Georgina McKinnon

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DHP, Adhp, FAPHP, MNCP, MIBWRT, Sports Hyp CNHC Registered
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Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TE
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About me

Kent and Medway based Georgina McKinnon:  Experienced busy full time advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Coach.

At the moment offering a safe and convenient way of accessing therapy online via Zoom or FaceTime.

When working face to face I run two professional practices based in Birling Avenue, Rainham, Kent (ME8 7HB) and at Chatham Historic Dockyard, Chatham (ME4 4TE) in Medway. I am also owner and principal trainer at KICH Hypnotherapy Training in Kent.

Why do people come to see me?
There are numerous reasons people come and see me. Perhaps they are suffering from stress or anxiety, even panic attacks. Although stress and anxiety can be related to specific problems like relationships or work, sometimes it just feels like life in general. Lots of people find me because I have been recommended.

People may come to see me because they have a fear or phobia like a fear of flying, a fear of spiders or the dentist the list is endless!

People may have decided it is time to stop a bad habit like smoking, I have helped so many people quit and people who have been to see me frequently recommend others to come and see me.

Maybe they need to lose a bit of weight or bring their life style under control. Perhaps they just want some time to talk things through. The list of the things I deal with is endless!

No matter how bad things seem though, a little help is often all that is needed to begin to sort things out. It is essential that the person you turn to for help and advice is non-judgemental, properly trained and qualified to offer the help and support needed using a variety of options in therapy.

'Hypnotherapy Specialist of the Year' for the South of England
Corporate LiveWire Prestige Awards -2020

Winner of the National and International APHP Chairman's' special award for 'Hypnotherapist of the Year' awarded in London - 2014/15

My own specialisations include:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks and fears and phobias of all kinds dealt with.
  • Easy quit smoking therapy, helps make it easier to stop the smoking habit for good.
  • Specialist in weight-loss therapy, gastric band hypnotherapy specialist #HypnoBand.
  • Co founder of The #'Slim Via Hypnosis' weight loss program
  • Practitioner of stress management, including in the work-place and relationships.
  • Sports and performance coaching and hypnosis, from absolute beginner to Olympic standard
  • Depression
  • Psycho-sexual specialist dealing with all types of non medical sexual dysfunction.
  • Couples Counselling
  • BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® (BWRT®) Advanced practitioner, mentor and offering the only UK training at BWRT UK South.
  • Childs-play practitioner. Having exceptional results working with children who need help with a variety of issues or for confidence generally.
  • NLP in practice
  • Qualified Hypno-Tension Therapist. Helping Clients tackle the non medical causes High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) with this unique therapy.
  • Cognitive behavioural coach (CBH)
  • Mentoring & Lifestyle Coaching both personal and business
  • Clinical Supervision (for hypnotherapists)
  • Lecturer and Trainer (Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy)

I am also pleased to offer clients two fantastic weight loss systems the original HYPNO-BAND weight loss system as seen on the channel 4 Embarrassing Fat Bodies program and I am a licensed practitioner. This Gastric Band style of weight loss therapy can and is changing many peoples lives!

Slim Via Hypnosis a 4 session program devised after years of working with clients wanting to bring lifestyle and eating habits back into control.

What's my background?

After many years of self employment running a busy international retail business I decided it was time to change direction, I had long had a keen interest in all areas of human thinking, behaviour and motivation.

I attended class room training at The Kent Institute of Clinical Hypnosis, then based at Benenden Hospital Trust. Later I continued to advanced level qualification by doing a further 2 years training at the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy.

It was a great honour to be nominated for an National and International Award for student of the year at the end of my training and in 2014 and to win the APHP International Hypnotherapist of the Year Award in 2015.

I was delighted be awarded a Fellowship of The Association for Professional Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (APHP) in October 2016

In 2020 I was awarded 'Hypnotherapy Specialist of the Year' for the South of England with some wonderful comments from the judges in the Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards.

Many specialist qualifications have been added to my hypnotherapy base since my original training and I keep very up to date with the latest techniques

My professional memberships include

The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (FAPHP) based in England but has members all over the world.  What sets this  organisation apart from most of the numerous other hypnotherapy organisations is the fact that every single member has been personally interviewed before being invited to join and/or has received comprehensive training by a school whose standards have been rigorously investigated.

