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BWRT Dip. CHH, Cert.NLPS, Dip. SCT, BLAST Prac., GQHP, OldPain2Go

About me

My name is Karen Hayward and I am a multi accredited, experienced, fully insured, professional Clinical Hypnotherapist and Smoking Cessation Therapist, with a special interest in trauma, anxiety conditions, confidence issues and pain reduction. I am passionate about the benefits of hypnotherapy and the help it can provide.  I am also a Mental Health First Aider and Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

I offer a multi-disciplined approach in my therapy sessions using hypnotherapy, BWRT, B.L.A.S.T (similar to EMDR helping clients with PTSD / Trauma / Abuse), OldPain2Go - a wonderful methodology that removes old, unwanted pain messages, without the use of hypnosis and EFT.

My interest in complementary therapies began many, many years ago. I have had hypnotherapy a number of times, the first time around 30 years ago when I decided to overcome my crippling phobia of spiders. My children also had hypnotherapy, as did other family members, all with great success.

I can help with a whole range of issues; smoking cessation, weight management, pain management, anxiety, phobias, performance, PTSD, sleep to name just a few.

I have clinics in both Pickering (at the GP surgery) and Helmsley (Bondgate Clinic) and also offer hypnotherapy over Skype. Home visits can also be arranged.

Friendly, professional and caring - helping you find your smile...


Training, qualifications & experience

I studied a degree at Anglia Ruskin University before moving to North Yorkshire approximately 18 years ago and I am currently living in Ryedale. I am committed to continual personal development and study extensively to ensure my skills are relevant, up to date and in line with current thinking.

In addition to training as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I have also trained in BLAST and offer life coaching, often bringing hypnotherapy into my life coaching sessions.  I am also trained in BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy) and am a member of the British Brain Working Research Society.

Member organisations


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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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 (*)

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When I work

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are offered. Weekend appointments are at Bondgate Clinic, Helmsley.

Pickering Medical Practice, Southgate, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8BL

Bondate Clinic, 16 Bondgate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5BR

Type of session

In person