Karen Carruthers BSc Hons, C.H. Dhyp, GQHP, GHR, GHSC
01522 829636 / 07981 168724
My name is Karen, I am a qualified hypnotherapist.
Before becoming a hypnotherapist I was an Occupational Therapist working in the National Health Service. My role involved helping people who were ill to remain as independent as possible. During this time I realised that physical illness and mental illness are strongly connected. After having had depression myself earlier in my life, I was aware that thinking positively has a great impact on your recovery, although thinking positively isn't as easy as it sounds! Being told to" stay positive" or just "cheer up" are not things you want to hear when you feel that you are overwhelmed, stressed or just unable to cope with what is happening. This is why I decided to look into other ways of helping people take control of their lives and help them to be able to focus more on the positive aspects of life.
This is when I began to train as a hypnotherapist and my business Inspire was formed. I now help people to take back control of their lives and help them gain a more positive outlook on their life. I know that every person is different and so each session is unique and individually tailored to YOU. I love helping people to regain positive things in their lives and to hopefully help them to become the amazing person they should be.
There’s no problem too big or small that hypnotherapy can’t help with and I have had some amazing results with the people and their feedback can be found on my Facebook page. Please contact me for a free consultation and I look forward to working with you in the very near future.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Fully insured
- Registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
- BSc Hons Occupational Therapy
- Clinical Hypnotherapy - Diploma of Distinction
- Smoking Cessation Clinic - Certificate of Merit
- Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Birthing Plan - Certificate of Merit
- Past Life Regression - Diploma of Merit
- Reiki 1st Degree
- Reiki 2nd Degree
- Reiki Masters Degree
- Reiki Teachers Degree
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* 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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Pregnancy and birthing hypnotherapy.
- Smoking cessation groups.
- Past life regression also available.
The first consultation is free and usually lasts up to an hour - this is so I can meet with you and discuss what area you would like help with. This involves an informal chat, normally over a cup of tea, to see how best hypnotherapy can help you. At the induction, I will normally give you an idea of how many sessions may be required. You are under no obligation to proceed with the therapy following this free trial.
- Each Hypnotherapy session is £50 - several sessions may be required and a recording of session is given free, normally via email.
- Stopping smoking is £150 for two sessions.
I am a qualified Reiki Teacher. Reiki can be used alongside conventional medicine or on it's own, to help you balance your emotions,or to help restore your physical or mental health.
- Reiki - 1 hour session £30
- Reiki - Attunement Course (Level 1 & 2) £100
- Reiki - Attunement Course (Level 3) £130
- Reiki - Teachers Course £370
karen helped me when I had a really important job interview coming up, I had already had an interview for the same job 2 months previously and failed miserably. I have to admit I was not 100% sure it would make a difference but come the day of the interview I was calm and confident. Was not stressed at all - and I got the job !!! I am absolutely convinced it was down to karen giving me self belief and would definitely recommend her - thank you karen (Cathy)
I saw Karen following a serious road accident. I was having problems getting back in the car to drive and was becoming more and more anxious about it. I had even suffered panic attacks. I had one session with Karen and I felt 100% better about being in the car and was even able to drive on the stretch of road where my accident was. Karen has a real calmness about her during the hypnotherapy and puts you at ease straightaway. I haven't needed anymore sessions and feel so grateful to Karen for helping me through a difficult time (Emma)
I went to Karen for a short number of sessions and I can honestly say it's been an amazing journey. Karen is so understanding and can put you at ease from day one. I started out because I wanted a little help with weight loss after lots of plans and fad diets that didn't seem to work and just seemed to cause more stress. So I decided to try hypnotherapy. I have always struggled with my self image. I soon realised there was so much more to my comfort eating and bad eating habits than i first thought. Karen has helped me let go of so many negative feelings. I am so much more positive now and my confidence has grown and grown since. I am also losing inches smile emoticon I have seen changes,i now don't eat because I feel low or sad just when I'm hungry. I do still have the odd treat but don't feel guilty when I do as I'm keeping healthy now and making better choices. I have loads more energy and I've felt motivated to wake up and enjoy a healthy life style,enjoying long walks and regular classes at the gym. Karen has helped my realise my self worth again and given me my confidence back through hypnotherapy and I can't thank her enough. Truly amazing lady. (Laura)
I recently had 2 sessions of hypnotherapy with Karen to help me with public speaking. Her friendly, approachable manner puts you at ease from the start. I felt totally relaxed during the hypnotherapy, Karen's voice is calming & relaxing. Even after the first session I felt more relaxed about an upcoming speaking engagement. After the second session I felt quite excited about my event & the opportunities ahead.
The events itself went so well. I spoke confidently & calmly to a large group of people. I even quite enjoyed it!
I now feel like I can take on more public speaking as & when I need to. I can't thank Karen enough! (Lesley)
On Tuesday at 3pm I had hypnotherapy for one hour with Karen. Purpose of it was to stop smoking, I was a little sceptical but thought it was worth a go.
I have been nothing but amazed since. I have not had a cigarette since and so far have saved £35 and added and extra 30 hours on top of my life!
I have absolutely no desire to smoke at all, which is incredibly bizarre! Still need a lot of will power but every days getting better!
Amazing, highly recommend and the cost is less than I spent on fags in a month so well worth every penny!
Looking forward to my next lot of hypnotherapy for my next issues smile emoticon xx (Sarah)
Monday - Friday 9am to 8pm