Hypnotherapy/Counselling/Stress Management/Life Coaching/Alcohol & Drug Counselling
30 years in private practice. High success rate.
For more information please call me on 01438 832957, or website: www.dianaparkinson.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
All too often, fear and anxiety block our understanding of why we are like we are. My work over the past 30 years has been about helping people make better sense of themselves and their world.
In the course of a rich and varied career, I have become widely known and respected as an authority in my field, providing regular relationship and health advice on TV, radio and in the press.
At my Hertfordshire and Harley St consulting rooms, people come to me with any of a wide range of problems, from relationship issues, bereavement, post traumatic stress and work related problems to phobias, anxiety and depression. In everything I do, confidentiality is absolutely paramount.
I have particular expertise and experience in these areas:
- Children & young people
- Couples and marriage guidance counselling
- Drug and Alcohol counselling
- Issues specific to the legal profession
A lot of my work has a short term focus, typically between 5 and 10 sessions, but this varies greatly according to need, as does the type of treatment – hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, CBT or any combination of these. In every situation, I provide advice to help develop insights to enable the client to understand why and what has happened so that they can take control of the present, and the future.
In terms of qualifications, I am UKCHO and CNHC registered, a fully trained drug and alcohol counsellor and I served for three years as a member of the Executive Management Committee for Drug Care in St Albans. I am PCI DSS compliant and an accredited member of:
- The National Council for Hypnotherapy
- The Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
- The College of Advanced Hypnotherapy
- The National Hypnotherapy Society
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
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 Hypnotherapy Society (Hypnotherapy Society)
The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.
National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
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.
When I work
All sessions are currently online, via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom etc., due to COVID-19