Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and NLP Practitioner
DHP, HPD, SFBT Sup (Hyp), AfSFH, MNCH (Acc.), GQHP
Senior Lecturer in Hypnotherapy | Supervisor in Hypnotherapy
Lisa’s previous working life was within the financial services industry and in her early fifties, Lisa was introduced to hypnotherapy and NLP through a friend. This helped enormously with her health and stress levels and when she later chose to terminate her contract within the financial sector, she decided on a complete change of career and began NLP Practitioner Training.
Lisa was then directed towards hypnotherapy and psychotherapy and undertook this training at the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training School (CPHT), an accredited centre of excellence in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and a leading UK government recognised teaching authority.
Lisa’s work experience includes having worked as a tutor for Bristol City Council in the South West of England, running confidence courses and also coaching adults with issues such as low self-esteem, poor social skills or substance dependencies to help them find their own tools and inner resources for positive changes in behaviour, and in getting the life they want.
Lisa is a qualified Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist (HPD) with training in Psychotherapy and CBT skills, she is a Senior Lecturer for The Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training and a Supervisor; she also runs a busy, successful therapy practice situated within the tranquil, rural setting of North Somerset, England, having reached a running client base of thirty-two very quickly after qualifying. She is also beginning her studying for the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (AHD); this course has been assessed at a level 5 by NCFE, which at present is the highest level of qualification available for hypnotherapists, and only available to qualified hypnotherapists through CPHT.
For the second year running Lisa has had the honour of winning an award from the Global Health Pharma Alternative Medicine and Holistic Health Awards for:
Lisa’s own life experience has shown her that constructive, long lasting change is achievable. This has made her passionate about guiding others towards constructive and lasting changes in their lives, and in helping to improve their well-being; Lisa is now furthering her work as a Senior Lecturer as part of the CPHT Hampshire Team alongside CPHT Guest Senior Lecturers, training others to work as she has for the past 6 years, and to help make that difference.
Lisa lives in a small village in North Somerset and enjoys village and country life and being with her family.
Lisa Williams, your lecturer, has also undertaken Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training in the following areas:
- Calm in Childbirth
- Working with Children
- SFH for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- SFH and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Mindfulness & Acceptance-Based Strategies
- Neuroscience and Obesity
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- SFH to help with Grief
- Pain Management
- Sleep and SFH for Mental Illness and also a CPD in The Science Behind the IC (what we explain in the initial consultation).
Like many complementary practitioners, Paul’s path to becoming a hypnotherapist was through the consulting couch.
Paul said: “I was working in a high-pressure job in the media, with constant deadlines, long hours and staffing issues – sounds familiar? As a result I began to suffer from anxiety.
“In a quest for a solution, I discovered a hypnotherapist practising in north Hampshire and from that moment, my life changed dramatically and for the better. Within an hour of meeting the therapist, I had more or less decided to change career. The use of solution-focused brief therapy coupled with hypnosis was revelatory.”
That therapist had been trained by the Clifton Practice at its base in Bristol and in 2007/2008, Paul took the plunge and enrolled on Intake 41, led by the incredible David Newton, ably assisted by Susan Rodrigues. One of the co-students was former world champion boxer Glenn Catley, whose insight into how hypnotherapy enabled him to achieve glory on a global stage was amazing.
Since qualifying in 2008, Paul has had thousands of hours of clinical experience in both private practice and in a voluntary capacity, which included working at a hospice and for Macmillan Cancer Support in a south coast hospital. He has also hosted talks on the subject of hypnotherapy for a range of organisations.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to experience first-hand the incredible benefits that hypnotherapy can bring, both for myself and for others. For me, what sets the Clifton Practice apart is the incorporation of science into the application of therapy. The solution-focused approach is also great for getting clients to think and feel in new and healthier ways.
“I believe that hypnotherapy can be beneficial for virtually anyone and I’m committed to helping students to transform their own lives as well as their clients.”