Award-winning hypnotherapist can help you find a way to get your life back on track

Date published: 29 April 2024

Whatever condition or problem you might be struggling with, award-winning hypnotherapist Cathy Cartwright at Fresh Thinking Hypnotherapy can help you find a way to get your life back on track.

Based in Rochdale, Cathy is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Hypnotherapy Supervisor.

Hypnotherapy is described as a state of deep relaxation and focused concentration.

If you are struggling with conditions or areas such as anxiety, low mood, stress, over/negative thinking, OCD’s, insomnia, fears, phobias, weight management, smoking issues or personal performance, then Cathy can help.

Cathy holds the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, considered to be the gold standard in Hypnotherapy training.

Having gained both a Certificate and Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnotherapy, she then began to specialise in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy with the Clifton Practice, one of the most prestigious training schools in the country and one of the leads in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.

She has subsequently lectured on the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training course in addition to gaining the Supervisor’s course, again with Clifton Practice.

Having a long history of working with people of all ages and walks of life, she is fully aware of what hardships and potential negatives life can throw out at times, but Cathy prides herself on transforming lives.

She said: "Most people who come to see me are seeking more peace in their lives.

"They have reached a point where they are tired of feeling anxious, stressed out and exhausted from low moods.

"Quite often, they will say to me ‘I just want to feel normal again’ or ‘I want to enjoy my life again’, and that's where I can step in to help.

"Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a gentle and natural therapy that utilises a person’s own individual resources and strengths.

"It is effective in reducing anxiety levels, increasing confidence and helping the individual to gain more clarity and control in their lives.

"The most rewarding part of the work I do is then seeing those lovely changes and transformations in people."


Cathy with her Hypnotherapy Service of the Year 2020/21 award


It doesn't matter what age you are or what your background is, Cathy can be there for you.

She added: "Clients I worked with have ranged in age from 9 years old to 81 years old.

"Having a strong background in childcare has been advantageous when working with younger people and children, especially when they are feeling nervous and don’t know what to expect."

Cathy works with clients face to face, online and via the telephone.

Many made contact following positive recommendations, and many have also travelled to see Cathy from quite a distance away from Rochdale.

Numerous clients have been full of praise for her help and guidance, as some of the testimonials on her website (address below) clearly indicate.

One wrote: "Cathy is a wonderful soul and an expert in what she does.

"She has helped my wife dealing with PTSD and she even gave me pointers on how to deal with it, and how I can support my wife.

"Cathy is a luminary in her field and I highly recommend her services."

Another added: "Cathy is a professional yet friendly person and very easy to talk to.

"I was surprised at how well the hypnotherapy worked!

"Fully enjoyed our sessions. Can’t recommend enough."

Fresh Thinking Hypnotherapy has also won numerous prestigious awards in recent years, something that has certainly helped further enhance Cathy’s consistently growing reputation in her field of expertise.

She won the Manchester Prestige Award in 2019, and followed that with the Central England prize in 2020 and 2021 (the first in its category to be a consecutive winner for two years).

Cathy was then triumphant in the North England awards in 2021 and 2022.


Cathy with her Hypnotherapy Service of the Year 2021/22 award
Cathy with her Hypnotherapy Service of the Year 2021/22 award


She also won the Rochdale Loves Small Businesses award in 2019 and the Northern Enterprise award in both 2020 and 2021.

Last but certainly not least, Cathy is a three-time winner of the Three Best Rated prize - in 2019, 2022 and 2023 - and has already received a Certificate of Excellence for 2024.

Check out Cathy's website at:

Contact her on 07716 145122 or via email at:

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