Find out about me

Linda in her therapy room

My Background

I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist and have always been fascinated with our behaviours and emotions and the link to how our brains work.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy allows me to bring together a love of Psychology, my scientific background and most importantly my desire to help people in a positive and goal orientated process.

When I first heard the ‘Explanation of the Brain’, as used in the therapy sessions, and why we experience anxiety, stress, depression and the fear response,  it was a ‘light bulb’ moment.  I could really relate to this being a response so many of us have to our day to day situations.  With Solution Focused Hypnotherapy we can do something positive about it!

My academic background is in Biochemistry and I worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for more than 30 years.  From experience I understand work place stress,  juggling a work / life balance and the demands of our modern day lives. These pressures can change at different times of our lives and with different experiences.   This can all have an impact on our wellbeing, mental health and our ability to cope.

Where the therapy sessions are held

Hypnotherapy sessions in person are held in Helsby, Cheshire in a lovely dedicated therapy room.  Sessions are also available on-line so we can work together regardless of where you may live and work!

Coda Hypnotherapy - Therapy Room


Qualifications and Professional Registrations

Awarded the Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD), a ‘Gold Standard’ qualification in Hypnotherapy. In addition I hold the Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH). I trained with and graduated from CPHT, Manchester.

I am registered with, and a member of the following professional organisations:

  • The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH).
  • The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy ( AfSFH).
  • The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

To be able to work with children and vulnerable adults I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

As a professional therapist I regularly undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD). I enjoy enhancing my knowledge and experience with focused training in specialist areas of particular interest.  I have completed additional training for Women’s health including ‘Managing Menopause’, ‘Calm Pregnancy and Childbirth’ and ‘Women’s Health’. In addition I have completed  additional training in ‘Working with children and Young adults’ and ‘Working with Children and Young adults with challenging behaviour’.

Follow this link for additional information information on Hypnotherapy for Children and Young Adults:

Hypnotherapy for Children & Young adults