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About me

Who am I? Hello, my name is Karen Dunnet. I am a fully qualified and experienced Solution Focused Hypnotherapist as well as a senior tutor with CPHT Preston and a supervisor.  My goal in life is to help people overcome their issues and lead their lives to the full!

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
  • increase your understanding of what is happening on your brain and how to turn it round so that it works for you.
  • 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 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.

What Happens Next? Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes long.  It generally takes between 8 and 10 sessions but this does vary from person to person.  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.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy from the Clifton Practising Hypnotherapy Training School
  • Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma
  • 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

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

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


Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • Telephone discussion, free
  • Initial Consultation, 60 mins, £30
  • subsequent sessions, 50-60 min, £65
  • smoking cessation, 2 hours, £130
  • individual relaxation. 40 mins, £30

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Saturday mornings may be available on request.

Further information

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

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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There is a small step up into my therapy room but I can provide a ramp for wheelchair access. I am very happy to work on Zoom should that overcome access issues.

Online platforms



In person

I offer solution focused supervision on a 1 to 1 basis and in groups. Please contact me for details.

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