Jacki Pritchard

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Sheffield S10 & Leeds LS1
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About me

I am an experienced hypnotherapist who works with both adults, young people and children (age 5+) adults in two practice locations and in schools/colleges.

I am qualified 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.

In my hypnotherapy practice I work with adults and children who need help with:

  • anxiety (general, social or exam)
  • the immediate and long-term effects of abuse or other trauma
  • fears and phobias
  • lack of: confidence/low-self esteem; assertiveness; direction
  • promoting their wellbeing and resilience
  • problematic behaviours
  • habits/obsessions/addictions
  • sleeping difficulties
  • pregnancy and childbirth; morning sickness; hypertension; infertility
  • different types of loss(es)/grief/bereavement
  • identifying and working through regrets.


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. I can also help with dealing with any type of loss or grief experienced in life; facing dying; death and bereavement. This can be done in individual or group sessions.

Anxiety: General and Social

People can be anxious about any number of things and/or situations. I believe it is important to first find out the root cause of the anxiety and then to develop strategies to deal with it.

Exam Anxiety

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 Ofsted inspection pending); and to achieve their full potential and to promote their well-being.

Pregnancy and Birthing

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 the intended parents. 

Promoting Wellbeing, Resilience and Relaxation

It is so important to take good care of yourself but sometimes people just do not give themselves time to think about promoting their own wellbeing; often this is due to having low-self esteem or putting others before themselves. I provide relaxation sessions to work on wellbeing and at the same time can work on assertiveness and resilience.

Dealing with Different Types of Losses

I can help with dealing with any type of loss or grief experienced in life; facing dying; death and bereavement. This can be done in individual or group sessions.

Identifying and Working Through Regrets

I feel strongly that regrets should be identified and worked through. Very often they are not faced or dealt with because people frequently say "Life is too short to have regrets". 


It is essential that a proper face-to-face 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 they wish to proceed then the session will continue for a further hour.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Central England College)
  • Practitioner Certificate in Ericksonian Hypnosis
  • Practitioner Certificate in Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy
  • Practitioner Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
  • Practitioner Certificate in 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
  • Past Lives Regression and Reincarnation Therapy 

Other Qualifications.

  • B.A (HONS) Economics
  • M.A. Applied Social Studies
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work
  • Accreditation in Practice Teaching (CCETSW)

I have an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate so I can work with children and vulnerable adults.

I also work as an independent social worker and I am registered with Social Work England. I am 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.

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.

National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

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

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

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 40 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

Author of Books: my next book will be published by Routledge in August 2024 - "Hypnotherapy with Regrets and Associated Emotions: Ideas for Practice". I  also have the following books published by Routledge:

1.  "Hypnotherapy Scripts to Promote Children's Wellbeing" (September 2020) 

2. "Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Birthing: Scripts for Hypnotherapists" (August 2021)

3. "Dealing with Different Types of Losses Using Hypnotherapy Scripts" (June 2022)


£75.00 - £95.00

Additional information

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 60, 75 or 90 minutes. The fees charged cover: time spent to prepare for a session; time spent in a session; making of any specialised track/CD; any support / advice given in between sessions when necessary.

Adults: 1 hour £75; 1.25 hours £85; 1.5 hours £95
Sessional rate for children under 16 years: £70 (40 minutes to an hour - dependent on age)

Smoking Cessation: £150 (2 hour session)

Past Life Regression (for interest only): £85 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.

Group Relaxation Sessions: can be arranged in the Sheffield and Leeds practice locations (minimum 2 people) or in the workplace (minimum 4 people). Please contact me for an individual costing to meet your requirements.

Pregnancy and Birthing: individual/couple sessions: 1.25 hours - £85; 1.5 hours - £95. Group Classes (1.5 to 2 hours x 4 sessions) - individual mum £50 per session (total £200); mum and birthing partner £65 per session (total £260); surrogate and intended parents £75 per session (total £300). Full payment is due before a group starts; instalments can be arranged. 

Hypnotherapy in Schools Programme (HISP): regarding fees for individual and group packages please contact me for a detailed costing for your particular school/college.

Groups: I do run groups for: i) Dealing with losses and ii) Identifying and working through regrets. These are run when there is a demand or I see a need for a particular group of people. Please get in touch for more information as fees will be dependent on the size of the group.

When I work

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Appointments are available during the daytime, evening and weekends. I try to be as flexible as possible to meet clients' needs and schedules, please get in touch.

The Practice Rooms, 5 Broomfield Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2SE

4 Queen Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2TW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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