Linda Witchell

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MSc Hypnosis, HPD, MSc Psychology. Stress/anxiety specialist
Available for new clients
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Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DS
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

As a supervisor, I aim to help people improve their standards, learn and feel supported. I like to do this through a friendly but also evidence-based approach. I have supervised nurses, coaches, hypnotherapists and counsellors over many years. I am a Fellow of the National Hypnotherapy Society and an advanced and senior practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHR). I am qualified as a counselling and hypnotherapy supervisor. I have trained as an EFT practitioner.  I am one of only a few hypnotherapists to have gained an MSc in Hypnosis in Research, Medicine and Clinical Practice. I also have an MSc in Psychology and a MA in Interprofessional Health and Community Care. I am experienced, friendly and supportive.

For over 30 years, I was a registered nurse and educator, and now I have more than 15 years of experience in business as a therapist. I regularly teach hypnotherapy and counselling.  As part of my business, I also provide low-cost CPD. I work full-time, so I am accessible most days. I can provide individual or small group supervision face-to-face in Bournemouth, online via Zoom or on the phone. Some evening appointments are possible. 

I help new hypnotherapists and those people who are experienced and need inspiration and support.

Some hypnotherapists/counsellors recently said:

Training with Linda is a fantastic way to deepen your knowledge, add new skills and gather some amazing advice on building a business and practising hypnotherapy. Linda is incredibly supportive and encouraging, which is so welcome when you are starting. She shares her vast knowledge and expertise in such a generous and kind way

Nic Dove, I have always enjoyed the training delivered by Linda. She is very knowledgeable and delivers the training in easy, digestible sections to not feel overwhelmed.

Very approachable and easy to contact if required. I would not hesitate to recommend Linda. Terri Emmerson.

For more information, go to my website or email me-

*Hypnotherapy supervision, one-hour duration- £60. Reduced price for a block payment of 6 sessions-£340. Trainee hypnotherapists- £50. Reduced price for a block booking of 6 sessions- £280. Small group charges vary but could be as little as £15. Why not get a few friends together and book group supervision?

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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Hypnotherapy Society
National Hypnotherapy Society (Hypnotherapy Society)

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Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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Awaken The Change, 1072 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DS

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I am able to lip-read sometimes.

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Need a supportive and friendly supervisor? National HS Fellow. GHR Senior/Adv practitioner. I offer supervision online for individuals or groups.


Linda Witchell
Linda Witchell