Hello, my name is Karen Hayward and I am a multi accredited, experienced, fully insured, professional therapist, with a special interest in trauma based anxiety, pain management and depression. I use a variety of therapies in my work including hypnotherapy, BLAST (EMDR) and BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy). I am passionate about the benefits of therapeutic intervention and the help it can provide. The difference I see in my clients never ceases to amaze and inspire me! Every day brings new rewards.
My interest in complementary therapies, and in particular hypnotherapy, began many, many years ago. I have had hypnotherapy a number of times, the first time around 30 years ago when I decided to overcome my crippling phobia of spiders. My children also had hypnotherapy, as did other family members, all with great success.
I am a keen advocate of good mental health and am also a Mental Health First Aid instructor, working with businesses and individuals to raise awareness of mental health issues, working tirelessly to reduce the stigma that so often associates poor mental health.
I studied a degree at Anglia Ruskin University before moving to North Yorkshire nearly 20 years ago and I am currently living in Ryedale with my two labradors and cat called Kitt. I have two amazing, grown-up children and two equally amazing grandchildren. When I am not working, you can often find me mooching around Dalby Forest with the hairy babies or up in the fields, teaching them new tricks.
As a ‘slightly” more mature woman, I have a wealth of life experiences meaning I can relate to my clients in so many different ways.
You can be assured that I value your confidentiality and, as a member of a number of governing bodies, work to a strict set of ethical standards.
I hope you find the following pages of interest. If you would like an informal chat or more information, please feel free to contact me on 07790 893007 or 01751 472628 and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, or, if you prefer, drop me a line using the message box below.
Dip. CHH Cert.NLPS Dip. SCT BLAST Prac. GQHP BWRT
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You might be wondering what it would be like to work with me. Will you like the sound of my voice?
I have recorded a 5 minute ‘chill out and recharge’ session for you. Click below to listen. I hope you like it. As it is hypnotic in nature, please do not listen to it whilst driving, operating machinery or doing anything that needs your full attention. Listen to it when it is safe to do so, when you can relax and simply enjoy it.
You might also be wondering if hypnotherapy is the right option or if I am the right therapist for you.
Why not book a free consultation to find out. There is no obligation and I may be able to give you some solutions that you can start to use straight away.