BA Hons, NLP Prac, D Hyp, GQHP, GHR Reg. Newcastle Hypnotherapy Services & Bespoke Hypnobirthing practitioner.
Hypnotherapy services are available throughout the North East of England and include Clinical Hypnotherapy Services, Bespoke Hypnobirthing, Birth Trauma Resolution & Fertility Support. More information about these services and how to book your free consultation can be found in the main menu.
Alongside hypnosis, I also combine Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) & Eye Movement Integration (EMI) to help you make the changes you desire.
Hypnotherapy Services Intuitively for You.
Additionally, I absolutely do not read from scripts. I work intuitively with whatever emerges. Storytelling, improvisation, creativity and playfulness are all valuable skills in any therapists toolbox - they are essential for me to help my clients to make significant changes.
My number one priority is to help you to achieve lasting and positive change in a safe, professional and calm environment.
I work from my base which borders Northumberland, Tyne and Wear & County Durham. I can also, if you prefer, travel to your home to deliver sessions dependent on distance. Gateshead, Durham, Newcastle, Morpeth, Hexham and the surrounding areas are all well within easy reach.
I have you to thank for the whole feeling more confident. What we did really helped and it enabled me to see things in a different light and really focus on detaching myself from the feeling of anxiety that was conjured up reliving events. Also you have a really calming disposition and soothing voice!
I wasn't totally convinced Hypnobirthing would be for me, and even work. But I decided to book some sessions with Ruth before baby number two to prepare for a more natural birth second time.
After the first session with Ruth I decided it was the right choice and felt positive about it working. She was very supportive throughout the sessions and her hypno tracks were great (and so relaxing). Still can't quite believe it all went as hoped, and I got the natural birth I'd wanted - thanks so much Ruth.
I did hypnotherapy with Ruth last August. I had previously had a scary birth with my son and I wanted a different experience with my second. With Ruth's assistance, I had a perfect water birth at home with no pain relief and my little girl was born with the waters still intact. I can’t thank Ruth enough.
We had hypnobirthing classes with Ruth this time last year preparing for the birth of our baby boy. The birth wasn't as straightforward as we had planned but Ruth's hard work and preparation helped me stay calm throughout. We can't thank you enough Ruth!
Ruth is an inspired, highly professional and competent hypnotherapist and I cannot recommend her highly enough. More than this she is an empathic and gifted communicator.
I’ve have hypnotherapy with Ruth several times for different anxiety symptoms, and the results have been amazing. Ruth takes her time with you to really get to the heart of the problem, and creates the most amazing packages and scripts bespoke to your needs. 100% recommend Ruth's service for birth preparation as well as her other hypnotherapy / NLP/ EFT.
In the summer of 2011 I came to Ruth with anxiety issues, mostly related to university stress that I really did not feel able to face on my own. Ruth was very patient with me and together we came up with a proposed plan to work on my issues.
After having completed the initial assessment, Ruth suggested a plan to help control my anxiety and panic attacks and to help with tackling uni work. Ruth is VERY knowledgeable; she really does have a gift and I believe she is able to help anyone with any issue they may be experiencing. The treatment lasted for a couple of months; I had a session every 2-3 weeks and Ruth was there every step of the way: She was conscientious of my progress and frequently asked how I was getting on. Today I am a different person, and I believe that is thanks to Ruth. I don’t know what changed, but mentally and emotionally I am a lot more stable and I can only relate it to about the time I started hypnotherapy with Ruth. Every aim and every goal we set was achieved. Thank you Ruth, really thank you."
I just had another fantastic nights sleep. Never tried anything like it in my life but I haven't slept so well in over a year! Thank you.
What a breathtakingly beautiful and powerful piece of work! You will come away from this audio track feeling overwhelmingly happy, peaceful, confident and ready to tell the world how kick ass your female body, actually, is.
Having done some natal hypnotherapy, myself, I thought I knew what to expect before listening to this. However, it was very different to the track I listened to throughout my pregnancy and now I’m a little sad, I didn’t meet Ruth sooner.
She just has such a way with creating a powerful and beautiful image in your mind that you feel is your own. I was there. Right there with every stunning scene, and it lifted me up, to a higher place, every step of the way.
