After beginning my working life as a State Registered Nurse my interest in the mind and its workings led me to obtain an Honours degree in Psychology and Health Science and a Masters degree in Health Psychology. I also have fully accredited diplomas in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, business and life coaching as well as further qualifications in counselling and mindfulness and Compassion Focussed Therapy. I am currently studying a course in Third Wave CBT held at the British Psychological Society in London. I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and registered with the NCH.
Hypnotherapy with me is a warm and friendly experience, there is no pressure or judgments. I have three grown up children, a great sense of humour and have overcome some major events in my own personal life. I am able to draw on all these experiences as well as my theoretical knowledge to help people make significant positive changes within a relatively short space of time. I feel it is important to continue to study and update my knowledge whist working, in order to utilise a variety of current and clinically proven techniques, such as, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Solution-Focused Therapy.
I am based in Bristol and offer a free, no obligation, Initial Consultation, where we can meet each other, discuss any issues you would like assistance with, how hypnotherapy can help and what it would involve. You can then go home and decide in your own time if you would like to come back for some hypnotherapy.
I also carry out hypnotherapy sessions via Skype, Zoom or FaceTime so you can enjoy hypnotherapy with me wherever you are in the world without leaving the comfort of your own home. Particularly ideal in these troubled times.
Just ring Susan for an informal brief chat, to ask any questions or Email me via the contact me page on my website, talkingtherapiesbristol.com.
Training, qualifications & experience
20+ years experience as Registered General Nurse
BSc Psychology and Health Science. MSc Health Psychology. Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Business & Life coaching
NLP practitioner certification
Diploma in Mindfulness
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.
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
I also offer specific programs for Panic Attacks, Worry & Anxiety, Depression, Improving Self Esteem, Mindfulness, Difficult Life Events, Problems at Work, I.V.F, Fertility, Body Dysmorphia, Self Compassion and Increasing your happiness.
Sessions are 1 hour
Free initial consultation
Appointments are available
Daytime 9am – 5pm £60
Evenings 5pm – 9pm £70
Life is what you make it, and with hypnotherapy with Susan you can improve your life for the better. Wonderfully and simply it can enable you to feel better about both yourself and the world around you. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by just making an appointment for the free, no obligation, Initial Consultation, where you have an opportunity to meet me, ask questions and discuss what you would like, you will also find out how hypnotherapy can help and what it would involve. You can then go home and decide in your own time if you would like to come back for some hypnotherapy.