Carrigaline Hypnotherapy

& CBT Services

Tel: 086-8776935

I am sure we all have been monitoring the Coronavirus carefully. I take my role in the community very seriously, make every effort to ensure my clients are taken care of and ensure they are safe. To ensure our mutual safety I am offering a free up to 20 mins. video / phone initial consultation to discuss whatever issues you feel you have and conduct future treatments via video at €70 per session.

For more Information Please call me on 086-877-6935

Welcome to Carrigaline Hypnotherapy and CBT Services

I am Susan McElligott, a Strategic Intervention and hands-on Transformational Coach that has changed the lives of hundreds of people in the Carrigaline and Cork area. I am also a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and CBT Practitioner. I use a variety of techniques mainly CBT Therapy, Hypnotherapy and NLP.

I have successfully treated cases of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, IBS, relationship problems, weight management, smoking cessation, bereavement, confidence boosting. In fact many problems of the mind, which means I can help you overcome what has been stopping you live the life you want and deserve.

The treatment, or should I say transformation is generally completed in just one session 60 -120 minutes. (Sometimes more than one visit) I am not one for seeing clients every week to talk about the same old problems. The mind is a powerful tool which needs certain ‘skills’ in order to learn how to control it in ways that support you in dealing with life’s challenges. What I provide is more ’solution focused’ and results can often be seen from the very first session.

Counselling consultation

This is an opportunity to see if we are a match for working together before paying for a session. This helps to avoid, beginning clinical work only to be referred out later or to find that my unique style/ approach is not a match for your needs. The consultations are done by phone or online video and take approximately 15-20 minutes.

Susan McElligott M.A. (Hons)

Tel: 086-8776935

More about SUSAN

I have over 20 years experience working with all aspects of mental health. I am also a mother and grandmother with years of practical knowledge managing to balance both family and professional life. I have been in private practice in Carrigaline, Co. Cork since 2001 as a Clinical Hypnotherapist / Psychotherapist, using Neuro Linguistic Programming [NLP], developing new thinking patterns [upgrading your brain's software], Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [CBT], Reiki, Life Coaching Skills using spiritual / advanced analytical techniques and an Accredited Supervisor and Committee Member with the European Association of Professional Hypnotherapists. (EAPH).

Qualifications/ Accreditations:

  • M.A. (Hons.) Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • A.D.H.P. Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy

Lose the Weight you hate

Discover how you can quickly Lose Weight without Will Power. Hypnoband - The non-surgical gastric band. I am a qualified practitioner in The Hypno-Band™ System which is a long-term solution to your weight problems. This can be employed as a weight loss method instead of traditional hypnotherapy and CBT. Like any medical or therapeutic procedure, there can be no definite guarantees and even a surgeon cannot guarantee that a real actual Gastric Band will work. The virtual gastric band has been proven to be effective in aiding significant weight loss.


Give me a call to discuss a tailormade programme using an analytical approach to weight loss.

Tel: 086-8776935

stop Smoking without willpower

One or two sessions should do it. Are you overcome by stress, shortness of temper, nagging thoughts or overwhelming cravings which drive you back to smoking? Most importantly do you actually want to give up smoking? Without this mindset you will not give up smoking. This is the most important part of the process. When you have reached a point in your life where you can genuinely say “I want those cigarettes out of my life!” And can sincerely mean those words. Hypnosis can then work effectively to make you a happy non-smoker for good.

What Happens When You Stop Smoking?

Overcome Fears

Overcome the barriers that have stopped you from living the life you want. It's all about your choices. Anxiety can be a very annoying and debilitating condition which can leave you feeling helpless and out of control. Let me help you make that connection to access your will power so you can control your own emotional state and get back in the driving seat of your own life. Each session is tailored to your needs. You will be guided into a state of mental and physical relaxation. Acceptable suggestions will then be given to the subconscious mind to change the old thought patterns to new. A session may last up to 90 minutes depending on the changes we are working on. At the end of the session you will emerge with these new thought patterns.


Children as young as seven years are presented for therapy with, social media, internet gaming and mobile phone addiction. Your child has a voice - they will have the opportunity to be heard and feel understood. They will have fun learning new ways of managing their emotions even after the first session. No matter how big or small the problem is, there is a solution. So whatever your child’s problem or challenge, whether it’s feelings of anger, sadness, anxiety, depression, confidence issues or sleep disturbances like nightmares or night terrors, I’m here to help


Designed for those who have lost a loved one and cannot come to terms with the loss. The only cure for grief is to grieve. Anxiety can be a very annoying and debilitating condition which can leave you feeling helpless and put of control. Let me help you make that connection to access your own power so you can get control of your own emotional state and get back in the driving seat of your own life. Each session is tailored to your needs and this is a general guide: You will be guided into a state of mental and physical relaxation. You are not asleep. Acceptable suggestions will then be given to the subconscious mind to change the old thought patterns to new thought patterns which you do want. This may last from up to 90 minutes depending on what we are working on to change.

At the end of the session you will emerge with these new thought patterns in place.

If you are interested in my corporate services then please visit my corporate website for more information

work life balance

I believe that employee wellness is essential to the success of business today. I aim to provide a high level of professional standards and strive to make every corporate wellness service a positive experience. Employees will learn the benefits of becoming resilient and refreshed mentally. Optimum performance enhanced when employees become aware of the importance of their mental wellbeing by participating in activities involving self-care.

I am highly experienced in delivering training customised to suit the clients needs. Slide presentations are specially designed to encourage a fun and interactive form of engagement. The primary focus is on empowering employees with the tools they need for healthy mental and emotional wellbeing.The the topics above are covered and can be modified and adapted as needed.


