Karen Ferguson CNHC and GHR Reg.
In 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 20 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.
I also offer counselling, coaching, CBT and Law of Attraction/Energy Work services.
REDUCED COST HYPNOTHERAPY is available when you work with one of my supervisee's who is either newer to practice, or returning to practice after a break. If you would be interested in this service, please get in touch. All sessions will take place at my office in Abbots Ripton, Cambs.
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 Dip. S. Studies (Distinction) National Hypnotherapy Society - Fellow and Accredited Supervisor
Anxiety UK - Approved Therapist
Womens' Stress Practitioner Diploma
Counselling Skills Diploma
I am both an Acknowledged and Accredited Supervisor offering supervision to practising hypnotherapists and counsellors. 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.
NOW AVAILABLE - Level 3 and Level 4 Hypnotherapy Distance Learning Certificate and Level 3 Counselling Distance Learning Certificate.
Affordable and flexible learning.
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.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
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 (*)
Nutritional therapy can help 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 nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Counselling, CBT, Law of Attraction coaching, personal coaching and energy work.
Hypnotherapy and Counselling Supervisor - this 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.
Hypnotherapy, Coaching, Law of Attraction/Energy Work:-
Initial consultation (up to 60 minutes) - £60
60 minute session - £60
75 minute session - £75
Initial consultation (up to 60 minutes) - £45 60 minute session - £45 75 minute session - £55 Couples counselling - 90 minute session - £90
The fees found on my website will be deemed as the most up to date, and in case of any difference noted on any other website or literature, the fees listed on my website will be charged.
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