Maya & The Moon
I could not recommend Ruth enough, she is an amazing hypnotherapist and very mindful. I participated in my first ever session today and what a spiritual and enlightening experience I had. I have come away feeling so positive and excited about my journey with her. I am seriously looking forward to my next session.
I had a Hypnotherapy session with Ruth to work on a particular anxiety issue that had been made worse by a recent bad experience.
She worked with me to let go of the feelings surrounding the bad experience. She helped me 'Anchor' calm when I had an anxious feeling. She also provided me with a tool to use in the future in any anxious situations.
Ruth was so easy to talk to and made me feel really at ease. She explained what she was going to do so I fully understood.
I have since put myself in that anxious situation and I can honestly say I felt nothing but calm, and it was such a lovely experience, whereas before my session with Ruth even the thought of it would have made me ill. Even in general day to day life I have had far more of a calm feeling than an anxious one, which is just so unbelievable for me.
Thank you so much Ruth, you've made a huge difference to my life
Words cannot describe how much Ruth has given to me and my daughter! Would recommend in a heart beat.
We have recently completed a hypnobirthing course with Ruth in preparation for the arrival of our first baby later this month. We couldn't recommend her highly enough! She put us a great ease, tailored her course to our needs and we learned lots of key physiological information and relaxation techniques to support our understanding of the labour process. We would whole-heartedly recommend anyone thinking of giving hypnobirthing a try to call Ruth and chat about her tailored course.
V. Moore Bespoke Hypnobirthing
Ruth really helped both my wife and I prepare for the birth of our baby. I didn’t really know what to expect prior to the first session but I truly believe by the end of the sessions it ensured I knew exactly how I could support my wife throughout
labour. I also saw first hand how it helped calm any anxieties my wife had throughout her pregnancy. Can’t thank Ruth enough for all she did!!
Scott Tyler Birth Partner
Ruth is an excellent hypnobirthing teacher! Her voice is so soothing and relaxing. She has vast experience in hypnotherapy and birth preparation. Highly recommend Ruth if you want a truly unique and calming experience. Ruth is a script free practitioner therefore she will work with you and your specific needs.
Magdalena Watling Hypnobirthing Practitioner
Totally human, real and will register, for birth partners.
Nigel Hetherington Consultant Clinical Hynotherapist & Training Provider
We were lucky enough to pick Ruth for a hypnobirthing course and were so pleased with the care and service she provided. The course offered us a wealth of knowledge about the physiological side of birth, as well as dealing with societal beliefs and our own fears as expecting parents - which seemed to melt away week by week. Ruth made us feel completely at ease during our trance sessions and produced a personal track that was so completely right for us - she just totally 'gets it.'
It feels amazing to say we are informed, excited and prepared for whatever our upcoming, positive birth may bring. Highly recommended!
Georgi Ellison Hypnobirthing Mum
We took a hypnobirthing class with Ruth in preparation of the birth of our son. The course was great, full of information and we really enjoyed the meditation parts with Ruth. She prepared a personal track which along with her other tracks was our main source for preparing for a positive birth. We also really enjoyed her company, she understood immediately what we needed and was just great having her around. The birth itself went according to plan for a while and when things didn’t go according to plan we were still using the methods learnt from Ruth which greatly helped us having a positive experience at the end. We can recommend Ruth whole-heartedly.
Anna Czigler Hypnobirthing Mum
Along with a very small number of women in my life, you have supported me in my pregnancy journey in ways that are hard to explain in words, but you have gifted me with what seems to be an ancient knowledge. A knowledge that was always there, but that you helped me to pull out.
I see your passion for the possible and that is what is infectious about the way that you work. It has helped both of us gain confidence about our birthing experience together, which has made us both very excited!!
A previously very anxious (birth) partner-to-be now has the skills he needed to feel more in control and the knowledge and permission to let go of what he cannot. He is approaching the birth of our baby with a healthy knowledge of what can happen, a sense of safety and a dose of very normal nerves. This would never have been the case had it not been for your teaching.
Ruth Kalbrair Hypnobirthing Mum
I am exceptionally happy with the treatment that I received from Ruth. I always warned Ruth that I would likely be her toughest client to help and I think I might have been right! She showed patience, understanding, empathy and kindness throughout our sessions. With Ruth’s help I am actually part way to curing my deep rooted severe needle phobia. This is not something I ever really believed possible if I’m honest! To put this into perspective....I had not managed to let anyone near me with a needle or or touch a needle myself in the last 15 years.
