Fiona Worthington DHP, DCH, CBT Coaching Dip.
26 Grange Road
The Putney Clinic | Second Floor
266 Upper Richmond Road
020 8789 3881 / 07990 514804
FIONA WORTHINGTON - Clinical Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Coach
I’m especially interested in helping clients work through:
Pain - management
My job is to create an environment where you feel safe and happy to work with me. My goal is to listen with kindness.When we meet, I will take some detailed notes about you, your family, your job and what’s bothering you. I work mainly using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy. Our work will be a collaborative process, I won’t be telling you what to do. We will share knowledge and figure things out together; you’ll be the pilot and I’ll be the navigator. We will work like scientists testing ideas and hypotheses, to see what is of use to you.
Insightful, direct and challenging, yet warm and empathetic. A good accurate listener’
Training, qualifications & experience
I spent nearly twenty years working in the City in London in investment banking, so I understand the stress of a demanding job. Being married and bringing up a family, means I am not immune to life’s ups and downs.
I trained with the Institute of Clinical Hypnosis, one of the UK’s foremost training colleges for clinical hypnotherapists. I have an Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP), a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (DCH) and a Diploma in CBT Coaching and I am also a Certified Practitioner in the art of Neuro-linguistic Programming. I continue to study and advance my toolbox. I attend regular CPD updates and supervision. I have recently completed the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week programme at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
I am Accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and Registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I’m especially interested in helping clients work through anxiety, depression, pain- management, stress and self-esteem issues.
In addition to my training and experience I hope my friendly personality will put you at ease during our sessions. It is my goal to equip you with the skills to move forward in your life.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
I offer keenly priced CBT coaching and Hypnosis sessions in West London: Hammersmith, Putney, Barnes and Richmond area.
Initial Appointment: £120 for an hour and a half.
Follow Up Appointments: £90 at the Putney Clinic, services available privately on request
You can contact me on my private mobile 07990514804 for a chat, or email me as above or ring the Putney Clinic 020 8789 3881 together we can plan your journey.
Insurance: I am professionally qualified, and fully insured with Towergate Insurance.
I belong to a number of professional associations: the GHR (General Hypnosis Register) and the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)
How and why did you become a Cognitive Behavioural Coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist?
I was a stockbroker in the City for 17 years but I had always wanted to do something in psychology. I believe that everything I have done has led me to this moment.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I love meeting people. I am humbled by what I hear and what resolve people have. Everyone without exception has a great story.
What do your clients value most about your services?
Discretion, honesty and kindness. My time – I am not ‘time precious’. I am a good, kind listener and give people the space that allows them to think and work their stuff out.
What methods do you employ when seeing a client ?
I use many techniques based around CBT and Hypnotherapy. CBT in a few words is ‘we feel the way we think’. CBT enables people to manage their emotional difficulties by understanding and changing the way they think. The feeling of Hypnosis is a bit like daydreaming, something that we all go in and out of daily. When the client is in hypnosis they are highly suggestible and positive change can take place rapidly. It’s great for relaxation and confidence building. Hypnotherapy and CBT are about gifting the client the tools to take care of him or herself. So they can be safe, solve and soothe from within, but always to show them with compassion and kindness.
What can you offer clients that competitors can’t?
Hypnosis and CBT are about gifting the client tools to take care of themselves. Because I worked in the City in investment banking for almost 20 years I understand stress. Being married and bringing up a family means I am not immune to life’s ups and downs. I am just like everyone else with my own stuff to work out and therefore I relate easily to people.
How beneficial is therapy to counter daily stress and pressure?
There is a real need for therapists and coaches like me to help people with the stresses and strains of everyday life and who offer the opportunity for an ‘Emotional MOT’. We think nothing of going to the dentist, having our cars serviced, having our hair done, maybe having a personal trainer; yet the majority of us still think that a trip to see someone like me for support when we feel overwhelmed or down is a real weakness and view it with suspicion. Our brain is the largest and most important organ in our body and does not get serviced, why not?
I see clients weekdays, including Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday evenings, & Saturdays by special arrangement. Please call or email.