Karen Hayley

KAREN HAYLEY BA (Hons) C.Hyp SICH.D.Hyp. SICH.CNLP Practitioner

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Distinction), Certified Clinical NLP Practitioner, Certificate in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Body oriented therapy for trauma & attachment) Certificate in IFS (Internal Family Systems) for trauma, anxiety & depression, Certificate in trauma therapy (with Bessell Van der Kolk MD, author of 'The Body Keep the Score'), Relationship & sexual therapy training with Esther Perel (author of 'Mating in Captivity'), Certificate in Psychedelics in therapy, Harm Reduction and Psychedelic Integration: (Fluence), Female sexual difficulties certificate (COSRT), Additional training in Psychotherapeutic & Psychoanalytic techniques (including CBT, Rogerian, Person-centered, Jungian, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, (with The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy), Expressive arts therapy training with Cathy Malchiodi (CPD), Nutritional therapy training with The School of Health (UK), Professional voice and breathwork coach (10 years experience)

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I’m qualified and experienced Hypnotherapist, Coach & Integrative Therapist. (My Psychotherapeutic qualifications include CBT, Gestalt, Person-centred therapy, Jungian, Psychodynamic & Transactional analysis). In addition to Hypnotherapy, I offer clients integrative psychotherapy, coaching, mindfulness, meditation, and stress management, and 1to1 psychedelic integration sessions. My clinical specialties include: Anxiety (including health anxiety, public speaking anxiety & OCD), stress management, burnout (prevention & recovery), insomnia, low self-esteem, voice and breathwork, sexual issues, issues around belonging and identity, depression, chronic illness, mind/body disorders. I’m trauma qualified & certified to work with trauma and PTSD, women’s sexual health issues, and as a psychedelic experience integration facilitator. I regularly work with & can also help with drinking & eating issues, compulsions and addictions.

AbuseAdjustment DisorderAlcohol Abuse and Alcohol DependenceAnxietyArt TherapyAttachment TheoryBipolarBody Image IssuesBurnoutChronic Pain or IllnessCoachingCodependencyDepressionDivorceFeministHistorical TraumaInsomniaLGBTQ IssuesLoss or GriefMindfulness-basedOCDPanicPersonal GrowthPsychodynamicPTSDRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSexual AbuseSexual AddictionSexual ProblemsSocial PhobiaSpiritualityTraumaVeterans/Military ServiceWomen’s Issues

My therapeutic approach is… Person centred (we’re on equal terms, two human beings talking in a room! I consider every person’s unique strengths, inviting you to collaborate with me on your healing journey). Integrative (I have a tool box of different psychotherapeutic modalities to draw on. This means I won’t try to ‘fit you into’ my way of doing things, and I can adapt to what suits you.) Holistic (I consider all elements (Physical, psychological, social, environmental), which may be impacting a person’s wellbeing.) Solution focused (I don't want to waste your time or money! I aim to deliver the results you are seeking to reach a desired goal, rather than just having interesting, analytical, counselling conversations which may be insightful but not lead to any desired changes.) I abide by the GHR and the UKCP code of ethics; and am a fully qualified and fully accredited member of the GHSH. The UKCP is one of the most stringent governing/accrediting bodies in the UK for psychotherapy and counselling. Get in touch for a free introductory 15 minute consultation, and gain access to my free resources: karen@thrivehypnosis.co.uk https://www.thrivehypnosis.co.uk/

I work with people from diverse backgrounds and have experience of working with a wide range of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, sexuality, and issues of empowerment and authenticity. I'm committed to keeping up-to-date with cutting-edge research and developments in my area and using only the best, evidence based techniques. I have a creative background. Before training as a therapist, I worked extensively as a comedy writer/performer, voice coach and voice over. I’m the originator of the ‘Comedy for stress management’ programmes, which I created for MIND UK and Surrey County Council. I believe therapy should be accessible, and (where possible), life enhancing and life affirming.

Type of Therapy
  • Art Therapy / Psychotherapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Experiential
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Holistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Jungian Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative
  • NLP
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered)
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
Client Type
Type of Session
Long Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)

Kensington, Harley Street, Wimbledon