Maureen Parnaby BA. Hons, MSW, Dip HPsych.Licensed Hypno-Band Practitioner

Maureen Parnaby BA. Hons, MSW, Dip HPsych.Licensed Hypno-Band Practitioner



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About me

I am interested in addressing the inner conflicts and limiting beliefs, often originating in childhood experiences, that may underpin problems such as weight, anxiety, phobias, smoking and other unwanted habits, and can exacerbate chronic and enduring health conditions such as IBS, migraine and ME/CFS. 

I also work with adults struggling with problems rooted in the particularly sensitive issues of childhood physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect.

Having a son in the military who has been on operational tours of duty, an additional area of interest is with the military experiencing post operational stress and adjustment issues and moderate PTSD and with relatives suffering stress related symptoms. 

I am interested in building resilience and as my approach is client-led and solution-focused I tailor my approach to the client's needs.

I am a Licensed Hypno-Band Practitioner.  Although there are some health related exclusions this is usually suitable for most with a BMI over 25.  This method also addresses the emotional and psychological roots of over-eating and combines CBT and hypnotherapy to assist in weight loss.  

I am also interested in a preventative, stress management approach to emotional health and psychological well-being, particularly for workers involved in child protection work, so offer 2 x 2 hours small group coaching sessions as well as individualised therapy to this group.

I also offer 'Kick start' 2 x 2 hours small group weight management short coaching course for those wishing to address their weight.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have extensive experience in health, counselling and therapy and in child protection social work.  Qualifying as a Counsellor in 1983, I then achieved a BA Hons. degree in Social Psychology, a CQSW and then a Master in Social Work.  I have extensive specialised in child abuse and sexual exploitation.  I have a Diplomas in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (HPD) and NLP, and am an Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner.  Additional diplomas include Stress Management, Drug and Alcohol counselling, CBT and Life Coaching.

I am registered with the NCH, NCP, AAMET and the GSCC/HPC

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

Military, veterans, injured soldiers. Childhood physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect.  Sexual exploitation.  Domestic and relationship violence.  Over-spending, alcohol use.


My fees are £65 per session (£75 if a weekend appointment is requested) 

Smoking cessation - £195

Hypno-Band is £65 for the assessment session and £400 for the 4 'treatment' sessions; where additional session to prepare for the Hypno-band sessions are necessary these are £65 per session.

'Kick start' weight management coaching - £80 pp for the course.

Small group Stress Management Coaching for Child Protection workers - £80 pp for the course.

Further information

Often when we look for someone to help us, such as a therapist or healer, we want to know that they are qualified to do what they do and that they do it well.  We also want to know that we will feel comfortable with them, can trust them, will not be judged and that they will keep everything confidential.  I believe I offer all this to my clients. 

My background is in health,counselling and therapy and in child abuse social work.  Although I am deeply understanding of the ways damaging childhood experiences can shape us I am confident that we can change how we think and feel about these experiences. 

I am also interested in the Mind-Body-Spirit Link and although no longer offer these have trained in spiritual healing and in Reiki.  As a complementary therapist, I believe a holistic approach to the individual includes the client taking responsibility for the choices they make and harness their motivation to address their issues through tasking and homework.

I am aware that in economically challenging times alternatives to therapy through a more self-help, coaching approach to weight and stress is a valuable contribution to the complementary therapy field.

Chesterfield, S40

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