Following a career that spanned 30 years in business development management, Debbie decided the time was right for something different, and to seek a second career path that added more personal purpose, and to achieve a healthier work-life balance.
So, she knew that the next career had to involve helping individuals somehow, with that sense of reward and satisfaction to be of real value to people on a personal level. Debbie had always been interested in psychology and completed NLP training in 2009 and was hooked. The first option considered was counselling, and Debbie started her counselling training part-time in 2012, but knew there was something else. Debbie came across hypnotherapy online whilst browsing for future career options, and remembered how her experience of hypnotherapy in her late 20’s had helped enormously to get her confidence back during a difficult time in life.
Following research, Debbie decided that the Clifton Practice was the best choice, mainly because she liked the solution focused approach, and liked how many people seemed to be in practice after the training from her research on LinkedIn. She completed her training in 2014 in Manchester and has not looked back since!
Debbie now runs a full-time successful hypnotherapy practice from Timperley near Altrincham, and Manchester city centre. She is a qualified integrative counsellor after completion of her BA (Hons) at Lancaster University. Debbie joined the Samaritans in 2016 as a volunteer listener, and mentors new recruits, as well as now being voluntary Director of the Recruitment and Selection team at a branch level. She also offers her time as a volunteer counsellor for Macmillan, and offers voluntary counselling and hypnotherapy services to members of Anxiety UK.
Debbie is a trained supervisor for the Clifton Practice, helping to support and mentor supervisees and trainees in their solution focused hypnotherapy work. Debbie is delighted to be working with Jane as a Senior Lecturer for the Sheffield branch of the Clifton Practice, and looks forward to helping others on their exciting new career paths in solution focused hypnotherapy.
Jane worked in the Pharmaceutical industry for almost 30 years helping to bring new drugs to the market and, during that time, came to the conclusion that while medication was helpful and sometimes vital for many conditions, for other conditions the available treatments were inadequate and often had unwanted side-effects. For example, conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress-related illnesses were on the increase despite the vast array of drugs available for prescription.
Jane first became interested in hypnotherapy quite a number of years ago when she worked as a Research Assistant for Prof Peter Whorwell at Withington Hospital, South Manchester and saw what an amazing therapeutic tool hypnotherapy could be. Prof Whorwell pioneered the use of hypnotherapy for patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and results produced by his research team led to hypnotherapy being accepted by NICE as an approved treatment for this condition.
In 2014, with the family grown up, Jane felt it was the right time to follow that interest and train to become a hypnotherapist herself. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in particular appealed due to its basis in science and the focus on the way the brain can create new pathways to facilitate new ways of thinking. Research into neuroscience continues to support the theory behind the use of hypnotherapy as a way of changing the brain and moving clients forward in their lives.
Jane joined a course in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, run by the prestigious Clifton Practice in Manchester, and became qualified as a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist achieving the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma. Jane now works from her home-based therapy room in Heaton Moor, Stockport and is passionate about Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, taking a huge amount of satisfaction in helping her clients move towards their preferred future.
The Clifton Practice continues to follow all the recent research on neuroscience and provides exceptional courses for the Continuous Professional Development of graduates, which Jane regularly attends in order to keep abreast of the newest information. Jane has also qualified as a Solution Focused Supervisor, enabling her to take on other therapists for training, mentoring and support.
Jane is now an Assistant Lecturer on the same training course that she attended in Manchester and is currently also working towards the Advanced Practitioner Diploma.
Jane is delighted to have been given the opportunity to introduce a new Clifton Practice satellite training school in Sheffield, a city she lived in for several years before moving to Manchester. As a Senior Lecturer, together with fellow Manchester graduate Debbie Daltrey, she is excited to be bringing this training opportunity to a new group of potential Solution Focused Hypnotherapists in the South Yorkshire area.