Amanda Craven MSc (Psychol), Dip Hyp, GHR Reg (ADPR), Cert Life Coaching
Scarborough-based but covering the whole of the UK and beyond, I work with clients via phone and video sessions to enable them to lead the life they want. My holistic approach means that I draw on a bespoke set of techniques to discover the root causes of what's holding you back, help you deal with obstacles in the most appropriate way and guide you towards your chosen future. Each treatment is completely client-centred and tailored to individual needs.
I am a Registered 'Advanced Practitioner' and 'Senior Practitioner' with the General Hypnotherapy Register, a member of the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) and an Accredited Practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. This means that I adhere to a strict code of ethical practice, undertake regular training and keep up to date with research and practice in clinical hypnotherapy, psychology and neuroscience.
Prior to becoming a hypnotherapist, I worked in education, international business, business consultancy and holistic therapies both in the UK and abroad. My broad professional background combined with specialist training means I am able to establish effective rapport with clients from all walks of life.
I am totally committed to embracing new developments in hypnotherapy and psychology, and undertake training and research on an ongoing basis so that clients can be sure of getting the very best approach for their needs.
The number of sessions recommended will vary from client to client. Most cases will need a minimum of four-six sessions but we can discuss this over the phone before you book your first appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I obtained an MSc in Psychology (Distinction) from Coventry University and I graduated from the Manchester College of Coaching and Hypnotherapy with a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (also with Distinction) and am fully accredited, fully insured as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. I incorporate a variety of techniques (including NLP, Emotional Freedom Techniques, EMDR and Life Coaching) into my hypnotherapy sessions, enabling me to help people searching for solutions to many emotional, psychological and practical day-to-day issues.
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (with Distinction) from Manchester College of Coaching and Hypnotherapy.
- Certificate in Life Coaching
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Information about health conditions (*)
Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Tourette's Syndrome
- Chronic Tic Disorder (CTD)
Skype consultations and appointments available for help with all conditions listed above.
Accredited Hypnotherapy Practitioner trainer (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council).
£75 per session (1 hour)
£45 for child session (30 minutes)
Payment accepted by debit/credit card.
'I first decided to seek Amanda's help because I was encountering problems with anxiety and social phobia, and I felt that I had run out of resources to cope with these problems myself. I am so glad I made the decision to seek her support and after several sessions I would recommend her services to anyone.
However deep rooted my problems were, I trusted Amanda to help me with patience and skill. As a result my anxiety has decreased and I can use my self-awareness to identify and trouble shoot problems as I encounter them. Not only did Amanda help to sort out underlying issues but she gave me techniques to maintain my new-found happiness, which have been invaluable. Therapy with Amanda took me to a better place in my life and I trust that she will be there for me, and so many others she has helped, in the future.' A Cooper, Sweden
'I cannot recommend Amanda more, excellent form of therapy, deeply life-changing. Thank you so much.' N Taylor
'I just wanted to express my gratitude for the hypnotherapy skype sessions we had together. They were a poignant reminder of the sanctuary I hold within myself and of the strength I sometimes forget I have. You have a wonderful way about you and I can still hear your soothing voice in the moments when I feel myself entertaining unhelpful thoughts.' F. C., Brighton
'Thank you, just doesn't seem to be enough to say to Amanda Craven. Without you I know for sure I could not have stood in front of all those people ...and talked about my mum, reading her eulogy, along side my sister.
The tools you gave me and your time and care, made it possible. I only had one chance to get it right and my sister and I did that. Thank you just doesn't seem enough.' N. C., Scarborough
'Amanda is very helpful, very professional but fills you with a calm feeling from the off... gave me the feeling as if I'd known her all my life. Feel very, very positive about the future..
Many thanks Amanda.' D. A., Scarborough
'Amanda is a lovely person, instantly making it easy for me to feel comfortable, enabling me to allow myself to let go of major issues in my traumatic long life without being judgemental. I feel sure my feelings and attitudes have changed I now have the confidence to move forward to have a happier life without all the baggage that was weighing me down has disintegrated into sand and is gradually been taken away with every tide. Thank you Amanda' C.A. Hurrell
'My session with Amanda was full of positive surprises. I thought I would find it very difficult to 'open up'. I also had a set of expectations of 'how it should be'. Yet it was all SO different ... and so much better than what I thought it would be! With Amanda's guidance I visited important forgotten memories that helped me tremendously in my healing process. I felt safe, elated and at the same time so peaceful afterwards... I will keep coming back as this was a very beneficial experience for me. An extraordinary and very gifted therapist!' A.Oldham
"Amanda’s hypnotherapy sessions worked really well. Amanda was very understanding and soon put me at ease with her calming voice. Since my sessions and having Amanda's guidance I have made a massive improvement and things are looking good. Thank you very much!" (Sally, 22, Legal Secretary)
"Amanda helped me deal with some childhood issues, she was professional and explained the process to put me at ease. I had 4 sessions in all with her and felt immediate effects. I would highly recommend her to my friends." (Pauline, 49, Counsellor)
"Amanda's hypnotherapy sessions have really helped me to get to sleep - I used to really struggle but now with the techniques she taught me I am much better. I haven't been sick since my first session and get a good night's sleep most nights now. Thank you!" (Alice, 12)
"Amanda used a holistic approach, removing possible barriers before addressing weight loss.
This resulted in discovering a lack of self- worth /importance. I was encouraged to take some
time for myself instead of always concentrating on others and knowing my own limitations,
empowering me to say no sometimes, particularly in the work setting. These were issues I
didn’t realise were a problem but have resulted in a vastly improved work-life balance and a
much happier and relaxed outlook. All these things in addition to the weight loss!
Amanda is an incredibly talented and caring professional. I can’t thank her enough for all she
has done for me." (Adele, York NHS Trust)