Kevin Anthony Walsh MSc, Dip HPsych, HPD, BMAS, MCSP, MCPara, HCPC, MNCH.
Hello, my name is Kevin Anthony Walsh
I am an accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Supervisor for the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH). I currently practice in my privately owned clinic in Renhold Village, Bedfordshire and within a local GP surgery as a Consultant Paramedic Practitioner.
I have an extensive career portfolio enabling me to correspondingly practice as a Consultant Paramedic, Chartered Physiotherapist, Western Medical Acupuncturist, Sports Therapist, Life Coach and a Reiki Practiotner.
I am a keen researcher and I enjoy reviewing evidence based practice and I am an associate member of the Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section based withinthe Royal Society of Medicine, London.
From my professional and clinical careers, I have deducted that everyone is special but often not equipped with the tools to rectify or resolve life’s events and therefore, to be in a position to move forwards with their own lives.
I enjoy helping my clients to resolve and overcome many problems, such as, self-esteem, confidence building, anxiety and panic attacks as well as phobias, habits and many other conditions.
I have a special interest in dermatology and back pain and being an integrative therapist I have the capacity to use a combination of therapeutic approaches with my clients.
Each session is specifically tailored to the client helping them to achieve their own personal needs and desired goals.
I like to see my clients, face to face in my clinic but am equally prepared to undertake SKYPE sessions.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a very safe, relaxing, and enjoyable complementary experience in which a client will enter into an extraordinary state of relaxation (physically, mentally and emotionally).
Hypnosis enables the conscious critical and analytical part of the mind to take a backseat, allowing the subconscious mind which is highly suggestible to come to the forefront and to become open to suggestion.
It is a completely safe and natural way to enable your subconscious mind to receive and act upon suggestions to help you make positive changes to your life.
Hypnotherapy can also be combined with Medical Acupuncture and this combination can provide a powerful tool, especially when used in the management of chronic pain.
At our first consultation I will give you a full explanation as to how hypnotherapy works, discuss your reasons for seeking hypnotherapy and answer any questions that you might have. We can then will tailor an approach to help you achieve your own personal needs and desired goals.
How many treatments will I need?
This will depend on your problem, your circumstances, your symptoms and your health. However, I will be able to give you a reasonable idea as to how many sessions we would ideally need to resolve your issue at our first consultation or telephone enquiry.
We may agree to meet on a weekly or fortnightly basis and then distance the sessions as you improve.
Dear Kevin, thank you so much for seeing me yesterday. I definitely somehow feel different towards food since the hypnotherapy.You are the most interesting person I know and I could talk with you for hours.
Research Nurse NHS
I could not have achieved what I have achieved without your help. I can't thank you enough for your support and help.
Member of the Emergency Services NHS
Thank you again so much for all your help. You are excellent at your profession and a lovely person.
Member of the National Health Service NHS
Training, qualifications & experience
I have undertaken training with the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis and the Academy of Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapy. I have also gained the prestigious NCFE accredited Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma.
As a multi-disciplinary Health Care Professional I have undertaken many years of clinical studies and examinations and I have been extensively trained in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Patient Assessment.
I thoroughly enjoy education and research and regularly take Annual CPD courses to keep up to date.
Training & Qualifications
- Supervision in Practice Diploma (NCH & NCFE)
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (NCH & NCFE)
- Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Diploma (Dip. HPsych)
- NLP and Coaching Diploma (Dip. NLP & Coaching)
- Integrated Parts Therapy Certificate (Dr Brian Roet)
- CBT Certificate (CMA)
- Stress Management Certificate (Cert.SM)
- Clinical Hypnotherapy Certificate (BSCAH)
- Western Medical Acupuncture MSc (U/H)
- Manual Therapy & Manipulation Diploma (BSMM)
- Sports Therapy Diploma (NIM)
- CBRN Instructor (DH)
- IHCD Qualification Paramedic (NHS)
- IHCD Qualification - Clinical Tutor (NHS)
- IHCD Qualification – Road Craft Driving Instructor (NHS) Certificate
- Emergency Care Practitioner (U/H – NHS) Certificate
- BTEC NVQ Level 4 in Management (U/L)
- National Council Hypnotherapy (NCH Acc)
- Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
- Complementary Medical Association (CAM)
- Health and Care Professions Council- Registered Physiotherapist (HCPC)
- Health and Care Professions Council - Registered Paramedic (HCPC)
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
- The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
- The College of Paramedics (CoP)
- British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS)
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.
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.
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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Pain management using a combination of hypnosis, psychotherapy and medical acupuncture
Initial consultation by telephone at my expense
£75.00 per 90 minute session
£65.00 per 60 minute session
Quit Smoking £150 - 2 sessions
All fees are payable at the time of your appointment
If you are paying by BACS then payment must be made before attending for your appointment
Please see our web site for full details on payments
I work from my own private practice based in the beautiful and peaceful countryside of Renhold which is 2 miles from the County Town of Bedford. The practice provides easy access with free on-site parking.
I provide flexible appointments to suit my clients, please do take a look at my web site where you can see more information plus you can download a Hypnotherapy brochure.