Why Me?

Why Me?

Maria Richards CognitiveHypnotherapist, HPD, DipCHyp, MPNLP, MNCH, MCNHC

MRichards-HypnotherapistI work in my East London hypnotherapy practice based in South Woodford, and you can be assured that I am a fully qualified and comprehensively insured Cognitive Hypnotherapist.  

I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) which endorses the highest standards in training and a strict code of professional ethics and public protection policies. I am also registered with the Complementary and National Healthcare Council (CNHC). When searching for a hypnotherapist the CNHC kite mark will help you to establish that the therapist is regulated and that you are therefore protected. My membership of these associations is also dependent on a commitment to continual professional development and monthly supervision meetings. 

I’ve also worked in the media industry, both public service and commercial companies, for many years, diverging from hands on technical know-how into managing teams and motivating individuals towards achieving targets and succeeding in their own personal goals.

I took an interest in coaching methods and in building on these skills to forge stronger links between individuals and teams of people. In sharing my learning’s I was able to motivate and help others in their daily work and in acknowledging their own capabilities to achieve much more.

I was drawn to Cognitive Hypnotherapy as I recognised the value of what it provides as a multi-discipline in helping people in so many ways to achieve what they value in life.

My training with the Quest Institute has taught me how the power of your mind can be utilised to help you in so many different ways. And although no one therapy is ever guaranteed, Cognitive Hypnotherapy aligns with what I have come to recognise as a valuable resource which has helped many people in resolving their issues and becoming the person they want to be. We use leading edge techniques that include Positive Psychology,

From personal experience and from helping others in my East London hypnotherapy practice,  I’ve seen how utilising the tools available in Cognitive Hypnotherapy can make a difference in changing lives for the better, diminishing limiting beliefs, engendering confidence and supporting through personal change and growth.  To learn more about what Cognitive Hypnotherapy can offer you please check out my website.

My Qualifications  (about me)

  • HPD, hypnotherapy practitioners diploma – verified by The National council of hypnotherapy (NCH). Presently the only independently accredited , professional standard qualification in Hypnotherapy in the UK
  • DipCHyp, Diploma in Cognitive hypnotherapy awarded by The Quest Institute – the pioneers of Cognitive Hypnotherapy
  • MPNLP, Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. (NLP)
  • MNCH (LIC) , A Licentiate member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy – adhering to codes of conduct and to continued professional development. Code of ethics
  • MCNHC, Member of Complementary and Natural Heathcare council recognised and supported by the department of health. 
  • Eye Movement Integration Plus practitioner (EMI)

Following a report in 2000 from the House of Lords Science and Technology Report on Complementary and Alternative Medicines, the Princes Foundation for Integrated Health set up the CNHC as a regulatory body to oversee the quality of practitioners to protect the public. The programme was supported by the King’s Fund and Department of Health.

The Quest institute has also aligned itself with the Pragmatic Research Network which works towards a better understanding of how we, as cognitive hypnotherapists, can maximise the effectiveness of the work we do with our clients.  By utilising these assessment tools in your session we can track any progress you have been making. Results show that this can help to motivate and reinforce those positive behaviours which can help to accelerate your improvement.

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