In addition to my private practice, I also work with the Hospital Hypnotherapy Service at Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales. This service was set up to provide a free hypnotherapy service to people having chemotherapy.
The team of Clinical Hypnotherapists all hold diplomas from the prestigious Clifton Practice School of Hypnotherapy and are registered with CNHC and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. All members of the hypnotherapy team have also undergone further training in medical hypnotherapy theory and practice.
The Hospital Hypnotherapy Service was founded to help patients affected with anticipatory nausea and vomiting (ANV) associated with chemotherapy. However, the hypnotherapy team are able to help with other anxiety related issues, such as insomnia and anxiety that may arise from illness. The hospital hypnotherapists also work with people with needle phobia and have a range of techniques to help their clients feel calm and in control around needles.
If you are a patient receiving chemotherapy at UHW and you are interested in accessing this service please speak to your Specialist Nurse or Oncologist who can refer you to us.
Please note: Most people who have chemotherapy do not suffer from ANV (being or feeling sick before the chemo starts), so if you are about to start chemo do not be worried about this.