Natalie Howson Cognitive Hypnotherapy Logo

My life has had its share of ups and downs in my 30-year career, first as a Nurse and then as a Skin Specialist and now a QCH Therapist. In my personal life I have faced a range of challenges and difficulties, and I have listened as patients and clients shared their own joys, griefs, and struggles.

Caring has come naturally to me, but seeing so many people, including vulnerable teenagers, going through trauma, made me realise that I wanted to be able to offer more help—but I wasn't equipped with the tools to deal with the things I was hearing.

Training as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist has been the best thing I have ever done, through Trevor Silvester at The Quest Institute (based at Regents University in London). It has given me a range of skills and approaches that allow me to help people deal with problems in a creative and positive way by changing the way they think.

Embarking on this therapy has transformed the way I look at myself and others. I now provide a safe and gentle space to explore why things go wrong and to discover ways of overcoming negative patterns of behaviour and belief.

I am a member of the NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy), which is an independent organisation committed to ensuring the highest possible professional standards. Additionally, I am a member of QCHPA (Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Association) and am bound by their code of ethics.

I love my work, but when I am not working, I enjoy yoga, going to the gym, walking my four dogs, and sharing a glass of wine with friends. I am a mother of three and a partner to Chris.

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"If you plant a bamboo seed, no matter how much you nurture it, nothing will show above the surface. Then, after 5 years, it will explode into growth and climb 80 feet in six weeks. It”s spent 5 years growing roots nobody can see… TO ACCOMPLISH GOALS IN LIFE, WE NEED A STRONG FOUNDATION OF VALUES, PRINCIPLES, AND ATTITUDES"