About me

Welcome, I am Merrenna French - lead therapist of Beneficial Change, delivering Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy online to clients all over the world.

I specialise in Anxiety and Stress disorders particularly in the areas of Menopause, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Social Anxiety and Peri and Postnatal anxiety, helping clients manage and overcome the many symptoms that these can bring. 

I also work in supporting people through life changes, such as loss, bereavement and life adjustments in career, relationship as well as just maintaining their ongoing mental health.

Beneficial Change uses Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, a safe and gentle process, as it focuses on the present and positive version of the future. The therapy which combines psychotherapy, neuroscience brain-based therapies and hypnosis, has good results as an very effective treatment for stress, anxiety disorders.

How Does it Work ?  -  Firstly there is a brief consultation to discuss your desired outcome and learn more about the therapy. This is followed by Initial Diagnostic Consultation ( 1 hour)  to cover the science and medical aspects, to determine the treatment and number of sessions.

Treatment durations vary between 4 - 8 plus,  which are around 55 minutes in length and involve goal setting and relaxation trance. There is also an audio to listen to between sessions.

Currently all sessions are completed either On-Line, using technologies such as Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom, Signal or at a suitable clinic location either Berkhamsted or NW3.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy - CPHT London
  • HPD - Hypnotherapy In Practice Diploma - NCFE
  • Member of the AfSFH - Association of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
  • National Council Hypnotherapy (NCH)
  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
  • National Board of Modern Psychotherapy ( NBMP)
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
  • Frontline19 volunteer therapist
  • Anxiety UK volunteer therapist

Member organisations


Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.


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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

Specialisation in Anxiety and stress disorders, for adults, children and teenagers

Specialist Programs available in Pre and Post Natal Support, preparing for arrival and first year of baby.


Additional information

  • Initial Consultation - Free 15 minute consultation
  • Initial Diagnostic Consultation - £45
  • Online Session - £70 per session
  • Stop Smoking - 2 hour session - £150 with deposit on booking
  • Parenthood Programs  
    • Coping and preparing for baby arrival - Six weeks program
    • Coping and dealing with babies first year - Six weeks program
  • Corporate packages and programmes available on request


Sessions are available from 7am - 8pm Monday to Friday for UK, with appropriate arrangements for overseas locations.

Further information

Volunteer roles held with ;

    • Frontline 19 ( mental health support to NHS front line workers - www.frontline19.com)
    • Anxiety UK

2-8 Eton Avenue

The Cottage
Ashlyns Hall
Chesham Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Disabled bathroom facilities available and parking