Penny Harris Dip Hyp (LHS) GQHP (GHR), Therapeutic Hypnpnotherapist
Your mind is amazing. It can achieve so much. These days, however, it is probably fully occupied with worry. About family, friends, colleagues, job, finances, the future. Your routine is probably disrupted and your sleep may be disturbed.
So, you may think this is the not best of times to make those changes you have been promising yourself - becoming smoke-free or taking a different view of the world. No matter what is going on around you if you want to make changes, if you are ready and committed you can do this. I will work with you online at a time convenient to you.
I can also help you manage and diminish the worry, anxiety, stress and fear which you are experiencing, whether it is long-standing or as a result of the current situation.
I am a complementary practitioner with a background in person-centred counselling and many years' experience in the NHS (in non-clinical areas). I am committed to working safely, professionally, ethically and confidentially (within the bounds of my professional societies' codes of ethics) to help you with the changes you wish to make and to help you promote your own wellbeing. Each therapy will be tailored specifically for you.
I am passionate about what I do and excited about how people can make the changes they want to and achieve the goals they desire. There can be no guarantees: but having experienced hypnotherapy myself I know how amazing it can be.
Please contact me. I look forward to working with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy awarded by the Medical Hypnotherapy Examinations Board & a Certificate in Anxiety (management) awarded by the Hypnotherapy Society.
Some of the areas of Hypnotherapy I deal with:
- Anxiety, stress & relaxation
- Behaviour & habits
- Confidence & goals
- Pain management
- Phobias & fears
- Sleep problems
- Becoming smoke free
The Hypnotherapy Society
The General Hypnotherapy Register
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners
National Hypnotherapy Society
The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.
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.
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.
Depends on the area involved
Fees are discussed and agreed with the client at the first meeting. This session may include a brief general introductory hypnotherapy taster and can last up to 90 minutes. The charge for this session is normally £20 for face to face sessions. However, due to the current lockdown I am now offering this session for free. Payment is due before the session
Monday to Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 pm to 5.30 pm
If you email me I will typically get back to you within 24 working hours