My name is Katie Churms. I am a fully qualified clinical solution focused hypnotherapist and psychotherapist (DSFH) (HPD) trained by CPHT (Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training), the gold standard in hypnotherapy training. I am registered with the AfSFH and NCH and am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS. I won the 2020/2021, 2022, 2023/24 and 2024/25 Prestige London and South East ‘Hypnotherapist of the Year’ award. I am also a clinical supervisor for other hypnotherapists and a senior lecturer for CPHT. I absolutely love my job and am very passionate about what I do. I have a particular interest in supporting people with anxiety, stress and overwhelm but can support with a wide range of issues, problems and symptoms. I also work alongside ‘Above & Beyond’ Cancer Foundation, supporting their patients and families through their cancer journeys.
I originally trained as a teacher and taught in schools for a number of years. I was led to Solution Focused Hypnotherapy myself when I went through a low time in my life. I felt alone and confused, lacked confidence and had a very negative mindset, overthinking every situation. Over the years I had tried a few different therapies, all of which had involved discussing the past, something I hadn’t found beneficial in any way. I knew I wanted to move forward, not dwell on the past. I stumbled across a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist in my local area, purely by coincidence. After only 6 sessions with her, my mindset had completely changed, I was able to make confident decisions and I found a new found sense of self worth in myself. I will forever be grateful to the therapist and to solution focused hypnotherapy for helping me to change my life around, something I aspire to do with my clients. I soon realised that it was time for me to move on from teaching, and what better way to do so than to start my Solution Focused Hypnotherapy training with CPHT, a decision that has absolutely changed my life.
I am a firm believer that we have little power of what has happened in the past or will happen in the future but we have complete power over how we respond. Once we come to realise this and change the way we look at things, the things we look at also seem to change. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy enabled me to do this and it can for you too.