948

Having worked in the music industry for many years as both a performing artist and manager, I both experienced and saw how stress and anxiety impacts us all in different ways, affecting both our personal and professional relationships. 

When panic attacks affected someone close to me I decided to retrain in hypnotherapy to better understand how to help (& I can confidently say, it did!).

I am now a qualified cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, having trained at the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. I am a registered member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and on the  General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), and abide by their code of ethics. 

I have experienced issues relating to mental health from many sides and believe that it is vital to address them early. I offer personalised interventions using cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy - one size does not fit all - and we work together to identify and work towards your goals.

I have a particular interest in working with children and young adults but believe that all of us who experience anxiety and stress in our everyday lives can benefit from the therapies I  offer, all of which are based on empirical evidence. 

I am committed to my own personal and professional development through continued research, workshops and professional supervision.


"Jacqui is a friendly and empathic person who makes it easy to be open and relaxed."
Client, 2021

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

The Japanese art of kintsugi is a metaphor for our lives. It reminds us that even if something is broken it is still beautiful. 

Despite imperfections from repair we can be stronger, free from the obsession of perfectionism which can create anxiety and block creativity and productivity.

Healing and recovery lead to strength and resilience. 

Cognitive therapy addresses our thought processes, challenging and questioning beliefs which have led to anxiety, stress and catastrophising, creating a vicious cycle.

Behavioural therapy  uses role play and imagery to turn negative behaviours and habits into positive experiences. 

Both types of therapy work together to problem solve, heal, strengthen and create resilience and can be enhanced by the use of hypnotherapy through greater focus.

How it works

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is a short term collaborative process 

We work together to bring about lasting and positive change

The following steps describe how our hypnotherapy sessions work 


Relaxation & Mindfulness sessions are also offered as stand alone half hour sessions & as an introduction to hypnotherapy


Sessions are offered on Zoom and face to face (South East London). 

Please note that if you choose face to face sessions that I have two cats.

Initial discussion

When you first contact me we will arrange to have  a 20 minute talk about your issue. This is to make sure that we can work well together and that I can be of help  or if I need to suggest another route for you. This discussion can be on Zoom or by phone.

First session

Our first hypnotherapy session will normally be one and a half hours long and includes a full assessment of your issue and a health questionnaire. We will discuss your goals and how best, together, we can reach them. CBHT is a brief therapy and during this session we will agree a timetable and number of sessions. I will also teach you a simple self-hypnosis or mindfulness technique to  get you started.

Subsequent sessions

Depending on your issue we can have between four and ten sessions. We will continuously reassess progress and your goals, adjusting the number of sessions and interventions if necessary.

Follow up

Part of the CBHT method is homework!     My aim is to give you the tools to help yourself but I also know life can get in   the way so we will schedule a follow up session one month later to check on progress.


Sometimes, despite all our efforts, we can become overwhelmed again.  Circumstances change, life happens.    You will always be welcome to contact me again at any time.


If we are meeting on Zoom please make sure you have a quiet space where you will not be disturbed, stable internet and a comfy chair! A glass of water is also recommended. Please avoid driving or other activities which need concentration for 30 minutes afterwards. This is because you are likely to feel very relaxed!


This section is designed to answer any questions you have about how hypnotherapy works. There is so much of interest to say however that you might want to settle down with a cup of tea or coffee first!

The more you understand hypnotherapy, the more effective it is likely to be. Always ask!

• Hypnosis is a special way of using various naturally-occurring psychological and physiological states. It is a collaborative process in which you allow yourself to follow my guidance by using your imagination to evoke positive emotions and rehearse behaviour change. 

• Everyone can, in principle, be hypnotised. It has been shown to help if you relax, think positively, and imagine the things being suggested. 

• Hypnotic ‘trance’ is an increased ability to respond to positive suggestions, usually accompanied simply by a relaxed attention to the ideas being suggested. It is similar to being engrossed in a good book or exciting film.

