Samantha Bourne Dip. Hyp. DNLP GHRreg
Certified Weight Loss Specialist; Certified Stop Smoking Specialist
I am a fully-qualified, clinical hypnotherapist. I am registered as a practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and abide by their Code of Ethics. To become a registered hypnotherapist with them, you need to have had accredited training; not distance learning. I am also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). By registering with the CNHC, practitioners demonstrate that they meet national standards of practice in their work. CNHC's register is approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means that it is possible for doctors to refer patients to me. However, this does not mean that treatment is funded by the NHS and you will need to discuss this with your doctor before coming to see me. Also, as I am registered with the CNHC, if you have private health insurance, you may be able to claim back the cost of any treatment you have. However, please make sure you check with your health insurer before making an appointment. You can confirm I am registered with these bodies by searching for my name on their websites. Even if you decide not to have treatment with me, please use someone who has had accredited training and check their qualifications and memberships. You do not need a referral to come and see me, just get in touch via email or phone.
Each patient is individual so I use a bespoke, client-centred approach where we will discuss your needs, establish a goal you want to achieve and then work towards that goal. This means that your treatment sessions are tailored to you, focussing on what it is you have come to see me about and what you would like to change. Life is stressful but by using a variety of techniques, I can help you to feel less stressed, more confident and happier about who you are. I believe strongly in empowering an individual to live their lives as fully and as wonderfully as possible. I just give a little help but it is up to you to use this opportunity and make the positive changes in your life.