When you are choosing a hypnotherapist, it is important you can be confident that they have undertaken all the necessary training required to understand the theory and practice of hypnotherapy. Valerie is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which was set up by the government to protect the public. The government recommends that when people are looking for a health care practitioner, including hypnotherapists, they only consult a practitioner on an accredited register such as the CNHC register. The General Medical Council guidance to doctors confirms that they are able to refer patients to practitioners on accredited registers which includes all CNHC registrants. All CNHC registrants have agreed to be bound by the highest standards of conduct and are professionally trained and fully insured to practise.
Valerie is also a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, who holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
Valerie is also a member of the Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) who work tirelessly to ensure the ethical and professional use of NLP through the standardisation and continual improvement of the NLP accreditation process.
Always look for the CNHC registered mark and other professionally recognised registrations - your guarantee of standards.
Choose with confidence when you choose Hypnosis and NLP Therapy Edinburgh.
Valerie has followed a diverse career path having initially qualified and trained as a dietician she then went on to retrain as an accountant, as which she forged a successful business career across a number of sectors for over 20 years.
She has always had a passion for helping others and has been a hands on volunteer both in the UK and abroad for many years. She has used the combination of both her business skills and her compassionate nature to try to make a difference in the life of others. She was an active listening volunteer for over 9 years, providing support to people in emotional distress and struggling to cope with everyday life.
She has always had a fascination with the mind-body link, which she has explored over a number of years, complemented by her interest in meditation and reiki. It was this interest and her own struggle to manage, what could sometimes be quite debilitating bouts of IBS that led her to Hypnotherapy and NLP.
Valerie has a diploma in Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis and holds a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, in addition to being a Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP®. She is also a qualified KG Hypnobirthing Teacher and BWRT practitioner. She is constantly seeking to expand her knowledge and experience and holds further diplomas in: The Shillaw method of Associational Hypnosis, Experimental Hypnosis & Extra-Ordinary States, Trance & the Transformation of Identity, and Covert and Conversational Hypnosis.
She also holds a certificate in Okuden Level II Reiki.
Valerie regularly attends and occasionally leads NLP and Hypnotherapy practice groups. She feels privileged to be able to use both her skills and her own life experience on a day to day basis to help others resolve issues, maximise their potential and achieve goals.
Academic qualifications include a BSC in Dietetics and a post graduate qualification as a Chartered Management Accountant.
Professional Memberships and Registrations
- National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
- Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
- Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ANLP)
- The British BrainWorking Research Society (BBRS)