About Me

Deborah Langstaff

Deborah Langstaff

Deborah Langstaff

I am a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist based in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds. Before becoming a hypnotherapist, I worked for many years as a nurse in the NHS, specialising in trauma care. I always believed that a significant part of my role as a nurse manager was to care for the carers, in other words, my colleagues. I really missed this when I retired so I started looking for a new way to utilise my expertise in supporting others.

After a lengthy search I eventually came across hypnotherapy, and the solution focused approach seemed the perfect option. It has been a revelation, and I am thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to help people overcome their difficulties and feel more positive about the future.

It will probably come as no surprise to hear that I have a particular interest in supporting clients who are experiencing work related stress and its consequences. These consequences affect both the individual and those close to them, because negativity is frequently contagious. NHS workers are especially susceptible to stress and burnout, those in the military or working in other emergency services are equally susceptible.

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Reasons may include staff shortages, shift work, inadequate resources, lack of support and in extreme cases, exposure to trauma or traumatic events. However, it is often the emotional labour, a key part of helping and caring for others, which eventually takes its toll. A decline in physical and mental wellbeing is almost inevitable. I understand this environment, so I am well placed to help you regain control and make the changes which are right for you.

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Qualifications

I gained my Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma with Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training, a recognised centre of excellence. I also have a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Open University, and a PG Cert in Evidence-Based Healthcare from the University of Oxford.

My professional affiliations include registration with both the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, an independent UK regulator for complementary healthcare.

I have also maintained my registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. I have professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS enabling me to work with vulnerable adults and children.

At the moment I am only able to offer online sessions, but I hope to be able to offer sessions in person in the not too distant future once my clinic room is available.

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