FIONA WORTHINGTON - Clinical Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Coach
If you are stuck, can’t get that idea off the ground.
If something is holding you back, making you feel anxious or stressed.
If you are feeling lonely, struggling to make new friends.
If you feel so low, you just can’t face seeing people.
Stressed at work, or home, it’s all got too much.
Sleeping badly, a member of the 4 am club night after night.
Not feeling great about yourself?
Maybe lacking in confidence and self-belief?
Or you have a habit you would like to tame: smoking, nail biting, hair-pulling and more?
Or you just want to take stock of where you are?
Or chat something through without being judged or interrupted?
Then come and see me. CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy work so well in easing these issues.
My job is to create an environment where you feel safe and happy to work with me.
My goal is to listen with kindness. When we meet, I will take some detailed notes about you, your family, your job and what’s bothering you. I work mainly using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy. Our work will be a collaborative process, I won’t be telling you what to do. We will share knowledge and figure things out together; you’ll be the pilot and I’ll be the navigator. We will work like scientists testing ideas and hypotheses, to see what is of use to you.
Contact me on 07990514804 for a free half hour consultation on the phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Coach
- Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy (DCH)
- Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP)
- Certified Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic Programming
- EMDR Practitioner
- Practitioner in Thinking Partnership http://www.timetothink.com
- Attended The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop led by Dr. Kristin Neff
- Completed the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week programme at Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
- Registered with General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
- Registered with General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
- Registered with Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I attend regular CPD updates, lectures and workshops and supervision.
I spent nearly twenty years working in the City in London in investment banking, so I understand the stress of a demanding job. Being married and bringing up a family, means I am not immune to life’s ups and downs. In addition to my training and experience I hope my friendly personality will put you at ease during our sessions.
It is my goal to equip you with the skills to move forward in your life.
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.
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.
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.
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Coaching and Hypnotherapy sessions in West London:
Hammersmith, Putney, Barnes and Richmond area.
Initial Appointment: £120 for an hour and a half
Follow Up Appointments: between £80
You can contact me on my private mobile 07990514804 for a chat, or email me as above or ring the Putney Clinic 020 8789 3881 together we can plan your journey.
Contact me 07990514804 for a free half hour consultation on the phone.
Insurance: I am professionally qualified, and fully insured with Towergate Insurance.
I belong to a number of professional associations:
GHR (General Hypnosis Register) and the
CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)
I see clients weekdays, including Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, & Saturdays by special arrangement. Contact me 07990514804 for a free half hour consultation on the phone.
How and why did you become a Cognitive Behavioural Coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist?
I was a stockbroker in the City for 17 years but I had always wanted to do something in psychology. I believe that everything I have done has led me to this moment.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I love meeting people. I am humbled by what I hear and what resolve people have. Everyone without exception has a great story.
What do your clients value most about your services?
Discretion, honesty and kindness. My time – I am not ‘time precious’. I am a good, kind listener and give people the space that allows them to think and work their stuff out.
What methods do you employ when seeing a client ?
I use many techniques based around CBT and Hypnotherapy. CBT in a few words is ‘we feel the way we think’. CBT enables people to manage their emotional difficulties by understanding and changing the way they think. The feeling of Hypnosis is a bit like daydreaming, something that we all go in and out of daily. When the client is in hypnosis they are highly suggestible and positive change can take place rapidly. It’s great for relaxation and confidence building. Hypnotherapy and CBT are about gifting the client the tools to take care of him or herself. So they can be safe, solve and soothe from within, but always to show them with compassion and kindness.
What can you offer clients that competitors can’t?
Hypnosis and CBT are about gifting the client tools to take care of themselves. Because I worked in the City in investment banking for almost 20 years I understand stress. Being married and bringing up a family means I am not immune to life’s ups and downs. I am just like everyone else with my own stuff to work out and therefore I relate easily to people.
How beneficial is therapy to counter daily stress and pressure?
There is a real need for therapists and coaches like me to help people with the stresses and strains of everyday life and who offer the opportunity for an ‘Emotional MOT’. We think nothing of going to the dentist, having our cars serviced, having our hair done, maybe having a personal trainer; yet the majority of us still think that a trip to see someone like me for support when we feel overwhelmed or down is a real weakness and view it with suspicion. Our brain is the largest and most important organ in our body and does not get serviced, why not?