I am a Registered Hypnotherapist (CHP) with the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council, a member of The National Society of Hypnosis Psychotherapy and Mindfulness (NSHPM) and I am a psychotherapist trainee member with the United Kingdom of Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I have gained a Masters level accreditation through the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, whose training program and Code of Ethics meet the United Kingdom of Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP) requirements and guidelines. The UKCP is a professional body, formed to establish the psychotherapy profession and set training and ethical standards. The National College prides itself on the high standard and depth of its training in a variety of therapies to prepare students through theory and practical skills with experienced professionals, encompassing a variety of therapy modalities and specialty courses offering the latest developments. With the ever-increasing popularity of hypnotherapy there are numerous practitioners and organisations to choose from and so it is now ever more important to choose a therapist who is accredited and belongs to a recognised professional association that requires members to adhere to a Code of Ethics, has a complaints procedure, requires on-going supervision and training, has professional insurance and has verifiable means of accreditation, as there is still no regulation or statutory registration in the UK. A National Society Registered Hypnotherapist is trained in the use of hypnosis in a clinical setting, and in talking-therapy that relates to supporting people who have difficulties or challenges through hypnosis. They are useful in working with conditions that are improved by hypnosis – usually a behaviour change.
Many therapists today offer clients just one type of therapy or program. I find this approach limiting as it poses a problem of suitability. The therapy ought to suit the individual, rather than the individual suit the therapy. I use an “integrative” approach in 2 ways, utilising many valuable therapies to facilitate the best chance of success, also as a process of integrating the “self”, working with unresolved aspects, finding solutions and bringing together the emotions, thoughts, behaviours, and physiologic aspects into one whole system within a person.
Hypnotherapy is highly versatile for example, one can choose to explore the past or concentrate on the present with solution-focused techniques. As we develop we are in a constant state of change, so what may have worked for us in the past may not work in the present. The goal of therapy is to bring into awareness what is no longer working and develop new methods to regain a sense of balance and well-being. I have a conversational and compassionate approach that put clients at ease in an open and collaborative way. I discuss the different therapeutic options I offer and we work together each step of the process. I also guide the client to understand what has taken place in therapy and how it has been helpful so the client can adopt these principals for themselves and build self-reliance. I pride myself on providing therapy where all people and matters of diversity are welcome, are highly regarded and treated with sensitivity. I will bid to find reasonable alternatives if necessary according to the Equality Act 2010, to ensure that all have equal opportunity to this service.