About Amanda



  • Diploma in Solution Focused and Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • EFT Master Practitioner 
  • NLP Practitioner – Society of NLP
  • IEMT Practitioner
  • Weight-loss Certificate – ISIS
  • Stop Smoking Certificate – ISIS
My name is Amanda Thoden van Velzen, I am a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, NLP and EFT practitioner based in Cranleigh, Surrey.  
I am a qualified, accredited Solution-Focused Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist.  I am a registered member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)  and adhere to their high codes of conduct and ethics. I have a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) certificate and am fully insured.

I received my training at the award-winning Clifton Hypnotherapy Practice founded by David Newton, one of the most experienced and renowned practitioners in the UK.


I  qualified as a Primary Teacher in 1989 and have taught children between the ages of 6 to 16 years in a variety of schools in London; an Army School in Germany and an International School in Laos before finally settling in Surrey teaching reception children.  I left teaching after 15 years to pursue a career in sales running my own successful business, and was regularly recognized at a national level for consistently achieving sales targets.  I was responsible for building, training and managing a team and delivering regional training.  A further career change led me to work for a team of Quantity Surveyors specialising in Corporate Recovery.


I have always had an interest in complementary therapies and having tried different ones over the years, always left feeling fantastic and fascinated.  Having gone through a divorce some years ago I underwent hypnotherapy to help with sleeping and a sense of feeling very low, after a few sessions I noticed a huge difference and decided that this was something I really would like to take further.  But it took the loss of a loved one a few years later to give me the focus and impetus to begin my new career path, to create something very positive out of something potentially life shattering. I continue to be fascinated by the potential we all hold, of how powerful our minds can be and I constantly read, study and attend courses to develop my understanding of how I can take this further.
What I love about my job is seeing people come along looking dubious and unsure but with an issue that needs resolving, and leaving lighter, brighter and totally changed, with renewed energy and positivity.  To be able to change someone’s view of his or her world is a fantastic feeling.

MY Journey into HypnotherapY, NLP and EFT


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