Stephanie Betschart HPD, SFBT, Clinical Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Depression
My name is Stephanie, I am qualified and registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist.
I trained in 2008 in Clinical hypnotherapy and Solution focused hypnotherapy and have over 12 years of clinical experience and expertise. During this time, I have had the pleasure of working with a range of people from all walks of life and age range.
I work with people to help them develop and deepen Resilience, facilitate Change and the expression of their own Potential in an Integrated and Embodied way.
"I've been feeling so much better since I started seeing you. It really feels like you managed to work wonders on my emotional well being. When I started the therapy I felt so helpless and sad and now I'm feeling strong and capable of achieving things again. And I would like to thank you very, very much for saving me from this misery. I will really miss our sessions. Thank you very much once again for everything you've done for me".Amanda, Bristol
My main areas of work are:
- Improve Confidence and Self-Esteem (including social confidence, public speaking)
- Reduce Anxiety and Stress (work stress, chronic anxiety, self-harm, trauma)
- Move on from Depression
- Support with Change and Transitions
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Stop smoking program
I have also developed as a specialist in the clinical areas of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and Smoking cessation, in both areas I have been very successful in resolving the issues clinically, leaving clients free from symptoms and free to enjoy living much fuller lives than they anticipated.
“I’ve got a new lease of life and I’m really enjoying it! If the room was bigger, I’d skip around it!” Tony, Bristol
My working background is varied, but reflective of my ethical values, including volunteering as a counsellor and working as an accountant in the charity sector for ten years or so.
I am an ordained Buddhist since 2009, having studied and practiced Buddhist philosophy and meditation since 1995. I have also studied secular mindfulness and teach meditation regularly.
I am also a Qigong (TaiChi) practitioner and teacher.
My various skills are all homed in and practiced professionally over years. They come together beautifully and effectively in my “Embodied Resilience” trainings offered to the public and in the public sector.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma - HPD – 2008
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy - DHP - 2008
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy Skills for Hypnotherapists Diploma - SFBT (hyp) -2009
- Resilience Practitioner Certificate (Chris Johnstone, College of Well Being) - 2016
- Certificate in QiGong Teaching (Shiatsu College) - 2018
- Certificate in Education and Training (L4 RQF Laser Training) -2020
- Enhanced Disclosure DBS Checked for your peace of mind.
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.
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
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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
- Confidence and Assertiveness
- Recovery from Burn-Outs, Trauma and Shock
- Driving Test nerves
- Self Injury
- Habits (nail biting, hair pulling, etc)
Initial Consultation: A preliminary and informal discussion including an explanation on how we will work together and getting you started with the therapy. This session can last up to 45-60 minutes, and we will agree your personal treatment plan - £40
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Session (50-60 mns approx) - £65 daytime and £70 after 6pm
3 Steps Stop Smoking Plan - £260 - 3 session spread over four weeks - Total 3.5 hours for long term change.
Stop Smoking in one session of 2 hours - £150
Block Bookings: of 5 sessions payable in advance: (Excl. Stop smoking)
Daytime sessions: £300.00 for the block of 5
Evening sessions: £325.00 for the block of 5
Other relevant Qualifications and trainings:
My training was extensive and I continue to enhance my knowledge by attending regular workshops and seminars as well as online webinars on Trauma, Compassion therapy, Mindfulness, Neuroscience, Resilience and Embodiment.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of workshops and trainings attended in person over the last 15 years.
Working with the body for trainers and therapists – Mark Walsh - 2019
Treating Intrusive Thoughts – MindBody Breakthrough- 2017
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Clifton Practice - 2018
Hypnotherapy For Clients Having Chemotherapy - Clifton Practice - 2016
Hypnotherapy For Bereavement - Clifton Practice - 2016
Resilience course – Chris Johnstone -2015
Coaching Skills – the coaching academy - 2015
The Contagious Power of Positive Thinking - Dr. David Hamilton - 2014
Clinical Application of Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Strategies - Clifton Practice - 2014
Neuro Lingustic Programming level 1 Certificate - NLP – 2014
Certificate in WSN (Warriors, Settlers and Nomads) parts work –The Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis (Terence Watts) -2013
Eight-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) as assistant teacher – 2011
Getting More Clients - Marketing Course – 2011
Relish – weight management programme for Hypnotherapist – 2011
Solution Focused Masterclass – Dr Mark McKergoff - 2011
Mindfulness in Practice – Clifton Practice - 2010
Hypnosis for childbirth – David newton Clifton Practice - 2009
Management Course– Levelheaded – May 2006
Groupwork Skills, City of Bristol - OCN Certificate - 1997
Counselling Course (specialised in Self injury)- Bristol Crisis Service for Women – 1996