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About me

Integrated Change Therapist - I offer bespoke sessions using Clinical Hypnotherpay, IEMT, Metaphors of Movement and other relevant modalities. I am Chair of the Assocaition for IEMT Practitioners. My experience facilitates clients to create and sustain change.
My skills are regulalry updated with Continuous Professional Development so that I can offer the most innovative and effective techniques to clients.
Lecturer and Trainer - I have worked with Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, other Health Professionals and Therapists both in the UK and internationally. For information on the training events that I offer please go to the News button of my IEMT web site: www.iemt.co 
Wirral HypnoBirthing Practitioner - I ran the first ever Hypnobirthing practice established in the UK in Sussex.  1:1 and group sessions teaching is offered using the only evidence based programme, Mongan Method HypnoBirthing.                                                 Skype, Zoom & Facetime Available

Training, qualifications & experience

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Integral Eye Movement Therapy Advanced Practitioner, Trainer and Chair of the Association for IEMT Practitioners, HypnoBirthing Senior Prac and Chair of the UK Advisory Board, Metaphors of Movement Facilitator, NLP Master Prac, Life Coach, Thought Field Therapist, Energy in Motion Master Prac, Sleep Talk for Children Consultant, Complementary Therapist, Laughter Yoga Facilitator.

Member organisations


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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

Fertility Issues; Post Natal Depression; Birth Trauma;

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive hypnotherapy
  • Hypnoanalysis/Analytical hypnotherapy
  • Solution focused hypnotherapy
  • Suggestion hypnotherapy

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FREE Initial Consultation in person or via Skype

Hourly rate:  £75.00 for talking based Therapies and Life Coaching up to 2 hours per session.

Smoking Cessation Programme: Includes Manual and CD's plus 3 sessions of up to 2 hours each.
Fee - £225.00

HypnoBirthing Programme: Includes Book, Manual and MP3 tracks plus 4 sessions and a Free Refresher if required.
Groups - £250.00;  1:1 start at £300.00

Life Coaching: One session £75.00. Course of 5 sessions £250.00

Skype Sessions available on request.

Further information

An Approved Trainer of IEMT and International Chair of the Association. I offer Practitioner Level and Advanced Level courses and mentoring. I also offer workshops in Metaphors of Movement. Please email or call for more information or go to my website: www.iemttraining.com


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Weekdays/evenings. Skype and Face Time sessions also offered. Contact me for details.


Sonia Richards BSc (Hons), MSc(Dist), Clin Dip Hyp, FIBMS

Sonia Richards BSc (Hons), MSc(Dist), Clin Dip Hyp, FIBMS