About me

I have wanted to be a therapist since I was a teenager, having gained years of life experience in many aspects of trauma, domestic violence and loss, I decided to train as a Hypnotherapist. Having passed two yearlong courses, I qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

It may seem ironic to have the word “clinical” attached to a discipline as holistic as Hypnotherapy,  it means is I have a vast array of tools that I am trained in to help you overcome or change anything in your life that doesn’t benefit you as a person or enhance your happiness.
The best part of my work is being able to study any and all techniques, I am an NLP practitioner and am an Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) qualified therapist.

It is the best feeling ever to be able to be part of a person’s recovery from any of the issues I help with. From being sang to by one particularly happy client to tears of relief from many others. It is a privilege to be trusted with their sadness and anxiety and an honour to guide them into a better frame of mind.
That said, the reason I have been so successful with my clients is the understanding I have from my own difficulties. So many therapists never give of themselves to their clients, I have found that by sharing parts of my own journey to healing has helped many of my clients trust me more, building rapport and almost camaraderie in that disclosure. They then know that understanding and empathy are the underpinning framework of the relationship between us, and I always go the extra mile for all my clients if needed. My phone is always switched on and I'm available to see you if needed within 24 hours.

There are many issues I can help you with, building a therapy plan to suit your needs and budget, if you would like to book a session with me then please click the box to do so- lets get you on your road to recovery!

I also know how difficult it can be to make the first call but you can be reassured we will find the best way forward for YOU.

Even though all therapists have had most if not all the techniques they list as their tools practised on them, not all have experience in "Life", I have found my calling in Hypnotherapy and the other therapies I use because of problems I myself have overcome.

I am passionate about helping those struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts and self-harm. I care deeply about helping people move forward into a happier stage of their life, hope can be elusive if just getting out of bed is an every-day battle.

I practice Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through my membership with the General Hypnotherapy Register, writing articles, attending workshops and lectures, giving public talks and writing case studies, I also see a therapist regularly myself to keep my own mind in tip top order.

Due to Covid-19 current guidelines are that all sessions are to be via video link or telephone. I utilise Zoom, or WhatsApp as both have end to end encryption for your security and confidentiality.
Please note that all sessions are recorded and saved to an external server for note taking and insurance purposes.

I have professional indemnity insurance and am DBS Enhanced Checked.

If you are ready to face your troubles, we are ready to help!

I specialise in Emotional trauma and recovery.
Having 4 years experience plus lots more in helping others with personal problems, you can be reassured we will explore every avenue to get you the best results!

Please take a look at my articles below including subjects such as Anxiety, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Depression and more recently panic attacks and ADHD.

I have professional indemnity insurance and am DBS Enhanced Checked.

If you are ready to face your troubles, we are ready to help!

I specialise in Emotional trauma and recovery.
Having 4 years experience plus lots more in helping others with personal problems, you can be reassured we will explore every avenue to get you the best results!

I also treat:

  • Pain Management (one session required)
  • Weight control (weight management)
  • Gastric band Hypnotherapy
  • Fear of flying
  • Addictions
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety
  • IBS
  • Depression
  • Sexual problems plus many more

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy                                                                               Diploma in Hypno-analysis and regression
Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner
Master Hypnotist
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Specialist
Weight Management specialist

DBS Enhanced checked

6 years online counselling experience in Secret Facebook group set up by Karen.

Member GHR
Student Member of the British Psychological Association
All Qualification/Membership Certificates can be seen on request.

Data Protection Act Compliant

Student/OAP/Public sector discounts ask for details

Recent Testimonials:

"I thought EMDR was a Hypnotherapy technique, and was sceptical, I'm not sceptical anymore! Its weird how it works but I definitely feel a difference already" Mr C, Norfolk

"Karen has reduced my anxiety down to an absolute minimum, there is still more work to do, but Im making excellent progress. We used Gestalt therapy to learn what my dreams were trying to tell me, which I thought would never work- amazingly it did! Can't recommend EMDR enough even though in the hour and a half we were going through it I went through a whole range of emotions- the end result? Calm. Undeniably beautiful CALM." Mrs H, Herts

Weight Control course:

“Amazed at how my attitude toward diets literally changed instantly- before we had even done any Hypnosis!! I have lost 2st 9lbs without cutting ANYTHING out! Well happy. Can recommend to anyone seriously wanting to lose weight and keep it off”

Mrs T. Cambridge.

“Wish I had known about this years ago, have tried every diet known to man and kept putting weight back on. Now have lost 3 dress sizes and feel amazing, that’s the thing when you address the mind as well as the body, you realise it’s all linked”

Mrs W. Sawston

“Everything just clicked with me, I loved the dream exercises, I actually did wake up feeling a little sore as if I had been to the gym, I loved the wave of relaxation which helped me focus on my stomach, I now don’t eat as much as I used to and have steadily lost weight over the 6 months since the course, thank you Blossom it’s been a life changer!!”

Mr F. Letchworth.


'I have to say that Karen's help has been invaluable to me. Her hypnotherapy CD'S are absolutely wonderful and I listen to them everyday. No matter how hopeless or overwhelmed you feel, Karen will help you. Given the option of rating her 1 to 5 stars, I give her 10 ???? '

"Karen puts you at ease straight away when you meet her – she gives you a lot of time to speak about what your problem is and she is a very good listener.  She then explains what she can do to help with the situation and also explains how much it would cost and how long the sessions would take.

She has helped myself and another member of my family to which I believe as a family life has changed for the better as we use the examples which Karen has told us to try and it has worked.  I would definitely recommend her to anyone as she has helped me beyond recognition to which I am very thankful.

She also gave me some relaxation CD’s to listen to – to assist me in my day to day challenges.

Karen has also worked with my six year old son, who loves her and asks when the next sessions are."
Mrs K. Swaffham

"Karen is lovely and so relaxed about everything- can't recommend highly enough. What she has worked on with our son has changed his whole outlook and has indeed changed all our lives. So glad we made contact with her."

Mrs J Swaffham

The compassion shown by Karen has been second to none, I found myself able to identify with her more than any other therapist or counsellor I have ever dealt with. I know that there is an approach which makes therapists give nothing of themselves, how does that help me? I am stuck in my own head all of the time, I needed someone to help pull me out of that merry-go-round, Karen did that! The only therapist ballsy enough to walk the line and not cross it but still make a difference. I hope you choose her. She will pull you through what ever you are going through. It is what you pay her for isn't it?

Mr T. Downham Market

Member organisations


The General Hypnotherapy Register

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.

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

Functional Neurological disorder* Doctors diagnosis required

Photos & videos


From £80.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

All appointments need to be paid for in full at the time of booking via Bank transfer or Paypal.

Weight control course: £400.00

Unexplained Fertility course: £250.00

Weight control recordings £200.00 for 4 separate recordings over 4 weeks.

Additional recordings to aid weight control programme £30 each.

All bookings are to be booked via my website https://www.blossomtherapyswaffham.com

I am Enhanced DBS Checked
All information collated is kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Mondays: Zoom only

Tuesdays: Zoom appointments AM, Face to face PM

Wednesdays: Home visits

Thu: Zoom AM,  Face to face PM

Published articles

1 Couhe Close
PE37 7JS

The Philosophy Rooms
Whitesands Road
PE37 7BJ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I will come and visit you at home- at no extra cost, if you are unable to access my property for an appointment.

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