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About me

As a former NHS professional having worked for 30 years as a nurse, firstly as a general nurse and then predominantly as a mental health nurse, I have always been aware of, and interested in, the relationship between emotional and physical well-being. It is now widely acknowledged that the state of our mind and emotions impacts on our physical state, with our bodies often expressing emotional distress as some form of ill health or disease.  It is not uncommon either for unwanted behaviours like smoking, drinking or eating to excess, or other forms of compulsive and addictive behaviours to become problematic when emotional issues are not addressed effectively.

I have a genuine interest in what makes human beings 'tick', so to speak, and have undertaken life-long learning in relation to this.  I believe that this has enabled me to offer an evidence based, highly effective holistic way of working with individuals experiencing difficulties with a wide range of issues.  I have a robust underpinning philosophy which draws on the latest neuro-psycho-biological knowledge we possess; adopting a holistic approach that takes into account the links between emotional and physical well-being and our environment, drawing on our understanding of 'emotional intelligence' and 'mindfulness' principles.

During my career, I have worked in a variety of specialist areas enabling me to gain an extensive range of experience and skills:

  • All common mental health problems; including anxiety/stress issues, depression and low mood, loss, grief and adjustment issues.
  • Unwanted and unhelpful behaviour, including anger management issues, compulsive and/or addictive behaviour, including alcohol misuse.
  • Issues/difficulties with low self esteem, low confidence and decision making/problem solving.
  • Complex or multi-layered issues including trauma, phobias and fear-based experiences.

I am able to offer psychological therapy to clients aged 18 and over - (no upper age limit) who wish to make changes and are ready to work with me to help them to achieve this.

I do not believe that 'one size fits all'; I think it is important to offer a flexible integrative approach that adapts to the need of the individual.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Self Employed Hypno-Psychotherapist 2014 - present
  • Registered General Nurse RGN
  • Registered Mental Nurse   RMN
  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling   Dip. Couns
  • Human Givens Practitioner HG.Dip.P (form of Humanistic Psychotherapy)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CBT Cert
  • Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy in Health and Holistic Care.  GQHP
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner AAMET Level II
  • Reiki Practitioner - Level 2
  • Mindfulness Practitioner
  • Coaching Skills
  • Energy Psychology
  • Integrative Practitioner

Extensive experience as a mental health practitioner - worked in NHS for over 25 years in variety of settings in mental health and as an alcohol nurse practitioner.
Committed to ongoing Continuous Professional Development and Life-Long Learning.
Qualified Mental Health Nurse holding additional qualifications in Person Centred Counselling, Human Givens Approach, CBT, Integrative Hypnotherapy and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). 
Outcome measures undertaken have demonstrated effective interventions offered and notable improvement experienced by clients worked with.

Member organisations


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

Problems with motivation regarding making changes. 

Difficulty or inability to break unwanted habitual behaviours.

Working with the mind, body, spirit connection to facilitate our innate ability to self - heal using different forms of energy psychology.

Therapies offered

  • Ericksonian hypnosis
  • Hypno-psychotherapy
  • Solution focused hypnotherapy
  • Suggestion hypnotherapy


From £50.00 to £70.00

Additional information

Initial session may be up to 90 mins @ £70.00

1 Hour session @ £50.00

Practice settings are in pleasant and comfortable private therapy rooms with disabled access.   Face to face appointments are always preferable.  However, should the need arise, appointments on - line via zoom could be arranged.

Street parking is available at Oldham venue to the side and back of the building.

Street parking and car parking at reasonable rates close by to Ashton Under Lyne venue

Audenshaw base is situated opposite tram stop and is close to M60 Junction 23. Free parking and street parking is available close by

Home visits would be considered if required within approx 10 mile distance of Oldham, Lancashire.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Self Employed - appointments Monday to Saturday, some evening appointments may be available. 

Home visits can be discussed if required.

Further information

Please note I also practice from -  Reborn Holistics and Health Spa, 264 Manchester Road, Audenshaw M34 5GJ

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 General Hypnotherapy Register - 6379 (www.general-hypnotherapy-register.com)

If you would like to enquire further, make an appointment or discuss what you hope to get out of therapy, please ring or email me  - I look forward to hearing from you.

The Therapy Rooms - Saddleworth
176 Oldham Road
Greater Manchester

Seraphina Holistic and Wellbeing Centre
117 Stamford Street Central

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

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Deborah Boardman HG.Dip.P, Dip.Couns, G.Q.H.P.

Deborah Boardman HG.Dip.P, Dip.Couns, G.Q.H.P.