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Dip.AHT - The Healing Mind

About me

I specialise in helping people reduce anxiety and panic, to eliminate fears and phobias, to take control or break habits and to improve health and chronic conditions. I also can help you lose weight through a classic hypnotherapy sessions or hypnotic gastric-band procedure or to stop smoking.

I personalise all hypnotherapy sessions to you, so that you can achieve what you want easily and effectively.

Each session can be recorded if you wish then the MP3 recording is sent immediately to you at the end of your session. This helps you to embed new, positive and realistic thought patterns and ways of being, so making change easier and more effective.

I recognise that choosing the right therapist for you is important so I offer a free, 30 minute, no obligation telephone consultation. I also include a lot of information on my website www.thehealingmind.co.uk.

I can support you to:

  • Reduce and Control Anxiety and Stress
  • Overcome Panic Attacks
  • Overcome Fears and Phobias – e.g. Spiders, Flying, Claustrophobia, Travel, Dentist
  • Lose Weight Including Hypnotic Gastric Band
  • Stop Smoking for Good
  • Reduce Chronic Illness Symptoms e.g. CFS, Fibromyalgia
  • Reduce Menopausal Symptoms
  • Enhance Fertility
  • Reduce and Control Tinnitus Symptoms
  • Recover from Your Inner Critic


  • Increase Confidence, Self Esteem and Self Worth
  • Stop people-pleasing
  • Enhance your performance
  • Develop your career and your income
  • Improve work and social relationships

As a qualified Neuro Lingustic Programming and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner,  I can blend the therapies to ensure you get the best treatment possible if you would like this. All sessions are supported by recordings and/or techniques to ensure you maximise the effects of lasting change.

I am insured, registered and a trained Master Practitioner in Applied Clinical Hypnotherapy (2006) and Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). I am also a trained, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner and Reiki Practitioner. I am also CHNC (professional standards authority) registered.

The premises are easy to find and have free parking.

Karen Hemmings at The Healing Mind - helping you to be your best, through clarity, confidence and change.

Getting in touch

You can contact me for your initial FREE consultation here

I always respond to email enquiries, so if you have not had a response for me within 24 hours, then please check your junk or spam inbox, incase my reply has landed in there. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Master Practitioner in Applied Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner
  • Gastric Band Practitioner
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Reiki Practitioner.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies
  • Strategic Intervention Facilitator
  • High Performance Coach
  • Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Techniques for Stress Management in Business.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Over the years I have managed services supporting people into employment, and I have a wealth of career coaching experience. I’ve run a charitable recovery centre for people and their families affected by drug and alcohol addiction and latterly, a charity hospital. During all of this time, I continued to support people with my practices.

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.


The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

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.

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

  • Making the Most of Your Menopause and Reducing Symptoms
  • Enhanced Fertility Support
  • Self Esteem, Self-Worth and Inner-Critic Recovery


Additional information

The number of sessions and the programmes will depend on your personal requirements and history. I will be able to advise you of further when we speak, during our initial free 15 minute telephone consultation.

Hypnotherapy Session: £65

Blended Hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT Session: £65

Hypnotic Gastric Band Programme: £295

Smoking Cessation: £135 & £195

Enhanced Fertility Programme: POA

Home visits are charged at an hourly rate plus travel time and fuel. POA

When I work

Calls and appointments Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am - 6pm

Further information

Tarvin is situated within easy access of Tarporley, Chester, Northwich, Frodsham and Winsford just off the main A54.

There is free unlimited parking.

There are a number of reviews on my website https://www.thehealingmind.co.uk/testimonials  here is just one to give you an example:

I have had hypnotherapy before with limited success so to have had such an amazing experience with Karen at The Healing Mind has literally blown me away!
She is a lovely person to begin with, but what is so extraordinary is her methodology. She listened to my rambling on our telephone consultation the week before our appointment and somehow managed to pinpoint my requirements. Throughout the session ( in her beautiful, calm treatment room ) I was so relaxed and impressed by her understanding of my needs.
I immediately felt better- but emotional- after we finished, and in the following days felt like a weight had lifted from me.
I can’t wait to see her again next week.
Highly, HIGHLY recommend. "

Chester, Cheshire, CH3

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

The treatment room is on the ground floor and can be accessed with a standard size wheelchair from the rear of the premises. Please call for more details, to ensure I can meet your requirements. Alternately can I offer home visits within the area.

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