I am an experienced clinical hypnotherapist who works with children (age 5+) and adults in two practice locations and in schools/colleges. I also work as an independent social worker, specialising in working with children and adults who have been abused.
In my role as a hypnotherapist, I am trained to help clients with a wide range of problems and I feel passionately about helping people to make effective changes in their lives. The way I practise is to initially find the root cause of a problem/issue and then use appropriate techniques to work with the client.
SPECIALIST AREAS OF WORK
I work with children and adults who need help with:
· the immediate and long-term effects of abuse or other trauma
· anxiety (general, social or exam)
· fears and phobias
· lack of confidence/low-self esteem
· problematic behaviours
· sleeping difficulties
· pregnancy and childbirth; morning sickness; hypertension; infertility
ABUSE AND TRAUMA
My main specialism is working with children and adults who have experienced abuse. Both the immediate and long-term effects of abuse can be dealt with using hypnosis which helps a survivor through the healing process.
HYPNOTHERAPY IN SCHOOLS PROGRAMME (HISP)
I am a trained Hypnotherapy in Schools Programme (HISP) Practitioner. I deliver individual and group sessions to help and support both students and staff to deal with any problems they may be experiencing (e.g. exam anxiety; stress - with an Oftsed inspection pending); and to achieve their full potential and to promote their well-being.
Exam anxiety can affect very young children (e.g. worried about SATS) as well as young people facing GCSEs/A levels and adults who may be returning to study. I offer individual sessions but also run Exam Anxiety Groups. Small groups are run for 6 sessions. Ideally it is good to start working on exam anxiety early in the academic year. However, it is never too late to deal with exam anxiety - even in the second term of the academic year.
PREGNANCY AND HYPNOBIRTHING
I am trained in Pregnancy and Hypnobirthing; and really enjoy providing both individual and group class sessions for: a single mum (not everyone is in a relationship or wants to have a birthing partner); mum and birthing partner; surrogate mum and parents.
OTHER RELEVANT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
As an independent social worker, I am registered with the professional body Social Work England and I am a member of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW). From 1993 to 2013 I was the Editor for the Good Practice in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice Series, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (London and Philadelphia); and I have written books and articles on abuse, violence, risk and other social care related topics. I also deliver training courses and webinars on these subject areas. I founded the organisation ‘Beyond Existing: Support Groups for Adults Who Have Been Abused’ (www.beyondexisting.org.uk) and continue to work with many survivors of abuse in my hypnotherapy practice and feel my social work practice and experience are invaluable in providing a good and effective service.
MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS
My two most recent books have been published by Routledge:
1. “Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Birthing: Scripts for Hypnotherapists” (2021) (https://www.routledge.com/Hypnotherapy-for-Pregnancy-and-Birthing-Scripts-for-Hypnotherapists/Pritchard/p/book/9781032003498)
2. “Hypnotherapy Scripts to Promote Children’s Wellbeing” (2020) (https://www.routledge.com/Hypnotherapy-Scripts-to-Promote-Childrens-Wellbeing/Pritchard/p/book/9780367490386)
I have an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate so I can work with children and vulnerable adults.
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