Linda Neville - Founder of SanaMente
 

Linda Neville CEO DHyp RMN BA MSc CNHC Registered 

Linda has a career spanning 26 years in the NHS. She gained unique clinical experience working with clients with significant and enduring mental health conditions before spending a number of years in Senior Nurse Leadership positions, culminating in an Operational Director role.  
 
As Director of Adult Mental Health Services for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland she was responsible for a £100 million operating budget and a £50 million capital development programme (delivered on budget). This experience gave Linda has first-hand knowledge and experience of the governance and scrutiny involved in managing services, people and pressures. 
 
Since leaving the NHS in 2011 she has developed her own business, providing Expert Witness reports for Court, and runs her own Private Practice, SanaMente assisting people to make and embed changes into their lives. She has recently launched an online platform - Strive, using an innovative and ground-breaking approaches to empowering people to be their best self. 
Linda’s compassionate nature and genuine sincerity have contributed to successfully helping individuals overcome the obstacles holding them back. Believing that everybody deserves and is capable of living their best life, Linda is passionate about understanding people and assisting them to make sustainable improvements to the way they live their lives. 
 
Linda's qualifications are: 
Diploma in Hypnotherapy 
Gastric Band Hypnosis 
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Management 
Registered Mental Nurse 
BA in Nursing Studies 
MSc in Advanced Health Studies 
 
Linda is registered with the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 
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Clare Copping Clinical Hypnotherapist  

Clare is a Clinical Hypnotherapist with a passion for helping people to be the best they can be. She takes time to understand the unique issues each client is facing before planning individual sessions to meet their specific needs. Her 16-year career in the health and wellbeing industry has equipped her to take a holistic approach ensuring the connection between mind and body is considered and understood. 
 
With 23 years at the BBC (mainly in children's television) in management and production, she has many transferable skills in working with people and managing challenging situations. Throughout her career she has strived to enhance her own personal development, she continues to pursue her own learning and encourages self-development with those she comes into contact with. 
 
Clare loves to see her clients grow, change and feel better about themselves and the life they are living. Her empathetic, kind approach engenders feelings of trust and confidence from her clients. 
 
Clares's qualifications are:  
 
Diploma in Hypnotherapy 
BSc Social Sciences 
 
Clare is registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register. 
Linda Neville - Founder of SanaMente
 
Linda Neville - Founder of SanaMente
 

Kate Jackson Clinical Hypnotherapist (with Psychotherapeutic Training) 

Kate is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist with psychotherapeutic training. She has coached people in business and industry to empower them to face the challenges of their working lives over the last 10 years. Areas of focus include increasing confidence, reducing stress and managing anxiety. Aware that these challenges are not limited to our working lives but to life in general Kate is delighted to be part of the SanaMente team offering hypno-psychotherapy to facilitate change in people's lives. 
 
Kate believes that all people deserve to be listened to no matter how hard they may be finding it to express how they are feeling. She will explore with them how to find their inner voice and to consider ways to make the changes they want, whether it be stopping a negative habit, to improve performance or just talk to someone who will listen without being judged. 
 
Kate's qualifications are: 
Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy 
Neuro Linguistic Profiling Practitioner 
ILM Level 7 Certificate in Coaching 
Accredited MindSonar Professional 
BA (Hons) Humanities 
 
Kate is CNCH registered and a member of the National Society of Talking Therapies. 

Steve Grout Clinical Hypnotherapist  

Steve Grout, a dedicated and compassionate therapist, embarked on a transformative journey 12 years ago after a successful 20-year career in Information Technology. This drastic change led Steve to where he feels he has always belonged - in the field of therapy and wellness. 
 
Driven by a deep-seated passion for helping others, Steve holds a Diploma in Hypnotherapy from the National Hypnotherapy Society and Princes Trust (OFQUAL), accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This solid foundation in solution focused hypnotherapy, combined with ongoing training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Humanistic (Person Centred) Counselling, allows him to bring a wealth of expertise to the therapeutic experience. 
 
Currently on a journey to become an accredited NCPS counsellor, Steve's qualifications enable the integration of a diverse array of strategies from these modalities, ensuring that each client’s therapy is personalized and effective. With these tools at his disposal, Steve is equipped to facilitate each client’s journey towards wellness, tailoring sessions to meet their unique needs and goals. 
 
This holistic approach, fuelled by Steve's passion for aiding others, empowers clients to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and adaptability. With Steve as your therapist, you can expect a therapeutic experience that is effective and enriching, as you work together towards achieving your wellness goals. 
 
 
Linda Neville - Founder of SanaMente
 
Nicky Newton - Reflexologist
 

Nicky Newton Clinical Reflexologist  

Nicky Newton's journey into reflexology began through her own battle with severe, chronic pain—a result of multiple road accidents that led to major spinal and shoulder surgeries. After conventional medical treatments failed to ease her suffering, Nicky turned to a holistic path and discovered the transformative power of reflexology. 
 
Motivated by her own healing, Nicky pursued extensive training at Jubilee College in Leicester under the guidance of David Wayte, a renowned expert in the field. Achieving Level 5 practitioner status, she now dedicates herself to spreading the benefits of reflexology to others. 
 
Nicky offers a warm, personalised service—a safe haven where clients can unwind and seek relief for various conditions. Her commitment to her clients’ well-being is at the heart of her practice, making every session a step toward better health and increased vitality. 
 
Nicky's qualifications are: 
MAR CRM5 GJC CNHC Registered 
Mastership in Clinical Reflexology Level 5, the highest accredited qualification in the UK and also recognised by RiEN (Reflexology Governing Body in Europe). 
Anatomy and Physiology Level 4. 
Over 500 hours of training and practical “hands-on” experience including treatment for Musculo-skeletal conditions, Palliative care, assistance with Pregnancy and NEPIP (Neuro-Endo-Psycho-Immuno-Pody). 
Member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR). 
Registered with the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council. 
First Aid Trained. 
 

Laura O'Neill Relationship Manager 

Laura is our Relationship Manager here at SanaMente and has worked here since 2015. Laura provides a friendly, welcoming service to people making their initial enquiries about hypnotherapy. 
 
She is a skilled organiser and keeps the team in check. Between managing appointments, the general administration and payments, she really is the glue that holds us all together. 
Linda Neville - Founder of SanaMente
 
Linda Neville - Founder of SanaMente
 
John Cooper Website Designer 
John is our go-to person for all things websites. Always ready to help, working with the team, he ensures all the website updates are completed as soon as possible. John is also the owner of it'seeze Leicester Website Design who provide bespoke mobile-friendly and secure websites to business owners across Leicestershire. 
Roger 
Roger is our beloved office dog at the SanaMente office.  
He definitely keeps the team on our toes but can be quite  
a distracting colleague!  
Roger - Office Dog at SanaMente
 
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