Michelle Y Wakerell
Hello there, and a very warm welcome to my profile.
I am a fully qualified, registered and accredited Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Psychotherapist and I am able to assist you to improve and change your quality of life right now.......
I offer a warm, relaxed, confidential and welcoming space to help you explore and work through your presenting issues.
I am able to work with clients either in person or online over Zoom. By offering therapy online as well as face to face, I am able to work with clients from all over the world.
I am fully professionally insured.
Aside from being in Practice for many years now, my career to date has involved spending nearly 20 years in the "Sports, Health and Fitness Industry" where I led a very fulfilling, varied and interesting life running a successful business. It was within this industry that my passion for people, their behaviour and psychology developed, as I constantly became more aware of the power of the mind, and how peoples thought patterns would manifest themselves in their performance, behaviour, and actions.
During this time I studied not only psychology but also Neuro-Linguistic Programming (N.L.P.) and first became conscious of how very effective, safe, quick and successful hypnotherapy can be for so many, many different issues, problems and even illness and pain control.
I am now passionate about my profession and am totally committed to not only ongoing personal and professional development but also to informing, educating and advice.
I have experienced my own share of personal challenges through life, so I bring a wealth of life and personal experiences to my work, and I can assure you that you will be treated as an individual and your concerns treated with respect in a confidential, caring, and non-judgemental approach.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, registered and accredited Professional Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Hypnotherapy which are recognised and accredited by
The National Counselling Society, The National Hypnotherapy Society and The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (all of which lay down a strict code of ethics about the way I work).
These courses have also been accredited by The Royal College of Nursing.
I am a Registered Hypnotherapist on the General Hypnotherapy Register and I am also registered on the National Regulatory Register of Hypnotherapists,The Hypnotherapist Register and The United Kingdom and Ireland Directory of Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am a member of Counselling (Registered Charity Number 1068940) and I am a CNHC Registered Hypnotherapist (Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council) which also holds a PSA (Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care) Accredited Register, and The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (Registration No 3793) who has awarded me The Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practise. I am a member of the Scottish Hypnotherapy Foundation.
I work from Dalmally in Argyll and Bute, Scotland and have previously had Practice's in Canterbury, Kent and Harley Street, London.
I am fully professionally insured.
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
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 (*)
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
“Group Weight Loss Online”
These online group programmes run throughout the year and numbers are kept strictly limited, in order to enable sessions to be kept small and personal, and allow all participants to feel relaxed and comfortable.
This means you can be part of the programme from wherever you are in the world, and that you can interact with other participants in a four week supportive programme that will fundamentally change your relationship with food - and excess weight for good!
The programme runs for four weeks with one weekly session online via Zoom lasting approximately one to one and a half hours.
For details on how to book your place on " Group Weight Loss Online", please contact me to enquire about the next course date and availability.
£70.00 per session
30 minutes Complimentary Initial Consultation
This will enable us to discuss your problem to see if I am able to help you. It is imperative that you feel comfortable and able to work with me for the therapy to be successful. If you are not completely happy, there is absolutely no obligation for you to proceed any further.
1 Hour £70.00
1 1/2 - 2 Hours £195.00
“Group Weight Loss Online”
4 week programme - one group session £150.00
weekly of 60-90mins
If you would like my help but are concerned about the cost, please let me know as it is my policy to never refuse treatment on genuine financial grounds, and therefore I will always do my best to offer a concessionary rate if applicable.
If you are housebound or unable to get to my Practice, please let me know as home visits can usually be arranged if necessary.
I am able to offer evening and weekend appointments
I am a member of The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and I am a CNHC Registered Hypnotherapist (Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council) which also holds a PSA (Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care) Accredited Register, and my name can be found on their websites.