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Help for your mind

Based in Swansea, I am highly qualified, with more than 16 years of experience as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. You can find out what I can do for you on this website or contact me directly.

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Ludwig Esser

About Me

Welcome to my website. My name is Ludwig Esser. I was born in Germany and lived there until 2000, when I moved to the UK to train and work as a psychotherapist. I studied with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. The NCHP's a member of the Hypno-Psychotherapy Section of the UKCP, committed to maintaining the highest professional standards. I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and am a Fellow of the National Society of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (NSHP).  

The NCHP (my training college) is a member of the Hypno-Psychotherapy Section of the UKCP, with over 16 years of experience. All UKCP registered therapists carry professional indemnity insurance.


My main areas of work cover anxiety, panic attacks, relationship problems, trauma, depression, abuse, PTSD, and cancer. I also work with issues of fertility and sexual problems.


I have been trained as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist and combine both, if it is appropriate and the client wishes. Most of my clients prefer this combination, as it offers comparatively quick yet profound results. Others prefer to work with my psychotherapeutic approaches alone, and I am happy to work with you in the way that most completely meets your needs.


Since 2006 I have been working in private practice as well as volunteering with a local holistic cancer charity. I know through training and personal experience that therapy can be life-changing, and that it can take years to pluck up the courage to begin the process – however, I believe that it is never too late to begin the process! I take my responsibility as a therapist seriously. To arrange an appointment, please contact me using the form on this page.


Helping you to heal and grow through therapy

Psychotherapy is talking therapy. There are many approaches to psychotherapy, and a therapist’s role is to work with each client in a way that suits both parties. Psychotherapy is intended to help you explore issues in depth, allowing you to uncover the root cause of the problems, particularly in the case of issues that have built up over time. Psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to explore your issues, understand yourself more fully, and grow as an individual.

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What is hypnotherapy?

A perfect partner for traditional psychotherapy

Hypnosis is a state of mind in which you have an altered awareness. You are still fully aware of what is happening, but you can focus on a chosen subject on a deep level without anxiety. It is a state which you enter voluntarily with the therapist. Hypnotherapy is the clinical application of hypnosis to help clients resolve problems they are facing due to habits, behaviours, and other issues. Hypnotherapy alone is not an adequate treatment, and is used in conjunction with psychotherapy. It is not appropriate for dealing with deep psychological issues or psychiatric illness.

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A qualified therapist

I have the qualifications and experience to help you

I am a fully qualified hypno-psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and am a Fellow of the National Society of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (NSHP). I have been trained in various psychological approaches and my work is mainly based on analytical psychology, gestalt psychology and person-centred therapy. If appropriate and necessary, I also use CBT.

I am certified in the use hypnotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a registered and certified hypnotic fertility practitioner. I am a member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council as well as the National Society of Talking Therapies.

All my work is confidential.

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Get in touch

To find out more about what I do, please contact Ludwig Esser Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy today. I’m your local therapist serving Swansea and Llanelli. Complete the contact form below to learn more.

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