Jo Penfold

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Psychotherapist, DHyp Adv, CNCH, GHR, RYT
Available for new clients
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Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I’m Jo!

I am a qualified hypnotherapist, psychotherapist & yoga teacher. I am committed to creating a supportive and transformative therapeutic journey tailored to your unique needs. Together, let's uncover the solutions that propel you towards a more fulfilling and balanced life. 

My Offerings:

I offer individual hypnotherapy & psychotherapy sessions both in-person from my private practice in Bournemouth and also, online. I offer a flexible and confidential environment designed to accommodate your preferences.

Your well-being is my priority, and I understand the need for an individual approach. Together we will work together to find a plan and modality that suits you and your own needs.

Your path to mental and emotional wellness is my priority and I bring a focused expertise in addressing a spectrum of challenges that impact well-being.

My specialised areas within solution focused psychotherapy include:


-resolving sleep disorders


-helping break unwanted habits/behaviours.

My approach integrates empathy and proven methods to assist individuals in navigating through emotional complexities, fostering resilience and positive mindset shifts. 

Moreover, in the realms of hypnotherapy, my practice extends to aiding individuals in breaking free from unwanted habits and behaviours. Whether it's smoking cessation, phobias, weight management, or overcoming addictive patterns, I utilise the power of hypnosis to instigate lasting change.

What to expect during Hypnotherapy & how it can help:

During a hypnotic state, you will experience heightened focus and concentration, allowing the therapist to access the subconscious mind. This enables the exploration of deeply rooted thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that may contribute to challenges.

Hypnotherapy facilitates a state of heightened suggestibility, where you will become more receptive to positive suggestions and can reshape your thought patterns, creating lasting change rather than a temporary fix. This can be particularly beneficial for addressing issues like anxiety, phobias, and unwanted habits.

The process also allows for the identification and reframing of negative beliefs, empowering you to adopt more positive and constructive perspectives. The combination of relaxation, focused attention, and therapeutic intervention makes hypnotherapy a valuable tool for promoting behavioural change and overall well-being. 

In our sessions, we'll collaborate to uncover your strengths and build practical solutions to overcome challenges. Whether you're seeking support for individual growth, relationship dynamics, or stress management, I tailor each session to meet your unique needs. 

Take the first step towards transformation – a journey that leads to resilience, self-discovery, and a renewed sense of purpose. Let's embark on this empowering process together, unlocking the potential for a brighter future. Your healing starts here… 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Solution Focused Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy (GHR) 
  • Certificate in Counselling 
  • 500 hours YTT 

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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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.

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.

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£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

20 minute discovery call - complimentary

In-person - £80 per hour session

Online - £70 per hour session

(discounted hourly rate available when booking a course of sessions) 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9

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+)

Online platforms