Jacki Pritchard - B.A (HONS); M.A; MNCH (Reg); GQHP: CQSW
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 are experiencing difficulties regarding:
- anxiety, fears and phobias
- lack of confidence/low-self esteem
- problematic behaviours
- sleeping difficulties
- the long-term effects of abuse or other trauma
PREGNANCY AND HYPNOBIRTHING
I am trained in Pregnancy and Hypnobirthing; and really enjoy providing 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.
PLEASE NOTE: the next available places in a Hypnotbirthing Group Class are in Sheffield - starting 9th March 2020.
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.
OTHER RELEVANT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
I am also qualified as a social worker and 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 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 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
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Quit smoking
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
* 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
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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.
Type of session
Appointments are available during the daytime, evening and weekends. I try to be as flexible as possible to meet clients' needs and schedules.