Jo Welsh MA HPD
Hi, I’m Jo Welsh, a Clinical Hypnotherapist specializing in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy. I completed my training with Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training, the foremost training course in the country. I am a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH), the National Council for Hypnotherapy, and I am fully insured.
I have always been fascinated with how our minds and bodies work, and I’ve made a lifelong personal study of psychology and complimentary healing. I began formally studying psychology at degree level over ten years ago, and whilst I very much enjoyed the theory, I wanted a way to apply my learning at a practical and personal level. Eventually I found a form of therapy that I feel a profound connection to. It is a true privilege to bring the sparkle back into people’s lives!
I have an Honours Degree in Media and English, and a Masters Degree in Contemporary Film Practice, during which I was able to research the psychological and mythological impact of storytelling. My love of storytelling and language further developed through my work as an independent publisher, a Media and Creative Writing Tutor, and now through hypnotherapy. As a hypnotherapist, I have the opportunity to use language patterns and stories to their best effect to help you let go of negative beliefs and programming. By enabling you to create new, more positive patterns, I can help you to get the best out of life, and to discover the real you.
I offer a professional and caring service, which is tailored to your personal needs. Therapy sessions are relaxing and pleasant, deeply effective and orientated towards helping you reach your positive goals for the future.
If you feel I could help you, please get in touch for a FREE Initial Consultation. I have appointments available daytimes, evenings and weekends.
Jo Carpenter B.Ed. (Hons) HPD
Hello, I am Jo Carpenter and I am a ‘Life Changer’. Why? – because I had to change my life after 30 years in education and I found myself asking- Who am I?
How can I be so sure? As a teacher I undertook to develop and nuture young minds and to set them on their future paths – now I can help you by giving you support and help in overcoming hurdles and challenges, whatever they may be, through a combination of Life Coaching, Psychotherapy and when necessary, Hypnotherapy. I am also a Neuro-linguistic Practitioner which provides a complimentary aspect to re-tuning your life.
Do you need help? Many of us battle through the trauma of the daily grind and just cope with whatever life throws at us – it doesn’t have to be like that. Do you find yourself in a situation where constantly brick walls appear in front of you and the best you can do is bang your head against them? I used to and it was a lonely and frustrating place to be – I have the tee shirt to prove it but I no longer wear it!
Standing back and taking a long hard look at what you do and how you do it sometimes is a task we never find the time to do, but ‘the time’ and ‘finding it’ is the most important aspect for any one in this very busy and often isolating world. Prioritising you is vital for your health and wellbeing and through Coaching, NLP and Hypnotherapy I can honestly say I am truly happy. Can you say that? Honestly?
I have supported many people and young adults to simply ‘smile’ at life once again, knowing that they found the way through their maze achieving life-changing results. Giving up smoking, losing weight and Running a Marathon is only a few of the outstanding achievements that I can mention and how proud I am of each and every one of those people – they did it for themselves.
Taking the first step is always the hardest, asking for support is just not on anyone’s agenda – but it should be. We all need to believe that ‘things’ (whatever they are or however hard they seem) can be changed. You can make that change.
If anything I have written strikes a chord with you, or you just want to come and see if I am the person who can ‘listen’ and find solutions with you and within you, then please contact The Observatory Practice and make a non-committal initial consultation. This could be the best 45 minutes of your life to date and believe me when I say that you will only get better and your life can change.
Duncan Little BA (Hons) HPD
I am Duncan Little, I am Solution Focused Hypnotherapist based in Plymouth.
I spent much of my career working in television, both as a researcher, journalist, producer, director and even as a presenter before I left the industry. My old job allowed me to engage with people often dealing with difficult issues and problems whilst always respecting their rights to confidentiality (which is, for me, a vital part of a journalist’s integrity). In 2012, I went to see a Solution Focused Hypnotherapy practitioner for a variety of issues, including weight loss and stress reduction.
