Ambassadors are key individuals who help to champion our profession and raise our profile. They believe in our work and are committed to spreading the word of how helpful hypnotherapy can be and the National Hypnotherapy Society.

With plans to add more to the list, we are delighted to have the below ambassadors on board and welcome you to read about them.


Suzanne Shenderey

Suzanne is a qualified, professional hypnotherapist and mindfulness teacher practicing in North Leeds. She originally trained as a doctor and worked as a psychiatrist with a special interest in addiction therapy. She stopped practicing several years ago to have my family and is now a mother of three young children. Suzanne’s background in medicine and psychiatry has given her knowledge of the body, mental health, pharmacology and ethics. She has worked in the field of mental health for 18 years.  She is a hypnotherapy tutor teaching on the Chrysalis Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills course. 

Suzanne has used talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), family therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy and motivational interviewing. Suzanne works one to one with clients of all ages and also run workshops in businesses teaching stress management, mindfulness and communication skills. She has worked with organisations such as John Lewis, University of Leeds and the West Yorkshire Fire Department.

Suzanne has a specialist interest in working with children and families. She is keen to promote the use of hypnotherapy in schools and because of her medical background, in the NHS.


Joanna Taylor

Joanna is a Fellow of the National Hypnotherapy Society, she is a UKCP Accredited Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapist, an Accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist, Approved Hypnotherapy Supervisor and an INLPTA Certified Trainer of NLP. She is an accredited member of the Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (NLPtCA) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and a member of the International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA).  She also has qualifications in Life Coaching and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).  She is a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society Supervision and CPD Committee.
As principal of the School of Clinical and Neurolinguistic Hypnotherapy, Joanna offers a National Hypnotherapy Society Accredited Diploma programme in clinical hypnotherapy, as well as programmes in psychotherapy and NLP.  She also provides short CPD courses in the UK and Channel Islands, and has recently been invited to present a workshop for the Danish Hypnotherapy Society. 
Joanna lives in rural North Yorkshire with her dentist husband, John, and three canine members of staff who all feature frequently in her blog, The Teachings of Dog.  She has had articles published in a number of dental and veterinary publications on the subject of stress and burnout. 


Vicki Crane

Vicki is a qualified and experienced Hypnotherapist, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and Talking Therapist based in Leeds. She is an Accredited Member of The National Hypnotherapy Society and an Approved Supervisor, providing supervision for students, newly qualified and experienced Hypnotherapists. Vicki also has further training in Psychotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the Rewind Technique, which is a method for helping people who are experiencing high anxiety conditions such as phobias, trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In addition to this, Vicki is a member of The National Hypnotherapy Society Professional Development and Supervision Committee.


With a special interest in anxiety, fears and phobias, Vicki also sees clients with a variety of other issues too, from stopping unwanted habits such as smoking or nail biting, to overcoming life changing issues such as panic attacks and low self esteem. She uses a variety of psychological therapies to enable people to make the changes they need to move forwards and achieve their goals.


In addition to her therapy practice, Vicki also works for one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK and is involved in improving the experience for patients who are having surgery or hospital treatment. Using her experience within the public health sector, she is keen to promote the use of hypnotherapy for patients within the NHS.


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