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Dip. Ch. P. (MT), NLP, CBT, MNCH


In 2002 Nina Ballinger co-founded Hypnotherapy Associates, a Hypnotherapy and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) clinic based in Harley Street, London. Nina also combines  EFT (emotional freedom technique), CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and Time Line therapy depending upon each client's individual needs.


In 2008 she moved to central Portugal where, as well as being a mother of 2 teenagers, she runs therapy retreats at Quinta da Lontra.


As Nina is based in Portugal she sees most of her clients online through Zoom. Each session consists of up to an hour of talk therapy after which she records live the hypnotherapy session in an MP3 format. Each client has his/her own personalised session that they can listen to on their preferred device as many times as they like. Generic pre-recordings are never used.


In almost 20 years of therapy, Nina has experience of all of the problems mentioned below. However, she specialises in Weight loss, Smoking, Anxiety, Sleep and Confidence.

Nina and Jennie Francis met in Harley Street in 2002, where they had clinics next door to each other, they have been firm friends and collaborators ever since.


If you would like to book a Zoom session with Nina please contact her directly on: 00351 967 937 424 or at

Nina Ballinger

Jennie Francis

Jennie Francis qualified in hypnotherapy and counselling in 1999 at the UK College, with a universally recognised City and Guild qualifications from De Montford University.

She holds an NVQ qualification for Personal Development in Therapy and I’m a certified neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner and hypnotherapy life coach.

She regularly attends seminars, workshops and courses to update herself with new techniques that may benefit my clients. Now including Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Time Line Therapy in her practice.

Jennie is registered and insured with the General Hypnotherapy Register, one of the UK’s most highly regarded registers of hypnotherapists, as well as the NHS.

As well as featuring in Men’s Fitness, Metro, Zest Magazine, Mail Online and on BBC London radio, Jennie is also the recommended hypnotherapist for Channel 4.

After 20 years of practice, Jennie has amalgamated a number of therapeutic techniques, but always uses hypnosis as she finds it the fastest, most effective and comfortable way to treat most problems.

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