My name is Christine Howson, and I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist (Dip. CHH), Certified NLP Practitioner, Meditation Teacher, and a qualified Modern Languages Teacher with an enhanced DBS certificate as well as a Mental Health First Aider.
5-Star reviews show that my many clients who range from eight to over eighty have all been very happy with their therapy. Some clients need just a few sessions while others want continuing therapeutic support. You can be sure that you will get the best therapy in the best time frame for your needs with me.
"I can't be more grateful to Christine because she helped me a lot. She was an amazing support for me also I recommended her to my friends."
Your therapy will be matched to your needs online or in-person in English, French or Spanish to suit you as my many internet reviews and testimonials will confirm. My in-person clinics have disability access if needed and I operate a fully inclusive approach to all clients.
Your unique individual needs as one of my clients will be met with a confidential, considerate, and professional service. Your therapy goals will be designed for you as an individual to flourish and thrive.
Every client is unique presenting with a wide spectrum of issues including anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, weight, self-confidence, smoking, low self-esteem and other personal matters. My approach to each client and the therapy treatment you receive will be specific to your needs and sessions will be specific to you alone. Your therapy will always match your needs with a wide spectrum of therapeutic strategies and tools to support you. This is at the heart of my success with my clients.
Enabling clients to relax deeply into a trance or a meditative state is a highly respected, well-recognised and effective treatment for supporting new habits, managing thought patterns, and modifying unwanted behaviours. Each of my clients benefits from my expertise and knows they will be listened to and treated with respect and the highest professional care.
Claritas is Latin for clarity and this is the aim of my work with my clients: clarity in thought and action with the therapy matched successfully to your needs every time.
Whether you wish to work with behaviours, emotional issues or regaining perspective in your daily life, as a qualified, experienced therapist I want to support you and promote your personal goals. If you are a parent concerned about your child you may wish to know that I have worked effectively with many children and young people in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education.
Ready to make positive changes in your life? Contact me for an informal no-obligation chat, check out my website and the 5-star reviews from my clients to see how we can work together to achieve your life-changing goals. I can't wait to meet you!
Training, qualifications & experience
Following my training and qualification in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Dip.CHH) and NLP, I also qualified as a First Aid Mental Health Practitioner and a Meditation Teacher. I am also fluent in French and Spanish.
Having set up my in-person busy practice in Knaresborough I have more recently extended my hypnotherapy online nationally and internationally thanks to Zoom therapy sessions. These have been highly effective in many ways: removing needs for travel, allowing therapy in the comfort of your home and scheduling sessions more easily for all involved in English, Spanish or French.
In addition to in-person therapy, I have also worked with family and group therapy as well as being a regular invited guest speaker on hypnotherapy and a regular online meditation teacher. I am a published writer and regularly contribute articles on therapeutic issues. I also volunteer for a mental health support group as well as donate my time and skills freely for charity events.
After successfully teaching Modern Languages for over 30 years following a BA (Hons) and an M.Ed, I have used my considerable experience to support my clients of all ages by listening and adopting an inclusive, non-judgemental, professional approach in very different capacities as therapist, teacher, mentor, and coach.
My aim is to skilfully employ hypnotherapy and the subconscious mind to empower my clients to discover and resolve their needs using effective therapeutic strategies.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
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.
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
I offer meditation in group and individual sessions on request as an integral part of therapy if desired.
Audio recordings are also available for clients and therapeutic worksheets are also provided if requested.
£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Fees start from £65.00 for an individual session with specific package discounted further and on request as detailed on my website: www.claritastherapy.com
If you wish to see me outside of normal office hours, an exceptional appointment may be possible.
I have focused successfully on Zoom for international, national and local clients for both Hypnotherapy and Meditation in English as well as French and Spanish. I have also worked successfully with groups as well as individuals online and face to face sessions designed to suit the needs of my clients. My aim is to reach out and help as many clients as possible and my in-person local clinic has disabled access and is fully Covid compliant.
Everyone has been very satisfied to date as testimonials and the 5 star Google reviews below will show you this.
"I have had a number of sessions of hypnotherapy with Christine and will continue to do so. Most recently I requested to have a customised audio recording which has had a huge impact on my confidence and stress levels. I will be using this in times of need and when I need a quick pick me up, the session left me feeling relaxed and refreshed. I can't recommend Christine enough, I found her calm and professional and I received my audio promptly after the consultation. Hypnotherapy is helping me find more compassion towards myself, and who doesn't want that? ! ? Thanks"
“The therapy I received was very relaxing and beneficial. If I had the opportunity I would surely have more sessions with Christine to get the full benefits. I believe that she will be able to use her skills and her warm personality to help many people!”
"Christine made me feel the most relaxed I'd felt in a long time and would recommend her to anyone suffering from stress or anxiety."