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How do I find the right hypnotherapist?

All practising hypnotherapists need to belong to at least one professional body. By becoming a member of that body, they agree to:

Operate according to the code of ethics of that regulatory body.

Keep their practice effective with on-going training and research.

Attend a regular Supervision Group. A Supervision Group should meet monthly. Members meet to discuss good practice, encourage self reflection, share Hypnotherapy CPD (Continuing Professional Development) opportunities and offer support to colleagues

Do not feel shy about asking a hypnotherapist which professional bodies they belong to. You can also ask whether their membership is up to date. All professional bodies have websites where you can check whether the Hypnotherapist you choose is actually a member. You can also read the code of ethics for that professional body. It is essential that you feel comfortable with your hypnotherapist as it will be a relationship built on trust where you will be sharing personal and sensitive information. Professional hypnotherapy practice is: 100% confidential, (unless the therapist considers you at risk of harming yourself or others.) client-centred, warm and welcoming.

Professional Membership

I am a Registered member of:

The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis

and an Accredited member of  the BACP:

The British Society for Counselling and Psychotherapy

My Hypnotherapy qualifications are:

  • BSc Clinical Hypnosis: Degree Award: First Class Honours
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Clinical Hypnosis. Award: Distinction.
  • HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma)

I have carried out clinical research in the areas of Hope, Optimism and Well-being and have seen these three areas significantly increase in people through hypnotherapeutic intervention.

My further additional training :

  • The Rewind Technique. This is a treatment that targets a specific traumatic experience. Following the Rewind, you will find that your trauma is no longer triggered by external stimuli.  You are still able to ‘access’ the memory but it will no longer affect you in the same way.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder www.emdrassociation.org.ukEMDR is a highly effective treatment for trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I use EMDR very effectively in conjunction with hypnosis to alleviate the effects of significant, negative emotional events.
  • M.A. Relationship Therapy. Award: Distinction.
  • B.A. Fine Art