About

“I am trained to an advanced level in Clinical, Medical and Psycho-dynamic therapies, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Regression and Internal Family Systems (IFS) as well as Solution-focussed, Ericksonian and medical hypnosis.”

Hypnotherapy came to my attention through a friend, who after a health scare, transformed from being in constant meltdown, a headless chicken (in the City), to the most peaceful, serene Wise Woman being gracing the planet! Through her journey, I learnt about Polyvagal theory, Family Constellations, Internal Family Systems, and how powerful hypnosis can be in therapy. The next thing I knew, I was training in it myself.

When I had my daughter, I put hypnosis to the ultimate test of pain control. I took no drugs, I turned my focus inwards and birthed in a dark, silent environment. It was so powerful to trust my body. This experience (and a younger sister who begged me to teach her) led me to set up The Barefoot Hypno, birthing and parenting workshops that combines hypnobirthing with therapy to prepare people for the journey of parenting.

I’m not and never have been a one trick pony, so I was never going to simply be a hypnotherapist. I read, explore and learn incessantly. I take skills, techniques and ideas from here, there and everywhere, and pull it all into helping people to achieve the changes they want. I’ve lived on different continents, held many different jobs and always drummed to my own beat. This brings instinct, courage and a frankness to my therapy room that I believe benefits everyone.

Clinical Hypnotherapist: Elizabeth Knights-Trench

QUALIFICATIONS

Clinical Hypnotherapy (National Council for Hypnotherapists), Hypnotherapy Diploma (London Hypnotherapy Academy): Medical Hypnosis, Solution Focussed Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Coaching, Analytical Hypnosis (ext.module) Hypnotherapy and Children (ext.module) Hypno-Birthing (ext module) and Internal Family Systems (intro level).. I also hold a Masters Degree (Bath Spa) and BA (hons) in Philosophy/Psychology (Warwick)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy) Hypnotherapy-Directory, Welldoing.org. I am also fully insured.

“Liz made me feel comfortable and relaxed straight away, she is so easy to talk to. Doing therapy with her has been an amazing experience and I have learnt so much about what has caused my insomnia and what I can do to overcome it. ”

SIGRID, ACCOUNT EXEC

“I had two sessions and already something has shifted as I’m not eating anywhere near as many sweet things as I was and I have lost about 5lbs so far. She’s brilliant. I would have no hesitation in recommending her (highly) to others.”

JAYNY, TEACHER

“I can’t imagine where I’d be now if I’d done this work on myself 10 years ago.”

AMY, EXEC DIRECTOR

“Absorbing, relaxing hypnosis and a much happier me!”

GEETA, ENTREPRENEUR

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.