My name is Virginia Hayden. I trained as a practitioner at The Optimum Health Clinic in London gaining a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP and Life Coaching and a Certificate in Emotional Freedom Techniques. I am a Licensed Practitioner of NLP, a Licentiate of the British Institute for Hypnotherapy and NLP and Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine. I am also a Member of the Association for The Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques. (AAMET International)
As a qualified therapist and coach, I undertake 'Continuing Professional Development' which means I continue to study and update my knowledge and skills. As a qualified therapist I am also required to receive regular supervision by an experienced practitioner approved and appointed by my professional associations. This combination of 'CPD' and supervision offers my clients additional assurance of professional competence.
A previous role as an academic specialising in health care management gave me considerable experience working not just with individual clinicians and managers but as a consultant and trainer within NHS and social care organisations. Other specialties - including "Targeted Management", strategic marketing and women's studies - took me into a range of organisations from service and manufacturing industries to the arts. My educational qualifications: BSc (Hons), MA, PhD, MT (Master Trainer)
I am also a published writer, a playwright and screenwriter with a number of short films produced and stage productions in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia. As a playwright I have experience working with performers and am aware of some of the problems they may encounter professionally and emotionally.
An area of personal interest to me is M.E. or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Having recovered from this myself has given me insight into the condition and its treatment, particularly using the methods which I practice. Family members or carers of those with M.E./C.F.S. may also need help to understand the condition; they may benefit from sessions to promote this understanding whilst supporting themselves as carers. On another personal note, I am a mother and a grandmother.
Confidentiality in therapy and coaching
All conversations and the contents of consultations are entirely confidential. I adhere to the ethical standards of The British Institute of Hypnotherapy And NLP and those of the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques. Any information pertaining to clients is governed by the Data Protection Act.