Here at SanaMente, we believe that life is a journey and that for all of us, adjusting to change is a big part of that journey. Being able to live our lives in the best way possible can often means making difficult decisions.
Sometimes making a change can be challenging – it can test our willpower, stamina and even cause stress or distress. If you are ready to make a change and feel there may be something holding you back, then hypnotherapy could help you have the confidence to take that step.
Perhaps you are looking to lose weight, stop smoking, or overcome a particular fear or phobia. Maybe you want to start something or do it better. It may be that you want to improve how you cope with life’s challenges.
By taking the time to understand your needs, we will work with you to highlight your strengths and hopes in a way that will help you to make progress towards your desired goal. We can support you to make changes to the way that you think, act or feel.
Lead Clinical Hypnotherapist
Linda is a Clinical Hypnotherapist who has the benefit of a clinical background in mental health nursing. Following a 26-year career in the NHS, she set up in Private Practice in 2012.
Her previous roles in the NHS as a clinician and senior manager, have equipped her to understand and work productively with people and organisations. As well as being skilled in change hypnosis, Linda has specific interests in anxiety-based conditions, confidence and self-esteem. Testimonials from her Private Practice are available on this website.
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 or Clinical Hypnosis and the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Clare is a Clinical Hypnotherapist with a passion for helping people to be the best they can be. She takes the time to understand the unique issues each client is facing before planning individual sessions to meet their specific needs. Her fourteen-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 in contact with.
Clare loves to see her clients grow, change and feel better about themselves and the life they are living. Her empathic, kind approach engenders feelings of trust and confidence from her clients.
Clare’s qualifications are:
BSc Social Sciences
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Clare is registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register.
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
ILM level 7 in Coaching and Mentoring
Neuro Linguistic Programming – Practitioner
BA (Hons) in Humanities.
Kate is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the National Society of Talking Therapies (NSTT) and is a member of the Association For Coaching.
Clinical Hypnotherapist and Strive Mentor
Kris is a clinical hypnotherapist that largely incorporates CBT/REBT and Multimodal therapy within his work. He uses hypnosis as an amplifier and an adjunct to existing evidence-based therapies. He has had a passion for hypnosis and helping others for over 13 years and is just as fascinated with the subject as when he first started.
Kris is focused on helping people better develop coping strategies to deal with life's adversities. Helping to manage the worst-case scenarios, minimizing discomfort, and maximizing enjoyment in life.
He is also our Strive mentor, supporting our members on their unique journeys on our Strive program.
Kris’s qualifications are:
Diploma in hypnotherapy
CBT level 3
NVQ3 personal trainer
Laura is our Relationship Manager here at SanaMente Hypnotherapy 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 Linda, Clare and Kate in check. Between managing appointments, the general administration and organising the social media, she really is the glue that holds us all together.
Jess is our Digital Marketer at SanaMente.
She has helped with the development, launch and marketing of our new online community - Strive with SanaMente. Working creatively with Project Lead, Stacey - Jess designs content for our resources, website and social media channels to reach customers, build brand awareness and promote our services.
After studying Media, Politics and Psychology at A-Level, Jess developed knowledge and skills including - marketing strategy, website design and content design for a variety of digital channels. New to the world of work, she is excited to be a part of our new venture to help more people improve their wellbeing as Strive members.
Leading the project for Strive with SanaMente, Stacey’s responsibilities have been the end-to-end development of the Strive membership including: implementing systems and processes, building of the community, marketing strategy and developing the corporate solution.
Stacey is also the director and co-founder of Embark CSR - a corporate social responsibility consultancy, specialising in connecting businesses and charities for commercial partnerships.
John is our go-to person for all things websites. Always ready to help, working with Stacey, Jess and the rest of 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.
Head of Videography
Our incredibly talented Ben is Head of Videography. He has been responsible for creating the animated video resources for the Strive with SanaMente online platform.
Ben is also the owner of BJR Creative, helping business owners create visually-engaging marketing campaigns through the use of video.
Therapeutic Content Advisor
With a passion for helping people, Sinead found her perfect role in the NHS. Working as a Therapeutic Liaison Worker on an Acute Mental Health ward, where she takes the lead in ensuring there is meaningful and therapeutic activity available for service users on the ward. Working with service users who are in crisis and experiencing distress, she focuses on helping them to use techniques such as mindfulness and self care, to relieve their distress and manage their emotions.
With 10 years experience, Sinead is an expert in relating to people and finding ways to engage and teach techniques to boost those healthy coping strategies. During the Covid 19 Lockdown she developed a workbook which is now widely used across the Leicestershire area.
Spreading her wings to join the SanaMente Team, Sinead has come on board as our Therapeutic Content Advisor, playing an active role in designing and building the Strive with SanaMente online community.
Roger is the furry addition to our team. He definitely keeps everyone on their toes but also wins the title for most distracting colleague in the office!