About me

About me

I offer Hypnotherapy, NLP, Past Life Regression Therapy, Life Coaching, Creative Visualisation and EFT. I practice Hypnotherapy based on the teachings of Milton H. Erickson, in a method which is unscripted and acknowledges and accommodates each person’s uniqueness, inner resources and individual needs.

Life has taught me how fragile, yet resilient we all are and how powerful healing can occur when we are willing to let go of past conditioning and limitation and meet ourselves and each other without prejudice or judgement, taking off the masks we hide behind because of our fears. I feel passionate about empowering people to take back control over their emotional health and well-being by providing them with the relevant tools to manage their feelings and supporting them in making more positive choices that bring about the lasting change they desire.

I work on the premise that all of us have an ‘inner knowing’ and access to the resources and answers we need to bring about the changes we desire when we are open and curious. 

I love helping people to realize that they are powerful creators who can shape their own reality by paying close attention to their thoughts, setting intentions and focusing on positive outcomes. 

All of the therapies I offer have helped me to move through very challenging times with more grace, confidence and compassion for myself and others, than would have been possible without the care and expertise of the wonderful therapists and teachers who have supported my development over the years. Because of these experiences, I can provide a heart-centred approach combined with a flexible, solution focussed method, which we will agree on together to ensure that it best suits your needs.

Whether we meet in person, online or over the phone, you can expect a warm welcome and a safe space to explore your issue confidentially, without pressure and without being judged.

You will gain a new perspective on the issue that you would like to work on and learn practical ways to overcome it.

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation if you need support between sessions to keep you on track.

Training, qualifications & experience

Michaela Klaffenböck, Dip.C.Hyp/NLP; GHR, GHSC and CNHC registered and DBS checked

I am an experienced therapist, working with a diverse range of clients and issues.

For example, I have worked with young offenders at a YOI to support them in overcoming stress, insomnia, anxiety, grief, anger, self-defeating behaviour patterns and various other issues they presented me with, using a variety of therapeutic approaches. Since then I feel very passionate about helping young people to overcome their difficulties and thrive in these challenging times.

Having worked as a management consultant for many years, I understand the levels of stress and burnout that so many people are currently experiencing and enjoy supporting people in finding a way that leads back to a more balanced approach to life.

I love helping people with animal related phobias and fears to restore the joy of connecting and bringing people and animals back into harmony.

I can help with a wide range of issues and will refer you to another practitioner if I feel that I am not the best person to help you.

  • Certified Master Practitioner of NLP
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Motivational Coach, Dip.C.Hyp/NLP
  • Level 2 QHHT (Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique) with Dolores and Julia Cannon
  • EFT Practitioner course
  • Brandon Bays – The Journey / Advanced Training
  • William Bloom – Core Energy Management
  • Westminster Pastoral Foundation – Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills

Member organisations

CNHC

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.

GHR

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

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

Teenage anxiety and stress

Animal related phobias and fears

Burnout

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

In a free, no obligation telephone consultation of approx. 15-20 minutes, (we will arrange a mutually convenient time), you have the opportunity to tell me what you would like help with and to find out a bit more about how I work and how I would propose to work with you. If you feel that my approach is a good fit for your needs, I will give you an estimate of how many sessions I think you are likely to need to resolve your issue and how much it is likely to cost you. My rates are reasonable and competitive but as with the therapy itself, there is no “one size fits all”.  

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Testimonials

"Michaela has a great ability to listen, to help me open up and to put things into perspective. I also felt understood and valued, which was a real positive and made a big difference to me." (Carole B.)

"I really liked the pace and the fact that I had concrete takeaways / tools that came out of the sessions which I could apply and test between sessions." (Jenny D.)

"I have never felt so relaxed before." (Ian T.)

Ownzone
9 Lansdown
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5 1BB

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom