Penny Tridgell

Penny Tridgell

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About me

About me

I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist with extensive experience working in NHS settings and private practice to individuals experiencing a wide range of problems. I have a passion for helping clients work through their emotional problems and life challenges to create a healthier perspective and maintain their sense of wellbeing. I have special interest and experience in panic attacks, stress management, anxiety and depression related issues.

Working collaboratively, I provide a safe space, respecting confidentiality, to enable you to gain insight, new perspectives and overcome negative blocks that hold you back. As well as draw upon and enhance your positive resources and life skills that are often overlooked when we are faced with personal challenges.

What I offer

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) is an integrated psychological approach using both hypnotherapy and CBT. Research shows that these two therapies suit each other very well, with outcome research demonstrating a 70 per cent greater improvement for clients undergoing CBH than those using CBT alone (Kirsch et al. 1995). With an experienced practitioner, you are getting two effective therapies for the price of one.

The way I work

I can promise you that I will do my best to listen and understand your problem through your current perspective and together we will work towards a healthier outcome and goal that is meaningful to you. I really appreciate that all people are individuals, so therefore I will respect and tailor my approach in a non-prescriptive way and at a pace that will challenge, yet not overwhelm you.

I like to think that there is a great opportunity for growth and self-empowerment out of adversity and it is possible to feel a great sense of personal achievement when we choose to work through our problems, instead of avoid them, which only results in increased emotional upset in the long run. Our sessions can also focus on capitalising on our strengths, creating new strategies for performance management to enable you to experience a more fulfilling and successful life.

With your commitment, our journey together, will be motivational, warm, insightful and even fun at times… learning and growth is not necessarily all about pain you know.

Training, qualifications & experience

In private practice since 2004. Worked previously for 3 years in NHS Psychology department and 3 years and presently part-time in NHS Staff Counselling alongside my private practice.

Membership with BSCH (British Society of Clinical Hypnosis), BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies).

CRB checked with PPI Insurance cover.

DHyp (Diploma in Hypnotherapy, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH), affiliated with the University of West London and where I currently supervise on their Masters Programme in Clinical Hypnosis)

PDCBHyp (Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, LCCH)

MScRECBT (Post-graduate Masters Degree in Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Goldsmiths University, London)

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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

        * If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.


        Fees for Clinical Hypnotherapy / Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (strictly by appointment only)

        Free on-street parking available/excellent transport links

        For new clients, I offer a free 20 minute phone or skype consultation, without obligation.

        For block bookings (minimum 4 sessions) with payment in advance, I offer a 10% discount.

        Weekday therapy sessions with a finish before 5.30pm – £60 per 60 minute therapy session.

        Weekday therapy sessions with a start time of 5.30pm onwards – £70 per 60 minute therapy session. (Weekend appointments, by arrangement only)

        Single Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapy with take home CD for extra reinforcement
        (90-120 minutes) – £200 (highly motivated to quit)

        Multiple Session Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapy with take home CD for extra reinforcement (4 x sessions of 60 minutes) – £400 (for those that need to address obstacles, prepare and increase motivation to quit)

        Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy course of 6 sessions minimum (subject to consent from your GP), (block booking of 6 x sessions of 60 minutes and proof of weight loss prior to procedure) – £500

        Further information

        Late cancellation of appointments: Without 48 hours notice, half of the fee for that session is usually payable. If less than 24 hours notice is given of a cancellation the full session fee is normally charged. (not applicable in situations of personal bereavement)

        You are reminded that your commitment to change should be matched, where possible, by your attendance of booked sessions and the application of learning and tasks (agreed) between sessions. If you miss sessions, the value and outcome of your treatment may be affected.

        Lydney, GL15

        Type of session

        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


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        Wheelchair access: Unspecified