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About me

I am a fully qualified, full-time Clinical & Solution Focused Hypnotherapist practicing in Bath and Atworth Wiltshire. I combine well-researched methods of Solution Focused Brief Therapy a type of psychotherapy with Clinical Hypnotherapy.

This combination enables people to make significant changes in their life in a short time frame, whether it be with low mood and depression, anxiety or panic attacks, fears or phobias performance or weight issues to name but a few.

The Solution Focused approach is not like other talking therapies; here we focus on the future rather than the past. I help my clients to focus on the changes that they want, rather than the problems that brought them to seek change.

The journey my clients embark on is an exciting and enjoyable one. Be prepared for lots of laughter along the way! I am constantly encouraged by the wonderful changes that people can make when they begin to see their preferred future.

I am also the Creator of Brain Body Fit, which runs courses addressing the Brain through Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, the Body through Nutrition and the Fitness through Personal Training.
Visit www.brainbodyfit.co.uk for details.


"Forget all those stereotypes of hypnosis you may have seen on television – and no, Viv doesn’t make you eat lemons thinking they are apples in front of a live audience!

I have suffered from intermittent depression for years. I’ve read books, taken tablets, had counselling and along the way picked up tools to help me cope. But fed up of just ‘coping’ and hitting an all time low, I decided to give hypnotherapy a try. With an open mind I knew from the first meeting that Viv was someone I could really trust.

I still don’t know why it works but it just does with amazing results. I embraced the process fully and really worked hard knowing that I needed to give this my best shot. I have finished my course with Viv and now after 12 sessions I am a confident, happy person; with a quieter mind who is now dealing with stressful situations in a calm, clear manner. It felt just as if my own personality “re-set button” had been pressed at around week 9 and I regained my self worth, a true vision of who I am and appreciation for my life and family.

Thank you Viv!

Rod, Bath"

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications Held:

  • HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma
  • DPH - Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
  • Diploma in Reflexology
  • Baby Reflex Trainer
  • Fertility Reflexology

CPD Training in the Following Areas:

  • Working with Children Hypnotherapy
  • Disordered Eating
  • Child Birth Hypnotherapy
  • CBT
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Neuroscience - How the brain works
  • Miracle Question
  • Sports Performance
  • OCD
  • Non-Verbal Communication

After being a qualified Reflexologist and Baby Reflex Trainer in Bath and surrounding areas since 2007, I felt that I wanted to bring another dimension to my practice.

I had often thought that hypnotherapy would be a wonderful addition and once I found out about Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, I realised that was the path I needed to follow.  I have since gained a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP) under the watchful eye of David Newton at the Clifton Practice, Bristol; a school recognised for its “Gold Standard” training, and subsequently awarded the Hypnotherapy Practitioner's Diploma (HPD) from the National Council for Hypnotherapy, I hold an Enhanced DBS check so often work with children too.

I am constantly updating my skills and knowledge through CPD’s (Continual Professional Development) and can also teach Hypno Birthing.

After helping many people turn their lives around from; depression, severe anxiety, panic attacks, motivational issues, fears and phobias, performance anxieties, hair pulling, nail biting and other issues, I continue to strive towards helping more people do the same.

It is wonderful watching clients progress and it’s a real privilege to be working in this field and working with such dedicated and amazing clients, who often don't realise how amazing they are at the start. I look forward to a long and happy life helping others. And look forward to working with you...


Member organisations


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.

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



Therapies offered

  • Solution focused hypnotherapy


  • Initial Consultation - £30 (Approximately 45 mins, including a CD & treatment plan)
  • Follow up sessions - £65 (50-60 mins)
  • Smoking Cessation - £140 (Approximately 120 mins)
  • Special rates for NUS Students apply - please call for details.
  • Day and evening appointments are available.
  • Online appointments available
  • Please note that I operate a 24 hour cancellation policy.

Further information

I practice from my lovely timber framed treatment room in the village of Atworth, 20 minutes from Bath, plenty of free parking available and a regular bus service about a minutes walk from the door.

I help clients with many different conditions and if you would like to discus any issues before booking an appointment I would be happy to have an informal chat to discuss how I can help you.

I am a member of the NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapists) and AfSFH (Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists).

Feel free to browse my website at: www.hypnotherapyandhealth.co.uk

For those of you that love Reflexology too I offer a combined session, please see my website for more details.

The Atworth Clinic
137 Bath Road
SN12 8LA

The London Road Clinic
2 Lower East Hayes

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


During Covid19 Lockdown Skype/FaceTime/Zoom appointments available

Monday - Friday 9-5 pm. Some evening appointments available, block bookings may be advisable, please call to discuss


Viv Kenchington HPD, DHP, MNCH (Reg), AfSFH, DipReflex, MIFR

Viv Kenchington HPD, DHP, MNCH (Reg), AfSFH, DipReflex, MIFR