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Sophie West

I am a highly specialised professional in the field of therapy and coaching.  As one of the very few Advanced Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists.  I have acquired extensive training and qualifications not only in the UK, but also New York, USA.

In addition to my expertise in Advanced Clinical Hypnosis and Solution Focused Psychotherapy, I am also a New York, USA trained Integrate Life Coach, a New York, USA Certified Stress Management Consultant, and a Mindfulness Consultant.

My broad range of skills and international training sets me apart, allowing me to offer my clients a personalised and individual approach techniques and treatment plan to achieve positive change and overall wellbeing.

Informed by the very latest research, the gold standard in therapeutic training, and many hours of private practise client work, my goal is to guide and support every client in overcoming their issues, improving their wellbeing, and maximising their potential. I am passionate about positive change and am proud to work in the health and wellbeing sector, helping people to live more fulfilled lives.

To see people gain momentum on their chosen path, is the most wonderful and rewarding thing to see. It’s a privilege to be working in this field and I look forward to a helping others.

Membership and accreditation

I am an experienced and accredited practitioner, holding the nationally recognised Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DSFH). I also hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)- the gold standard sector qualification awarded from the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH). To qualify for this you have to have submitted and had validated (by the NCH) a large portfolio of work of which I am also a member (MNCHReg), abiding by their code of conduct and ethics.

I am one of the few hypnotherapists who have been awarded the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma AHD, it is the highest award in hypnotherapy, it is accredited by the NCFE and benchmarked at level 5, it is an equivalent level to a foundation degree.

I trained at Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training Centre in Bristol. This highly respected UK and International training body is accredited by leading professional national organisations including: The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC), the National Board for Modern Psychotherapy (NBMP), and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

As a registered and accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist, I am required to participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through workshops, courses, supervision and personal development.

I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists, and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and is bound by their strict codes of practice. I also maintain full public liability and professional Indemnity insurance and have enhanced DBS certificates.

I have qualified as a Hypnotist at the Center for Integrative Hypnosis in New York, USA

I have qualified as a Life Coach with Melissa Tiers at the CIH in New York, USA