Jacki Pritchard - B.A (HONS); M.A; MNCH (Reg); GQHP: CQSW
DURING THE LOCKDOWN SITUATION: whilst I am not able to do face-to-face sessions with clients during this difficult time I am offering the following services via telephone or the internet:
1) Talking therapy sessions (30 or 60 minutes)
2) Learn to Breathe Taster Sessions (30 minutes): for birthing or anxiety/panic attacks
3) Webinars: pregnancy and childbirth; assertiveness
I am an experienced hypnotherapist who works with children (age 5+) and adults in two practice locations and in schools/colleges.
I am trained to help clients with a wide range of problems and I feel passionately about helping people to make effective changes in their lives. The way I practise is to initially find the root cause of a problem/issue and then use appropriate techniques to work with the client.
SPECIALIST AREAS OF WORK
In my hypnotherapy practice I work with children and adults who need help with:
- the immediate and long-term effects of abuse or other trauma
- anxiety (general, social or exam)
- fears and phobias
- lack of confidence/low-self esteem
- problematic behaviours
- sleeping difficulties
- pregnancy and childbirth; morning sickness; hypertension; infertility
ABUSE AND TRAUMA
My main specialism is working with children and adults who have experienced abuse. Both the immediate and long-term effects of abuse can be dealt with using hypnosis which helps a survivor through the healing process.
Exam anxiety can affect very young children (e.g. worried about SATS) as well as young people facing GCSEs/A levels and adults who may be returning to study. I offer individual sessions but also run Exam Anxiety Groups in my two practice locations. Small groups are run for 6 sessions. Ideally it is good to start working on exam anxiety early in the academic year. However, it is never too late to deal with exam anxiety - even in the second term of the academic year.
HYPNOTHERAPY IN SCHOOLS PROGRAMME (HISP)
I am a trained Hypnotherapy in Schools Programme (HISP) Practitioner. I deliver individual and group sessions to help and support both students and staff to deal with any problems they may be experiencing (e.g. exam anxiety; stress - with an Oftsed inspection pending); and to achieve their full potential and to promote their well-being.
PREGNANCY AND HYPNOBIRTHING
I am trained in Pregnancy and Hypnobirthing; and really enjoy providing both individual and group class sessions for: a single mum (not everyone is in a relationship or wants to have a birthing partner); mum and birthing partner; surrogate mum and parents.
Individual sessions can be booked to take place in your own home or in my practice locations.
OTHER RELEVANT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
I am also work as an independent social worker and I am registered with Social Work England. From 1993 to 2013 I was the Editor for the Good Practice in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice Series, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (London and Philadelphia); and I have written books and articles on abuse, violence, risk and other social care related topics. I also deliver training courses on these subject areas. I work with many survivors of abuse in my hypnotherapy practice and feel my social work practice and experience is invaluable in providing a good and effective service to help clients through the healing process.
PLEASE NOTE: I have an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate so I can work with children and vulnerable adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
HYPNOTHERAPY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Central England College)
- Practitioner certificates in Ericksonian Hypnosis; Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy; Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy; NLP Professional Coaching
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD awarded by NCFE and National Council for Hypnotherapy)
- Hypnotherapy in Schools Programme Practitioner (HISP)
- Certificate in Pregnancy and Hypnobirthing
- I have been trained and specialise in Past Lives Regression and Reincarnation Therapy
- B.A (HONS) Economics
- M.A. Applied Social Studies
- Certificate of Qualification in Social Work
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.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
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
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Abuse: this is a specialist area as I have always worked with children and adults who have been abused since qualifying as a social worker over 36 years ago. I work with individuals but also run group therapy sessions for survivors of:
- Child abuse
- Adult/elder abuse
- Domestic violence
- Forced Marriage/Honour-Based Violence
- Modern Slavery
The duration of a hypnotherapy session will be dependent on the individual treatment plan, which I discuss with the client during the initial assessment. Most sessions are booked for either 60, 75 or 90 minutes.
Hourly rate for adults: £66
Sessional rate for children UNDER 16: £60
Smoking Cessation: 2 hour session is £132.
Hypnobirthing: Group Classes - total package cost for 4 sessions (1.5 to 2 hours per session) is £180. Individual/couple sessions - £75 per session (up to 1.5 hours).
Exam Anxiety Groups: run in my practice locations - total cost for 6 sessions is £120.
Hypnotherapy in Schools Programme (HISP): regarding fees for individual and group packages please contact me for a detailed costing for your particular school/college.
Group Relaxation Sessions: can be arranged in the Sheffield and Leeds practice locations. Sessions can also take place in the your own home or workplace. Please contact me for an individual costing to meet your requirements.
Past Life Regression (for interest only): £75 for an individual session. This fee will be reduced if a group of people are interested in booking a home visit for a half/full day. Please contact me for a costing.
It is essential that a proper assessment is undertaken with a potential client. I like to talk to a potential client on the telephone initially to get some basic information about their issue and to explain about hypnosis and how I work. It is so important for a person to find the right therapist for them, so I like people to ask as many questions as they like and to take their time in making a decision about whether to book an appointment.
When a potential client does want to make an appointment I book them in for 1.5 hours. The first half hour is FREE OF CHARGE to undertake a FULL ASSESSMENT; if s/he wishes to proceed then the session will continue for a further hour.