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Hi! I'm Evalynne. Thank you for taking a look around my profile and do watch the videos here, and check the website and social media pages. I am the founder and Director of the Award Winning 'Ed Elf Child Therapy, offering bespoke Paediatric, Family and Parent/Carer Hypnotherapy with CBT and Solution Focused Counselling. I work nationally via video link.
Ed Elf won Child Holistic Therapy Clinic of the Year 2022/2023 and again in 2023-2024 (Yorkshire Prestige Awards) and has also won a 5 year contract to deliver therapeutic services to families in social care 2022-2027. We are a finalist in the Inspiring Contribution category in the Yorkshire Business Awards 2023 and we were also finalists for the Mental Health Award in the Complementary Therapy Awards 2022 and we are very proud to be recognised for our national work with children and young people.
Ed Elf aims to improve the mental wealth and emotional well being of children, teens, young adults to 25, and parents/carers who need support from a therapist with specialist knowledge of children and families, especially those who are Neurodivergent - Autistic, ADHD, Tourettes Syndrome for example, and for those who may have Special Educational Needs and/or suffer with poor mental health / emotional wellbeing.
We work via video link, which increases engagement and attendance of children to sessions, and removes the anxiety and stress of having to get to a clinic or setting, and be in an unfamiliar place. Online therapy is just as potent and effective and can actually be more effective as it reduces anxiety. It also means that children and adults can choose to have their camera on or off, and is a brilliant way of working with children who are selective mute, extremely shy or anxious, or who have body image issues and any other reason for not wanting to be visible during sessions.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and can be split across two sessions for a child who is very young, or for any reason not able to access a full 50 minutes in one sitting.
I was an Assistant Head in a special needs school from Sept 2016 to Oct 2020, and can support you if requested by writing risk reduction plans and reports, and attending multi agency meetings such as EHCP reviews, Ed psych assessments and Team Around the family meetings or Core Groups and Networks.
I always start with a consultation session to assess whether this is the right fit for you/ your child or family. Most people benefit from having 6-12 sessions and for more complex issues, longer term work might be necessary for transformational change to occur.
I work with issues such as:
- Stress and anxiety
- Sleep Issues
- Social Anxiety
- Separation Anxiety
- OCD behaviours
- Eating control issues; PICA and ARFID
- Disordered Eating
- Anger and meltdowns
- Violence and aggression
- Attachment behaviours
- Phobias and Psychosomatic issues
- Performance anxiety
- Self-harming behaviours
- Focus and motivation
- School avoidance
I use tried and tested methods of engaging children and families in building ‘head health’ and developing strategies and interventions to be used in school, at home, with the whole family and in the community, by everyone in a child or young person’s network. My techniques encourage verbal and cognitive engagement by using visual, creative and stimulating resources which have been developed with children and young people of all ages and abilities, over a 37 year career span, and I use guidance and information from Neurodiversity Training International to make sure that resources are in line with what the majority of autistic people find valuable. I have an Enhanced DBS check, insurance and I am registered with the National Hypnotherapy Society, The International Society of Paediatric Hypnotherapists, and the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) .
I have also worked since 2004 with individual adults on issues such as depression and anxiety, performance anxiety, sex and sexuality issues, relationships, divorce, bereavement, motivation, social anxiety, wanting to give up alcohol, and a wide variety of other personal and interpersonal issues.
I am committed to Equal Opportunities, continued professional development, safeguarding children legislation and guidance, and the General Data Protection Regulations.
Feel free to call or email for a chat. You can find out more information by checking out my website at www.edelfchildtherapy.com Ed Elf – Paediatric Hypnotherapy with Counselling techniques (edelfchildtherapy.com)
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certified Paediatric Hypnotherapist with TISPH (The International Society of Paediatric Hypnotherapists)
- Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills tutor with Chrysalis
- Founder of Ed Elf Child Therapy and the Child Hypnotherapy Institute UK
- CPD Accredited Course Provider for qualified Hypnotherapists and the children's workforce
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Certificate in CBT
- Level 2 in Solution Focused Counselling
- Hypnotherapy for Eating Disorders
- Reiki Master
- Protective Behaviours Practitioner
- Clinical Supervision Level 2
- 38 years' experience of working with children, young people and families across charities, education and local authorities. 18 years' experience in Hypnotherapy.
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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
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Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Children, young adults and families. I specialise in working with Neurodiverse children and young adults and I offer bespoke training programmes for qualified Hypnotherapists, frontline family key workers and local authority teams.
£85.00 - £95.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Sessions can be booked on a weekly basis, and we also offer discounted bundles - see the website for further details
When I work
I work with you to establish the best time of day for sessions and can split sessions if 45-50 minutes is too long initially
- Ex Assistant Head and Safeguarding Lead in a special needs school.
- Safeguarding Children Level 3
- NVQ3 Training and Support
- Clinical Supervision Level 2
My own CPD includes Neurodiversity, Child Protection, Self Harm, Eating Disorders including ARFID, Mental Health, Information Governance, Autism and ADHD, SEN, Learning Difficulties, Complex Needs, Adverse Child Experiences, Trauma and Attachment, Echolalia and Echopraxia; Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, Triple P (Parenting), Therapeutic Assessment and Risk Assessment