Karen Kelsey, Qualified and Experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Coach

Karen Kelsey, Qualified and Experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Coach

Poppyfields
Little Lane
Pirton
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5 3QR

07805 792191 / 07805 792191

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Poppyfields
Little Lane
Pirton
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5 3QR

07805 792191 / 07805 792191

About me

At The Hitchin Hypnotherapy Practice we have a high success rate and many happier clients as a result of our work.  We offer a 30-40 minute free consultation to discuss your issues and goals before you decide if client and therapist are right for one another, and use a range of effective approaches and techniques including EMDR, EFT and Hypnosis to enable you to achieve a broad range of wellness goals and resolve your emotional and psychological problems.  Whether you want to lose and sustain WEIGHT, give up SMOKING, make IBS or HOT FLUSHES a problem of the past, overcome FEARS,PHOBIAS, OCD or DEPRESSION, get rid of your PANIC ATTACKS, gain more CONFIDENCE or generally be more RELAXED and less anxious, we can work with you to achieve your goals.  See further down the page for the full list of problems we work with on a regular basis and the types of therapeutic approaches commonly used here.

The
Hitchin Hypnotherapy Practice is known to local people as "Poppyfields" where we provide Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis to adults and children who have found themselves in need of emotional or psychological help so that they can regain balance, control and happiness in their lives.

We use a range of different approaches and techniques to help you achieve your goals and resolve your problems and issues. This range of approaches includes Cognitive Behavioural, Solution-Focused and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis, Solution-focused Counselling, EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique, EMDR - Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Parts Integration and Timeline Therapy, Coaching and NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  We work with children and adults to help them with a broad range of issues.

Hypnosis is a natural state of heightened awareness, frequently associated with relaxation, where you are able to open yourself to suggestions and can make use of your imagination to help you effect positive changes in your life.  These suggestions are made to your subconscious or unconscious mind, which is infinitely more powerful than your conscious mind.  Your unconscious mind accounts for about 90% of your mind's potential and will always 'win' over your conscious mind.

The role of the Clinical Hypnotherapist is to help you make changes to your mind set through the use of hypnosis.  This frequently involves helping people overcome emotional or psychological illness or addictions and a Hypnotherapist is often able to offer a cure as opposed to simply alleviating symptoms.

It is possible for us to work with both the conscious and unconscious mind and by doing so, enable you to make the positive changes required for a happier and more satisfying life. 

Below are a list of examples of the types of issues we work with regularly at The Hitchin Hypnotherapy Practice - this list is not exhaustive, so please do ask how we may be able to help with your problem or goal.  We work with children and adults.

Quit Smoking
Weight Loss & Healthy Eating Habits
Treatment of IBS Symptoms
Treatment of Hot Flushes and Menopausal Symptoms
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Stress
Depression
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessions/OCD
Confidence building
Pain Management
Fears and Phobias
Relationships
Relaxation
Insomnia
Self-Esteem issues
Work Performance issues
Public Speaking

Training, qualifications & experience

CRB Clearance

Licentiate - Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (LAPHP)

Professional Member of the Association for NLP (ANLP)

Experienced Life and Wellness Coach
- Creator of "Coach Me Well" Weight Loss and "Coach Me Well" IBS Programmes

ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring

NLP Practitioner / Coach

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the Central England College of Hypnosis

Experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist with great success helping clients with addictions, fears and phobias, OCD, IBS, anxiety, depression and stress.

Experienced practitioner of EMDR - eye-movement de-sensitization and re-processing

Cert. Ed. (Teacher Training)

Myers Briggs Psychometrics Practitioner

Please refer to the web sites Kelsey Coaching and The Hitchin Hypnotherapy Practice for further information.

Member organisations

APHP

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Approaches:
EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique
Havening
Timeline Therapy
Parts Integration Therapy
NLP change techniques e.g. NLP Scrambling for Panic Attacks
Hypnosis
Life and Wellbeing Coaching
Psychometrics for Self-Awareness & to improve communication, management and leadership skills

Quit Smoking
Weight Loss & Healthy Eating Habits
Treatment of IBS Symptoms
Treatment of Hot Flushes and Menopausal Symptoms
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Stress
Depression
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessions/OCD
Confidence building
Pain Management
Fears and Phobias
Relationships
Relaxation
Insomnia
Self-Esteem issues
Work Performance issues
Public Speaking

Fees

£67.00 per hour; £99 per 1.5 hours for Clinical Hypnotherapy and associated therapies, including Quitting Smoking which is a 1.5 hour session  (a further session can be purchased for £67.00 if required).  The therapy includes an in-depth interview about your smoking habit, EFT (Tapping), NLP techniques, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy and aversion therapy).   We have a very high success rate with Quitting Smoking which is significantly higher than the national average of 60%).

Cost-effective Treatment Plans available
If following your free consultation, we agree your treatment plan will require at least 5 hours of therapy over a period of time, you can pay at registration and save £40 for the 5 hours.  £295 for 5 hours rather than £335 - so it's quite a saving.  Generally we will work in 1.5 or 2 hour sessions.

Goal-focused Coaching and Solution-focused Counselling are also both charged at £67.00 per hour.  1.5 hour sessions of any type of therapy are charged at £99.00.

All regular sessions are either 1.5 or 2 hours in duration.
NLP based therapy to eliminate Panic Attacks and Menopausal Hot Flushes generally takes 2 hours.  EMDR therapy with hypnosis, takes between 1.5 and 2 hours for each treatment.

Further information

I have clinic appointments throughout the week and also Saturday mornings.  I try to accommodate, wherever possible, the requirements of the clients in terms of appointment times.

Please review the web site where you will find case studies and client testimonials.  The Hitchin Hypnotherapy Practice has an excellent following on Facebook where some advertising about the Practice takes place. Clients also generously provide feedback about the services they have accessed; an example is below from ST, Female, 20s, Letchworth, who presented with Anxiety and Depression - she was prescribed a high dose of a commonly used anti-depressant. 

When asked how she would rate the service she received, she scored "excellent". 
She stated her distress level when she first came to me was "8/10".
At the end of her 5 hour treatment plan she claimed to be "extremely satisfied" with her progress.
When asked how she feels now with 10/10 being completely well, she said "9/10", and that "yes" she would recommend this therapist to a friend, colleague or relative. 
What she valued about her therapist was that she was "non-judgemental, accepting, caring, graceful, such an amazing woman".

Her free form response to the question - How could your therapy have been improved? ..."Karen has been such a massive support for me and I would never have been able to look at life in the way she has taught me.  I have never felt so comfortable and free to talk about the many things in my life that resulted in me getting into the situation I was in.  I honestly don't think Karen needed to improve anywhere."

With the support of her GP, ST was completely free of any anti-depressants when she completed her treatment.  She has just been successful for a full time professional job role with potential to train and develop, and life is looking positive.

Hitchin, SG5 3QR

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday to Friday plus Saturday morning clinic appointments also available.

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