About Fiona Biddle

It is important that when you consult a therapist you ensure that he or she is appropriately qualified to assist you.

My History

I have been in professional practice since 1993 and have undertaken many courses to continually improve my skills. I have also developed a new model of therapy: the Motivational Model of Hypnotism. A book on this co-authored with Shaun Brookhouse was published in June 2005. You can find out more on this model on the Services page.

In addition to my private practice, based inLoughborough and in London, I am also Managing Director of the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy , and Vice Principal of the UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences and a past Chair of the National Council for Hypnotherapy. I am secretary of the European Association of Hypno-Psychotherapy.

I have co-written a number of therapeutic course manuals and Building a Successful and Ethical Therapy Practice and Hypnotic Coaching, as well as Motivational Hypnotism. With Stuart Biddle (who is Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University), I have written a book to help weight control clients to incorporate physical activity into their lives.

My Credentials

It is important to know that the person who you are placing your trust to help you is appropriately qualified to offer this service. Some of my credentials are:

I am also currently only one of five UK holders of the European Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis from the European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy

I am an Honorary Fellow of the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness

I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council


I do not publish testimonials. This is because:

1. They are considered unethical by many therapy related bodies: I am here for you, not the other way around!

2. They can be fabricated

3. The Advertising Standards Authority require any testimonial to be verifiable and that would conflict with the confidentiality I offer my clients.

4. As a society we are getting used to sites such as Tripadvisor, but the difference is that those reviews are independent. On a practitioner’s site, they are responsible for the content and would naturally only put up good reviews.

5. A good, well trained therapist will have a wide range of approaches that they use to match to each particular client’s needs. Therapy is not like buying a kettle, and one person’s experience is unlikely to match your own so reading other peoples’ experiences may be misleading rather than helpful.

If you are unsure that I am the right therapist for you, please call or email me with your questions I am more than happy to answer any query you might have.

Fiona Biddle

MSc, ADHP(NC), HPD, ECP, CertHypSup, FNSHP(Hon), UKCP(Accred) Psychotherapist

Honorary Fellow, UK Council for Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervisor

Hypnotherapy Services

My practice provides the following professional services. It is important to note that I am professionally qualified for every service that I offer and I am registered with appropriate professional bodies.

  • Motivational hypnotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
  • Analytical Hypnotherapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Hypno-psychotherapy

Clinical Supervision

Offering Evidence Based Practice since 1993