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BA (QTS) Hons (University of Warwick) HPD DSFH

About me

I am Heather Shaw, a qualified solution focused hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. 

I am passionate about helping others to overcome obstacles and reach their potential, which is why I studied Education as part of my English degree at Warwick University. I then worked as a primary school teacher for over twenty years. 

During my time spent as carer for my parents I developed my interest in hypnotherapy and how the practice can support people in challenging circumstances. 

I hold a Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma from the National Council for Hypnotherapy along with a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy from The Clifton Practice in Bristol. I am a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy as well as being registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. I attend regular supervision, mentoring and continuous professional development sessions to keep my practice current, am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate. 

I have experience of working with clients of all ages. I will ensure that your therapy programme is tailored to help you identify your goals, supporting you as you work towards them.

I conduct sessions online which I have found to be highly effective. Clients have told me that they appreciate being able to talk to me from the comfort of their own home with many mentioning how much easier this makes it for them to attend appointments.


"I found Heather at a time when I was struggling to make some lifestyle changes. I am a carer for my young disabled child, which over the years has taken a toll on my emotional and physical well-being...over a short period of time of receiving hypnotherapy from Heather, I have noticed many positive changes, which have had, and continue to have, an enormous positive impact on my life...."

"Thank you Heather, for making such a positive change to my daily life. After years of anxiety, and chronic pain, I wasn't holding out much hope when I came to see you for the first time....what I wasn't prepared to have was a complete change of my outlook and coping mechanisms...I'd highly recommend Heather to anyone feeling overwhelmed and wanting to make a positive change..."

"After just four weeks my daughter was noticeably more relaxed, sleeping better and brimming with confidence."

"I was experiencing difficulties at work and this was causing me to have irregular sleeping patterns...hypnotherapy was an amazing experience and has helped me to see my life completely differently..."

Please call or email to arrange an initial consultation or to ask any questions about what to expect from hypnotherapy sessions with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (QTS) Hons University of Warwick
  • HPD Clifton Practice, Bristol
  • DSFH Clifton Practice, Bristol
  • Registered with AfSFH and CNHC

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.


Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.

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.


Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • Hypnotherapy Session (50-60 minutes) £65

(Discounts may be available, please email for details)

  • Stop smoking (1.5-2 hours) £120

Prices include a mp3 download to support your programme.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Occasionally morning sessions may be available.

Taunton, Somerset, TA1

Type of session