Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy - Research-proven mental health therapy.
QCH is cutting-edge, evidence-based hypnotherapy / hypnosis for children (6+), teens and adults, a modern therapy framework tapping into the amazing power of your subconscious mind to help with a wide range of conditions.
It's highly tailored, flexible, patient-centric approach seamlessly incorporates tools and techniques derived from a wide range of successful and proven therapies, including traditional hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP,) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and counselling, Solution-Focused, Positive and Evolutionary Psychology, traditional Psychotherapy and others.
QCH's first peer reviewed study published in 2015 using standardised measures for anxiety and depression (GAD-7 and PHQ-9) showed a 71% success rate (see https://www.qchpa.com/evidence-based-therapy/ for more info).
I currently have four busy Cognitive Hypnotherapy practices, two in West Kent (Four Elms near Sevenoaks, and Tunbridge Wells), one in Central London (near Farringdon), and one in Coulsdon on the South London / Surrey border. I'm also happy to do Skype / FaceTime sessions.
I've been a practicing Cognitive Hypnotherapist since training with the Quest Institute in 2007, and have worked in both private practice and mainstream mental health during this time with thousands of clients aged from just 6 years old (including a number with autistic spectrum disorders) to over 80. I'm an accredited member of the National Council For Hypnotherapy (NCH), registered with the government-backed Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and am fully CRB / DBS checked on a regular basis to work with children and young people.
I have special interests in using Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Eating Disorders (particularly alongside the New Maudsely Approach pioneered by Jane Treasure, Grainne Smith and Anna Crane) to help treat anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and working with children (from age 6) and teenagers on their issues as well as adults of all ages.
Over my career I've used Cognitive Hypnotherapy to help patients with a diverse range of issues including...
Phobias (fear of flying, fear of dentists etc)
Addictions and habits
Anxiety and panic attacks
School issues (exam nerves, academic performance)
Lack of confidence (fear of public speaking, shyness, social anxiety)
Stress and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Sports issues including optimising sports performance
Cognitive Hypnotherapy to Stop Smoking
Relationship counselling / issues
and many other interesting areas !
Training, qualifications & experience
- Hypnotherapy Diploma, Diploma Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Certified NLP
- Practitioner - Quest Institute
- National Council For Hypnotherapy (NCH) - Accredited Member
- Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) - Registered (recommended by the Dept of Health)
- UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO) - Registered
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
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.
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.
Session costs are generally in line with other hypnotherapists in the area, but vary somewhat depending on location due to room overheads so please take a look at my website http://www.htherapy.co.uk for more information...
I accept all major credit and debit cards, cheques and cash.
I'm an accredited therapist for Pru Health and Simply Health, so if you have private health cover with these companies then session costs can often be covered, with an appropriate referral from a GP or consultant and authorisation from the insurer - please contact me for further information.
Varies according to location, but normally daytime, after-school, evening and Saturday sessions are available - please take a look at my website for the latest information.