Karena Westergaard BA, PDCH, BSCH (Assoc)
Originally from New Zealand, I received a Bachelor degree in Psychology & Social Sciences from The University of Sydney and subsequently pursued a career in finance and human resources. During my thirties, my life was literally turned around when I consulted a Clinical Hypnotherapist to help deal with stress. The empowering experience rekindled my interest in the power of the mind and in particular I became fascinated in how hypnotherapy, when practiced at an accomplished level, can facilitate rapid results and lasting changes.
As the Hypnotherapist who helped me was a graduate of the LCCH International, this was obvious place for me to study, booking on to and successfully completing the Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I enjoyed both the practical aspects and the academic vigour of the course; the course progression is very natural and I felt accomplished and confident upon completion. I found it was beneficial having so many different lecturers and tutors, from a variety of academic backgrounds and careers, each with their different styles of practice and I find myself incorporating different aspects of what I learnt from each of them, in my own practice.
I am thrilled to be putting it all in practice in my busy town centre clinic in Horsham, West Sussex where I see a variety of patients from all walks of life with the vast majority of my patients seeking help for stress and anxiety related issues.
My website is www.horshamhypnosis.co.uk and clinic reception can be contacted on (01403) 275 000