Senior Lecturers

Claire Wiggins
HPD DSFH Clinical Hypnotherapist Psychotherapist

I am a fully qualified Solution Focused Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist. I trained with The Clifton Practice Bristol, a recognised Centre of Excellence for hypnotherapy in the UK and hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), which is considered to be the gold standard in hypnotherapy training in the UK. I am constantly updating my skills and knowledge through ongoing professional development courses at CPHT and elsewhere. I am currently studying for the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (AHD) with CPHT Bristol and am proud to be part of the team bringing the CPHT HPD to North Wales & Borders since January 2016.

I am originally from Liverpool and hold a BA Hons. in Applied Linguistics from University of Wales, Bangor, where I spent time researching the cognitive aspects of mirroring in human communication. I am a trained and experienced complementary therapist, specialising in Energy Healing and Reiki, both of which I teach. I also run regular classes in personal development and awareness.

Qualifying as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist has greatly enhanced my skills and my understanding of how the brain works, how we can suffer in the way we do, and what hypnotherapy can do to help. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is constantly being updated according to the latest research in neuroscience and my Continuing Professional Development reflects this to the benefit of my clients.

I live in beautiful North/Mid Wales UK. My complementary therapy practice covers North West Wales: Anglesey, Bangor, Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Llandudno, Conway, Colwyn Bay, Abergele and surrounding areas and North Mid Wales: Aberystwyth, Harlech, Barmouth, Dolgellau, Bala and Machynlleth.

MELANIE COOK  (HPD, DHP, SFBT, CNHC, AFSFH)                                                                   

Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist/Psychotherapist



Originally from North Wales Melanie now lives with her family in Somerset.

Melanie trained at the Clifton Practice in Bristol and since qualifying in 2010 runs 3 busy practices, at the Bath Practice in the city centre, at the Clandown Suite in Elm Hayes Surgery, Paulton and more recently at Rockaway Park in Temple Cloud.

Melanie trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist/Solution Focused Psychotherapist with the most forward thinking and experienced hypnotherapist in the country at the Clifton Practice in Bristol.

Here she mastered various techniques in Solution Focused Therapy including the Miracle Question, Scaling and Hypnosis.

Since 2010 Melanie Cook has also successfully completed courses or CPD in:

  • Hypnosis for pregnancy and childbirth
  • Drug addiction, biology or belief and working with significant others
  • Hypnosis and working with children
  • NLP for Hypnotherapists
  • Hypnosis for fertility
  • EEG Brain Monitoring

Melanie continues to keep up to date with the latest research in Neuroscience and has recently been to Peru to explore deeper into the Neuroscience of Addiction.

Also a fully qualified and highly experienced Solution Focused Brief Hypnotherapist and Usui Reiki healing master, teacher and practitioner, she will draw on all of her skills when working with clients and students.

Melanie Cook was one of the first to join the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AFSFH) and is a registered member of such. To find out more about the association, visit

Melanie is also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and attends regular supervision with a highly qualified and experienced supervisor herself.

Melanie welcomes the opportunity to teach the HPD course in North Wales and to assist in promoting these life changing techniques far and wide.