Clifton Village Hypnotherapy - Sophie West
Informed by the very latest research, the gold standard in therapeutic training, and many hours of private practise client work, my goal is to guide and support every client in overcoming their issues, improving their wellbeing, and maximising their potential. I am passionate about positive change and am proud to work in the health and wellbeing sector, helping people to live more fulfilled lives.
To see people gain momentum on their chosen path, is the most wonderful and rewarding thing to see. It’s a privilege to be working in this field and I look forward to a helping others.
Training, qualifications & experience
Membership and accreditation
I am an experienced and accredited practitioner, holding the nationally recognised Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DSFH). I also hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)- the gold standard sector qualification awarded from the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH). To qualify for this you have to have submitted and had validated (by the NCH) a large portfolio of work of which she is also a member (MNCHReg), abiding by their code of conduct and ethics.
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.
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.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
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
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I trained at Clifton Practise Hypnotherapy Training Centre in Bristol. This highly respected UK and International training body is accredited by leading professional national organisations including: The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC), the National Board for Modern Psychotherapy (NBMP), and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
As a registered and accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist, I am required to participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through workshops, courses, supervision and personal development.
I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists, and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and is bound by their strict codes of practice. I also maintain full public liability and professional Indemnity insurance and have enhanced DBS certificates.