I was initially sceptical but ended up by being impressed at the results which included working my way up to running two marathons in my favourite city of Paris, France. In fact I was so impressed at the results that I decided to retrain, become fully qualified and join a practice!
I am constantly amazed by the results which I see in the work which we do as Solution Focused Hypnotherapy practitioners and truly believe that SFH can make a positive impact on our lives. We can make positive changes in life when we focus on what we do want rather than what we don’t want.
Dr Viv Richards
‘I started my career as a Microbiologist before having my two children, now 10 and 12. As my children grew up I realised that I no longer wanted to pursue the laboratory route and so applied for Medicine. I successfully completed the course and have worked in areas of Paediatrics, Medicine and Surgery but have felt that with a changing environment over the last three years, a change of direction was in order. I joined the Clifton Practice (Plymouth) as a student and have not looked back. Client feedback confirms that I have changed people’s lives for the better and I receive job satisfaction on a daily basis. I am absolutely passionate that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is the way forwards to not only support Medicine but replace many unnecessary medical interventions.’ Dr Viv Richards.
Sally Potter HPD DSFH
Sally Potter is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist based in the beautiful South Hams on the southern tip of Dartmoor. She trained as a radiographer in Plymouth and enjoyed a 15 year career in the NHS and private sector before starting a family and moving with her husband to live in Africa. In 2005 Devon beckoned once more, and the Potter family has been settled here since then.
Sally trained in Hypnotherapy at the Observatory Practice in Plymouth, part of the renowned Clifton Practice, and is qualified in Hypnotherapy (DSFH) and Psychotherapy. She is fully insured and holds a current DBS check.
Whilst enjoying all aspects of hypnotherapy, Sally particularly enjoys working with anxiety and stress, and also with young adults, often seeing life-changing transformations within short time frame.
Jackie Kings BA (Hons) DSFH
Hi, I’m Jackie Kings, a qualified clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist.
I want everyone to have the best life they can and the life that they want.
Solution focused hypnotherapy and psychotherapy supports you to make the positive changes and take the control in your life that you want so you can be the best version of you and get the most out of life. This is done in a positive, happy and relaxing therapeutic environment and the speed of change that can be achieved is quite amazing.
Dealing with day to day life and the challenges that face us is tough sometimes.
Overcoming everyday stress and anxiety; moving on from depression; building confidence; gaining clarity; achieving goals; tackling phobias; weight control and giving up smoking are some of the challenges that can be helped with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.
I first learned of Solution Focused Therapy whilst working in the public sector, building services to support people facing challenges in their lives. I witnessed time and again the positive life changing impact this future focused approach could have and decided to develop my career further in this field.
After a lot of research I found the perfect combination of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy which combines future focused strategies with years of research and practice from the foremost figures in neuroscience. This combination means we can better understand how the brain works, why we react in the way we do and what conditions allow us to make the positive changes we want.
I went on to train and qualify as a clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist at the renowned Clifton Hypnotherapy Practice (the leading hypnotherapy clinic in the South West). I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and the National Board of Modern Psychotherapy.
If you think this may be the solution for you, call to make an appointment for a free no obligation initial consultation. I look forward to meeting you.
Principal. Matthew Cahill MBA AHD Adv.DHP
Matthew is a lecturer at the CPHT which is considered as the gold standard in hypnotherapy training and was Awarded Outstanding Contribution to the Hypnotherapy Profession 2006.
Matthew continues to develop his knowledge and techniques by attending seminars for the latest developments in the field of hypnotherapy.
As well as being registered on the NHS directory of Complementary and Alternative Therapy, and an APHP Quit Smoking (QS) specialist, Matthew is a member of the following professional organisations:
• Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
• National Council for Hypnotherapy
• National Council of Psychotherapists
Matthew will explain how and why the treatment has worked in a relaxed and easy digestible manner. He is available for seminars on dealing with stress and all issues involving corporate pressures, he is also available for company anti smoking programs.
Matthew has a deep passion for therapy and is 100% committed to helping you achieve your goals.