Anna Pittard HPD, DSFH, MNCH (Reg.), AfSFH, CNHC
Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist based in at Exeter Natural Health Centre and online.
Everyone experiences life differently and I take time to listen to you to understand how you are feeling and then we work together to help you to make changes that will lead you to the life you want to be living.
Sessions consist of talking therapy and hypnosis and this is a very effective way to change thought patterns and behaviours, enabling you to feel confident and happy to continue to make positive changes to your life.
The approach I use is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. We focus on the desired future to help you to achieve lasting change. This is a talking therapy, using techniques from CBT, NLP and solution focused brief therapy. We follow this with hypnosis to consolidate the changes needed to make life better. I love helping people and personally find the process incredibly rewarding. I am able to help clients with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, stress, emotional eating behaviours, confidence and motivation and I have a particular interest in the menopause.
I discovered Solution Focused Hypnotherapy when I was struggling with anxiety and it changed my life. I feel privileged that I am now able to help other people find clarity, resilience, confidence and peace through hypnotherapy like I did.
If you would like to find out more, please contact me to discuss how I can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)
- Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH)
- Member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
- Registered with the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
- Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
I have a fantastic support network, including my supervisor and other members of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists. I also attend courses to stay up to date with the latest brain science and research.
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.
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.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
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.
Monday to Friday 9.45am to 3pm online due to COVID. Usually at Exeter Natural Health Centre or online.
I am based at Exeter Natural Health Centre and online.