Dr Francoise Rutland

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DHyp Couns. Dip, PhD MBACP NCP (Acc.) MCNHC
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Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5AS
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About me





Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Panic Attacks

Athletic and Mental Performance Optimization
Sleep disorders
Phobia and Fears

Chronic Pain management
Surgery prep
Neonatal Birth prep  
Confidence and self-esteem issues

Clinical hypnotherapy is a highly effective and efficient way of directly accessing the brain’s learning system. Access to this system is only ever achieved through the willing conscious and subconscious consent of the client. The therapist is simply there to effectively guide the process in the best way for the client’s needs, as identified during the confidential consultation. During hypnosis the brain is allowed to relax and distance itself from distractions such as anxieties and worries, allowing a total focus on the healing process. It has been shown during rigorous medical scientific research using ECG scans that these distracting areas of the brain are switched off allowing the client’s energies to focus directly onto the issue they are addressing. The effect of the therapy increases by around 10% during each subsequent session. The client gets more adapt at the method while any concerns about “how well the treatment is going” or if “they’re doing it right” fade away as confidence in their ability to heal and learn increases. By the end of the course clients will find that they are able to maintain the effects through the therapeutic methods they have learnt.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dr Françoise Rutland BA MA DHyp PhD – Hypnotherapist & Mindfulness Lead

I have worked in mental health practice since 2001.

Having studied psychology at University College London I went on to gain my hypnotherapy qualifications, Masters and Doctoral degrees in philosophy at University of Liverpool. Further diploma studies of psychodynamic counselling (exp. completion 2022).

Fully registered member of the -

Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH)
Anxiety UK

I hold full Professional Indemnity Insurance & am DBS registered. Full confidentiality guaranteed.

Member organisations

The British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP (BIH)

The British Institute of Hypnotherapy is a long established association of hypnotherapists/psychotherapists and NLP practitioners who are committed to the highest standards of ethical practice and professional competence.

BIH members are required to provide proof of training to a suitable level before being accepted and are expected to work within the boundaries of the Institutes Code of Practice.

It is a condition of membership that members have full professional indemnity insurance cover and are also made aware of the fact that the BIH operates a complaints 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

I hold a Mindfulness for Self-compassion group weekly.  The purpose of the group led program is not only to provide support and minimise isolation by meeting like-minded people. I introduce new techniques for self management and development which we practice together throughout the weeks. We are free to introduce topics, and issues or comments from our previous practices in confidentiality and non-judgement. We are also free to simply attend without comment.


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Telephone / Online Consultation - Intro  15 mins FREE

Online Appointments - £55 / hour session

All in-person appointments are 1 hour  -   £55

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Clients seen in Birkenhead between 9am - 5pm.  

Dr Francoise Rutland is also registered with Counselling Directory.

55, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5AS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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