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.
Bespoke recordings are provided to target your individual issue, this helps to reinforce the positive changes and ensures that treatment is continued between sessions providing a quicker solution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Karen helped me so much, she listened to what I had to say guiding me through my troubles. The sessions were friendly and professional.
Karen emailed me with guidance notes to print off and I received recordings which kept me on track to recovery.
Myself and my family are so grateful and would highly recommend Karen.It feels fantastic to be back to my normal self. SF - (Feb 2021)
Karen has made such an incredible impact on my life:
I’ve suffered for years with insomnia and anxiety. To say I was desperate for a good nights sleep was a massive understatement. Not only has Karen helped me to achieve this with hypnotherapy, but has also learnt me valuable techniques to overcome my anxiety and helped me to start living the life that I love.
I would highly recommend anyone to get in touch with her. You will not be disappointed. (KM - Feb 2020)
Life changing! My anxiety was so debilitating that I was struggling to have a rational thought and my mind was constantly whirring in the most negative way. I was fearful that I was going ‘mad’.
Karen has helped me to become the person I was, again- confident, rational, happy, with a blissfully clear mind. I can’t thank her enough and the service is amazing! Not only do you get an incredible session, Karen sends you bespoke recordings
Absolutely incredible. I would recommend Karen to anyone. BH - (Nov 2019)
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)
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
- Gestalt Therapy CPD (Mar 2021)
- Complex Trauma CPD (Nov 2020)
- Certified Hypno-Oncology Practitioner (Nov 2019)
- Parts Therapy Workshop (Sept 2019)
- 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
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
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
Childbirth - I am a Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner
Certified Hypno-Oncology Practitioner
Information preliminary telephone chat (30 min) - FREE
Hypnotherapy/Coaching/Mindfulness - £60 for each one hour session
Online Therapy via Zoom - £60 for each one hour session
I accept Bank Transfers, card payments and cash.
Please see my website for further information regarding cancellations.
Monday - Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm, Thursday 10.30am - 8pm, Friday 9.30am-4pm Saturday 9.30am - 2pm
The Free informal 30 minute telephone chat gives you the opportunity to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have regarding hypnotherapy, coaching or mindfulness. It allows you to gather information before deciding to go ahead with any further sessions. I look forward to hearing from you.