Joy Ayton-Walsh

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Dip HPsych, HPD, Cert SM. MNCH, MNCP. CNHC
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Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 0JY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Joy and I am a qualified and fully insured Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist registered with the NHC and CNHC.  I am fully insured and hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate. I am also a qualified Complementary Practitioner in Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Body Massage and Holistic Facials. Please call to discuss.

Do you feel it’s time to take back the control in your life by eliminating any habits, phobias, anxiety that you may be experiencing in your life. I use hypnotherapy alongside techniques in NLP, coaching and holistic therapy to ensure that every aspect of a client’s goals and well-being are achievable.

Having worked as a Personal Assistant in the private sector for a number of years I am well aware of the impact that modern day stress has on our working and personal lives which can impact on our ability to relax and exercise. For this reason I decided to study and train and help people with stress, anxiety and many other problems that they may be experiencing on a day to day basis.   Whatever, your concerns I can offer you a tailor made treatment plan that is unique and individual for you which we can discuss at the end of the first session and agree upon.

First contact

I would recommend an initial consultation over the telephone or by Skype. This allows me to understand your concerns and for you to ask me any questions.

The first session would be a 90 - 120 minute session at £75.00.  This would cover an initial chat  and possibly a hypnotherapy session.   Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer and is payable at the end of each session.

Please feel free to call me for a friendly and confidential discussion or to arrange a Skype call.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have trained in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy with Carol Wan at the Academy of Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapy.  I have also gained the respected NCFe accredited Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma.

I continue to improve my hypnotherapy skills with regular CPD training courses on an annual basis in order to keep up to date with current practice and to maintain my standards of care.

I have experience of working with people suffering from a range of problems, including:

Training & Qualifications

  • Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (Dip. HPsych)
  • Diploma in NLP and Coaching (Dip. NLP & Coaching)
  • Certificate in Stress Management (Cert.SM)
  • Certificate in Anatomy & Physiology (IIHHT)
  • Certificate in Remedial Massage (IIHHT)
  • Diploma in Indian Head Massage (IIHHT)
  • Diploma in Reflexology (IIHHT)
  • Certificate in Beauty Facials (BTAC)

Professional Memberships

  • National Council Hypnotherapy (NCH)
  • National Council Psychotherapy (NCP)
  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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.

National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

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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.

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£80.00 per session

Additional information

An initial telephone or Skype call at your convenience.

First session 90 - 120 minutes at £85.00 which includes any telephone contact before hand.

All other sessions 60 - 90 minutes £80.00

Quit Smoking £150 - 2 hour session

All fees are payable at the time of your appointment

If you are paying by BACS then payment must be made before or at the end of your appointment

Please see our web site for full details on payments

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Friday 18.00 - 20.00. Saturday and Sunday by prior arrangement - Please call for details.

Further information

I work in my own practice which is based in the beautiful and peaceful countryside of Renhold which is 2 miles from the County Town of Bedford.    My practice provides ample off road free on-site parking which is easy to access.

I can provide flexible appointments to suit my clients so please feel free to call me for a friendly and confidential discussion.  If we do not answer we may be busy with other clients so please leave your name and number and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

77A Ravensden Road, Renhold, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 0JY

Type of session

In person

Key details

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