I am an experienced Registered Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist BA Hons. DHP HPD DSFH CNHC MNCH (Reg). With a lifelong interest in mindfulness, neuroscience, performance and corporate experience, it is my privilege to guide and support clients to build the resilience they need to manage various issues, including anxiety and stress – and ultimately lead happier lives.
Being wholly committed to my personal and professional development and cultivating curiosity and compassion over the years has helped me hone my approach and informs my work in the areas of fear, anxiety, and stress. I have had the pleasure of supporting a range of people from all walks of life in the public and private sectors and specialist areas of performance psychology – fear of public speaking, stage fright, and optimal performance in sport and the performing arts.
Hypnotherapy combines modern, evidence-based, clinically proven therapeutic techniques (talking therapy) with Hypnosis (trance) to help people make positive changes, cope with challenges, and improve their quality of life.
‘Annette has been fantastically helpful for me; straight from the first session, I was sure that I’d made the right decision in booking a session. She has helped me transform how I deal with stressful situations. This has had an immense impact on my life as I feel I can now be myself in all situations, without stress and anxiety holding me back.’
Training, qualifications & experience
I am wholly committed to my ongoing professional development; understanding and applying the latest research in anxiety, mindfulness, solution-focused hypnotherapy and neuroscience. I currently hold the following relevant qualifications, professional body memberships and certifications.
Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) (CPHT)
Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (DHP)
National Council of Psychotherapists Member MNCP (Accred.)
National Council of Hypnotherapy Member (NHS Accredited Register)
I am registered with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Health and Social Care and Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)under the accreditation of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Practitioners Council (CNHC)
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Member
A selection of some recent CPDS (Continuing professional development courses/conferences) are below:
Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy; Exploring Stress Theories and Solutions; Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder & Panic Attacks; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Clinical Application of Mindfulness & acceptance-based strategies, Neuroscience; Disordered Eating; NLP Skills in Hypnotherapy; CBT Skills in Hypnotherapy; Working with Children; Psychoneuroimmunology and the Impact of Hypnotherapy on Disease; Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Critical Voice; EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Levels 1 and 2 Practitioner
‘Confidence has long been a barrier in my life and when I was asked to do a presentation I decided to be proactive and try hypnotherapy to help me overcome this obstacle. Annette has helped me increase my confidence levels through hypnotherapy and breathing techniques. Annette has shown me that small changes can have a big impact.'
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.
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.
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
Peak Performance - Sports, artistic
From £60.00 to £65.00
Online video sessions (UK) Consultation and subsequent sessions 65 GBP Students Consultation and subsequent sessions 60 GBP
Critical Workers Consultation and subsequent sessions 63 GBP
All sessions are conducted online using Zoom, an easy-to-use, safe video conferencing platform chosen for the additional encrypted security it offers, making it more confidential than platforms like FaceTime or Skype.
Weekdays and evenings
It is a great privilege to help people manage fear, stress and anxiety – and ultimately lead happier lives. I am an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist with a lifelong personal interest in meditation, a rich performing arts history, and corporate experience heading up production and project management teams. This multi-faceted experience has helped me hone my approach: a synthesis of therapeutic disciplines that informs and supports my work – from junior doctors suffering exam anxiety, professionals struggling to manage stress, and recording artists and actors looking to improve their performance.
My journey is one of transformation: the motivation behind my vocation and the positive change I seek to inspire in others. Following family trauma in my early teens, I suffered from anxiety and PTSD that affected my self-esteem, confidence and performance. Through therapy and personal practice, I learned to feel more comfortable within myself and better manage distorted thought patterns and emotions. This empowering sense of control and resilience improved my quality of life and my ability to cope with problems – it was life-changing. After ten years of experience working in private and public sector roles, I explored the mind and body in greater depth, both through academic study and personal practice, later qualifying as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.