  • Want to lose weight?
  • Want to stop smoking?
  • How do you want to live your life?

Let me help you Quit and help you live the life you desire and deserve.


Need More Info Contact Susan

sucCess stories

Presenting problem: OCD (intrusive thoughts)

The following feedback after one session

Susan, I cant tell you how much you helped me today. I'm astounded by what came out during the session and how fantastic your approach was! I am truly grateful and very much looking forward to our next session.

Y. Cork March 2020

Where do I start? When I first rang Susan I felt like I was at my lowest point and needed guidance. I knew I needed “help”. But what I received in the past few weeks from meeting Susan has been much more than just “help”! She makes you feel comfortable, she tells you stories which you can relate to from her own personal experiences. I don’t see Susan as a counsellor, but as a confidant. She talks to you as a friend and makes natural conversation. I feel within myself the strain I felt in my chest after lifting, and I see myself now doing things out of the “little box” I had put myself into. She has helped me open my mind to possibilities , but also clear my mind of the dark thoughts. She builds you up without you even realising it! I would highly recommend Susan to anyone else who is open to changing their mindset for the better. Thank you Susan!

"I visited Susan yesterday and found her extremely helpful with fixing an old trauma that had been affecting my life for the past few years. It was such a relief to finally meet someone who can literally ‘reset’ the mind and understand my issues. Susan is also a very patient, friendly and kind lady. I’d recommend her to anyone" GD Cork

"Hi Susan, just a text to say thank you for the amazing work you did on my son. He says it was like a switch you turned on! You deserve every euro of your fee and the way you gave of your time was so generous. He will contact you after he starts college, hoping he continues the way he is now. Thanks again." M. CORK

Thank you again for helping me and for making such a tremendous difference in my life. You have done wonders for me and without you I wouldn't be at this point. You gave me all the time I needed at sessions and you didn't rush me out the door. You get to the bottom of the issue no matter how long it takes. I appreciate all you have done for me. M. CORK

I occasionally suffer from depression and negative thinking and my doctor recommended CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). I had a few sessions with Susan and her approach was refreshing, uplifting and really positive. She helped me realise my negative thoughts are not the real me and she gave me the tools I needed so that I could continue developing myself. She is very good at what she does and made me feel at ease instantly.I highly recommend her” SARAH CORK

I went to see you a number ​of weeks ago. I just wanted to tell you that I am feeling very good and you have worked wonders with me as that knot in my chest has not returned not even a hint of it 😊, and my breathing and feelings inside are good , thank you so much again for helping me I think you are wonderful. Regards, P. CORK Feb 2018


Case : 7yr old boy with chronic night terrors (one session of hypnotherapy)

Thanks so much Susan, that was better than I'd expected! He bounded into the car, was all chat about his magic pyramid.... wanted to call his dad to tell him about the red magic carpet.... then as we came in the door he said "I think I'll delete the killing game, I prefer the sports ones anyway". So a lot went in! K. Cork, May, 2018

No More Night Terrors .....

Thanks a mil Susan for all your help with my 8yr old daughter’s sleeping problem. She no longer wakes up with night terrors. The recording you made for her has really made a difference! Now we can all get some sleep! Lisa, Cork

Alex 11 years – suffers from nightmares and sleep disturbances

Background:(Received this lovely text from a lady who’s 11yr old son Alex came to me for PTSD after he went to a friend’s house and witnessed a few minutes of a horror film which left him with terrifying flashbacks. He was afraid to go to sleep which resulted in complete exhaustion. He was too tired to pursue his passion for sport. I treated Alex in just one session)


No More Sleepless Nights.....

Hi Susan….just reporting back on Alex!. He went to bed around 9 Friday night and was asleep within 10mins and the same sat & sun night!!!! He actually seems like he’s looking forward to going to bed!!!! Thank you so so much!!! He really enjoyed the session with you….he said you know lots of stuff!!! Will keep you posted thanks a million again!! Yvonne. Cork Feb, 2014“

He's just like a new boy now......

Dear Susan, I just wanted to let you know that Tom is doing really well since his two sessions with you.I used to have to reassure him every night about his worries brought on by anxiety. Now at bed time he chats about all the things he enjoys and things that he is looking forward to doing.We are delighted with the audios also and even though he said he doesn't need to, I will make sure that he listens to them.I myself feel like a weight has been lifted off me. We are both so thankful to have met you. Kind regards, EVA & TOM

In Just 2 Sessions and he has Overcome His Fears....

Very pleased……He had become a very scared boy. I am very pleased with my son’s experience during his treatment. He had become a very scared boy having watched an older boys play station game at his friends house. He could not let me out of the room without wanting to follow me and know if I was going upstairs and if I was he had to come. It really was affecting his everyday activities. Susan was great to make him feel at home building a picture of his interests in life in such a pleasant way where he was comfortable and happy showing actions of football skills etc. As the session went on Susan used what she had learned from Ruairc’s interests to overcome his fears. He did really well after the first session but we felt maybe he needed another to be able to move him back out of our room. Susan made him two audio recordings which he listened to. They helped to further overcome his fears.

Thanks to Susan he is out of our room and back to the more outgoing happy boy he was! Olivia, Ireland, 28 Oct 2014

Reference regarding Grief Counselling

Ref: Susan McElligott

This lady is an excellent psychotherapist to whom I refer patients regularly with great results.

I recommend her strongly to work within the hospice service


Dr John B. Dunphy

Cork Road Medical Clinic, Carrigaline, Co.Cork