Welcome to Aquarius Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Health Clinic

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Aquarius Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Health Clinic was set up in Galway City, Co Galway in 2005 by Maureen McCabe, who has been in private practice in the UK for over twenty years. Maureen has an MA(Hons) degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling and a diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Past life Regression, Stress Management, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Psychoneuroimmunology, Medical Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Hypno-Band Weight Loss  System™(Gastric Band Hypnosis), Smoking Cessation and Nutritional Advice are the some of the therapies used at this clinic. In 2015 a further practice was set up in Ballinasloe, Co Galway,  to help to cope with the huge demand for therapy in the west of Ireland. The nearest big towns to Ballinasloe which are served by the clinic are Athlone in Co Westmeath, and Roscommon in Co Roscommon. A large part of Aquarius Health Clinic's clientele also come from Co longford, Co Meath and Co Mayo.

The clinic specialises in helping adults who have been sexually abused as children, childhood trauma, depressive disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, bereavement counselling, eating disorders, stress management, weight management, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and stopping smoking.

The clinic provides therapy for people who need help with anxiety attacks, panic attacks, asthma, learning difficulties, examination nerves, driving test nerves, migraine headaches, phobias, irrational fears, high blood pressure, self esteem, confidence, insomnia, pain management, public speaking skills, infertility for no medical reason, also the unwanted habits of nail biting, dependency upon alcohol, smoking, etc.

You do not need to have a problem though in order to benefit from the therapy offered, many sports and business people use these approaches to improve their performance and to become more motivated, others use these approaches to enrich and to enhance their lives. Hypnotherapy is an excellent tool for improving your performance on the golf course as well as in the board room.
 Smoking / Weight Loss

Hypnotherapy to Stop Smoking

For over twenty years Maureen McCabe has helped people from all walks of life to stop smoking forever. Because hypnotherapy helps you to change at an unconscious level, you will be able to stop smoking without will power or effort. When you try to stop smoking using will power alone, most people become irritable and bad tempered. Hypnotherapy helps you to stop smoking whilst remaining calm and in control, and it helps to rid you of the nicotine addiction as well as the smoking habit. It will also help you become more confident in yourself and to believe that you will succeed in stopping smoking. However you will need to have a serious desire to stop smoking. Stopping smoking usually takes only one session of up to 2 hrs.

When hypnotherapy is used to help stop smoking any possibility of alternative habits such as nail-biting or over-eating being used as a substitute, are eliminated during the session, so these negative habits do not even start.

Some smokers especially those who have been smoking for a long time believe that the damage done is irreversible, however they should be aware that it is never too late to stop. One should be aware of the following:

  • 8 hrs after quitting oxygen levels in blood return to normal.
  • 24 hrs later carbon monoxide levels in the body are greatly reduced.
  • 24 hrs later a sense of smell and taste improve.
  • 48 hrs later breathing becomes easier. 4 days later nicotine addiction is over.
  • 7 days later energy levels improve, and you will notice an added feeling of well being.
  • 2 months later circulation improves.
  • 1 year later lung function improves by 15%
  • 10 to 15 years later your risk of heart and lung disease return to normal.

As a result of stopping smoking you will become continuously healthier and richer.

Weight Loss

Hypnotherapy will help you to manage your weight without will power or effort. When you attend hypnotherapy sessions to lose weight you do not go on a diet, however you will learn to develop a healthy eating plan for life. If you are in the habit of eating junk food hypnotherapy will help you to lose interest in this unhealthy habit of eating.

Hypnotherapy will help you to be attracted to healthy foods, and it will motivate you to exercise.

You will learn to:

  • Enjoy eating healthy nutritious foods.
  • Enjoy an appropriate form of exercise.
  • Stop eating when you have eaten the correct amount of food to satisfy your hunger.
  • Eat only when you are hungry and if you are not hungry to not eat.
  • Eat slowly chewing each mouthful.
  • Keep food like biscuits, chocolates, ice cream etc. in your home and not eat them.

This change will take place at an unconscious level, and you will develop a healthy eating plan for life, without will power or effort.

Hypno-Band Weight Loss System™

The Hypno-Band weight loss system™ is a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy techniques that will help you to change your eating habits forever. Using your mind-body connection, a" Virtual Gastric Band" is fitted to your stomach, which will make you eat less and feel hungry less often.

If you are really serious about losing weight, the Hypno-Band system will help you to lose weight, and have the body you always wanted. Hypno-Band is risk free, and a cheap alternative to Gastric Band surgery. If your weight is as a result of emotional or psychological problems, you will  need to have some analysis therapy before starting the Hypno-Band treatment. For further information, please phone Aquarius Health Clinic or visit our Hypno-Band website at

All appointments are carried out in complete confidence

Clinic Locations

Harbour Road, Ballinasloe, Co Galway - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  and Friday. 

Triskel Holistic Centre, 22 Lenaboy Gardens, Salthill, Galway - Saturday.

On-line via Skype, Zoom, Appointments are available worldwide.

Clinics are open from 8am to 7pm.

Appointments are available face-face at the above locations and on-line.




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