Hair Pulling Hypnotherapy

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The UK’s Leading Hair Pulling Hypnotherapist

Trichotillomania or TTM – sometimes called compulsive hair pulling (CHP) – is a disorder affecting a growing number of people throughout the world. Francois Henri Hallopeaiu first reported it in 1889.

Often beginning in childhood, this stress-relieving or pleasure-inducing habit can often persist into adulthood. I work with both adults who have not been able to tackle this issue, and also with children in order to nip it in the bud as soon as possible. Children under 10 and teenagers are all welcome with parents to find out more. I have an association with a leading consultant on hair-pulling who is Lucinda Ellery.

Some people call TTM an OCD, while others call it self harming behaviour. In my twenty five years plus of working with this challenge, what I have learnt is that all of us are different and all of the triggers are different just as we are. Through hypnotherapy and goal setting it is possible to change how you feel about this behaviour and in time reduce and eradicate it.

I have developed a trichotillomania coaching therapy programme available in-person in London and Staffordshire, and now operating online all across the world.

My reputation is such that I have been fortunate enough to be featured in multiple media outlets, including The Mummy Diaries (as seen in the video below).

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What is Trichotillomania / Hair Pulling?

In the USA, the American Psychiatric Association estimates between six and eight million people are affected.

Trichotillomania is not only hair pulling from the scalp but can focus on eyelashes and/or eyebrows in combination with hair from the torso, limbs, ears, nose and pubic area. Hypnotherapy can often help trace when and why these habits started and then help your to be free of this anxious condition.

Not so well documented is that people with the disorder may also pull hair from those with whom they are in relationships, as well as pets, soft toys and dolls. Other people bite or swallow the hair or may do one, two or all of these things. Every pattern is unique.

People with trichotillomania are likely to start pulling hair between the ages of nine and 15 in line with the onset of puberty. In children, the male to female ratio is of 1:1, while in adulthood females show prominence.

Hair Pulling

Hair pulling is the most common form of trich and can be incredibly stressful for those who suffer from it.

Pulling Out Eyelashes

Trich can manifest itself in many ways, one of which is pulling out eyelashes, as seen in the video above. 

Ripping Hair Out

Ripping hair is an example of an extreme case of trich and can cause extreme distress and body dysmorphia.

Body Hair Pulling

Body hair pulling may seem less of an issue due to the visual effects being hidden, but it has the same causes that need to be addressed before it becomes more serious.

Female Hair Pulling

Hair pulling is most common in women. Often caused by childhood issues that haven’t been properly addressed, we need to work together to get to the heart of the issue.

Male Hair Pulling

Male hair pulling, because it is less common than female hair pulling, often has stigma attached to it, but it is still a serious issue that needs to be addressed for any male sufferers to have a chance at a normal life.

Eating Hair Disorder

Eating hair disorder, or trichophagia, is closely related to trichotillomania and has many of the same causes and effects.

Eyebrow Pulling

Eyebrow pulling is another common side effect of trichotillomania and can be incredibly stressful.

Picking Scalp

Scalp picking is another presentation of TTM, and can lead to more serious health effects such as infection.

OCD Hair Pulling

OCD can be a cause of trichotillomania and while you might feel there is no way to address OCD-related trich, hypnotherapy can be a very effective treatment.

Child Hair Pulling

Hair pulling is more or less evenly distributed between boys and girls when they are children, although it normally does not continue for males into adulthood. It is always advisable for the issue to be addressed at a young age in order to prevent it affecting their adult lives.

Facial Hair Pulling

One of the most common ways that trichotillomania manifests itself in men is in the form of facial hair pulling, which can result in noticeable patchy beards and the need to shave regularly.

How Can Hypnotherapy Help With Trichotillomania?

Hypnotherapy works by giving the mind the tools it needs to change behaviours.

Among the many benefits of my sessions are:

Immediate Reduction in Anxiety

My clients immediately feel less stress after their first session. A good start!

Provide You With the Tools You Need

I will teach you how to address your issue on your own. The goal is for you to live a normal life.

Long Term Releif and Victory

After we have worked together and you are experienced in utilising the tools I give you, eventually you will master your own mind.

Trichotillomania Hypnotherapy Results & Testimonials

Having worked in the industry for decades, I am fortunate to be able to offer a wide range of treatments for my clients.

My daughter has been zooming with Anne for the last number of months . Anne has helped her deal with her Trich ( we were lucky to notice it early )help her cope with the stress/anxiety of returning to school in a pandemic. We have nothing but praise for Anne . She has a no nonsense attitude with quirky sense of humour. My daughter now has loads of coping strategies when and if she needs them.

