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Hypnotherapy/ counselling/ coaching/ training/ workshops/ seminars
Linda Witchell MA BSc (Hons) RGN Hyp Dip.


  • You want a FAST RESULTS
  • you want EASY ACCESS - face to face or via Skype / Zoom / telephone
  • you want SOLUTIONS and to FEEL BETTER

I have met many people over the years who are feeling awful because of stress and anxiety or maybe they have lost someone or something that is important to them. It feels awful. You want something to change but its difficut to know where to start.

STOP thinking and take action! I can help you to learn to feel so much better.

I can help you unravel that problem and find the solution, fast!

I believe that everyone has the power to learn and feel better. It doesn't matter what background you are from. I don't make judgements about you rather I want to help you deal with the problem by finding a solution. I believe that you can change if you want to. All you need is the support and the need to change. If you want to learn then you can. Learning is more than doing a course; it's about understanding how things can help you in life whether that be at work or in your personal life.

 Do you have similar ideas to mine? Do you think you can change something that you are not happy with or learn to accept the things that you can't change. I believe that I can help you as I have had many years experience of working with different people on different aspects of their life tha they are not happy with.  

Something to consider…

How much pain are you prepared to continue with?

Imagine if you were looking for a car, how would you choose what you wanted? Some people want speed and performance. I am an ethical practitioner and coach so I aim to work with you fairly quickly, but of course I monitor things with you and make adjustments along the way. For some people change happens quickly, for others it may take a bit longer. Hypnotherapy on average takes 3 – 6 sessions, coaching can be a one off or typically 6 sessions, counselling alone is often more than 6 sessions but we assess progress regularly.

Maybe you want a car that is known to be reliable and highly rated in the industry. I am fully qualified and people recommend me. When other people chose a car they want extras. I can show you my qualifications in a variety of areas and experience of working with people for many years. I also offer different techniques in coaching such as ‘Walk and Talk’ coaching. Some people choose a car on price. I am not cheap but I do offer value for money. I am obviously not a car but these thoughts might help you to know what you are getting if you use my service.

My Approach

I am a wife, mother and professional person. I use an integrated approach in my work and I like to base things on research and evidence. This means that I use a variety of ways to meet your needs. I have worked in management, teaching and care roles, mainly in the UK but also in Australia.  I am a registered nurse and my speciality is ophthalmology and education.

I am a qualified hypnotherapist and counsellor. As a complementary therapist I do not diagnose medical conditions nor claim that what I offer will cure a medical problem. I always want to work with you and your GP on health matters so I may discuss with you the need for you or me with your consent to contact your doctor.

I am a qualified Executive/Business and Personal/Life coach. I offer a variety of approaches including positive psychology. 

I have gathered knowledge and skills in business through being a founder partner and editor with an international nursing journal. I have supported my husband with his business and since 2007 I have managed this business – Awaken the Change. I have always enjoyed teaching. This has included developing teaching programmes and training in healthcare. I have qualifications in teaching English so I have taught overseas students English. I am used to public speaking. I have given many speeches and presentations over the years. I am a member of Toastmasters.

I offer care and respect no matter what the person’s background is. The most important aspect is the problem that people bring to me, and the desire to make changes in attitude, beliefs and behaviours.

I like to help the whole person not just the symptoms. We will work together and agree on the best way forward. There is never any pressure from me to use my service. All I ask is that you are committed to change and are willing to do things in a different way in order to feel better.

So I hope you will soon find out that I am approachable and serious about what I do.

My Qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy (I'm currently doing a Masters degree in Hypnosis)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CPCAB level 5)
  • Certificate in Life Coaching (ncfe)     
  • Executive and Personal Coaching Certificate (Barefoot Coaching & Chester University)
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Chrysalis)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB Level 2)
  • Certificate in Pet Bereavement (ABC level 4)
  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Ascentis)
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy Supervision (York Hypnotherapy)
  • Emergency First Aid at Work Course
  • Registered General Nurse
  • MA Interprofessional Health and Community Care
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing
  • Further and Adult Teaching Certificate (City & Guilds 730)
  • Certificate VI in Training and Assessing (Trainwell, Australia)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate (TEFL)
  • Teaching Business English
  • Cruse Bereavement Certificate

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Additional Hypnotherapy/ counselling/ coaching training has covered:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherpy for Insomnia - the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
  • Virtual gastric band hypnosis course by Shelia Granger
  • The Authoritarian and Motivational Weight Loss Programme course by Steve Miller
  • Thinking Effectively – coaching with Nancy Kline
  • Smoking Cessation- Master Class - Donald Robertson.
  • Pain Management- Master Class
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Mike Mahoney
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome -  The College of REBT, London
  • Ideomotor Responses
  • Rapid inductions
  • Weight loss and virtual gastric banding - Hypnoband
  • Weight Loss- Master Class
  • Regression
  • Parts therapy
  • Anxiety, Phobias and Habits
  • Hypnotherapy in childbirth- Easybirthing with Sharon Mustard
  • Bereavement counselling- CRUSE
  • Sports Hypnosis
  • Personna Therapy- Mike Garrett, Psycho-Semantics Institute.
  • Deep trance- masterclass
  • Masterclass in Sensory Acuity with Mike Garrett, Psycho-Semantics Institute.
  • 'The Art of Being Noticed' with Steve Miller Training Ltd.
  • Recording masterclass with Christian Baker, Northampton Hypnotherapy
  • Plus ongoing additional nursing training and professional training for my role