Catherine O'Connell

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AfSFH (Reg) CNHC (Reg), BA Hons, MSc, MEd, Phd, HPD
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Manchester, England, M20 6BN
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Catherine, I am a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist who is able to support you in making positive changes in your life, health and work.  

I have supported many clients with anxiety, phobia, insomnia and sleep problems, and managing pain. I can support you in overcoming unwanted habits, including smoking, eating and alcohol misuse. In addition to working with clients of all ages, I have enhanced DBS clearance and I am experienced in working with young people and adolescents.

As a therapist I am responsive to what you want to achieve.

My approach is collaborative, working with you to find solutions and build your resources for self-understanding. My clients notice improvements in their interactions both at home and in the workplace (see testimonials). 

Choosing a therapist is an important decision, you want to be confident you are working with someone who is well trained and compliant with professional, ethical and statutory frameworks.

You are welcome to take a look at my full profile on National Hypnotherapy Council website, visit my own website, or why not give me a call.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Psychology),
  • MSc (Cognitive Science),
  • MEd (Education),
  • Phd (Education),
  • DSFH,
  • HPD,
  • AfSFH (Reg)

I hold the Diploma in Hypnotherapy with the highly regarded Clifton Practice.  I also have a PhD in education and degrees in Psychology and Cognitive Science.  I worked in corporate and academic environments for many years, most recently as a university lecturer in Psychology.

Member organisations

Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

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.

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.

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£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • Initial phone call (20 minutes) free
  • Initial consultation (90 minutes) £80
  • Hypnotherapy session £80
  • Smoking cessation £130

I offer subsidised rates for -18s, students, key workers and senior citizens.

Further information


“The [sessions] have been a truly positive, calming and empowering tool in my mental health toolkit.” 

“I feel my default setting has moved. I don’t go down the negative path as easily.”

“The therapy was extremely relaxing and after just four sessions my goals were accomplished.

2 Clayton Ave, Didsbury, Manchester, England, M20 6BN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Catherine O'Connell
Catherine O'Connell