Elva Carter - Blaenau Gwent Hypnotherapist

Elva Carter Psychotherapist(Worc University FdSc,HPD,DHP,SFBT)Hypnotherapist

Elva Carter Psychotherapist(Worc University FdSc,HPD,DHP,SFBT)Hypnotherapist

Haslemere Clinic
Haddon House
Hindhead Road
GU27 1LH

1 Gable Cottage
Alton Street

01989 564458 / 07818 003400

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About me

I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor, having gained my degree at Worcester University (FdSc) before going on to qualify as a Solution-Focused Hypnotherapist, at the Clifton Practice (Bristol), a recognised Centre of Excellent, considered to be one of the top training schools, where I gained a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychology (DHP) and Diploma in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH).

I provide a friendly and professional approach designed to inspire, improve and alter thinking patterns, behaviour styles and feelings, so that you can make sustainable changes. I am committed to help you achieve personal awareness so that you gain an insight, get clarification and I balance my sessions with technical expertise, intuition and a sense of humour.

My specialisations include:-

  • depression
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • headaches
  • stress
  • fatigue
  • loss
  • relationship decline, break ups and divorce.

Therapy isn’t just my job it is my calling.

Sessions can help you to:

  • increase confidence
  • increase motivation
  • learn how to control anxiety
  • increase memory and concentration
  • encourage an individual to refocus on making positive change
  • overcome fear of failure
  • learn how to relax
  • become content

What to expect

                " I learnt how to TRANSITION from an unhappy brain to a happy brain "

I provide a professional, experienced qualified approach. I am committed to excellence, and I offer sessions in a beautiful, healing environment. Your sessions will comprise a combination of Talking Therapy techniques. As a specialist in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy the emphasis will be on finding solutions rather than dwelling on problems.

We will discuss the changes you want to make and the steps you can take to complete your goals so that you arrive at your “preferred future”. I will explain how the process works and dispel any myths.

The initial consultation will involve discussion of your goals and how these may be achieved.  An explanation of how the brain works, its effect on behaviour and decision-making will be given. Your sessions will be supplemented with a complimentary CD, this will support your therapy between sessions.

It is advisable that you commit to 8 sessions to allow for real progress to be made. There is a structure to my sessions, and a session planner will be provided - this enables you to move forward and to understand what is expected of you.

Testimonials from clients

“Elva has helped me take control of my life...” “ ...her solution focused approach helped me get back a feeling of balance and joy for life”

“...I am armed with techniques to tackle whatever life throws at me and can visit Elva again should I need her to work her magic! - LB

“The process is much quicker than I thought it would be ........ “a bonus is that I’m no longer paralytic-ally scared of spiders any more.  Thank you Elva!” - Kim.

“... I have a much more positive feeling about myself”

“I can definitely recommend Elva, this has been a life changing experience for me” - Sue

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Enhanced  DBS
  • Counselling FdSc (Worchester University)
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychology (DHP) (Clifton Practice Bristol)
  • Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) (Clifton Practice Bristol)

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the largest registered, professional body for Psychotherapists in the United Kingdom. To find out more visit www.bacpregister.org.uk or info@bacpregister.org.uk or telephone 01455 550243.

I have an ENHANCED DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and I am eligible to work with teenagers and vulnerable adults (this was previously known as a CRB).

My vocational background encompasses 28 years working with adults and children and several years working as a volunteer counsellor (Cruse Bereavement).

I am fully insured and supervised.

I attend on-going training courses (Continual Professional Development) to expand my knowledge; this is vital to keep up to date with modern thinking on how the brain works.

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Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

My I am a specialist in the following areas and they include:-

  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Loss
  • Relationship difficulties - issues and divorce


No treatment takes place during the initial consultation, it is simply used to ascertain whether hypnotherapy is a suitable course of action. I will explain how the process works, which also serves to dispel any myths. 

Full client commitment is important, for example listening to the relaxation /confidence building CDs. 

For the sessions to be worthwhile full client participation is required for all eight sessions the reason for this is explained in detail during the Initial consultation.

The prices shown include CD support as well as a ten minute phone call during the week whilst you are working along side me this is a medium of out of session support.You are required to pay in full at the end of each session- either by cash or by cheque.

The Initial Consultation – this is a preliminary and informal discussion including an explanation on how the brain works to start giving you an idea of positive thinking control. No therapy takes place during your Initial consultation.This session lasts up to an hour and costs £40.00.

Individual session cost £60.00 per hour.

Further information


Please telephone or email me so that you can start to change your life for the better.  I will be delighted to hear from you.

Therapy will help you cope with the transitions in your life, so let me, at ‘Positive Change Therapies " help you create a sustainable,calm,positive confident approach to your thinking.

Please phone or email me at your earliest convenience.I will look forward to hearing from you.