Donna Davis, Cert. Hyp CS, MHS, Dip CST, RN Adv. Dip (Adult), CHGB, CHTP, CHPB, CHC.
I'm Donna and I am a friendly, approachable, professionally qualified hypnotherapist. I am fully insured to practice, a Registrant Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (HS) and abide by their Code of Ethical Practice. I undergo regular clinical supervision and am dedicated to expanding my knowledge and skills within hypnotherapy, counselling, psychology, and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) through undertaking regular continuing professional development. I am also currently studying for my Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Prior to beginning my career as a therapist, I studied Adult Nursing at the University of Southampton, qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2005, and worked within the NHS for 16 years. After qualifying, I specialised in Cardiology and Gastroenterology, but have also worked across many other acute medical and surgical specialities, giving me an extensive knowledge of many physical and mental health conditions.
I developed Actualise with a view to assisting those whose physical wellbeing and life experiences could be enhanced by addressing their emotional and psychological needs. Whether it be an addiction, habit, phobia, or physical condition you are living with or a new milestone that you wish to achieve, during your individualised, 90 minute sessions, you can relax, focus, discover, and grow, all whilst learning a new skill that you will be able to use for the rest of your life. Hypnotherapy can be used as a positive and powerful means to assist change, if you truly desire those changes for yourself.
I am based in Southsea, Portsmouth and work from my home office. I am able to see clients face-to-face and to work with clients further afield online meaning that clients are no longer hindered by geographical location and can enjoy the benefits of therapy within their own homes. My clients (when we are able to meet face-to-face) enjoy the benefits of a homely, quiet, relaxing environment with the added bonus of private parking.
I offer a 15 minute, free, no obligation, initial consultation via telephone, Zoom, or Google Meet. During this time, we can figure out if hypnotherapy could help you or if you may benefit from another form of psychotherapy instead. If hypnotherapy is right for you, during the initial consultation you can ask me any questions you may have, see whether you feel comfortable to work with me, and together, we can discuss a course of hypnotherapy that would best suit your goals and needs.
I pride myself in seeking the best possible outcome for my clients and am dedicated to assisting them to make the changes they wish to in their lives. I provide bespoke, evidence-based hypnotherapeutic programmes, designed to help my clients to lead a positive, balanced, harmonious life. I believe that my hypnotherapy and counselling knowledge and skills and my extensive nursing experience meld together beautifully, allowing me to use a multi-approach system to enable my motivated clients to actualise their goals.
I look forward to meeting you and working with you soon!