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"The best way out is always through".

However you're feeling, and whatever you're going through, my approach is tailored to your individual needs and focused on getting the results you are looking for.

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 Integrative Psychotherapist with the UKCP, and I abide by their code of ethics.

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

Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Chronic health issues, Weight loss & problems with eating, Trauma, Stress, Burnout, Relationship Problems (including abuse), Family Issues, Sexual Problems, Problems with Fertility, Substance Addiction, Social Media Addiction, 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 include anxiety, mind/body issues, voice (both physical & metaphorical), self-compassion, and authenticity. I've also worked with a great many clients in creative professions.

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My approach is integrative and person-centred. Depending on what's required, (as informed by my training, below), I may draw on the following modalities in my work: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Psychodynamic counselling, Jungian psychoanalysis, Compassion-focused therapy, Cognitive and Solution-focused Hypnotherapy, Neuroscience research, Trauma research, Somatic therapies, Gestalt therapy, Positive Psychology, and TA (Transactional Analysis).

I recognise every client as being unique, with their own individual talents, strengths, and journey. Therefore, I don't have a cookie cutter or 'one-size-fits-all', generic approach.

I aim to focus and build on your strengths as well as confront and process your challenges.

I work holistically, meaning I consider all elements, (physical, psychological and environmental), which might be impacting a person's wellbeing.

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.

I abide by the GHR and the UKCP code of ethics; and am a fully qualified and fully accredited member of the GHSH. The UKCP is one of The most stringent governing/accrediting bodies in the UK for psychotherapy and counselling.

Find out more about my background, or learn more about Hypnotherapy, by browsing the rest of this site; or contact me to book a free 15 minute consultation at, or on 07444 062128T

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

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 NCHP (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.


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.

Christian Pattison

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Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person

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