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PSYCHOTHERAPY

Welcome! I'm a highly experienced, professional, Certified Hypnotherapist with additional Psychotherapeutic training, (please see my qualifications below).

In addition to, and alongside, my current qualifications, I'm in The process of qualifying as an accredited Integrated Psychotherapist with the UKCP. 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY

Welcome! I'm a highly experienced, professional, certified Hypnotherapist with additional Psychotherapeutic training, (please see my qualifications below).

In addition to, and alongside, my current qualifications, I'm in The process of qualifying as an accredited Integrated Psychotherapist with the UKCP. 

I offer both Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. They can be combined or used separately, as stand-alone therapies. Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy combined has been proven to be very effective. Hypnotherapy can successfully help with any issue where there is a subconcious element maintaining the problem.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY

Welcome! I'm a highly experienced, professional, Certified Hypnotherapist with additional Psychotherapeutic training, (please see my qualifications below).

In addition to, and alongside, my current qualifications, I'm in The process of qualifying as an accredited Integrated Psychotherapist with the UKCP. 

Get in Touch
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PSYCHOTHERAPY

About psychotherapy

Welcome! I'm a highly experienced, professional, Certified Hypnotherapist with additional Psychotherapeutic training, (please see my qualifications below).

In addition to, and alongside, my current qualifications, I'm in The process of qualifying as an accredited Integrated Psychotherapist with the UKCP. 

WHAT I OFFER
I offer both Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. They can be combined very effectively, or used separately, as stand-alone therapies. Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy combined has been proven to be very effective.

WHAT I TREAT:
Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Repetitive Nightmares, Drug and alcohol addiction & recovery, Chronic health issues, Stress management, Relationship problems (including abuse), Family issues, Sexual problems, Stress around fertility, Social media addiction, Low Self Esteem, Weight loss & problems with eating, Phobia, Social Anxiety, Public speaking anxiety*

*This is just a small sample of the issues I work regularly with. If you don't see your particular issue here, please call me to discuss and I'll be happy to offer free advice.

MY SPECIALISMS:

My specialisms include Anxiety, Depression, Mind/body issues, and issues around Identity, Low self-esteem, and authenticity.  I've also worked with a great many clients in creative professions.

MY APPROACH:

Depending on what's required; I incorporate elements of CBT, Jungian psychoanalysis, Compassion-focused therapy, Cognitive and Solution-focused Hypnotherapy, Neuroscience research, Trauma research, Polyvagal theory (an understanding the nervous system), Somatic therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Gestalt, Positive Psychology, Transactional Analysis into my work.

A LIMITED NUMBER OF FREE SESSIONS:

I'm an experienced, professional therapist. (I've done around 150 client hours in the last year). In addition to, and alongside, my current qualifications, I'm in The process of qualifying as an accredited Integrated Psychotherapist with the UKCP. 

The UKCP is one of The most stringent governing/accrediting bodies in the UK for psychotherapy and counselling. As a result, they require qualifying therapists to record a number of their client sessions, so that an external, qualified supervisor and therapist can listen into the session. The session is purely to give feedback to me, as the qualifying therapist. After that time, and this session is deleted.

WHO I WORK WITH:

(See my client feedback here, and on Google)

I've worked on a diverse range of issues over the years and with a wide range of clients, including CEOs, Doctors, Soldiers, Ex-military, Full-time Mums, Lawyers, Women in trying to get pregnant, and a great many creatives; Comedians, Actors, Writers, Musicians. Everyone is unique, and there is no 'one size fits all', in therapy!


WHO I WORK WITH:

(See my client feedback here, and on Google)

I've worked on a diverse range of issues over the years and with a wide range of clients, including CEOs, Doctors, Soldiers, Ex-military, Full-time Mums, Lawyers, Women in trying to get pregnant, and a great many creatives; Comedians, Actors, Writers, Musicians. Everyone is unique, and there is no 'one size fits all', in therapy!

 
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MY APPROACH

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 
Certified in Trauma and body-based therapy (with Bessell Van der Kolk MD, author of 'The Body Keeps the Score')

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

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

Additional training in Psychotherapeutic & Psychoanalytic techniques (including Rogerian, Person-centered, Jungian, Gestalt, CBT, Transactional Analysis, with The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy)

Expressive arts therapy training with Cathy Malchiodi (CPD)

Nutritional therapy training with The School of Health (UK)
Professional voice and breathwork coach (10 years experience)
3 year degree (Bachelor of Arts) training at Central School of Speech and Drama 

To learn more about Hypnotherapy, please visit the sections elsewhere on this on this site! (See menu). For more information about sessions, Or to book a free 15 minute consultation, please contact me at karen@thrivehypnosis.co.uk, or call me on 07444 062128T

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

 

FREE 15 MINUTE CALL:
If you'd like a free 15 minute call to let me explain more about the services I offer, answer questions about Hypnotherapy and how I work, please drop me a line at karen@thrivehypnosis.co.uk or call me on 07444 062128

IN-PERSON & ONLINE CLINICS:

Re-opening update!

