About Kate

I was born and brought up in Bristol, and have always had a strong interest in complementary health and self help.

Kate Mortimer

I am an experienced and well qualified clinician, with fifteen years experience of working as an NHS health professional. I continue to divide my time between the NHS and as an independent hypnotherapist to ensure I am working within best current practice.  This depth of experience enables me to work with a wide range of clinical and personal issues; you can be assured you will receive a professional, high quality standard of care and support from me at all times.

I draw on my wide range of skills, knowledge and resources to enable clients to make the changes they desire in their lives. This is something I am passionate about, as gaining a sense of control and direction over my life, through discovering hypnotherapy, has boosted my own confidence and motivated me to work to support others even more.  I hope I continue to learn and grow, from people as much as from books.

I work holistically to support you to achieve your personal goals, and bring about the changes you desire in your life. I have a particular interest in emotional issues, but greatly enjoy working with people with a wide range of needs, such as physical health problems and substance misuse issues, as well as those who just want to live life to the full and improve their confidence and performance, to be the best they can be.

Seeing people achieve success and the life they want is immensely rewarding and inspiring.

If you’d like to discuss how I can be of help, I offer a free, fifty minute, no obligation initial consultation to prospective clients. I look forward to hearing from you.

My Qualifications

  • Advanced and Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma (DipCAH)
  • Eye Movement Desensititisation and Reprocessing Advanced Level (EMDR)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation  and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 1 Child and Adolescents
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner Certificate (PNLP)
  • Licensed Hypno-Band (TM) Practitioner
  • HypnoBirthing Practitioner
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • Teaching in Further Education City and Guilds 730
  • MA Creative Writing
  • BA (Hons) Psychology with English and Music

Professional courses I have attended include:

  • EMDR Refresher Training
  • Mindfulness
  • Working with Teenagers
  • Clinical and Case Supervision
  • Groupwork
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Coaching Skills
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Hypnotherapy
  • Certificate in Smoking Cessation
  • Physical Health and Disease Aspects of Substance Misuse
  • Meditation
  • Therapeutic Engagement
  • Working with People with Eating Disorders
  • Working with People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder
  • Working with People who Self Harm
  • Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Psychosis
  • Fieldwork Education (training students to degree level)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy

NHS Provider Number

My NHS Provider number is 8HD26.

Professional Memberships

  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HPC)
  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
  • Member of National Council of Hypnotherapists (NCH)
  • Member of Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP)
  • Member of Complementary Therapy and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Employment Roles

I continue to work in the NHS, as well as being an independent practitioner. This enables me to maintain valuable professional links with the NHS, and to keep up with current best practice and innovations in health care. I fully support and believe in the NHS, and wish my work to complement what is on offer there.