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Hypnotherapy and Psychological Therapies

About me

Over many years I have helped individuals who want to overcome a problem or achieve a goal.  Areas of expertise include:  stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, addictions, relationship issues, sports performance, public speaking, sleep issues and weight loss.  My innovative approach combines psychological therapeutic tools to help you move forward with confidence.  In addition to my day appointments, I also work evenings and Saturdays to accommodate my clients busy lives.  I provide notes and downloads in between sessions which my clients have found really useful and motivating.

'Having managed to get myself in to a negative loop of anxiety and stress Karen helped me to understand my behaviour traits and to help me turn this around.  Her manner is highly relaxing, friendly, empathetic, understanding and very supportive.  She has a natural talent based on her own life experiences and grounded knowledge.  I would highly recommend Karen to anyone'  Phil, Energy Consultant


-  Overcome public speaking nerves and deliver with confidence
-  Providing strategies to eliminate stress, anxiety and depression
-  Reducing anger and conflicts at work
-  Overcome fear of flying
- Strategies to eradicate sleep issues


Effective programmes for weight loss and weight management
- Strategies to control alcohol consumption
- Stop smoking programme

Sports Performance

Improve sports performance with effective mental strategies which develop peak performance and confidence in your abilities


-  Effective programmes for managing exam stress, bullying, body image issues, confidence and self-esteem, depression, stress and anxiety

START A BETTER LIFE TODAY - call me on 07590 195541

I am highly qualified across a number of different psychological therapies such as hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling and NLP which means that I have a well-grounded and flexible skill base to be able to help you.

Hypnotherapy is a very effective way of making contact with our inner (unconscious) part, which is both a reservoir of unrecognised potential and knowledge. It is also the unwitting source of many of our problems. I use hypnotherapy as it is such a good way to help you deal with issues and achieve your goals in a short space of time.

I have helped so many individuals over the last ten years and have a passionate mission to help a lot more eliminate negative patterns that create stress and anxiety !
So get in touch on 07590 195541.

I offer a free 30 minute consultation either on the phone or in person so that you can tell me a bit more about what is going on and I can let you know more about how I work.  It also gives you chance to see whether I am someone you can work with.

I work in a very comfortable environment with plenty of free parking.

Training, qualifications & experience

BS (Hons) Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Strengths Practitioner (Centre for Applied Psychology)
Master NLP Practitioner
Diploma in Sports Psychology
Trained Facilitator for Positive Parenting Workshops

As part of my training I spent a year with Place2be working with primary and secondary school children and also worked with a Crisis Centre helping individuals get back on their feet. I also provide support for anti-bullying in schools and regularly carry out workshops aimed at primary and secondary school children to help them understand the impacts of bullying. As a mother, I am passionate about providing enough support to parents to aid creating a positive family environment and run workshops locally for parents with primary and secondary school children.

My 25 years experience as a Board Level Director in the corporate world has helped in working with business people who are trying to find that work/life balance and are stressed or have anxiety or generally feeling low.

Having played competitive sport to county level both in squash and golf I regularly run workshops and work with individuals to help sports people develop the mental toughness in order to succeed at the highest level.

Member organisations

International Hypnotherapy Association

International Hypnotherapy Association (International Hypnotherapy Association)

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The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

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 am a teenager behavioural expert and work with teenagers who are experiencing problems above but also bullying.


Additional information

My fees vary from £60.00 to £90.00 depending on the problem.

I offer reduced rates to students and adults on low incomes.

Further information

I work in a very down to earth way and draw not only on my academic background but also on my own life experiences which if I was to plot it out would probably look a bit like a heart monitor graph! I am very committed to ensuring that you have a positive outcome from our sessions and provide notes and downloads for you to listen to included in the hourly fee and support in between meeting up if you need to call or email me.

Karen Francis is also registered with Counselling Directory.

Hinchley Wood, Surrey, KT10

Type of session

In person