I'm pleased to say I'm now offering face-to-face sessions in both my Epsom & Wimbledon Practices, to clients who have been doubled-vaccinated. I'm myself, doubled-vaccinated, and will provide you with my vaccine passport. I'm also continuing to offer online Sessions (via Zoom, Skype or Facetime.) ​

To book a place, please call me on 07444 062128 or email karen@thrivehypnosis.co.uk *Please note, places are limited, so I'm busy!*

EPSOM CLINIC:

THRIVE CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY,

Upper Chambers, 7 Waterloo Road, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8AY

(Town Centre)
We’re just over the road from Epsom Station, 30 minutes journey time from Waterloo & 40 minutes from Victoria


WIMBLEDON CLINIC:

THRIVE CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY,
2 St Mark's Place, Wimbledon, London SW19 7ND

(Town Centre)
I have a lovely new, covid-safe, comfortable space within the Osteoperformance Clinic; very close to Wimbledon overground & tube station.

 

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

 


I would like to recommend Karen to anyone seeking a professional, friendly hypnotherapist. She is a sensitive listener, easy to talk to, and her suggestions are always insightful and helpful: all in all, a very positive experience.

C.P. (Male)

HYPNOTHERAPY CAN HELP YOU BE YOUR BEST SELF

Effective short-term therapy

FAQ

How does hypnotherapy work for so many different issues? 

With a great many issues, there is an element of subconscious 'programming', (that is, ingrained thoughts, associations and learned behaviours), that are not always fully addressed with stand-alone, conventional talking therapies; which can be resolved and transformed using hypnosis. Whenever there are unconscious, habitual, automatic learned behaviours which are either holding you back or keeping you 'stuck'; then hypnotherapy can be extremely effective.

Can I be hypnotised? Is it to do with being gullible?

Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis has nothing to do with being gullible, it's more like learning a new skill, under professional guidance. Hypnotherapy is a collaborative experience and I am working as both a guide and a facilitator. The ability to enter hypnosis is more akin to entering different brain states, (see EEG scan of the brain under hypnosis), than having anything to do with mind control. There is also evidence that with repetition and practice, you can become more effective at being hypnotised. (See my Science section).

What happens in a session?

As a cognitive hypnotherapist, I am trained to first carefully work through the presenting issues in a face-to-face consultation with the client. I spend a lot of time getting to know you. Once familiar with the issues at stake, and once we are mutually agreed on a workable therapy plan, I'll take you into hypnosis. Finally, I'll give you tools and techniques and MP3s (tailored audio recordings) to take home with you.

What does hypnosis feel like?

Hypnosis is a natural state, (albeit one we don't usually enter on purpose). Whilst the experience may vary slightly from person-to-person, it will probably feel quite familiar; like daydreaming whilst driving on a motorway or getting lost in a really good movie. 


We all experience hypnotic states when going to sleep at night and waking in the morning (called hypnogogic and hypnopompic respectively). It is a relaxing experience, both physically and mentally, a bit like slipping into a comfortable bed.

Can hypnotherapy help with physical problems or just mental ones?

Yes, Hypnotherapy can help with a great many physical problems. With current breakthrough research about the mind/body connection, this is hardly surprising! We are learning all the time about the profound relationship between the mind and the body. Check out some recently released books on this subject in the 'Mind/Body' section, such as 'The Cure' by Jo Marchant, in the resources section.

Is there any scientific proof that Hypnotherapy works, or why it's effective?


Yes. You can checkout the latest research in the Science and Hypnosis Section.  I also really recommend the work of Dr. David Spiegel M.D. (Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine)


Is it safe?


Yes, absolutely safe. As a therapist, I'm simply on a journey with you, to unlock the power and potential in you. You will come round, you will be able to move your body, adjust your position, and rouse yourself if you need to! You won't be embarrassed or lose your self-control, and if anything feels uncomfortable you can tell me.

How much do you charge and how long are sessions?


I currently charge £70.00 a session. Each session is an hour, ( although I recommend allowing an hour and 20 mins for the first session), and £60.00 for an online session.

How do I book?

Contact me in the message box on my contact page or call 07444 062128.

If you have any further questions, I offer a 15 minute free phone call and assessment.
I look forward to hearing from you!

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ABOUT PSYCHOTHERAPY

Whatever you're going through, and however you're feeling, Psychotherapy will help.

WHAT I OFFER:
Welcome! I'm a highly experienced, professional, certified Hypnotherapist with additional Psychotherapeutic training, (please see my qualifications below). In addition to my current qualifications, I'm also in The process of qualifying as an accredited Integrated Psychotherapist with the UKCP. 

I offer both Hypnotherapy and Integrative Psychotherapy. They can be combined together very effectively, or used separately, as stand-alone therapies. 

WHAT I TREAT:
Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Addiction & recovery, Chronic health issues, Weight loss & problems with eating, Trauma, Stress, Burnout, Relationship Problems (including abuse), Family Issues, Sexual Problems, Problems with Fertility, Social Media Addiction, Phobia, Social Anxiety, Public Speaking & Performance Anxiety*

*This is just a small sample of the issues I work regularly with. If you don't see your particular issue here, please call me to discuss and I'll be happy to offer free advice.

MY SPECIALISMS:

My specialisms include anxiety, mind/body issues, and issues around identity, voice (both physical & metaphorical), low self-esteem, and authenticity. I've also worked with a great many clients in creative professions.