Karen Dunnet

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Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6QB
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Who am I? Hello, my name is Karen Dunnet. I am a fully qualified and experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist as well as a senior tutor with SFTA Preston and a supervisor.  My goal is to help people overcome their issues and live the life they want to live.

What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy? Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a very positive and forward looking therapy.  We focus on solutions not problems.  It is talking therapy that combines psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, based on the latest neuroscience and brain research.  We all have all the resources and strengths that we need to make positive changes to our lives but sometimes we need a little help to find them.

How Can I Help You?  We will work together to:

  • reduce anxiety and stress
  • build confidence
  • give you back conscious control
  • set achievable goals

I genuinely care about all my clients. My mission is to help YOU reach YOUR goals.

What to Expect in your First Session: The Initial Consultation lasts for 50 minutes and it is during this session that I would ask you for details of what is troubling you 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 explain how trance can help you to achieve the changes you wish to make. 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.

What Happens Next? Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes long.  Each session uses solution focused techniques and hypnosis to help you move towards your goals. Everyone is different so it is hard to generalise about the number of sessions required but, on average, I see people for around 8 sessions.   There are a couple of exceptions to this: smoking cessation is a single, double length session and specific phobias can be treated in just 4 sessions.

My Latest Review:

'I can wholeheartedly recommend Karen to anyone who is looking for an alternative therapy that actually works and changes your life! Karen was so welcoming, warming and the relaxation practice was so soothing. I thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to my next session every week. Thank you Karen for guiding me in the right direction and showing me I can overcome any obstacle! I now have the confidence to move forward with all the helpful knowledge and understanding Karen has provided me with during our time together. Thank you again, and my pea pod will be a great daily reminder :)'

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma
  • Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy from the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training School
  • 7 years clinical experience
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Senior Tutor with the Solution Focused Training Academy
  • Fully Insured
  • DBS checked

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)

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.

Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

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.

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

I offer Walking Therapy sessions and I also work with cancer sufferers and their carers.


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

  • Telephone discussion, free
  • Initial Consultation, 60 mins, £50
  • subsequent sessions, 50-60 min, £65
  • smoking cessation, 2 hours, £180
  • individual relaxation. 40 mins, £50
  • walking therapy, 60 mins, £50

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Other times may be available on request. Face to face and online sessions available.

Further information

There is free, off road parking available.

Walking therapy is available in Skipton and Embsay on risk assessed routes that are suitable for all abilities. Walking therapy makes use of natures benefits and also reduces pressure on those who don't feel comfortable sitting face to face.

K.D. Hypnotherapy, Embsay, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6QB

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Unfortunately my therapy room is upstairs so inaccessible to those with poor mobility. I am very happy to work on Zoom or do home visits to overcome access issues.

Online platforms



In person

I offer solution focused supervision on a 1 to 1 basis and in groups. I work mainly on Zoom but would be happy to meet in person locally. Please call.

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