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.
Laura Smith BSc (Hons) HPD
My name is Laura Smith and I am a qualified and insured Solution Focused Hypnotherapist (DSFH) and Psychotherapist and hold a current DBS. I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and the National Board of Modern Psychotherapy and abide by their strict code of ethics. I trained through the Clifton Practice, a nationally accredited centre of excellence & the leading hypnotherapy training centre in the UK.
I first experienced Hypnotherapy in my 20’s and was astounded by how effective it was in making changes which I wanted but really struggled with.
I have suffered with stress, anxiety and depression in the past and have worked with many therapist, practicing various different types of therapy, to try and overcome these difficulties. Although these therapies were helpful at the time I always came back to a feeling of ‘not ok’ and could never shake off the effects of the past. Working with a skilled Solution Focused Hypnotherapy practitioner completely changed my life, the solution focused nature of this therapy was such a breath of fresh air after years of raking over the past trying to understand why I felt the way I did. Continually dragging over the past only meant that I was essentially carrying the past with me into the future.
Hypnotherapy has had a profound effect on my own life, and completely changed the way I see myself, how I interact in the world and my relationships with others. I take pleasure from life now and am honestly able to enjoy each and every day. Having experienced the power of Hypnotherapy and the positive impact it has had on my life, and consequently the lives of my family, and how quickly changes can be achieved I wanted to allow others the same opportunity to change their lives and their future. Being able to help others in this way continues to be a daily privilege and pleasure. I believe that everyone can benefit from working with a solution focused hypnotherapist as it’s all about being the best that you can be.
Everything about Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is so incredibly positive I am continually enthused by the changes my clients have been able to make in their lives when they engage with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, and the speed of change really is phenomenal. We don’t even need to talk about the problem as Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is all about how you want to be; what could be better?
I am committed to offering my clients a professional, caring and enjoyable service that is tailored to your individual needs. We will work together to make the changes you choose for the future using a positive and solution focused approach
Get in touch to book a FREE no obligations initial consultation. I look forward to working with you.
Andy Kings DFSH AfSFH (Reg)
I am Andy Kings, a clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist specialising in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Having served as a police officer in Manchester and Plymouth for over 30 years I have witnessed many times how trauma, circumstances of life can influence both mind and body. After retiring from the police service I continued to work in the “Safeguarding” field. I am a family man with two children. Being married to a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, I was fortunate to witness first hand the effectiveness of this therapy. On seeing these results, I decided to train at the acclaimed Clifton Practice in Plymouth. I am a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
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.
Skye Atkins DFSH AfSFH (Reg)
Skye Atkins is a qualified, registered and insured Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, specialising in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy.
From a young age Skye has had a sense of wonder and curiosity about the human mind. Her curiosity led her to study Psychology, Person Centred Counselling, NLP and Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy.
Skye has spent time travelling the world immersing herself in different cultures exploring various traditional and fascinating healing practices. Along with her knowledge and own personal life experiences, she has developed a wide range of innovative techniques and skills as a Solution-Focused Hypnotherapist.
Skye’s approach is direct, respectful and caring. She is a skilled intuitive listener and uniquely tailors each therapy session to suit the needs of her client to support their goals. Initial consultations are free of charge. In a relaxing environment Skye will explain how Hypnotherapy works and how it can help make positive and permanent change almost immediately.
Skye is continually developing her knowledge and techniques by keeping herself up to date with the latest research and developments in the field of Psychology, Neuroscience and Hypnotherapy.
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.