About Elizabeth

I am a fully qualified and experienced Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner, having trained with Trevor Silvester at the internationally recognised Quest Institute in London and founder of Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy.  I write a monthly column for Bounce, East Anglia’s leading independent Lifestyle Magazine and contribute to the online magazine Perception.

About Elizabeth – Evidence Based Therapy

Originally I studied Human Biology at Oxford Brookes University, it wasn’t until I was at University did I discover I wanted to be an actress.  So after completing my degree I moved to London to study Musical Theatre.  It was during a production of Hamlet at the Greenwich Playhouse that I discovered Cognitive Hypnotherapy from a fellow actor.  I had always found Hypnotherapy and psychology fascinating and on that train talking to that fellow actor, I had my second “ah ha” moment of my life.  Read more about my discovery of Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy in my very first blog post Welcome to my Blog.

Through my training to be a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner, Confident Childbirth practitioner and the numerous other courses I have taken to continue my professional development, I’ve gone on my own journey and I’ve been amazed by the positive changes Cognitive Hypnotherapy can bring about.

I run a friendly and relaxed practice, offering one-to-one Cognitive Hypnotherapy and coaching sessions from The Self Centre in Bury St Edmunds.  


I hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD – the first nationally accredited hypnotherapy qualification), the Master Practitioner Certification, a Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy and I am a Certified NLP Practitioner.

I am a member of The Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC), providing a professional service that complies with their Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance policy, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy and their Data Protection Policy.   The CNCH register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority and being registered with them demonstrates I have met UK wide standards and the standards of practice set by the government.  I am also a member of the QCHPA (Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association).

Evidence Based Therapy

Being an evidence based therapist means I work with a model of therapy that has evidence to support it, that model of therapy being Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy (QCH).  This makes Cognitive Hypnotherapy different compared with other hypnotherapy approaches, because as far as we are aware Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy is the only hypnotherapy approach to be validated in this way.

Please see the QCH research page for further information regarding our research project and pilot study released in the Mental Health Review Journal.

Needed help and Elizabeth was there, extremely sensitive and I never once felt judged. Highly recommend her.
Craig , Landscape Gardner, June 2015

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