Keith Elvin MNCH(Acc).MHA.MNCP
I offer a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral therapy and NLP , all of which are organised around a central core of Hypnotherapy.
People see me for a wide variety of reasons but in one way or another they are usually trying to get back some control over themselves or their lives. Or sometimes they simply want to improve some aspect of themselves.
They also come from a wide variety of backgrounds , with varying views as to what therapy entails and an age range from 3 to 87.
Hence the therapy is tailor-made to suit the individual but is always relaxed and conducted with sense of humour.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been in practice at this address for 31years. My initial training was via the National Council of Psychotherapists but over the years I have trained with a variety of organisations including The UK Academy, The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and British Hypnosis Research.
I am accordingly registered with several organisations including The National Council For Hypnotherapy, The General Hypnotherapy Register and the Hypnotherapy Association.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
The Hypnotherapy Association is a leading independent professional body in Britain representing approved hypnotherapists in active practice. All members agree to follow a code of ethics.
There are a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member, Licentiate Member, and Full member, with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.
Hypnotherapy Association is a Registered Member of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).
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.
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
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Because I see a a large number of clients each week ,and because clients come from different backgrounds and financial means , I have no set fees. The maximum I would expect clients to pay is £40 per session but many who are on Benefits or simply short of cash pay substantially less.
I do this partly because I can afford to do so and partly because I believe that this type of therapy should be widely available including on the NHS which, unfortunately, is not yet the case.
I have no set hours and am prepared to see clients in the evenings and at weekends as well as during the day.
I am also prepared to visit clients in their homes if they cannot get to see me.