Rachel Crawford (DHP, HPD, LAPHP, GQHP, mAsFSH, mCNHC

Rachel Crawford (DHP, HPD, LAPHP, GQHP, mAsFSH, mCNHC



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About me

Rachel Crawford (DHP, HPD, LAPHP, mAfSFH, mCNHC) uses Hypnosis combined with Brain Based Psychotherapy providing a safe, powerful tool which can help with a variety of symptoms (see below).

Hypnosis works by inducing an ultra-relaxed, 'trance-like' state to help us re-shape our perception of reality by dealing directly with the subconscious mind, the root of most of our problems, but also most of our solutions too. Hypnotherapy utilises the extraordinary power of the subconscious to bring about positive change and improvement, whilst the process of regular relaxation retrains an anxious or depressed brain, coaxing it out of its primitive, emotionally aroused state and into calm, controlled, intellectual mode.

It's important to me that my clients feel I'm approachable, someone they can feel comfortable talking to, so I've uploaded a short video on my website introducing myself, which I hope will help those considering therapy in the process of selecting the right therapist for them. (www.sagehypnotherapy.co.uk.)


Anxiety & Feeling Down

Insomnia & Sleeping Disorders

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Emotional Disorders

Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome

Panic Attacks

Anger Management

Fears & Phobias

Skin Disorders

Pain Control

Weight Management

Exercise Motivation


Goal Achievement



Public Speaking


Dental Phobia

Training, qualifications & experience

Rachel Crawford (DHP HPD, GQHP) studied Solution Focused Hypnotherapy at The Clifton Practice, a leading teaching authority providing the Government recognised Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training Practitioner Diploma Course, and gained her Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP). She is also a year into an Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy which includes a module on Mindfulness, and where appropriate Rachel introduces Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation into her sessions.
Rachel is a member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and is bound by their codes of practice.

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.


How much does it cost?

The initial consultation is £25, and during this appointment you will gain significant insight into how the brain works in relation to Anxiety and Depression and related disorders, plus you'll get a free MP3 Relaxation & Hypnosis recording (or CD).

Each subsequent session is £55. The number of sessions required depends on individual circumstances which will be discussed at the initial consultation.

Specific Fears and Phobias will normally take 3 sessions to resolve and are also £55 per session.

Further information

About Rachel

"I came to Hypnotherapy rather late in life, although I had once been hypnotized in the past. After a varied career which included working as a Cordon Bleu Chef, a Secretary and a Head Hunter, my husband and I moved down to Devon and a lifelong back problem suddenly became much more serious, crippling me for over a year and resulting eventually in major surgery.  During this period I suffered considerable pain and some depression and spent endless hours at home wondering what on earth I was going to do with my life now when I eventually recovered; My surgeon had told me that unless I wished for a repeat of the same experience I must change careers completely and, ideally, work for myself, in an environment that doesn't involve me sitting down unless absolutely necessary and then only for short periods of time!  During my convalescing, post surgery, I had started to read about the power of the subconscious mind when it comes to pain, and its relationship with Anxiety and I can honestly say it made a really difficult time a hundred times more bearable. So, by the time I was up and about again, I had decided to retrain as a Hypnotherapist - and I couldn't be happier that I did.  I studied at the very prestigious 'Clifton Practice' in Bristol and I can truthfully say I have never enjoyed learning as much as I did over those 10 months.  This was no 'become a Hypnotist in a weekend' shortcut - the course was an intense, comprehensive learning experience that taught me not just the skill of hypnosis, but, much more importantly, the science behind what we, as psychotherapists, can do with the subconscious mind when we understand it a little better. The Brain is absolutely fascinating and I am still constantly amazed at the almost magical powers the subconscious mind displays, both in the therapy room and my own!  I now successfully manage my residual pain using self-hypnosis, I am happier, calmer, more content and 'centered' than I've ever been in my life and it is entirely down to what I do.  Sharing this knowledge with my clients, and watching their understanding dawn, as mine did, as they regain control, confidence, kick bad habits, eliminate pain, become happier, more balanced... it's just the best job in the world. What I've learnt, and what I pass on to my clients, is how to 'drive our brains'  - it is so fundamental to our happiness, our fulfillment, every area of our lives, that it should be taught in schools across the globe.  Until then, I'm hoping I'm making a differrence to those I see in this corner of North Devon."

Bideford, EX39

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Friday. Please email or telephone to arrange.

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