Karen Johnson D.Hyp, MNCH (Reg.), CHBP
POSITIVE CHANGE STARTS HERE
I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and Mindfulness Teacher living and working in North Staffordshire. I offer a blend of techniques, incorporating Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), EFT, Coaching and Mindfulness.
This motivates change more quickly and effectively to provide you with the extra confidence and a stronger approach to your life, taking back control and realising your potential.
I offer a free 20-30 minute telephone consultation, as it is important for you to find the right therapist for you and to be able to ask any questions you may have before making your decision.
I can help you to move forward with your life and release yourself from anxiety, phobias and unwanted habits. Learn ways to manage any pain. Free your mind from negative thoughts, become confident and take back control of your life. Feel calm and relaxed when taking exams, presenting, travelling by plane.
I am a certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner, using the easibirthing® method. I offer individual sessions enabling you to use self-hypnosis, visualisation, relaxation and breathing techniques to prepare yourself for birth, you can then manage your discomfort, going into labour feeling calm, confident and in control.
My Life Coaching and Mindfulness qualifications blended in very well with Hypnotherapy and gave me additional tools and techniques to empower you to take back control of your life. This allows me to assist you in identifying and overcoming obstacles in a way that allows you to transform your life in a positive way.
WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY
Hypnotherapy is a client centred talking therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
When you are in a state of relaxation, the conscious mind becomes less active, this happens naturally when you are completely absorbed in a book or a movie. In this state, you are more able to turn your attention inward to find your own internal resources that can help you to make the changes you want, to overcome challenges, achieve goals and improve your well-being.
You are still aware of what you say and do during hypnosis and remain in complete control. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, I help to guide you and provide positive suggestions for beneficial change.
When I first went to see Karen I was completely lost. I felt I had lost all control over my personal life through a relationship in which I was being controlled. I knew in my head it was wrong but I did not have the strength to say enough is enough!
Karen helped me in ways which I never thought possible. Especially in times where I felt so low and wanted to give up. After just a few sessions with Karen I started to believe in myself and found that I was worth so much more. I found me again and the strength in me. I can never thank her enough I honestly believe Karen worked a miracle on me.
NC - August 2019)
I contacted Karen as I had severe social phobia and anxiety around work issues. Karen is very friendly professional and easy to talk to. With the personalised mp3's and tools that Karen taught me I am now able to enjoy life to the full.
I have recently attended a family wedding and enjoyed a holiday in the sun, While on holiday my partner said I seemed happier and more sociable. Karen has given me my confidence back. JP - (Feb 2019)
I recently contacted Karen as I had a debilitating phobia of Spiders which was taking over my entire life. I had tried everything to help with my phobia but nothing was working. I looked into hypnotherapy as it was pretty much the only option that I hadn't tried. Although I was very sceptical at first, I was at the point in my life where I was willing to try anything.
After only 3 sessions with Karen I have noticed a huge difference in the way I deal with spiders and my phobia! Instead of crying and freezing on the spot for hours on end, I am now able to deal with a spider in a much calmer fashion. I can't explain how it works as everyone is different but one thing is for certain,
I can't thank Karen enough for helping me, she has truly changed my life!
C. Downes (Oct 2018)
I saw Karen a few weeks ago now after deciding that a lifetime of drinking and smoking too much had to be addressed. We tackled the drinking first. A half hour chat and two hour sessions later and I’ve not touched a drop of the hard stuff for almost 3 weeks. Anyone who knows me will agree that it’s a minor miracle!!!!
I feel so much better in myself and I’m loving the sober feeling. Seriously, i know it sounds corny but if I can stop drinking and smoking anything is possible. Thanks Karen for the help and support and I would recommend your services to anyone who needs some assistance with their issues. N - Newcastle-under-Lyme - (Sept 2018)
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy D.Hyp (CECCH). This diploma consists of certificates in:-
- Ericksonian Hypnosis
- Solution Focussed Hypno -Psychotherapy
- Solution Focussed Counselling Skills
- Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Precision Hypnosis (Aug 2019)
Anxiety, Stress & Panic Attack Programme (Mar 2019)
Pain Management Workshop (Oct 2018)
Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner (CHBP) (Sept 2018)
Self-Directed Neuroplasticity for Anxiety, Stress and Depression (Feb 2018)
Evidence Approaches to Pain Relief (July 2017)
Level 5 Diploma in Performance Coaching course with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). This course is accredited by The National Council of Psychotherapists.
Accredited Mindfulness Teacher
I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Childbirth - I am a Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner
Information preliminary chat (30 min) - FREE
Hypnotherapy/Coaching/Mindfulness - £55 for each one hour session
I accept Bank Transfers, card payments and cash.
Please see my website for further information regarding cancellations.
The Free informal 30 minute informal chat gives you the opportunity to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have regarding hypnotherapy, coaching or mindfulness. It allows us to meet and for you to gather information before deciding to go ahead with any further sessions. I look forward to hearing from you.
Type of session
Monday 9.30am-3pm Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm Wednesday 9.30am - 12pm, Thursday 10.30am - 8pm, Friday 9.30am-6pm Saturday 9.30am - 2pm