Penny Hawkins

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Supervisor • she/her
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Hawkhurst TN18 & Tonbridge TN10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I am a qualified and accredited Supervisor providing supervision for students in hypnotherapy training and qualified hypnotherapists. Supervision is considered a vital process of maintaining a safe, competent and ethical therapy practice. Supervision gives you the opportunity to discuss client cases and work through them in confidence. It also gives you time to work through any personal matters that may affect your own position or ability to practice. 

What is Supervision?                              

A working relationship between 2 or more people giving:

Support Structure Feedback Development Reflection

Supervision offers you the opportunity to:

  • Maintain professionalism and CompetencyIdentify any problems within your practice 
  • Explores the applications you employ
  • Personal development
  • Transference and Projections
  • Issues around charging for your time 
  • Personal Boundaries Time keeping
  • Staying grounded and Centred with your client 
  • Exploring possible triggers for you and your client
  • Highlights “burn-out” warning signs. 

Supervision is another pair of eyes and ears on your work – hence the word “Super – Vision” Supervision is invaluable in helping you maintain, safe, competent and ethical practice. One to one Supervision.

This is held between the Supervisor (me) and the Supervisee (you) on a monthly basis (for full time therapists) or bi-monthly for newly qualified therapists.

Whichever supervisor you choose, the Supervisor must hold a qualification in Supervision and also hold a higher level of qualification or experience to the Supervisee.

Supervision sessions last 1 hour and fees are charged at £60 per session.

I offer discounted rates for 3 months for newly qualified students. Shorter sessions can be arranged in addition to your regular supervision.  A Supervision contract is also agreed and signed between both parties. As your supervisor, I will outline any areas for development or targets to reach plus a brief review of the session. The supervisee will be required to give a summary of the supervision session to the supervisor after each meeting.

Supervision is held face to face in Tonbridge or Hawkhurst, Kent or via Zoom (online platform).  Newly qualified therapists are expected to engage in Supervision in their first two years of practice for 2 hours in any 3- month period of time. Therapists in full time practice are required to engage in monthly supervision for 1-1.5 hours depending on your membership body requirements.  Following the two years, supervision is voluntary, however, most membership accrediting bodies strongly recommend continuing Supervision as a requirement for membership. It is also important to log and record your supervision as you may be asked for evidence from your accrediting membership body. 

Supervision offers you the opportunity to maintain professional practice and safeguards you as the therapist and your clients.  I look forward to supporting you in your practice. Online therapy support offered via ZOOM or FaceTime. Clinics held in Hawkhurst and Tonbridge, Kent. Telephone sessions also available.

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.

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.

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
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Hawkhurst Osteopath’s, Westleigh, Northgrove Road, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18 4AP

The Ananda Clinic, 231 Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 4LR

Key details

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Online therapy/ telephone sessions are available for wheelchair users for the Tonbridge clinic as it involve steps into the therapy room. Hawkhurst Clinic does have wheelchair access.

Online platforms


Type of session

In person

I am a qualified and accredited Supervisor providing supervision for students in hypnotherapy training and qualified hypnotherapists.