Debbie Featherstone MSc DHP(NC)

Debbie Featherstone  MSc DHP(NC)

Clitheroe Therapies Clinic
3 Castlegate

01200 538411

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About me

I am a qualified experienced psychotherapist and Hypno-Psychotherapist with a Clinical Physiology background (RCCP registered) enabling me to help you bring about Autonomic control (rebalances the nervous systems). This maximises the potential for and benefits of using “talk therapies” that follow, including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and additional cognitive therapy approaches to suit each individual. Highly effective for severe anxiety, depression, trauma and my specialism - Tinnitus, Hyperacusis & Vestibular Rehabilitation. Clinical Outcome Measures are routinely used in every case.

Much of my work now is national and international using an online, fully encrypted telehealth platform. I work primarily as a Cognitive Therapy practitioner, using hypnotherapy when it is helpful and appropriate in terms of the individual and their presenting issue(s). Hypnotherapy is used in clinic only; not online.

NHS experience:

Having been with the NHS for 17 years (Head of Department 2001-2010), working with people with hearing loss, tinnitus and balance (vestibular) problems, primarily with those who have additional anxiety/mood issues that exacerbate the negative effects of tinnitus, I took early retirement from the NHS in May 2010 in order to set up my own practice in Clitheroe

Where we are:

The Clitheroe Therapies Clinic is easily accessible by bus, train and car with parking at the rear of the building in Lowergate car park. The entrance is opposite Clitheroe Castle gates, between Elan boutique and Honeywell estate agents

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc in Psychotherapy Studies - University of Sheffield

(DHP) NC with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Diploma in Hearing Therapy

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Accredited register membership

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

        * If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

        Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

        Tinnitus Management:

        Hypnotherapy is not an evidence-based standalone treatment for tinnitus; however, tinnitus distress is driven by the Autonomic Nervous System therefore, hypnotherapy can contribute as part of a treatment plan for tinnitus


        Available on website

        Further information

        Lecturer and Trainer:

        I have been a lecturer at the University of Manchester since 2006, and I run the CSTCP (Counselling Skills & Tinnitus Care Pathway) training course for UK audiologists run in partnership with the NW School of Audiology


        I assess students’ work toward the Certificate of Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy for the National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy

        Clinical Supervision & CPD:

        I am a Clinical Supervisor for audiologists and hearing therapists throughout the UK

        Lancashire, BB7 1AZ

        Type of session

        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: No

        Clinic is on the first floor accessible by stairs only.