Anne Widdup

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Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 1JD
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As an experienced, registered, accredited and insured Clinical Hypnotherapist I help people to make positive and enduring changes in their wellbeing on physical, mental and emotional levels in order to over come issues like Anxiety, Stress, Panic attacks, trauma, low confidence, Depression, unwanted habits, weight management, smoking cessation, exam nerves, social anxiety, fears and phobias, Menopause management.

Appointments are available in person and online.

You are welcome to have a free no-obligation consultation to help you decide the best route for you.

Standard sessions are £80.00 for sixty minutes and I offer a one-off smoking cessation session at £160.00 for ninety minutes (with free CD) and a bespoke four session weight-loss programme for the discounted rate of £300.00.

I can also offer assistance with Rider Confidence for horseriders who want to restore their enjoyment/confidence around horses.

I am based in the tranquil village of Orlingbury, which is midway between Kettering and Wellingborough, and has easy access from the A14, A509 and A43. Parking is available. There is a gravel driveway and  two steps into the property.

My approach is client-centered, which means that I treat everyone as an individual. Your treatment will be uniquely tailored to resolve your issues in the very best way for you in an efficient, empathetic, confidential and professional manner.

I have worked as a Clinical Hypnotherapist since 2007 (with experience of working in the mental health sector since 1989) and have a wide range of knowledge and experience in assisting people to overcome difficulties and make lasting, positive change.
I am committed to providing the very best treatment for my clients in a relaxed, caring, confidential and supportive environment.

I am able to offer treatment to children (age 6+), teenagers and adults. For very young clients the length of the appointment is adjusted and a reduced rate applies. Young people up to the age of 16 are required to have a parent or appointed guardian with them during their appointment.

In addition to hypnotherapy, I am trained in meridian therapies ( including EFT), Eye movement therapy for a wide range of issues including PTSD.
I am also qualified in Stress management & Counselling, Life coaching and NLP.

I am an Accredited Supervisor and can offer one-to-one supervision for therapists.

I am an experienced yoga teacher and can offer practical advice on improving your breathing which is particularly valuable in supporting recovery from anxiety related issues/ panic attacks, fatigue, etc.
Treatments are available for adults, teenagers and children aged 6+
Clients under the age of 16 years require parental consent and must be accompanied by a parent or other adult carer.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications include:
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy June 2007 Central England College, Birmingham
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma Sept 2010 National Council For Hypnotherapy
Certified Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming June 2010 Opt2xl Ltd
Stress Management Professional Coaching & Consulting Certificate April 2011 Central England College
Accredited Supervisor  June 2012 Mind works Therapy Training
Certificate in Psychology of Depression & Therapeutic Modalities Sept 2013

Specialist training in Generalised Anxiety Disorder

In addition to working with adults, Anne has specialist training in working with children and teenagers.

Other relevant qualifications include:
FRYOG Yoga Teaching Diploma Oct 1991
The British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma Nov 1993
Cert.ED  (Warwick University) Aug 1999
Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology June 2000 ITEC

Professional Bodies:
Accredited member of The Association For Professional Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (APHP)
Senior member of The General Hypnotherapy Register
Registered member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council

Hypnotherapy and related therapies can help with:

Addictive behaviours
Anger management
Birth trauma (PTSD)*
Breathing for optimum health and wellbeing
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E*
Chronic pain management*
Confidence/ self-esteem issues
Confident childbirth (Hypnobirthing)
Dental fears/phobias
Diabetes lifestyle management*
Driving related fears
Eating disorders*
Emotional problems
Exam/test nerves
Fear of Flying
Fears & Phobias
Finding personal happiness

Insomnia & parasomnias*
Internet addiction
Irritable Bowel Syndrome*
Life coaching
Mindfulness (Stopping unwanted thoughts)
Mood swings
Panic attacks*
Post-traumatic stress disorder*
Public speaking
Quit smoking
Relationship issues

Rider confidence
Sports performance
Stuttering & Stammering*
Weight management
Well-being coaching

*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. Always inform your health professional before starting any complementary or additional therapies or treatment.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP)

Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.

There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.

The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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 (GHR)

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.

Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

Federation of Holistic Therapists

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

Trichotillomania, Nail-biting and other unwanted habits
Social phobias


GAD(General Anxiety Disorder)

Horse rider Confidence and performance


£60.00 - £80.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Free of charge - Initial consultation via telephone or Zoom (up to 30 minutes).

Free of charge - Initial consultation in clinic (20 -30 minutes) Free starter CD on booking first treatment.

£80 per session (1 hour appointment) Payable one session in advance unless otherwise agreed. Longer sessions available pro-rata.

Children up to the age of 16 years - £60.00 -£70.00 per session.

£160.00 Smoking Cessation ( A one-off 90 minute appointment) If required (but rarely needed), a follow up session can be booked at the special rate of £75.00

Payment is requested one appointment in advance  via cash or cheque or via BACS (Please contact me for details)

Fees paid are non-refundable unless Anne is unable to offer further treatments.

If Anne has to cancel your appointment for unforseen reasons, a rescheduled appointment will be offered at the earliest opportunity.

Please give at least 24 hours' notice if you are unable to attend your appointment.

Last minute cancellations or missed appointments (unless due to illness or emergency) will be charged at the full rate.

When I work

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Further information

Hypnosis is a safe, natural process; infact all hypnosis is self-hypnosis! You are already well practised in using your imagination to recall events/facts from the past or to imagine the future. Your imagination (housed in your subconscious mind) works in tandem with your conscious mind to make sense of the world around you.

Hypnosis on its own is a very relaxing process and can help reduce stress and anxiety, promoting improved sleep and well-being.

In order to make bigger, long-lasting changes, hypnotherapy 'tools' or techniques are offered during the state of hypnosis. This can occur because it has been discovered that the subconscious is more open to make beneficial changes when you are mentally and physically relaxed. You remain in control at all times and cannot be made to do or accept anything that does not correlate with your belief system.

So, if you are ready for positive change, please contact me, and embark on a journey to a happier, healthier and brighter future.

39 Isham Road, Orlingbury, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 1JD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Off road parking available. Two steps up into building Groundfloor Clinic Toilet facility on ground floor


In person

I am an Accredited Supervisor offering one-to-one supervision to therapists in person or online. 1 or 2 hour sessions available @ £45 per hour.

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