Katie Gerrard

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Integrative Hypnotherapist, MSc, Dip Hyp, GHR, CNHC, GMBPsS
Available for new clients
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Sandwich CT13 & Herne Bay CT6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I’m an experienced, registered, qualified and insured Hypnotherapist working in East Kent (Sandwich and Herne Bay) and Online. I have extensive training and experience in hypnotherapy including anxiety; trauma and phobias; habits; relationships; chronic health conditions (fatigue, mobility issues, pain management), depression, eating disorders and body image. 

I also work with ancestral and generational patterns, parts therapy, gestalt, transgenerational trauma, polyvagal theory (vagus nerve) and past life regression.

I'm a great generalist but I specialise in working with neurodivergent clients including ADHD, Autism, and Dyspraxia, and am trauma informed with additional training in mental health conditions.

Much of my work is on a one session basis, which saves my clients time and money. However, for complex or multiple issues where multiple sessions are needed I offer a multi session discount. 

I love to study the brain and subconscious, but I won't bore you with the science unless you want to know more (I love questions!). You can see my full list of qualifications and training via:

Inclusivity, diversity, and safety is very important to me. I have additional training in mental health, safeguarding, working with transgender and non-binary clients, and incorporating client spirituality.

I offer free consultations - you can choose between video call, telephone call, or text messaging (because not everyone feels comfortable talking)

My main office is in Sandwich, where the room is ground floor and accessible, and I also have a space to teach yoga from. I also work from Herne Bay, which is also ground floor.

I also offer online appointments.

You can book directly from my website:

It's quick and easy and takes both Paypal and Card payments.

I can't usually answer my phone, as much of my time is spent in session with clients. But you can get hold of me by booking a free consultation or booking a call back here. 

Or free free to send an email, text, or WhatsApp message.

Training, qualifications & experience

Hypnotherapy and Psychology is my special interest, so I have a lot of certificates, qualifications, and further study. You can see the entire, long and ever growing list on my website, but here are the highlights!

Memberships and Qualifications

  • MSc Psychology (University of Northumbria)
  • Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Dip Hyp)
  • Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
  • Member of the Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (PHPA)
  • Accredited Member of the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches,
  • Psychotherapists, Hypnotherapists (ACCPH) (AMACCPH)
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • Level 4 Counselling and Psychotherapy (ABC)
  • RYT Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher (RYT200)
  • CNHC Registered (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
  • Certified Shame Informed Treatment Specialist (CSTS) 
  • Student member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD CCSP)
  • Certified Sex Therapy Informed Practitioner (CSTIP)

Employer based training 

Mental Health Advice Training (Rethink)
Safeguarding & risk assessment in young people (Future Creative)

Continued Professional Development Certificates

  • Trauma & PTSD (Hypnotherapy Academy) (Gestalt Centre)
  • Parts Therapy (Hypnotic World)
  • Panic Attacks (UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy)
  • Age Regression and Past Life Regression (Hypnotic World)
  • Rapid Inductions (Rory Z Hypnosis Academy)
  • Polyvagal Theory (The Polyvagal Institute)
  • Transgenerational & Inherited Trauma (PESI UK)
  • Attachment Theory (PESI UK, Northumbria University as part of my MSc studies)
  • Emotional Neglect (PESI UK)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) (PESI UK)
  • Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) designed for bipolar and mood disorders (3c)
  • Autism & Mental Health (British Psychological Society)
  • Stabilising Dissociative Clients (PESI UK)
  • Compassion Fatigue in the front line (PESI UK)
  • Suicide Prevention (PESI UK)
  • Transgender and Gender Non Binary (TGNB) clients (PESI UK)
  • Ancestor Healing (Academy of Inner Science)
  • Eating Disorders and weight (British Psychological Society) (PESI UK)
  • Mindfulness (British Mindfulness Institute)
  • Coaching (City Lit).
  • Neuroscience based interventions: Anxiety, Trauma, Emotional Regulation (and more), PESI UK

Member organisations

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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.

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

  • Body Image (health at all sizes)
  • Neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism, AuDHD, Dyspraxia)
  • Trauma
  • Ancestor Healing
  • Past Life Regression
  • Relationships (including attachment, LGBTQIA+, polyamory, non-monogamy)

Photos & videos


£65.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My standard session price for hypnotherapy is:

Online = £65
In person = £70

Relaxation only sessions = £50
Past Life Exploration = £50

Many requirements will need just one session. If you have complex or additional needs additional sessions will be at a reduced rate.

You can also choose to work on a three session basis which allows more time. Sessions two and three will be charged at a reduced rate.

Your appointment will last around 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I'm available for appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

I also have a limited amount of appointments available at weekends.

Further information

I offer pre-recorded meditations, pathworkings, and guided self hypnosis recordings via my website www.heidmind.com

And also provide scripts for hypnotherapists (& a scriptwriting service)

Ground Floor, Bridge Wharf House, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9QR

16 Gordon Road, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5QT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

My rooms in Canterbury and Sandwich are ground floor and wheelchair accessible.

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