Dawn Gennings - DipHyp, CNHC Registered

Dawn Gennings - DipHyp, CNHC Registered


01634 686457 / 07595 703839

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About me

I am a friendly and approachable Hypnotherapist based in Walderslade Woods, Chatham, Kent. I am fully qualified and able to help you improve any area of your life that may be causing you worry or stress. People often believe that their problems are unique and can’t be solved. This is not the case at all. People visit me for a number of reasons ranging from stress and anxiety to fear of childbirth. Although I work with many different issues I specialise in treating anxiety disorders, panic attacks, stress, phobia's, addictions and OCD's. I also have a special interest in hypno-birthing and treating infertility in a natural and stress free way. I am also qualified to offer the virtual gastric band procedure for clients wishing to lose weight. This special weight loss programme convinces the mind that a gastric band has been fitted. Research shows that this virtual procedure has an 80% success rate compared to the surgical NHS procedure which has a 70% success rate. Additional benefits include no surgical incision, therefore no recovery time, no complications and no side effects. Please contact me for further information.

I am very much client focused and I understand that choosing the right therapist can be quite a daunting experience. This is why I offer a free 20 minute consultation for you to ask any questions and discuss any concerns you may have. This consultation can take place via e-mail, over the telephone or in person. Hawthorns Hypnotherapy is a very welcoming and relaxing place to be and you will be put at ease from the moment you arrive. The majority of my work is carried out from my therapy room, however, I do carry out home visits for  people who would prefer to be treated in their own homes.

Many people wonder what will take place during a hypnotherapy session. To begin with we will chat about the reason for your visit and the changes you wish to make. I will then create a treatment plan that will be tailor made for you. I will also advise you how many sessions you are likely to need in order to gain the maximum benefit from your treatment. In general this ranges from 1 - 4 sessions. You will then receive hypnosis which will place you into a deeply relaxed hypnotic state. Hypnosis is perfectly safe and bears no resemblance to the stage hypnosis which is seen on the television. You will remain aware and would be able to respond to an emergency situation should one occur. At the end you will be calm, comfortable, refreshed and will notice that you feel less tired and anxious. Most importantly you will feel motivated to achieve your desired changes. In order to achieve the best results I use an integrated approach in my work. This means that in addition to Hypnotherapy I may build some other forms of therapy into your individual programme. This could include EMDR (Eye Movement Disensitization Reprocessing), EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) or NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). During the first session I will also explain the benefits of carrying out self-hypnosis at home and will teach you how to achieve this. I may also show you other self-help techniques to practise at home.

Hypnotherapy is available on an individual basis or in group sessions. Group sessions can take place at my therapy centre, at a private residence or at a business location. Please contact me for further information. Please note that if you would like to make an individual appointment you are welcome to bring somebody along with you.

Many people find it hard to find the time to attend therapy. With this in mind I have developed a range of self help hypnotic packages that have been designed to help you overcome many common issues in the comfort of your own home. These are available as MP3 downloads or as CD's. Please contact me to purchase one of these programmes or to make enquiries.

I am registered with the CNHC and am a member of The Hypnotherapy Association.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy,

Diploma in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

Diploma in Hypno-birthing

Advanced Diploma in Virtual Gastric Band

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Advanced Qualification in Life Coaching

Practitioner in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)

Practitioner in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

I was trained at the Kent College of Hypnotherapy.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with


Interview Success

Age regression

Past Life Regression


Please contact me to discuss your individual needs. Fees start at £60 for individual bookings. Sessions last for approximately 60 - 90 minutes.

Discounts and concessions are available.

Group bookings of 2 or more people are charged at £35 per person

Further information

Fully insured with Howden's Insurance Group

DBS checked

Chatham, ME5

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

One small step into the premises


Appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Evenings and Saturdays are available on request.