• Hypnosis is definitely not a state of sleep or unconsciousness. Most people report being aware of everything that happens, and you will be able to respond to my questions. 

• Hypnosis is definitely not a state of mind control. You cannot be made to do anything against your will. On the contrary, normally you must want to accept suggested ideas and actively imagine responding to experience their effects. This is why we agree goals in advance.

• Hypnosis is completely safe when used in a responsible and professional manner. Nobody has ever been “stuck” in hypnosis. 

• Comedy stage hypnosis has very little to do with clinical hypnotherapy and has been shown to foster misconceptions which can prevent people benefitting from treatment. Take what you see on television with a generous pinch of salt. 

• Hypnotic suggestion is a means of experiencing certain helpful ideas at a level profound enough to directly influence our emotions and behaviour. 

• Psychological and emotional problems can be seen as the result of negative thinking, whereas hypnotherapy aims to encourage (‘suggest’) positive ideas which lead to improvement. 

• Hypnotherapy usually requires more than one session. However, it is probably one of the briefest forms of psychological therapy - the average number of sessions is around 4-6. 

• Hypnosis can help with an enormous range of different issues. Research tends to provide most support for its use in: 

  • Anxiety management
  • Pain management
  • Overcoming sleep disorders
  • Treating certain psychosomatic or stress-related illnesses

However, hypnosis is also used to conquer habits such as nail-biting or smoking, and for personal development in areas such as sports performance, public speaking, or creativity. 

• Thousands of positive experimental and clinical research studies on hypnosis have been published. It was recognised as an effective treatment by the British Medical Association and American Medical Association in the 1950s and, more recently, by the American Psychological Association (for obesity) and NICE guidance (for IBS) used by the NHS. 

• Hypnosis is essentially a simple, down-to-earth, and common sense therapy. For example, by relaxing, thinking positively, and picturing your goals, hypnosis can help you to progressively improve your habitual feelings and behaviour. 

some recommended reading

You might find the following useful or interesting!

Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology: Cal Newport (a handy book if you feel social media is taking over your life!)

Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting: Noel Janis-Newport (for all ages!)

Great Minds and How To Grow Them: Wendy Berliner & Deborah Eyre (how to support and encourage your child to become a high performance learner whilst having fun)

UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy https://www.ukhypnosis.com/about-the-uk-college-of-hypnosis-and-hypnotherapy/




Read on for a full review

Prior to my sessions with Jacqui:  

Like a lot of people, I have had a life-long dread of public speaking; on four occasions during my life, I have had to give speeches at weddings, and each time it has pretty much ruined the day for me with crippling nerves and anxiety. As I got older (I am in my mid 50’s) this amplified from bad nerves into a completely irrational fear of any public speaking. In January this year I was asked by an organisation to give a key note speech to a large audience. For professional reasons this was an invitation that I was obliged to accept. I had three months to prepare.

My sessions with Jacqui  

I had approximately eight sessions with Jacqui in preparation for my big night. The sessions ranged in content from detailed conversations about my life, especially childhood and formative experiences, exploring relevance of subconscious factors, through to hypnosis which felt deep and therapeutic. Each time I left Jacqui I felt confident and upbeat. The day eventually arrived for my presentation and with a last a.m. session with Jacqui I delivered the presentation that evening talking confidently and in total control for a full 90 minutes. I got two ovations and an invitation to do a similar talk at a London university, which I gratefully accepted.  


I know with almost total certainty that Jacqui’s therapy is the reason that my talk went so well and I now have no hesitation in accepting invitations for public speaking. I only wish I had gone to her earlier in life. The process is not always easy, and I kept dipping in and out of my fears, both in the sessions and in the run up to the event. However, Jacqui was always there to steer me back on track. I could go into detailed analysis of my perceptions of Jacqui’s techniques and why they work, but I think it would overcomplicate things as everyone is so different. All I can say in conclusion is that if you have a psychological problem and you are willing to address it, Jacqui Templer is the person I recommend you go to. 


(Client, 2023)

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