Before becoming a Hypnotherapist, I was a senior manager in local government where I gained more than 25 years of experience managing, developing and coaching individuals and teams. I am passionate about helping people to help themselves and to improve their well-being and quality of life.
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Coach, based at Evesham Natural Health Centre in Worcestershire and at Alcester Health Centre in Warwickshire. During the COVID-19 pandemic I am seeing clients online using Zoom.
I provide hypnotherapy sessions for individual clients and for small groups to help them to live happier and more satisfying lives. You may be a busy professional, a home maker, a student or work in a small business. You may feel anxious, or stressed, or experience unwanted patterns in the way that you think, or feel or behave. You may be aware of the need to change, and importantly have the motivation to do something about it.
If you do, I would love to meet you and work with you, in a confidential, and professional manner, in order to help you to achieve the change that you want. On most occasions, although not every time, our session will involve hypnosis, as well as a number of therapeutic suggestions, techniques and approaches.
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of focussed attention, normally accompanied by feelings of deep relaxation. In hypnosis you are not asleep, just in a different and more receptive state of awareness. You remain fully in control and fully aware. Your subconscious mind will be able to accept positive thought and ideas more easily.
Training, qualifications & experience
Jo Hand, BA (Hons), D.Hyp, HPD
I trained at Central England College of Clinical Hypnosis where I obtained my Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and I started "Jo Hand - Hypnotherapy & Coaching" in 2014.
I am an Accredited Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy MNCH (Acc.) where I obtained my Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma HPD (NCH). I also help to run the NCH Local Peer Group in Worcestershire & Warwickshire.
I am a Member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy MAPHP.
I am also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I abide by the standards and codes of ethics of these professional associations, so you can be assured of a confidential and quality service. In addition these associations provide opportunities for Continuing Professional Development and networking. I will always be up to date with the latest developments, for the benefit of my clients.
I am self employed and I normally work from two locations - Evesham Natural Health Centre (ENHC) and Alcester Health Centre (AHC). During the COVID-19 pandemic, I saw clients online via Zoom. I am delighted to say that I am now seeing clients face to face again at ENHC. If you would still prefer an online session then let me know and I can arrange this.
Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP)
Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.
There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.
The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).
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.
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
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
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.
A free initial consultation session is available for 30 minutes.
A standard hypnotherapy session lasts 60 minutes and costs £70.
A coaching session lasts 60 minutes and costs £70.
A smoking cessation session lasts 90 minutes and costs £150.
Feel free to contact me for details of Group sessions and Corporate activities.