My Services

Clinical Hypnotherapy . EMDR . Smoking Cessation . Meditation
Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a non-invasive, safe and relaxing therapy. I can take you into a deep and relaxing state of hypnosis where you will be aware, feel calm and in complete control. We work together as a team to help you with your personal issue(s). Hypnotherapy has brought many successful results with problems presenting as: anxiety; phobias; low self esteem; panic attacks; stress; smoking; pain management; weight issues; fear of public speaking; fear of flying and more.

EMDR Blast Technique for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

EMDR Blast Technique for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

EMDR is Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a rapid, non-invasive therapy used at a conscious level, but the therapeutic advantages are that it reaches the subconscious almost instantly. It can be used for almost all the areas that Hypnotherapy can treat, but its successes are mainly highlighted for the treatment of PTSD. Each individual's perception of trauma is relevant to their experience. EMDR has also been linked to the successful treatment of soldiers returning from war zones and its high success rate in assisting trauma.

Smoking Cessation Therapy

Smoking Cessation Therapy

Hypnotherapy can help you to get to the root of the reasons why you smoke - resulting in a higher success of kicking the habit. We work together to find out what 'type' of smoker you are then find the 'best fit' to strengthen a successful outcome. The most important factor in this is that you must wish to kick the habit and not because anyone else wants you to stop. If you are thinking of quitting - some food for thought. There are around 599 legal additives in your cigarettes, apart from tobacco, and up to 60 of these are known carcinogens. It's a fantastic and positive decision to quit tobacco and thousands of people are succeeding every year.

Meditation Classes

Meditation Classes

Meditation is a very pleasant and relaxing technique which can help to ease the daily stresses and strains of everyday life. Meditation does give longer term results if practiced regularly week to week. I teach clients to use meditation through breathing and visual techniques and anyone can join in. There are no pre-requisites, such as having to sit cross legged. You can just as easily meditate in a comfy chair. There are many benefits to meditation and even a 10 minute relaxation session can help you to deal with day to day challenges in a calmer and more relaxed manner. If you are interested in meditation classes, I can arrange group sessions with a minimum of four people.

About Kathy

About Kathy

Since beginning my career in Clinical Hypnotherapy, I feel very passionate about the positive results Hypnotherapy, EMDR and Meditation have brought to so many people; many of whom believed they had to live with their anxieties, phobias and sometimes debilitating conditions. Those same people now lead happier and more fulfilled lives. I trained and qualified in EMDR Blast Technique Therapy and more recently trained and qualified as a Meditation Teacher. I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and General Hypnotherapy Register. The General Medical Council confirms GPs can recommend Hypnotherapists with CNHC registration. Prior to this, I worked for many years in people management within the higher and further education sector and a large medical practice in senior management. Earlier, I worked within Social Services supporting adult special needs and then with young people in remand; leaving care and residential care. This triggered my burgeoning interest in psychology. Knowing that I wanted to understand people more and make a difference led to my gaining a BSc in Psychology/Business Management and Chartered MCIPD in Personnel. Whilst working in people management, I have seen for myself how today's economic pressures mean that many organisations are having to tighten their business costs by imposing more and more constraints in the work place in order to achieve success. I have also witnessed that this often affects the very people that are contributing to that success leading to stress, anxiety and sometimes, unhappiness at work. Outside work, there are also many contributing factors in people's home lives that can lead to similar symptoms as well as depression. Clients that I have worked with are often surprised at the positive results that Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Meditation and other related therapies have brought them. I am truly delighted to see these positive results and the difference it has made to my clients. You can see the results for yourself in some of my client testimonies. I am always happy to talk to you about any issues that you feel are affecting your well being and how I may be able to help.

The General Medical Council (GMC) confirms GPs can recommend Clinical Hypnotherapists with CNHC registration.

DipCHH; Cert EMDR PTSD; DipSCT; CertNLPS; GQHP; B.Sc. Psychology/Business Mgt; Chartered MCIPD; Cert Meditation Teacher; GHR and CNHC Registered. Full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.
CNHC Registered
CNHC Registered
Kathy Richards
Kathy Richards
Clinical Hypnotherapist; EMDR Therapist; Meditation Teacher

Testimonials

How my therapies have helped Clients

Feel free to contact me if you would like to chat about how any of the above therapies may be able to help you with no obligation. Contact details listed below