About Zoë

“My goal is to help people who can no longer function effectively day-to-day due to acute anxiety and/or debilitating thoughts.  I achieve this by teaching them how to apply simple, practical tools for self-understanding, self-trust and self-acceptance.”

Zoë Basil (pictured right)


After leaving University  in 2001, I trained as a journalist and worked as a local reporter before moving into fundraising.

I found my niche working with small, less popular charities which, for example, support disabled parents in need or people struggling to come to terms with life after stoma surgery.  These complex and stigmatised issues posed a real challenge to me as a fundraiser but they were also where I made the greatest impact.

After several years working in the Third Sector and raising over £1m, I turned my focus to alternative medicine and retrained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.  I set up a private practice in 2008 and volunteered as a counsellor for Berkshire Woman’s Aid from 2008 – 2010 before leaving to have a baby.  I now choose to work with complex and challenging cases where the client has a real drive to get better.

Over the years I have found I have a real empathy and ability to help people who are frustrated by their emotional and physical symptoms.


Main therapy qualifications:

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Level 1 and Level 2: 2008

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH): 2007

Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis at the LCCH: 2006

Solution-Focused Therapy training at BRIEF (one day workshops specialising in working with children: 2008 and group sessions: 2011)

Other training:

Hypnobirthing with Inner Power Hypnotherapy: 2012

Community Mediation Level 3 at the Open College Network: 2009

Reiki Level 1 & 2 at the Reiki School: 2009

Non-therapy qualifications:

NCTJ Diploma in Newspaper Journalism at City College Brighton and Hove: 2002

BA (hons) Information and Media Studies at University of Brighton: 2001

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