About me

Donna Thomson

Hi,   I’m Donna Thomson and I love being a Cognitive Hypnotherapist.

I trained as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist after experiencing how it changed my life. The birth of my son and the death of my mum within a very short time of each other left me with negative thought patterns that I just couldn’t shift alone.

I saw a couple traditional hypnotherapists, but it never seemed to help me get to where I wanted to be. Then I had the good fortune to experience Cognitive Hypnotherapy and everything changed. In just a few sessions I knew that things didn’t have to be the way they were and I could take back control of me.
This began my journey on the road of self-development and I knew that if I had the skills I could help others to achieve their full potential and know that more is possible for them.

I am a fully qualified and insured Cognitive Hypnotherapist. I trained for my diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP Master Practitioner with Mr Trevor Silvester who founded the Quest Institute at Regents University in London. Trevor is also a very well respected and published author and an inspiration to all.

I am registered with the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) the largest and most prominent organization for Hypnotherapists in the UK. Also, the Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (QCHPA) which through its own members of practicing Cognitive Hypnotherapists had a research study published in the Mental Health Review Journal which documents strong evidence that Cognitive Hypnotherapy works!

Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy (QCH) launched a unique research project in 2011. Using a team of QCH therapists, clients with anxiety and depression were assessed using the same outcome measures currently used to assess the effectiveness of talking therapies within the NHS. The pilot study was published in the Mental Health Review Journal in 2015. It recorded that, using 118 cases measuring the effectiveness of Cognitive Hypnotherapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety, 71% considered themselves recovered after an average of 4 sessions. This compared to an average of 42% for other approaches using the same measures (like CBT). To our knowledge, this is the only hypnotherapy approach to have been validated in this way. For further information concerning the research project and pilot study released in the Mental Health Review Journal please visit the evidence-based therapy research page.

These organizations adhere to a strict code of ethics and practice and is a condition of my membership.

I am committed to continuing my professional development (CPD) so I can provide my clients with the most up to date and professional treatment possible.

I am friendly, encouraging and non-judgmental.

To find out how Cognitive Hypnotherapy can work for you call me for a free confidential chat on Tel: 07940 114 409.

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