Linda Clarke GQHP B.Msc. M.Msc
I am passionate about helping people be the best that they can be. My journey began in 1997 in South Africa when I joined Life Line as a voluntary telephone Counsellor (they are a crisis line similar to The Samaritans here in the UK). I went on to offer face-to-face counselling as well as assisting in the training and mentoring of new counsellors. I became familiar with group work when I co-facilitated on Life Line’s 8 week personal growth course.
My skills are broad-based as I am passionate about continuing education. I commenced training in hypnotherapy in 2006, and over the intervening years qualified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Coaching, Imago Couples & Family Counselling and Mindfulness Meditation. This skills set enables me to offer my clients a wide range of modalities to help them make changes in their life.
In addition to helping a person understand themselves and what causes them to think, feel and behave the way they do I give them tools and strategies to cope with whatever life throws at them.
I have 2 main areas of specialization:-
1. Helping you to overcome stress, anxiety and depression and to give you the tools to promote good mental health. When we are mentally stable we stand less chance of spiraling into a mental health challenge such as depression when life throws you a curve ball.
2. Fertility Coaching using mind/body techniques to enhance fertility for natural conception and to improve the efficacy of assisted reproduction techniques such as IVF and ICSI.
Part of the human experience is pain, worry and suffering, that is a given; our attitude, what we say to ourselves, can compound those difficult times. Self-Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Mindfulness techniques provide several useful self-help tools that a person can learn to ride the wave of the ups and downs of life.
I teach my client these skills not only during our sessions together but also in the free self-hypnosis or meditation CD’s that I provide to support them between sessions.
My dream is that everyone can live their lives free of the learned behaviours, negative emotions and limiting beliefs that they adopted in childhood or in later years as a result of wounding or traumatic experiences.
This might be overcoming addictions, eating disorders, managing a healthy body weight, or releasing negative emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, resentment, guilt, stress, anxiety and depression or giving up self-sabotaging themselves with perfectionism, procrastination or negative self-talk. This will open a person up to living life to the full in harmony with their true essence of joyful aliveness.
Training, qualifications & experience
2006 Translife Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Diploma: Basic Hypnosis
2007 Translife Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Diploma: Abnormal Psychology
2007 HypnoBirthing®the Mongan Method (Northampton, UK)
Certification Course for natural childbirth preparation
2008 South African Hypnotherapy Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa
Diploma : Past Life Regression
2009 The Fertile Body Method®
Hypnotherapy and Mind/Body Processes for infertility
2010 The Cutting Edge Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa
Certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and
2010 The Mind-Body Fertility Connection® Johannesburg, South Africa
Hypnotherapy for infertility
2012 South African Institute of Hypnotism, Johannesburg, South Africa
Hypnosis for pain management
2012 South African Hypnotherapy Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa
2014 Imago Professional Facilitator
(Couples, family counselling and processes for businesses and organizations)
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).
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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
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Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
I offer an initial complimentary no obligation 30 minute face-to-face consultation where I can get an understanding of what you are experiencing and what changes you wish to make. If you feel that I am the right person to help you make these changes then we can consider how to help you achieve them.
My fee is £85 for an initial 90 minute session and thereafter £55 for 50 minutes. Discounted packages are available upon request.
Free self-hypnosis or meditation MP3 downloads (or cd) is included with each session