• Home
  • >Karen Dunnet MSc, DSFH, HPD

About me

Who am I? Hello, my name is Karen Dunnet. I am a fully qualified and experienced Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and I would love to help you to make improvements to your life. I have therapy rooms in both Skipton and Embsay.

What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy? Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a talking therapy that combines psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. It is based on the latest neuroscience and brain research and has some similarities to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in this respect. It also utilises some aspects of Neuro Linguistic Programming, particularly when dealing with phobias and traumas. The basis of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is that we all have all the resources and strengths that we need to make positive changes to our lives and, as the name suggests, we focus on solutions, not problems. There is no need to delve down into why a problem exists, it can be counterproductive to revisit past, perhaps painful, events. The key is to look forward and to aim for a happy, positive future.

How could Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Help? Life can be challenging, sometimes we find it hard to cope and our anxiety levels rise making us irritable and unhappy. This can affect many aspects of our lives: sleep, self-confidence, weight, aches and pains to name but a few. By recognising that we are suffering, and taking action, we can get back in control of our lives. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you to understand what is happening, why you may be suffering and what we can do about it. We work together as a team, with commitment and effort from both you and me.

What to Expect in your First Session: The Initial Consultation lasts for about 1 hour and it is during this session that I would ask you for details of what you feel is wrong with your life and what you would like to change. I then give you a simple explanation of how the brain works, with specific reference to your problem, and how trance can help us to make the changes you wish to achieve in. I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have throughout this session. The Initial Consultation will enable me to develop a personalised treatment plan for you and will also give you all the information you need to decide if this is the right path for you to take.

What Happens Next? If you decide that this is right for you, subsequent sessions last 50 - 60 minutes. We use a combination of psychotherapy techniques and hypnotherapy to help you to focus on the positives and achieve the long-lasting changes you are aiming for.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy from the Clifton Practising Hypnotherapy Training School
  • Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma
  • Fully Insured
  • DBS checked

Member organisations


Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

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

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

I also work with cancer sufferers and their carers.

Therapies offered

  • Solution focused hypnotherapy


  • Telephone discussion, free
  • Initial Consultation, approx 60-90 mins, £25
  • subsequent sessions, 50-60 min, £60
  • smoking cessation, 2 hours, £120
  • individual relaxation. 40 mins, £30

Reduced fees may be available, please feel free to ask me about this.

I also have a therapy room in Embsay.

Further information

There is free, off road parking available at my therapy room in Skipton.

K.D. Hypnotherapy
49C Broughton Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 1TE

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Daytime and early evening appointments are available Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings may be available on request.

Karen Dunnet MSc, DSFH, HPD

Karen Dunnet MSc, DSFH, HPD