I am a fully accredited and regulated member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and hold registration with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) which allows me to register with the only government accredited body for complimentary therapists - the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist to add value to the work I already do with clients surrounding their mental health challenges.
I have particular interest in helping people manage their anxiety and stress, but also healing from their pain and trauma(s). Hypnosis is a state of mind, or an altered state of consciousness. Hypnosis is a natural state which occurs regularly in everyday life - when day dreaming, when watching a film, when about to fall asleep.
During hypnosis many people display improved communication between the conscious and sub conscious mind. It is characterised by an openness of mind which is receptive to suggestion. Whilst hypnosis is a natural state entered into throughout our day, it can be induced - or brought about.
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
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
Information about health conditions (*)
Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
I am also a fully certified Therapist and Coach listed within the directories.
£60 - £75
I accept Private Health Cash Plans.
Private Health Cash Plans are increasing in popularity and can offer additional health cover for individuals often at minimal monthly cost.
Policies can be funded by an employer or purchased by an individual, for themselves or for their family. They work by processing claims for reimbursement for healthcare costs not funded by the NHS or private medical insurance policies. Each company offers different levels of coverage, which reimburse for costs of varying therapies to set annual limits.
Below is a list of known Private Health Cash Plan providers that recognise CNHC registration for reimbursement:
- Westfield Health
- Health Shield
- The Health Insurance Group