Catherine Cartwright

Lancashire, OL11 4DQ | 07716 145 122 | Visit Website

Catherine Cartwright

Lancashire, OL11 4DQ | 07716 145 122 | Visit Website

HPD, DipSFH, SFH Sup (Hyp), MNCH Reg, CNHC, MAfSFH. Hello and welcome to my profile. I'm Cathy Cartwright, a Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and founder of Fresh Thinking Hypnotherapy. I’m also a Solution Focused Supervisor. I help people who are suffering from a range of conditions particularly, anxiety, stress, depression and low confidence. Other areas I help people in are unwanted habits, stop smoking, weight management and public speaking. I work from locations around Rochdale, North West and also provide online therapy and via the telephone. I have had the pleasure of working with people of all ages from young children to the elderly. It has been an honour to receive several nominations and awards for ‘Hypnotherapy Service of The Year’

Sessions Available

Offers In Person Appointments

Offers Therapy Online

Offers Phone Sessions



Fresh Thinking Hypnotherapy

The Physiotherapy Clinic 557 Bury Road, Bamford, Rochdale, OL11 4DQ

Fresh Thinking Hypnotherapy

The Village Medical Practice, Peel Street, Littleborough, Rochdale, OL15 8AQ

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I offer both daytime and eveing appointments in addition to some weekend appointments. I appreciate people have verying work and family commitments and so try and accommodate individual preferences as much as possible. Face to face and online appointments are available. 


Initial Consultation £65, Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy sessions £65


Wheelchair user access

About Fresh Thinking Hypnotherapy

I'm an experienced Solution Focused Hypnotherapist based in locations in and around the area of Rochdale, Greater Manchester. In addition to seeing clients face to face, I continue to offer online as well as the telephone. The results from online sessions have been the same as face to face sessions and clients have found the online sessions advantageous in that they haven't needed to travel to seem me which has saved them time. It has also been convenient for those who, for other reasons, have been unable to travel to see me face to face. 

Since qualifying as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, I've had the pleasure of working with and helping many people of all ages and varied backgrounds who have suffered from a range of conditions such as anxiety, depressions, fears & phobias, panic attacks, insomnia, low confidence/self-esteem, smoking cessation and public speaking - to name a few!

I have a keen desire in helping people achieve their goals and to assist them in overcoming their problems by harnessing and utilising their own inner resources. I'm pleased to say that many of my clients have come as a result of referrals and testimonials. I'm also honoured to have won several awards over the years for recognition for my services! 

Many people who come to see me are quite curious about Hypnotherapy. They often hold the misconception that they might lose control during hypnosis, cluck like a chicken or that I might swing a watch in front of them in order to relax them. Some people think that Hypnotherapy is something that is done to them or for them. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is very much a collaborative process and one that is based on psychotherapy techniques that are designed to help you change those unwanted negative thought patterns and bring about fresh, positive and new ways of thinking that are more beneficial for you and your day to day living. 

I offer an initial consultation that lasts between 45 minutes and an hour and fifteen minutes. During this time, I gather information about you and what you would like to achieve as a result of us working together. I provide a brief explanation of how the brain works and how we can begin to work together for you to achieve your goals. Many people find the explanation of the brain invaluable as it provides insights into how, over time, they have suffered with depression and anxiety related conditions - but more importantly, how they can get their lives back on track utilising their own inner resources with the help of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. 

Areas that I can help

  • Alcohol addiction
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bruxism
  • Chronic pain management
  • Confidence/self-esteem issues
  • Depression/low mood
  • Eating behaviours
  • Exam/performance stress
  • Fear and Phobias
  • Gambling addiction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Low motivation
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Public speaking
  • Sexual issues
  • Sleeping problems
  • Sports performance
  • Stop smoking/vaping
  • Stress
  • Substance addictions
  • Unwanted habits
  • Weight management
  • Working with Children
  • Working with teens

Training & Accreditation

Having achieved both a Certificate and Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnotherapy, (November 2013 and May 2014), I went on to undertake the Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD), via the National Council for Hypnotherapy in July 2015. The HPD is widely regarded as the Gold Standard in Hypnotherapy and is accredited by the NCFE. 

Shortly after being awarded the HPD, I began to specialise in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and trained with the prestigious Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training. In February 2016, I achieved the Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (Dip SFH).

Further to qualifying in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, I continued to study with the Clifton Practice and in February 2018, achieved the Diploma in Solution Focused Supervision (Dip SF Sup).

I am a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH), the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and a member of the International Hypnotherapy Association (IHA). 

I continue to update and maintain my skills in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy through ongoing continuing professional development.


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