Prue Whelan, MSc, GQHP, CNHC Hypnotherapist
Fully Qualified Hypnotherapist, having the privilege to train with many outstanding professionals in this field. Additionally I hold an MSc in Integrated Healthcare offering the optimum blend of clinical hypnotherapy and the holistic approach.
Hypnosis can bring benefit to a wide range of problems; you know your own solutions, just tap into your sub-conscious to make the next step
My passion for hypnotherapy grew from an interest in people, their medical problems, and the mind-body link. (I first worked in the NHS in the pioneering sub-fertility clinic of Kings College Hospital back in the mid 1970's). My interest in the human body has never wavered, though since fully appreciating the power of hypnosis I have expanded the potential of my practise as a hypnotherapist. I keep my qualifications as a Healthcare Professional (HCPC details available on request), but also enjoy less structured and creative approaches to health and well being. To work with individuals is to enter their world and see through their eyes.
Extensive in-depth training including as a Certified Master Hypnotherapist with the International Association of Professional Hypnotists. I regularly attend courses to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques and specialisations.
My website gives full details and will tell you more about my clinic & me, take your time before trusting your sub-conscious mind to another. Feel welcome to call (in clinic hours) and briefly discuss your issues. As well as health matters, I have a wealth of experience in a wide range of issues. I offer a gentle, listening, therapeutic approach and find hypnotherapy an invaluable tool.
My clinic has been in Bickley for more than twenty years and is self-contained within my home, on the ground floor, with easy parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully Qualified and registered with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. Original training with the psychologist Dr. Keith Hearne at the European College of Hypnotherapy. I am committed to the ethos of Continual Professsional Development, regularly attending workshops and seminars, including many with the excellent London College of Clinical Hypnosis.
A long list of letters and qualifications, see website for details
Registered with the GNR, CNHC, HCPC
Trained and qualified in the 5 Path Method (Registered Trademark).
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.
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
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
Sub-fertility or infertility issues may benefit from hypnotherapy, I have taken specialised courses in both sub-fertility and Maternity/Hypnobirthing hypnosis.
First session £75, allow up to two hours in your diary.
Subsequent sessions £60 allow up to ninety minutes in your diary.
Payment by cash, cheque or online banking.
Flexible appointment system, some availability in evenings and Saturdays also.
11am is earliest clinic start time, but feel welcome to call from 10am onwards.