Carrigaline Hypnotherapy 
& CBT Services

16 Hillcrest, Carrigaline, Co. Cork

& CBT Services

Susan McElligott has a Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as being a Life Coach. Utilising a combination of skills in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Energy Psychology, Reiki, NLP and CBT, she has successfully treated many case of emotional inbalances.
If you have any problem of the mind, it means I can help you overcome whatever has been stopping you living the life you want and deserve.The treatment, or should we say, transformation, is often experienced from the first session which lasts approximately between 75-120 minutes.
I believe it is unnecessary to see people every week to talk about the same old problems as what I provide is more ’solution focused’. The mind is a powerful tool that needs certain ‘skills’ to learn how to control it in ways that support you in dealing with many of life’s challenges. I combine several different therapies to bring about change which clients have reported experiencing significant benefits even after the first session.
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Susan successfully treats cases of Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Abuse. Panic Attacks, IBS, Relationship Problems Such As Divorce And Separation, Work Related Issues, Weight Management, Stop Smoking, Overcoming Grief, Building Confidence, Childrens' Anxiety
Lose the weight you hate. Discover how you can quickly Lose Weight without Will Power. Hypnoband - The non-surgical gastric band
Coping with Bereavement.  
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.
Childrens' Problems Children as young as seven years are presented for therapy internet gaming and moblle phone  addiction
Discover how quickly you can Stop Smoking without Will Power
Overcome the barriers that have stopped you in your life
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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."
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About Me

I am an experienced mental health professional drawing on over 20yrs of experience working with all aspects of mental health. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother with years of personal experience of organizing and structuring time in order to balance family and professional life

I have been in private practice in Carrigaline, Co. Cork since 2001 as a clinical hypnotherapist psychotherapist, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist., Qualified as a Life Coach and an accredited supervisor with the European Association of Professional Hypnotherapists. (EAPH). Currently doing voluntary work as a Bereavement Support Worker at Marymount Hospice, Cork.
Qualifications/ Accreditations:
M.A. (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Masters (level 9) Counselling and Psychotherapy
2001- present day. Analytical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Life Coach, NLP, CBT, Supervisor and Trainer
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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 establish


I am a qualified Practitioner in The Hypno-Band™ which is a long-term solution to your weight problems and 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, HOWEVER I DO ACTUALLY ADDRESS THE REASONS WHY A PERSON IS OVERWEIGHT. The virtual gastric band has been proven to be effective in aiding significant weight loss..


At Carrigaline Hypnotherapy Kid’s Clinic 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 and will gain lots of new tools which they can use instantly even after your very 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


Complicated Grief is a term used to describe symptoms of prolonged disturbed emotions, especially in a sudden death. It may appear as a complete absence of grief and mourning, delayed or chronic grief, post-traumatic stress, sleeplessness, unresolved grief.
There is no correct way to grieve whether it is from experiencing the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, loosing your home and material wealth or loosing your health. There is no right length of time to grieve or way to measure the intensity of grief. No one can know what it’s like to walk in your shoes even if they have grieved themselves.
You may have been told to expect to go through the different stages of bereavement like some sequence to determine if you are doing it properly. No one can categorise your grief into stages to be followed. There are many books written on grief and bereavement which attempt to explain your feelings and what you can expect, some are helpful, others may leave you wondering if you are ‘doing’ it correctly. There are many support groups which some find helpful, others prefer one on one counselling.
When grief becomes complicated and you feel you cannot connect with any joy or happiness and your entire life is dominated with feelings of loss and sadness, depression can take hold and you don’t know how to engage with normal everyday living. You are just going through the motions of living without feeling connected to the positive aspects of life.
If you are aware of time passing and you feel stuck and need help, then I can work with you in peaceful and confidential surroundings. I will support you in finding meaning in your life and peace in your heart.


Are you quickly overcome by stress, shortness of temper, nagging thoughts or overwhelming cravings which drive you back to smoking?
Your unconscious mind (which is roughly 90% of your total mind) controls habits, and it does this automatically,
All of this is caused by your unconscious mind fighting with your conscious mind.
Without you having to even think about it.
Because you have practised your “habit” many times every single day, you now smoke “automatically”, just in the same way that, if you drive, you originally weren’t very good at it because your conscious mind had to concentrate on it, but now, you can just do it automatically because your unconscious mind has taken over and does it “automatically”.
So in the same way as you can drive from Point A to Point B without being aware of every single action you took to get there, because you have practiced smoking so many times, you now do it automatically too.
Since you first started smoking, you may have associated it with feelings of Freedom, Confidence, Security, Relaxation, etc
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, then hypnosis can work effectively to make you a happy non-smoker for good.


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

More Testimonials

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.

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”
I went to see you a number ​of weeks ago. I just wanted to tell you that im 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

7yr old 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, CorkAlex 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)
Testimonial sent via Text:

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