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About me

Hello, my name is Catherine Ward and I am an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist. I help people overcome obstacles like unwanted feelings, break negative habits, achieve pain relief and reconnect to joy, vitality and purpose- opening up a healing range of new possibilities to support growth & renewal.

I enjoy working with a wide range of issues, though I particularly specialise in working with people suffering with anxiety, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) & phobias. Another specialism of mine is helping people with life purpose issues.

People have many reasons for wanting changes in their lives and yours will obviously be personal to you. You may want to overcome obstacles like unwanted feelings, break negative habits, energize your mind and body, achieve pain relief, or maybe open up your range of new positive possibilities.

Many people simply don’t realise the potential they have within themselves. With a little help, I believe everybody can bring their talents to the surface, resolve negative habits or limiting beliefs and live a happier, more joyful life. I love helping people do this!

Training, qualifications & experience

My original Hypnotherapy training was in 2003 however I regularly carry out continued professional development. I completed Post Graduate Level Training in Clinical Hypnosis with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis and Birkbeck University. I am a member and regulated by the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Complementary Natural Healthcare Council and General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and am fully insured and CRB checked and hold the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • Certificate in Advanced Hypnotherapy
  • PostGraduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis with Distinction
  • Practitioner and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Ericksonian Hypnosis
  • Licenced Hypno-Band Practitioner
  • Certificate of Practitioner in Meridian Therapies, EFT
  • PTSD CPD training
  • Diploma in Brennan Healing Science
  • Matrix Re-Imprinting
  • Reiki Master – Usui
  • Reiki 1 & 2 – Sekhem
  • Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology
  • Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
  • British Sign Language Level 2

Member organisations


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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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.


From £70.00 to £555.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Free initial 15 minute phone consultation

1st session  (90 minutes) £75
Subsequent sessions (60 minutes) £70
3 session pack £195
6 session pack £395
Hypno-Band Gastric Band £395
Hypno-Band Plus £555

Natural Therapy Lodge, Milton Road, Drayton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4EZ

Type of session

In person

Additional languages

BSL (British Sign Language)