Kevin Patton GQHP MACBS
I help people who feel overwhelmed to free themselves from the tyranny of self-limiting thoughts, overwhelming emotions and self-defeating behaviours that suck the joy from our lives and make us feel small.
My approach combines the power of hypnosis with the science of CBT and the wisdom of mindfulness to help you sleep better, feel better and start taking your life back.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy from the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council. I am a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register, the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science and the Integrative Pain Science Institute.
I also have a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Oxford College, a Diploma in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy from the Centre of Excellence and a Foundation Certificate in Open Dialogue from Open Dialogue UK.
In addition, I am a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader at the Doctor Kataria School of Laughter Yoga.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
£75 for one hour
£100 for two hours
I have never turned anyone away because they could not afford treatment, and I do not intend to! If you would like support, and you are in financial difficulties, please contact me - We can work something out.
Call or email me to set up a free initial session. We will talk about what you want to get out of hypnotherapy and the options available.
If you're happy to continue we'll set up a second session and take it from there.