Sheila M Whitie
I am an Analytical Hypnotherapist with experience in cases ranging from Weight management (including Virtual Gastric Band) to Anxiety, Confidence issues, Jealousy and Anger management, Stopping Smoking, Performance Issues (Work, Sport, and Sexual), Phobias (from Spiders to Needles and everything in between!)
I really enjoy helping people and I find hypnosis such a wonderful way of doing this - it is astounding how much a client can be helped with an issue just by having them reassess it under hypnosis in a safe, controlled environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Dip AH (Diploma in Analytical Hypnotherapy) and a GQHP (General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice). I am registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
I am also a trained Reiki Practitioner.
I have spent most of my life working in Retail Management of both family businesses and national retail companies and am still involved in managing our family Book and Craft Shop.
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.
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I am fully insured and have Disclosure Scotland clearance.