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Debbie McKenna DSFH, HPD, CNHC, MNCH (Reg), AfSFH, BSc (hons)

About me

Debbie is a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist using solution focused techniques, these are gentle and effective methods to enable individuals to reach their goals and be the best version of themselves.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses practical, modern and well researched strategies to help you make significant, positive changes in your life in a relatively short period of time with the focus always being on what you would like to achieve. Debbie practices from her garden therapy room in Spaxton, it is private, warm and welcoming and overlooks the beautiful Quantock Hills.

Debbie gained her Diploma in Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapy (DSFH) at the renowned Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training centre CPHT Bristol, a centre of excellence in hypnotherapy training. Also completed with CPHT Bristol was the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), considered the ‘gold standard’ in hypnotherapy training and externally accredited.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH)

Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD)

BSc (Hons) Natural Science and Public Health

Most recent CPD

Working with children and teenagers

Smoking cessation

Pregnancy and calm in childbirth

Weight loss - a mindset approach

Member organisations


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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Working with Children and teenagers

Calm in childbirth

Therapies offered

  • Solution focused hypnotherapy

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  • Initial Consultation – £30

  • Subsequent sessions (45 mins - 1 hour) – £55

  • Quit Smoking (single session 1.5-2 hours) – £120

  • Price includes recorded backup CD/Mp3

  • Sessions available via Zoom online

Further information

If you would like to email or call me, I will be happy to answer any questions that can help you decide if you would like to book an appointment with me.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Mon Tues and Weds: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 9.00 PM

Friday, Sat and Sun: Closed


Debbie McKenna DSFH, HPD, CNHC, MNCH (Reg), AfSFH, BSc (hons)

Debbie McKenna DSFH, HPD, CNHC, MNCH (Reg), AfSFH, BSc (hons)

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