I had tried numerous hypnotherapists, treatments and exposure therapy over the years but if anything, my phobia seemed to get worse. It hasn't been an overnight cure, Ruth has been treating me on and off for about a year. But with her patience and and understanding I am now at a place where I am able to inject myself with insulin every day (ironically I developed Gestational Diabetes)!
I am booked in to get my bloods drawn this week and I have no doubt that I will be able to get it done. I can't express the relief I feel at finally conquering this phobia which has literally ruled my whole life. Ruth, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart xxx
I have had a fear of needles for over 20 years, so bad that I have fainted on more occassions than I can count whilst having bloods or injections done.
When my husband and I were told we would need IVF to start a family, I really didnt know how I was going to be able to give myself the injections needed. I tried to watch YouTube videos of other couples going through IVF and administering their injections, but I could never get to the injection part without feeling like I would faint!
I contacted Ruth for help, and I was prepared to have to have many sessions with her to overcome this. It was such a pleasure to meet Ruth and after an initial consulation we met in person to have a session.
I felt the change immediatetly after the session, so much so that I wanted to some to take some bloods from me there and then! I had a few weeks to wait before I had to give some more bloods, and for the first time ever I was able to look at the needle in my arm and watch the blood being taken - this would have for sure made me faint only 6 weeks ago!
The true test was yesterday, when I came to have my first IVF injection. I imagined crying, panicking and really struggling to get this done, but it was the total opposite. I was calm and I was able to give myself the injection without feeling the least bit faint at all.
I seriously cannot believe that I have been able to do this and it is all down to Ruth. I never thought I could overcome this near lifelong phobia and after just one session I am free of it. Whats better is that it is allowing us to (hopefully) start our family. Thank you so much Ruth, I will be forever grateful!
Ruth is an amazing woman, hypnotherapist and teacher. She really is
genuine and is obviously determined for you to go away from her course with
confidence to facilitate the 3-step rewind process. She is also available
afterwards for support and just to keep in touch. I can honestly say that the
last 2 days have changed my life.
Karyn Lowe Midwife
I have wanted to complete this training for sometime so I had high expectations from the start. I was not disappointed. Ruth was wonderful; knowledgable, supportive, down to earth & a great teacher. Actually seeing the technique in practice and experiencing its power was inspiring. By the second day I was in awe. I think the nature of the training naturally evokes emotion, so it was so important that the space was nurturing & supportive throughout. It really helped to form a bond between all of us on the training. I highly recommend it.
Stacey Painter Fertility Coach & Hypnobirthing Practitioner
What an amazing two days spent soaking up the 3 - Step Rewind programme
with Ruth. The techniques and scripts used are so supportive for clients. I am
excited to roll this out and help Mothers, Birth partners and anyone affected
by trauma. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise, knowledge and support.
Gemma kavanagh-Barber Birth Professional
I learned so much and felt ready to incorporate the new techniques into my courses. I would really recommend anyone who is teaching hypnobirthing to book, it was invaluable and provided lots of missing links for me sice my initial hypnobirthing training.
Charlotte Keyworth Hypnobirthing Practitioner & Midwife
A really valuable course delivered by Ruth & Nigel. I would recommend this course to any birth worker who would like to learn more about NLP & hypnosis & have more confidence working with clients. The techniques I have learned are amazign and I am looking forward to using them with my clients.
Jenie Scholes Doula & Hypnobirthing Teacher
The teaching has been excellent. I feel s much more confident moving on. I feel excited about experimenting with all we've learnt. The opportunity to get plenty of practice was essential and really beneficial. The course really has been everything I hoped it would be. I want to go away and develop scripts I can record, but also work without scripts.
Christine Duffill Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Doula & Clinical Aromatherapist
Ruth and Nigel have an open, relaxed style which really worked for me and I have learned so many skills which I shall be adding to my courses and incorporating in all of my work.
My confidence has grown, I have mastered new techniques an have consolidated previous learning, all in one go! Can't wait to put it into practice!
Joanna Newcombe Hypnobirthing Practitioner