Elisabeth Holmes - Hypnotherapy and Hypno-psychotherapeutic counselling
I trained as a hypnotherapist and hypno-psychotherapeutic counsellor after 25 years in education because I was so impressed with the way in which hypnotherapy can positively transform lives. With the help of hypnotherapy, I overcame an extreme phobia and learnt to deal with work-related anxiety and stress. Since then I have been passionate about helping others to find and use their inner resources to create lasting change.
As your therapist, my aim is to help you regain control of your life, to be the person you want to be and find inner peace and happiness. I offer a calm, reassuring and non-judgemental environment in which to explore your vulnerabilities.
I use a wide range of hypno-therapeutic techniques starting with a person-centred and solution-focused approach treating each client as a unique individual and ensuring I always give the best possible service.
In each session, I will listen carefully in order to develop a tailor-made treatment schedule which meets your needs and finds an efficient and effective solution. I can also teach you a number of useful techniques to help you think more positively. Therapy will offer you the chance to gain insights into your limitations allowing you to move forward without being held back by your past.
My additional training as a hypno-psychotherapeutic counsellor ensures that I can help you to navigate your way through more complex psychological issues.
My therapy room provides you with a space to safely share your thoughts and express your feelings. However, I am happy to travel to you if you would prefer a home visit.
Online therapy can also be arranged if required. Get in touch to find out more about this service.
By choosing me, you are assured of a caring, empathetic therapist who you can trust to guide you through challenging times.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor of Education (Hons) from Nottingham University
Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy from the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (This exceeds the academic level of the National Council for Hypnotherapy's Hypno-Psychotherapy Diploma)
Certificate of Core Knowledge and Practical Skills from NCSCT(National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training)
Certificate in Online Therapy from NCHP
Certificate from MHFA (Mental Health First Aid)
Member of the National Society of Talking Therapies
Member of Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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.
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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Stress management training
Walking therapy - for further details see my website.
Initial consultation - £50 including FREE guided relaxation session and audio file for home use.
Subsequent sessions - £50 including bespoke course of treatment and personalised audio files if appropriate.
Single session for smoking cessation - £70
Online therapy - £50 per session.
Home visits by arrangement at an additional fee depending on distance.
Sessions last for approximately one hour.
The number of sessions required depends on the complexity of the presenting issues and will be agreed between therapist and client.
I am 100% committed to finding the best way forward for my clients at a time and place which is most convenient for you. Whilst I have my own peaceful therapy room, I will travel to you if you prefer at an additional cost.
Alternatively, many clients have found online therapy to be surprisingly effective and provides a safer alternative during the Coronavirus pandemic. Online therapy makes the most of modern technology to provide continuity, no need for travel and greater flexibility and convenience. Clients can be reassured that the high quality of service is maintained throughout the process, providing an equally strong therapeutic relationship as with face-to-face therapy.
Stress Management for Schools
I also provide training for schools in stress management techniques and resilience as well as providing one to one therapy for school staff at competitive rates.
"Brilliant training - I would definitely recommend it to others." SJ, Manchester
"We take the wellbeing of our staff seriously and are proactive in supporting them. We have now used Elisabeth's services on a number of occasions. The feedback is always very positive and she makes such a difference that other staff comment on the evident changes. I would highly recommend her." MJ, Preston
Please check my website for further details.
I also write a regular blog on matters relating to hypnotherapy and various mental health-related issues - again, see my website.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions relating to whether or not I may be the right therapist for you.