The MNRPC The National Register of Psychotherapists & Counsellors (NRPC) All NRPC practitioners are properly qualified, competent and insured and have to abide by a strict code of ethics so you can be confident that the therapy you receive will be both suitable for you and conducted only for as long as you need it.

The British National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists (NRAH) was formed in 1990 with commitment to the maintenance of good practice, whilst providing the most effective treatment, delivered at the highest professional standard, to patients.

I am registered as a CNHC recognised practitioner, the Department of Health recommends that where CNHC registers the professional discipline in question, you consult with someone who is CNHC registered. This is because the CNHC rigorously checks the qualifications and training of those it registers.

Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

Executive Board Member UKCHO. The umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the U.K.  UKCHO’s mission is to ensure that standards of conduct, ethics and practice are appropriate for public safety.                                                          

Founder of KICH Hypnotherapy Training in Kent and online Transformers Training.

A member of the Essex Institute Examination Board.                                  

Clinical Supervisor for qualified hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists.

Founder member and trainer for British Brainworking Research Society (BWRT)

I am fully covered by professional indemnity insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

I enjoy helping clients deal with all kinds of issues.
With particular interest in most areas that cause problems in day to day life including stress and anxiety related issues, panic attacks,  confidence, self esteem, fears, phobias and weight loss.

I enjoy helping with goal setting and business planning too

I have a particular interest in stress and anxiety in the work place, I have had brilliant results working with clients in this area.

I enjoy helping clients stop bad habits like smoking and helping them to eat more healthily.

On-going professional development has seen me complete further training in advanced hypno-analysis, sports hypnosis, psychosexual dysfunction, and working with children and BWRT. I can show an enhanced D.B.R.S check to parents.

All properly qualified therapists should have supervision and my supervisor and mentor is Terence Watts founder and principle of The Essex institute of Clinical Hypnosis, he is the author of several well respected industry standard books.

I was a teacher at The Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and am an examiner for the Institute and EICH in Ireland and Milton Keynes. I am proud now in my role tutor and mentor to be helping those new therapists just coming into the profession.

In April 2013 I opened my own school of Clinical Hypnotherapy in Kent, details can be found at  we offer 1st class training to new hypnotherapists. Our training course is accredited by The Association for Professional Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists and The National Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Our training standards are recognised by UKCHO.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP)

Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.

There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.

The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).

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

Specialist in stress and panic related issues, psychosexual specialist, working with children, business planning, goal setting. counselling
working with corporate organisations, enhanced CRB certificate available.

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£90.00 per session

When I work

From 9am in Chatham, Kent.

Further information

KICH Hypnosis Training, Kent offers award winning (KITA 2013)& accredited training

Probably the most interesting career you could ever have!
We usually run this course just once a year.
Next course begins October 2020 (fully booked now) and again in Apil 2021.

Situated at the beautiful location of the MidKent College close to the River Medway, 35 miles from London. We are pleased to be able to offer fantastic venue with plenty of free easy parking and fantastic classroom facilities.

No minimum qualifications or previous experience is necessary for this diploma course which upon completion will give you the qualifications you need (DHP) to go to work immediately. Our course is run over one full weekend a month for 10 months.

Our students find it easy to train with us because we work over the weeknd, still carrying on with their ordinary jobs and other responsibilities. Comprehensive course notes form a valuable reference and all course books are included.

The Fully Accredited training will surpass National Occupational Standards, our graduates are eligible for registration with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council allowing GPs and other medical professionals to verify your training. Qualification for memberships of APHP and NRPC once trained.

UKCHO recognise our training standards.

Perhaps best if all there is the ongoing support once qualified and the course fees are payable in monthly increments as you train if preferred and (unlike some other organisations) there are no financial difficulties or penalties if you could not complete the training.

To find out more about training, please visit the website.

Or contact Georgina McKinnon for further details by email

The Admirals Offices, Suite B9, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TE

Type of session

In person


Georgina McKinnon
Georgina McKinnon