Our services

Safe Hands is a complementary therapies clinic offering hypnotherapy and reflexology services. Neither Reflexology nor Hypnotherapy should be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice. Click on the links below to zoom to the particular service:



Advanced Reflexology is a type of precise foot massage where pressure is applied to the reflex areas on the feet using specific thumb and finger techniques.

As a trained advanced reflexologist I move my thumbs or fingers over reflex areas of your foot to detect these abnormalities. The theory is - as each reflex point on the foot corresponds to specific organs and systems of your body - working on these reflex points benefits the corresponding body organs and systems. Advanced reflexology forms a comprehensive and highly effective complementary therapy, which is very successful at encouraging the body's innate restorative energy to bring about a healing response. The advanced techniques I use are more concentrated and generally deeper than the more usual orthodox approaches.

Reflexology can benefit any age group from babies to the elderly. Not only can reflexology be used to help with ill health but also it can be a useful and pleasurable way to maintain good health and promote emotional well-being. Many clients have regular monthly treatments for this purpose. With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important for people to take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be one of the ways to mitigate the stresses of modern life.



Hypnotherapy is a therapy using hypnosis. It can be used to uncover the cause of problems or alleviate symptoms. These can then be corrected leading to a positive outcome.

Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation where your subconscious mind, the controller of your automatic processes and reactions, is brought into focus. Your subconscious always wants the very best for you so communicating with it is the best way to overcome any negatives in your thinking processes and come to a positive resolution.

In itself, the hypnotic state is very pleasant. It is very similar to the mental states achieved during meditation and yoga. It is Joe, the therapist and you, the client working together within this state that makes it therapy.

Joe uses hypnotherapy in a caring professional and sympathetic way to help YOU SUCCEED.

CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) Within Hypnosis

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a type of behaviour therapy. CBT is a practical form of treatment that helps people develop problem solving techniques. The term cognitive behaviour therapy simply reflects how the approach works:

The two parts are linked, because the way people think and feel affects how they behave and vice versa. CBT is a talking therapy. Joe will help you identify problem areas and help you develop more positive ways of dealing with tricky issues, feelings or situations.

CBT is practical, hands on and needs commitment, because you have to be prepared to carry out the suggestions between sessions.

Joe Clerkin has specific training and extensive experience in the use of CBT within hypnosis.


Safe Hands Clinic is a complimentary therapies clinic offering hypnotherapy and reflexology services. The clinic is run by experienced practitioners, Joe and Linda Clerkin; both have a professional, sympathetic and caring approach to their therapies.

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Neither Reflexology nor Hypnotherapy should be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.


Everyone is different and has different needs, but where there is a specific condition a course of treatments will be recommended. The duration and frequency of treatment depends very much on the individual, how quickly they respond and how long standing the condition is.

Your first session will take between one and a half and two hours as a detailed case history will be taken followed by a thorough assessment of your needs. Subsequent treatments will last between one and one and a half hours.

Appointments can be made from Monday to Friday in the daytime or evening. Our Bookings page will help you send us an appointment request easily.


If you would like to contact us, you can use the details below or the email form on the Contact page.


Telephone: (01522) 827161
Linda mobile: 07766 766958
Joe mobile: 07717 024208

Address: 182 Hykeham Road, Lincoln, LN6 8AP