Hello, I'm Claire, a clinical hypnotherapist.
Far from its image as stage entertainment, modern clinical hypnotherapy uses powerful, evidence-based techniques, proven by research in the fields of neuroscience and psychology to support you in becoming the very best version of YOU.
Hypnotherapy with me retrains your brain, helping you to understand how it can work better for you to improve your confidence, performance and self esteem, personally and professionally
As the Mum of three children, including one with additional needs, I specialise in working with teenagers & young people including those with diagnoses such as ASD.
Using practical techniques based on neuroscience, I work together with my clients to strengthen their confidence, their resilience and their self esteem, empowering them to unlock their full potential at home, at school and socially.
Additionally, as I am also a pharmacist, I am uniquely placed to help those wanting to become less dependent on medication & regain control of their own health & wellbeing .
I trained with the prestigious Clifton Practice to gain my Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy & also hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, awarded by NCFE.
I am a member of the following -
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) & General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
I am an Associate of Inspired to Change, the nation's leading provider of solution-focused hypnotherapy, sharing the same culture, ethos and standards, but each offering our own unique style and specialisms.
As a fully qualified, accredited and practising pharmacist, registered with both the profession's governing bodies (General Pharmaceutical Council and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society) I believe I am uniquely placed to understand the interplay between medicine and psychotherapy and I use my knowledge to work with children, young people and adults in the following areas:
- Stress management & reduction
- Panic attacks
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Physical and Mental Wellbeing
- Low Confidence & Self Esteem
- Habit BreakingPhobias and Fears
- Exam/Driving Test nerves
- Sports Performance
Hypnotherapy can help a wide range of issues, so please get in touch if you would like help with something not listed above.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am DBS cleared, and work with children and young people.
I have experience in working with young people with additional educational needs, such as ADHD, ODD and Aspergers & autism.
I hold a degree in Pharmacy (Hons) from the University of Portsmouth with 25 years experience working in community pharmacy, specialising in working with substance abuse clients, care homes and am accredited as dementia friendly.
Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Practice)
Hypnotherapy Practioner Diploma (NCFE)
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
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.
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.
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.
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.
I offer a FREE initial consultation.
Sessions thereafter are £80 per session, although I provide a range of multi-session packages which offer substantial discounts. Please contact me or see my website for more information
Appointments available Monday to Friday, including some evenings and weekends.