Orla Lipinski

Having suffered with trichotillomania for more than 20 years, I finally built the courage up to seek further help. I saw Anne on the mummy diaries so was keen to get in touch. With the current cover situation I didn’t know what to expect, however having not ever met Anne in person I feel like I have! I have been doing zoom sessions with her and she has been sending me recordings to listen to at night, so far I haven’t pulled in just over 4 weeks! I have lots of growth coming. Anne is the first person I have ever felt comfortable speaking openly with about the trich. She is so understanding, and makes you feel at ease, she even makes you laugh! I am so pleased that I got in touch. I have 1 more session booked in and I am looking forward to it. Anne is always checking in with me to see how I’m doing, I feel that it is more than just a job for her, she genuinely cares about our success. If you are hesitating to book a session, just do it! Try it and I’m sure you will be thrilled with the outcome.

Lucinda Coad

I am very lucky to have found Anne and highly recommend her to help anybody struggling with TTM. She is incredibly thorough, makes you feel extremely comfortable and is highly knowledgeable about TTM.


Anne has been helping my young daughter, and us as a family, deal with her Trichotillomania. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience, providing us with many ideas and techniques to help, and so far we are making good progress. She has been incredibly supportive and understanding, and is always checking in on us. Her dedication and support really make you feel like you are not alone, that there is always someone there to help guide you through.

Rachael Neville

Five star review – Anne is amazing
While we have only had one hypnotherapy session with Anne so far (plus numerous phone calls to check progress) – it has already helped my daughter a lot! Anne is genuinely interested in helping my daughter to make trich a thing of the past!
While it is early days in the treatment – we have been so impressed with Anne’s approach to treatment, her genuine interest and her very warm and caring personality. She is a gem and we are very grateful to her. We would highly recommend her!

Claire Sheehy

Anne has helped my daughter immensely combat Trichotillomania. I would definitely recommend her to help others with similar conditions, we are very pleased to have found her.

Louise H

I had been a struggling with trichotillomania for several years. I found Anne just going through websites where she offered a free first consultation where I had an opportunity to actually tell someone about what I was going through. I love Anne because she listened and understood what I was going through. She explained the way she works. I used her methods and now I am om the road to recovery. I don’t know where my tweezer is and I don’t care. Thank you so much Anne.

Zaibi Haidi

I’ve been working with Anne for a few months now and I can’t recommend her enough. Due to distance I have zoom sessions with Anne which have been super helpful, and I can’t believe how much I have improved. In the 10 years I have struggled with Trich (eyebrows and eyelashes), I never thought I could get to the point where I am now, with little urge to pull and growing lashes and brows! Anne is kind, understanding and provides tailored support. I highly recommend for anyone struggling with trichotillomania, no matter where you are.

Esther Visser

I cannot recommend Anne enough. I have just started a course with Anne to treat my trichotillomania for my eyelashes. I have only had one session so far and I think I can already see the progress from listening to the recordings each night. Anne makes you feel so comfortable and at ease whilst in her office. The hypnosis is something I was sceptical about at first but after listening to the tape every night for the last couple of weeks it starts to become something that de stresses you in so many ways. I have still got a long way to go but I am confident with Annes help she will help me beat trichotillomania for good.

Sophie Cornelius

Very grateful to have found Anne. She is kind, empathetic and very skilled at her work which makes me feel understood, which is important to me because I had not ever felt this before in my experience with hair pulling. Would highly recommend her to anyone struggling with hair pulling, I have only had a couple of sessions and I am already so much more hopeful that I can overcome it.

Sophie L

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Can’t make it to the Hair-Pulling Therapy Practice?

If you are unable to make it to the Hair-Pulling Help therapy practice in London or Staffordshire and online therapy sessions are a difficult option, you do have another choice. I have co-authored a book called “Strategies for Coping with Trichotillomania”. Just email to order your copy.

Anne is a specialist in Trichotillomania (TTM) and is also recognized as an expert from the National Council for Hypnotherapy. Together with OCD hypnotherapist Steven Harold, Anne has co-authored a manual – 8 Step Program on Trichotillomania, for hypnotherapists.

Perhaps this may be the first time you are considering having hypnotherapy to help you resolve a personal problem, which can be daunting but rest assured, with patience and perseverance we can aim to find a solution.

Many of Anne’s clients enjoy busy and successful lives but recognize that they sometimes need professional help and before life becomes too overwhelming, it’s advisable to confront and correct our way of thinking in order to regain a balance. Anne’s experience ensures that you will be guided and able to express yourself in a relaxed environment, enabling you to unravel and regain confidence of self over a period of sessions. These can be held at the clinic or Anne also offers a mobile service for those in need of an occasional home or office visit.

Please also be assured that your privacy will be respected, and any information is kept confidential and your initial consultation of 20 mins will be free of charge.

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