Francesca Sciandra

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DHPC(NC), DAHP, GQHP, GHR Reg, Supervisor
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London N1 & W1G
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm Francesca, an integrative therapist, psychotherapeutic counsellor, and hypnotherapist. I offer a combination of hypnotherapy with counselling to help my clients achieve lasting change.

You might experience a complex mix of thoughts and feelings when you're ready to begin therapy. You might be thinking — 

  • ‘I know what’s wrong, but I don’t know how to change.’  
  • ‘I'm not sure what’s wrong, but I don’t feel good about myself.’
  • ‘I'm frustrated — I keep doing the same thing, but I don’t know why.’

I provide a non-judgemental and accepting space for healing and change. 

I often work with clients who are looking for deep and long-lasting change. Some of my clients have some previous experience with therapy. For others, it's their first time opening up to someone. My approach is compassionate, supportive, and insightful. 

I'm here to help you with various challenges that may affect your mental health and well-being. Some of the areas I specialise in include:

  • Managing anxiety and stress
  • Coping with depression and low moods
  • Boosting confidence and improving self-esteem
  • Exploring and resolving relationship issues, including insecure attachment patterns like anxious, avoidant, and disorganised ways of relating to others. These are sometimes called 'commitment issues' or 'abandonment issues'.
  • Resolving sleep problems, including insomnia and sleep anxiety
  • Ending self-destructive behaviours and improving self-care
  • Understanding and addressing issues such as anger and jealousy
  • Resolving female sexual challenges, including vaginismus
  • Overcoming feelings of isolation or loneliness
  • Processing and integrating psychedelic experiences and non-ordinary states of consciousness
  • Healing after complex life experiences and treating post-traumatic stress responses

Short-term therapy may be the right approach if you are looking for support in a period of distress or difficulty. Medium or long-term therapy is more explorative and can help you understand your life, your relationships, and the patterns you’ve experienced. Therapy typically happens weekly at a set time that works for both of us.

Healing from Abuse and Neglect

Some of my clients have experienced childhood trauma, neglect, or abuse. When this is unresolved, it can lead to problems in their adult lives. I help my clients understand how to heal from these experiences so they can feel good about themselves.

Attachment Issues — including Anxious Attachment, Avoidant Attachment, and Disorganised Attachment

Maybe you've noticed a relationship pattern that you can't seem to change on your own. You might have reached the end of another relationship or can’t seem to let go of previous relationships. You sometimes feel nervous in relationships or struggle with getting close to others. I help my clients to explore and resolve these feelings.

Hypnotherapy Supervision

I'm a registered acknowledged supervisor with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR). I offer one-to-one and group supervision for hypnotherapists. I work with trainees and experienced hypnotherapists.

My practice follows the code of ethics and standard of practice set forth by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC). 

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Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Practitioner and Acknowledged Supervisor, General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
  • Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapeutic Counselling, The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Analytical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC), Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH)
  • Diploma in Mindfulness Life Coaching, Mindfulness in the UK
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy Supervision, Yorkshire Hypnotherapy Training — approved by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
  • Foundations of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy, Beckley Academy
  • Dreaming on Purpose with Luigi Sciambarella, The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy
  • Qualified meditation practitioner and teacher with a focus on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Insight Meditation practices

Member organisations

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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 (GHR)

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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

Addiction / Agoraphobia / Anxious attachment / Attachment issues / Avoidant attachment / Breakups / Building confidence / CBT / Cheating / Clarity / Claustrophobia / Cocaine / Cognitive hypnotherapy / Confidence / Critical inner voice / Developing positive habits / Disorganised attachment / Depression / Driving / Dream interpretation / Dreams / Drug addiction / Eating problems / Emotional intimacy / Eczema / Fear of flying / Female / Gambling / Gambling addiction / Grief / Health anxiety / Hypno-psychotherapy / Hypno-psychotherapeutic counselling / Identity / Improving self-esteem / Inner child therapy / Insomnia / Jealousy / Life coaching / Low mood / Low self-confidence / Low self-esteem / Meditation / Memory / Mindfulness / Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) / Mood swings / Motivation / Nail biting / Negative thought patterns / Nightmares / Non-sleep deep rest (NSDR) / OCD / Obsessions and compulsions / Panic attacks / Personal development / Phobias / Positive mindset / Procrastination / Psychedelic integration coaching / Psychedelic integration therapy / Public speaking / Regression hypnosis / Relationship challenges / Relationship difficulties / Relationships / Relaxation / Self-hypnosis / Sense of self / Sexuality / Sleep anxiety / Sleep disorders / Sleep problems / Smoking / Solution focused hypnotherapy / Stress / Supervisor / Supervision / Suggestion hypnotherapy / Teeth grinding / Time line therapy / Trauma / Vaginismus / Withdrawal / Yoga Nidra


£86.00 - £120.00

Additional information

  • £16 for a 20-minute consultation
  • £86 for a 50-minute session
  • £120 for an 80-minute session

Sessions may be paid weekly or in blocks of six or eight. I offer long-term therapy on a sliding scale basis. 

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When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I see clients virtually on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Further information

To get started, book your 20-minute online consultation call. We can discuss booking logistics, explore questions you may have about starting therapy, and see if we are a good fit to work together.

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London, Greater London, W1G

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

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I offer one-to-one and group supervision for hypnotherapists. I work with trainees, those newly registered, and experienced hypnotherapists.

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Francesca Sciandra
Francesca Sciandra