Karen Kelsey, Clinical Hypnotherapist, EMDR & NLP Practitioner APHP,CNHC

Karen Kelsey, Clinical Hypnotherapist, EMDR & NLP Practitioner APHP,CNHC

The Hitchin Hypnotherapy Practice
Poppyfields, Little Lane

07805 792191

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About me

Hi, my name is Karen and I would like to help you feel happier with positive beliefs about yourself and the world you live in.

I am a qualified and experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, NLP Coach, and regular practitioner of EMDR and BWRT, working at The Hitchin Hypnotherapy Practice. I specialise in anxiety, depression, stress, OCD, PTSD, weight loss and eating disorders.

My aim is to offer you supportive, personalised and non-judgemental client-focused therapy. I have effectively enabled hundreds of clients (adults and children) to take back control and re-establish balance in their minds and bodies, resulting in greater contentment and success.

I offer a free individual consultation on the telephone to discuss your issues and goals so that you can decide if I am right for you and I use a range of effective approaches and techniques including EMDR, EFT, Parts Integration Therapy and other NLP techniques, Counselling, Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy to help you achieve your wellness goals and resolve your emotional and psychological problems.

The role of the Clinical Hypnotherapist is to help you make changes to your mind set through the use of hypnosis and other therapeutic techniques.  This frequently involves helping clients overcome emotional or psychological illness or addictions and as a Clinical Hypnotherapist I am often able to help my clients resolve their issues, rather than just alleviating their symptoms.  Because I work with both your conscious and subconscious minds, I am able to help you make the positive and sustainable changes that release you from what has historically held you back.

My specialist areas include:

  • Weight loss, healthy eating and lifestyle, overcoming eating disorders e.g. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
  • Anxiety including panic attacks
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Addictions

I also work with a wide range of other psychological and emotional issues, please have a look at the list of areas below or you are welcome to contact me if you would like to establish if I can help you. I have clinic appointments throughout the week and also Saturday mornings as shown below:

  • Monday 10 am to 6 pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday 11 am to 6.30 pm
  • Friday 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
  • Saturday 11.00 am to 2.00 pm.

Training, qualifications & experience

emberships of Professional Bodies:

ANLP - Accredited by the Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming
APHP - Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
CNHC - Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
NRPC - National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors

Qualifications and Training

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Central England College of Hypnosis & Mindfulness)

Diploma in Eating Disorders and OCD (Dr David Kato)

Anxiety States Master Class (Hilary Norris-Evans)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Central England College)

Working Successfully with Children and Teenagers (London Hypnotherapy Academy)

Working with Alcohol Issues (Diana Parkinson)

Pain Reduction Certificate (Central England College)

ILM Level 7 (Masters) Executive Coach and Leadership Mentor (Institute of Leadership and Management/The Performance Coach)

Cert. Ed. (Teacher Training - Adults - Canterbury University)

Myers Briggs Psychometrics Practitioner (OPP)

NLP Practitioner & Coach regularly using NLP Parts Integration Therapy, NLP Anchoring and NLP Scrambling (NLP Excellence)

Experienced practitioner of EMDR - eye-movement de-sensitization and re-processing (Central England College)

Experienced practitioner of EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique or "Tapping" (Central England College)

Sedona Method to let go of negative emotions (Central England College)

Prince 2 Project Management Foundation Course (Bedfordshire University)

Member organisations


Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

- Sleep Disturbance
- Self-awareness and interpersonal skills
- Work Performance issues
- Presentation Skills


- Coaching
- Solutions Focused Counselling
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) - various techniques
- Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Havening
- Timeline Therapy
- Psychometrics (personality types and profiling)
- Parts Integration Therapy
- EMDR - Eye Movement De-Sensitization and Reprocessing
- The Sedona Method


  • My fees are £60.00 per hour for history taking and assessment and subsequent therapy sessions.  For Quit Smoking therapy, my fee is £120.00.
  • This includes a personalised recording of your hypnosis so that you can continue to practice in between sessions and after therapy has concluded.

All payment is required before or on the day that the therapy is received.  Terms and Conditions must be reviewed and accepted before therapy is commenced.  See About Me page of The Hitchin Hypnotherapy Practice web site.

Further information

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state of heightened awareness, frequently associated with relaxation, where you are able to open yourself to suggestions and can make use of your imagination to help you effect positive changes in your life.  These suggestions are made to your subconscious or unconscious mind, which is infinitely more powerful than your conscious mind.  Your unconscious mind accounts for about 90% of your mind's potential and will always 'win' over your conscious mind.

Hitchin, SG5 3QR

Type of session

Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Any specific requirements for access, please enquire. There is room for parking directly outside the Practice and easy access for wheelchairs.


Monday 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday to Thursday 11 am to 6.30 pm Friday 2 pm to 5.30 pm Saturday 11 am to 2 pm.