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KAREN HAYLEY BA (Hons) C.Hyp SICH.D.Hyp. SICH.CNLP Practitioner

I am a fully accredited, qualified hypnotherapist, and member of the GHSH. I am committed to keeping up-to-date with cutting-edge research and developments in my area and using only the best, evidence based techniques. I have a keen interest in all areas of health and collaborate with other healthcare practitioners (nutritionists, osteopaths, personal trainers) on regular basis, I have special skills & experience in the areas of voice, confidence & performance, and a particular interest in anxiety and mind/body illnesses.  

During the Covid pandemic, last spring & summer 2020, I volunteered for Frontline19​ (supporting doctors, nurses and frontline staff).


I practice cognitive hypnotherapy, drawing on techniques from CBT, the work of Carl Jung, the best of positive psychology, behavioural therapy and contemporary research in neuroscience. Hypnotherapy and nutrition helped me with my own health struggles in my late thirties. I have a creative background. Before training as a therapist, I worked extensively as a comedy writer/performer and voice over. I created comedy for stress management programmes for Surrey County Council and Mind UK, and the 'Comedy in NLP' series of workshops with a fellow hypnotherapist.


Qualifications and experience:

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Distinction)
Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis 
Certified Clinical NLP Practitioner 

Additional Integrative Psychotherapy training, The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (including Person-centered, Psychodynamic, CBT, Jungian, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis).
Certificate in Trauma and body-based therapy (with Bessell Van der Kolk MD, author of 'The Body Keeps the Score')

Certificate in 'Working with Common Sexual Difficulties in Women' COSRT

Certificate in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (with Pat Ogden, Ph.D.) (Body oriented therapy for trauma & attachment) (PESI)

Relationship & sexual therapy training with Esther Perel (author of 'Mating in Captivity')

Certificate in IFS (Internal Family Systems) for trauma, anxiety, depression & substance abuse (with Richard Schwartz) (PESI)
Certificate in Psychedelics in Therapy, Harm Reduction and Psychedelic Integration: (PESI & Fluence) (CPD)

Expressive arts therapy training,  Cathy Malchiodi (CPD)

Nutritional therapy training, The School of Health (UK)
Professional voice and breathwork coach (10 years experience)
3 year BA (Hons) degree training at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (including voice & breathwork)


Karen has been incredibly instrumental in alleviating my stress level, she had provided excellent strategies for dealing with my worries.
She is an incredibly kind, empathetic, non judgemental person. I highly recommend using hypnosis as it is liberating and boosts your confidence. She really cares about her clients

Erum Syed

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Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person

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