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Kinetic Working Solutions | Solution Focused Hypnotherapy | Karen Walsh-Saunders

About me

I am a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. The college I trained with, CPHT, are considered to be the Gold Standard of hypnotherapy training schools in the country. I have achieved the prestigious HPD qualification which is only awarded to 20% of qualified hypnotherapists as well as the DSFH qualification. I participate in regular CPD to ensure that my skills are up to date and appropriate.

Clients come to see me feeling unable to complete tasks that used to feel so natural. This might be caused by worry, panic, sleeplessness but really it could be anything. Why should you choose me?

This is what some clients have said:

"I have had 6 sessions with Karen. I find her very welcoming and professional. I feel that these sessions are really helping me with my anxiety, anger and general well being. I would highly recommend her for any issues you are experiencing" -  Tracey

"Wow, what can I say, as a very sceptical person I was unsure whether hypnotherapy for smoking would work, but knowing that is has worked for so many people I kept an open mind. Even though I was not bothered that I was a smoker, but this very clever lady made me not want to touch a cigarette ever again and once I came out of the trance, the only thing I can say is the hypnotherapy was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and I still get a buzz from talking to people about it and thinking about it. Would highly recommend this if you want to give up smoking. Thank you so much."- Mark

"I went to see Karen to help me have a more positive attitude to life and can honestly say that after several sessions I have achieved that! Also during my time with Karen I mentioned my fear of skiing and after only two sessions I went skiing recently and conquered my fear and am already planning my next ski trip! Thank you Karen you are amazing! "- Joanna

*In this hypnotherapy you can experience rapid transformation which means suffering is not prolonged and will pass.

*Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works by being focused on the solution and not the cause.

*You won't be expected to talk about the origin of your challenges.

*You will start to feel a real positive difference in a short space of time.

*Offer of a free consultation before you commit

If you are looking for a therapist for your teenage child experiencing study or exam fatigue, we can work on techniques to use to ensure they are calm and able to get through these difficult times.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work as a Consultant in Local Authority Virtual Schools for Looked After Children, and have always held the belief that that every child deserves the opportunity to thrive - behaviour is an emotion some have learnt to hide behind and can extend into adulthood if unaddressed. It is a symptom of  extreme distress, not a definition of who they are. Reducing the emotional trauma around these young people’s lives is paramount. I have years of experience and expertise in working with separation anxiety, loss and anger and in my role as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, I am able to work with a wide variety of children and adults who are troubled by an emotional situation and help them find the solution to their problem.

In addition to my Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) I also hold the prestigious Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma(HPD). I completed my Psychology Bsc (Hons) Degree in 1998 and received an RSA Certificate in counselling skills in 1999. I have a PGC qualification in leadership and management and I have over 20 years of experience working in the education sector, predominantly with pupils diagnosed as SEMH or with other additional learning needs and challenging behaviour.

Member organisations


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.

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.

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.


Additional information

£68.00 for a one hour session.

£250.00 for a session of up to 3 hours for quit smoking

(see website for offers and packages)


Sessions available from 8.00am until 19.00

(Able to meet most requests, especially overseas with different time zones).

Further information

The more you put into this therapy, the more you will get out. I ask my clients to think of therapy as a form of exercise of the brain. I will show you how to do this and guide you until you feel able to cope alone.  As one client said to me, hypnotherapy is like a brain massage.

Some clients work with me for a couple of weeks and some work with me for a few months. I have clients who come for monthly top ups and some who message from time to time to say how wonderful they are feeling.

Online hypnotherapy is as successful as face to face. You choose (when restrictions are lifted) what your preference is.

Pure Gym
The Point
Shenley Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Paid for car parking is available on site. Wheelchair access available.


Kinetic Working Solutions | Solution Focused Hypnotherapy | Karen Walsh-Saunders

Kinetic Working Solutions | Solution Focused Hypnotherapy | Karen Walsh-Saunders