About Vicki Barnes


With 3 children and a busy lifestyle I’m well aware of the demands of bringing up a young family and the challenges we face in trying to achieve work life balance generally.


When I was referred to a hypnotherapist by my GP to help with an illness I was amazed at how quickly I benefited and I became very interested in this form of therapy.   I subsequently trained at The Clifton Practice and studied neuroscience research in combination with the very best of Solution focussed techniques, brain based therapy, CBT, NLP and mindfulness.  


The Clifton Practice is a recognised Centre of Excellence for hypnotherapy and I was awarded the HPD Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma and the Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Skills for Hypnotherapists Diploma, both independently accredited by NCFE.

I’m registered with the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and the  Hypnotherapy Directory and therefore subject to their Code of Ethics.

I’ve since been intrigued and delighted with the results that Solution Focus Brief Hypnotherapy can achieve in helping people take control of their lives.


I’m really passionate about helping people develop their potential, overcome their difficulties/limitations and achieve more than they ever thought possible.  I’m delighted with the progress made by all my clients and believe the results speak for themselves – see testimonials.


My working background is varied, but reflective of my ethical values, including volunteering as a counsellor and providing support for children with learning difficulties.  Alongside my work as a Hypnotherapist and Psycotherapist I also work part time as an HR Manager at UWE (Fellow, CIPD) with a particular interest in staff well-being.  My hypnotherapy practice helps people achieve well-being in all aspects of their lives.

Professional Training


DHP: Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
HPD: Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
SFBT (Hyp): Solution Focused Brief Therapy for Hypnotherapists

Memberships: Professional bodies I am registered with and recognised by:

MNCH(Lic.): Licentiate member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy
AfSFH: Association For Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy Directory: List only professional hypnotherapists where qualifications have been verified.


Useful Links


The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH):

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH):

The Clifton Practice: Centre of Excellence:


The Hypnotherapist Directory

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