Karen Ferguson CNHC and GHR Reg.
DisIn my experience, people often just want to know one thing, 'Can you help me?' and in the vast majority of cases, the answer is yes!
I offer confidential hypnotherapy and counselling sessions in a lovely, quiet office just 10 minutes from St Ives, Cambs. Qualifying as a therapist in 2000, I have over 18 years experience in working with clients.
I have worked with a variety issues such as; confidence, self esteem, habits, fears, phobias etc, as well as depression, relationship issues, anxiety, weight, and historical childhood issues.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is simply a state of being. Or more correctly, a relaxed state of being. Pretty much everyone has been in a state of hypnosis at some point in their lives, and for the majority of people it is actually a regular occurrence, it is just that people don't realise this. Being in a state of hypnosis is when you are relaxed and focussed on one particular thing - watching tv, reading a book, running, gardening, driving etc. All of these things cause you to relax (assuming you have chosen to do them because you enjoy it), and hypnosis is simply a deepened state of relaxation.
Hypnosis on its own doesn't really do more than allow you to feel and be relaxed, but when the therapy side comes in to play, hypnotherapy, that is when real life changes can happen. It can help you work out what you really want from your life and what is perhaps stopping you from achieving it.
Please feel free to get in touch for further details, my website and telephone number can be found at the top of my profile or you can use the 'email me' button.
Training, qualifications & experience
DHP - Diploma in clinical Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy
CBT - Level 5 Diploma (Distinction)
Integrated Therapeutic Counselling - Level 4 Diploma (Distinction)
Reg.GHR - General Hypnotherapy Register Registered Practitioner
Reg CNHC - Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council Registered Practitioner
GHR Acknowledged Supervisor
Anxiety UK - Approved Therapist
Womens' Stress Practitioner Diploma
Counselling Skills Diploma
I am an Acknowledged Supervisor offering supervision to practising hypnotherapists. Fully insured and hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.
Over 12 years teaching students to become hypnotherapists. I am the Principal and Owner of Indigo Inspirational Training Ltd, offering fully accredited diploma courses as well as workshops, courses and CPD events for qualified therapists. Full details can be found at indigotraining.org. For upcoming courses we offer at Indigo Inspirational Training, please see my 'upcoming events' section.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Male sexual problems *
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Counselling, CBT, Law of Attraction coaching, personal coaching and energy work.
I am a GHR Acknowledged Supervisor, so am available to supervise practicing hypnotherapists. Supervision can take place in person, in groups, by phone or by Skype. Supervision can be offered at both 60 minute and 30 minute sessions and can be by phone, Skype or FaceTime. Face to face sessions will only be booked for 60 minutes at a time.
For fees, reviews and further details, please visit my website.
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Initial consultation (up to 60 minutes) - £60
60 minute session - £60
75 minute session - £75
New service from February 2019 - Reduced rate hypnotherapy sessions are available if you work with one of our newly qualified or coming back into practice hypnotherapists. All therapists are qualified and under the supervision of an experienced supervisor. You can find the fees on my website.
Fees can be paid in cash, BACS, or standing order.
I can’t recommend Lifetherapy enough! Karen is professional but also caring and genuine. I felt at complete ease and really feel that the therapy I received has made such a positive impact on my life! Highly recommend - Emmy.
Karen was very accommodating in scheduling sessions in the evening around my hours of work. She put me at ease with her professional and easy going manner and I had confidence that her experience in Hypnotherapy would help me achieve positive results. I am satisfied that the treatment has had a positive effect upon my eating habits and I now feel more in control of my diet and cravings which is hopefully a long term lifestyle change. Thank you Karen. - Kerry
Type of session
Monday 1.45 - 8pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9.30am - 8pm, Friday 9.30am - 11.45am. Saturday by prior arrangement.