My name is Stephanie Betschart and I can work in partnership with you to define your vision of your authentic self.
Together we’ll find the right balance of building resilience and facilitating change to find your potential in an 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
Are you seeking to overcome an unwanted behaviour, feelings of anxiety or sense of inertia? Modern clinical hypnotherapy is a highly effective approach to achieving these outcomes.
As a qualified and registered clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, I have many years of experience in helping people with such matters. I never judge and take the time to understand what is driving your aspirations.
I have had the pleasure of working with a range of people from all walks of life and age ranges. By sharing my expertise and tools I find that even for clients who consider they have the most stubborn or sometimes hopeless issue, that there is capacity to change.
My main areas of work are:
- Improve confidence and self-esteem
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Move on from depression
- Support with change and transitions
- Gut directed hypnosis for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Three steps to freedom stop smoking programme
“I’ve got a new lease of life and I’m really enjoying it! If the room was bigger, I’d skip around it!” T, Bristol
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 minutes approx.) - £70 (ask me if you want to book a block or need a concessionary rate)
3 Steps Stop Smoking Plan - £280 - 3 session spread over four weeks - Total 3.5 hours for long term change.
Stop Smoking in one session of 2 hours - £180
Tuesday: Online: Mornings, afternoons and evenings
Wednesdays: In person/online: afternoons and evenings
Thursdays: Online or in person: Mornings, afternoons and evenings
My name is Stephanie Betschart, aka Padmadrishti my buddhist name.
I am a hypnotherapist, a Qigong teacher, resilience trainer and a meditator.
It is my belief that people have the resources within themselves to make the changes they wish to their lives. I believe all individuals have innate wisdom and love within themselves. My job is to help them find it or nurture it, and support them in growing into who they really are.
I am an experienced clinical and solution focused Hypnotherapist, having qualified at the Clifton practice in Bristol, a renowned centre of excellence in the field. I have practised since 2008, specialising in helping people recover from anxiety, depression, IBS. It is wonderful to develop people’s confidence and resilience, especially at critical junctures in their lives such as starting university.
I have practised Qigong from the Huagong lineage since 2010. I had the privilege to study with Zhixing Wang himself and other skilled teachers in the Huagong, Neigong and Taijiwuxigong traditions. I began teaching Qigong myself in 2017.
I am passionate about resilience and used my former experience of teaching and one-to-one work to create the Embodied Resilience course.