The Shires Therapy


The Shires Therapy offers a unique rewarding experience of hypnotherapy and hypnoanalysis to help with a wide range of issues which may be holding you back from reaching your true potential on your individual journey of life.

SummitHypnotherapy is a natural approach to improving any area of your life which you feel is hindering you being the person you want to be or achieving that which you desire.  We understand creating change can cause apprehension or anxiety, however, the first step of a journey is often the most difficult and having taken that step to contact us we are then here to help you make your today better than your yesterday.

The Shires Therapy provides a non judgemental confidential environment in a tranquil setting where together we can explore your issues and help provide relief from a wide range of challenges. We provide bespoke therapy for your individual requirements and for the unique person you are.


The Shires Therapy is based in the quiet rural village of Sutton St Edmund and is easily accessible from Wisbech, Kings Lynn, Peterborough, Spalding, Holbeach, Long Sutton, Crowland and surrounding villages.

MargaretThe practice is owned by Margaret Coles, who is a fully qualified Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist having made a career change from Human Resources, recruitment and training to create balance in her life with her family’s farming business, her love of animals especially horses and to continue with her desire to help other people. Margaret firmly believes in continued professional development and is continuing her studies to gain a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice having achieved an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

She has also undertaken the ABC Bereavement course with the bereavement charity Cruse to volunteer to help people in the surrounding area work through their grief and loss.

Therapy takes place in the relaxing warm atmosphere of a log cabin within the tranquil setting of The Shires beautiful garden, where a confidential, non judgemental environment is offered to enable the client explore their life challenges and accept positive suggestion under hypnosis for their personal betterment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (QCF)
  • Chrysalis Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills. Cert Hyp CS
  • Chrysalis Diploma In Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Professional Member of The National Hypnotherapy Society
  • Professional Member of The National Counselling Society
  • Cruse Bereavement ABC Foundation Course
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate
  • Parts Therapy Trained - Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy
  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - Living Works  
  • Chrysalis Advanced Diploma In Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF)

On-going training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice - AIM Awards Level 5


The Shires Therapy can offer hypnotherapy for a number of different issues, symptoms and conditions some of which include:


  • Anxiety, stress, worry
  • Bereavement, grief, loss
  • Confidence, self esteem
  • Fears, phobias, panic attacks
  • Habits, compulsive behaviours
  • Health issues, IBS, bladder,
  • Pre & post surgery, menopause
  • Relaxation, self hypnosis
  • Sleep issues, insomnia, snoring
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sports Performance
  • Weight management, eating issues



For more information on how we can help to make your today better than your yesterday simply just take that first step and contact us in confidence by email or phone


Fees are tailored to your individual requirements.

Please call or email for more information.


By phone

Please feel free to contact me on the landline 01945 7001180 or the dedicated mobile phone 07722 463737.

If I am with a client and unable to answer your call, it is completely confidential for you to leave a voicemail and I will call you back at a time convenient for you.

Via email

If you are more comfortable contacting via email please send your message to

Please include a telephone contact number in your email, the best way of me dealing with your issues is to talk to you to arrange a consultation.


We are located in the small rural village of Sutton St. Edmund. We are approximately a 15 minute drive from Wisbech, 20 minutes from Long Sutton and Holbeach and 30 minutes from Peterborough and Spalding.

The Shires, 11 Broadgate, Sutton St Edmund, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 0LT.

Terms and Conditions/Disclaimer...


Payment is by cheque or cash at the time of the appointment.

Unless a minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation is given payment in full will be required.

Opening hours/Availability

Weekdays: 9.00am -7.00pm
Saturday mornings: 9.00am - 12.00 noon


If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions mentioned on this website, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

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Margaret Coles
Cert Hyp CS, Dip CST
AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills
Parts Therapy Trained - Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy
ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - Living Works


T: 01945 7001180

M: 07722 463737


Please note: This telephone number is dedicated to The Shires Therapy so if unanswered it is completely confidential for you to leave a voicemail to request a call back at a time convenient for you.



We have on site, off road parking so your visit is always discreet.


We are registered and accredited to a number of professional hypnotherapy organisations, please click on the links below for details:

The National Hypnotherapy Society

National Counselling Society

Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy

Foundation for Infant Loss