Nicolette Pinkney

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Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 & Salisbury SP5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a professional hypnotherapist (Senior Practitioner) with 14 years experience working within my busy practice, Inspiring Changes.

In addition to hypnotherapy, I use a combination of therapies including counselling, brief psychotherapy, NLP, cognitive behavioural techniques and EMDR. Each session is tailor-made to suit you and the issues affecting your life.

Over the years, I have helped many people with wide-ranging and varying problems, not just those traditionally associated with hypnotherapy.

I run an informal but professional practice, with a friendly, understanding and non-judgmental approach. My aim is to provide you with an opportunity to relax and discuss things openly, in order to help you resolve your issues as quickly and effectively as possible, with lasting and permanent results.

The majority of my new clients come to me as a recommendation from somebody who has already seen me and experienced a positive change and resolution of the issues they sought treatment for, particularly those who have experienced anxiety, stress, phobias, confidence/low self-esteem, stop smoking and weight management.

Every session is completely private and confidential. I am fully insured and adhere to a strict code of ethics.

For all new clients I offer a free no obligation consultation by phone.

Sessions are available online or face-to-face.

I work from my private therapy room just outside Salisbury in the village of Whaddon/Alderbury, close to the New Forest. On occassions, I also hold a clinic  at Neals Yard in Salisbury and at the Wessex Health Network in Christchurch, by appointment only.

Working with PSI Training, I train those who wish to become hypnotherapists and also existing hypnotherapists and psychotherapists in specialised areas. For more information, please visit

Training, qualifications & experience


I am a Senior Practitioner member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), the largest and one of the most highly regarded professional organisations for hypnotherapists and am also validated by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

I am also regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners whose key function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration within CNHC. The CNHC 'quality mark' is being recognised as the hallmark of quality for the sector.

I have a DBS check enabling me to work with children, thereby giving parents and carers peace of mind.


- Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Solution-Focused Counselling and Psychotherapy

- Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (SQHP)

- Level 4 Diploma in Counselling

- Diploma in Advanced Smoking Cessation

- EMDR (Eyes Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Practitioner

- Hypno Gastric Band Practitioner

- Certificates in:
   Rob Kelly Stop Smoking Method
   Transactional Analysis
   Hypnosis for Depression
   Weight Loss
   Hypnotension (for help with hypertension/high blood pressure)
   Smoking Cessation - quit smoking in just one session
   Working with Addictions - Alcohol and Drugs

- Hypnotherapy Diploma and CPD Tutor

- Reiki Master and Practitioner

- Diploma in Past Life Regression Therapy

Member organisations

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.

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

Past Life Regression Therapy

Working with Couples


£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial Consultation: FREE
(approximately 15-30 minutes on the telephone)
Please note no therapy is undertaken during this consultation and there is no obligation to commence treatment.

Hypnotherapy £70 per session (excluding Stop Smoking and Hypno-Gastric Band).

Stop Smoking £175 for a one off session.

Hypno-Gastric Band £360 for five sessions.

Please call or email for more information or refer to my website for further details.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday at Whaddon/Alderbury, just outside Salisbury.

Occasional weekend and evening appointments are also available.

Further information

Free parking is available on surrounding roads at the Alderbury/Whaddon location and at the Wessex Health Network.

Nicolette Pinkney is also registered with Counselling Directory.

Neal's Yard Remedies, 27 Market Place, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1TL

1 The Banks, Grimstead Road, Whaddon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 3EE

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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