Annette Boden MSc

About Annette

About Annette Boden MSc, BSc(Hons) Psychology, FNSHP, Adv.Dip THP (N-SHAP)

Emotional well-being and stress management consultant. UKCP registered Hypno-psychotherapist. CNHC registered Hypnotherapist. ‘Trained Mindful self-compassion programme teacher’

As an integrative therapist since 1998, I began my  training in counselling skills at St Helens College. Seeking a more ‘dynamic approach to therapy’ I went on to train in Eriksonian Hypnotherapy; Psychotherapy; Counselling; Cognitive Therapy; and Neuro- Linguistic Programming at The National School of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (N-SHAP), Regents Park College, London. Annette qualified as a hypno-psychotherapist in 1998. Becoming an ‘advanced hypno-psychotherapist in 2000.

I hold an MSc with merit in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology and a BSc (hons) in psychology.

UKCP registered Hypno-psychotherapist. Registration number: 2011162534.
CNHC registered Hypnotherapist. Registration number: 0000484-L10.

Member of The Open University Psychological Society.

BUPA registered (with BUPA recognised Consultants referral) BUPA provider number: 30022358

Member of the Mindfulness Association

‘Trained mindful self compassion programme teacher’

I am privileged to have trained under Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer the founders of the MSC programme and The Centre for Mindful Self-Comassion and became one of the first cohort of european trained teachers in July 2014. I became eligable to teach the programme and completed supervision to achieve ‘trained mindful self-compassion teacher’ status and I am registered on the Healthcare professional directory for the Centre for Mindful Self Compassion.



I offer individual therapy  in Knutsford, Cheshire where I run a busy private practice at The Knutsford Town House Business Centre, 98 King Street, Knutsford.


I also offer a clinic at Park Lane consulting rooms in  Macclesfield, Priorslegh Medical centre,Poynton and The Regency Hospital in Macclesfield.

As a trained Mindful Self Compassion teacher, I now regularly teach the Mindful Self Compassion programme. I also run relaxation master classes, well-being workshops and seminars for corporate and community, and, offer a full well-being service to corporate clients wishing to bring therapy ‘in-house’ to support staff well being.

As a UKCP registrered Hypno-psychotherapist I offer my services as an emotional well-being and stress management consultant and  integrative therapist, offering a combination of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Cognitive therapy, Psychotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming, and Counselling. Therapy is brief, dynamic and solution focused, using the principles of transpersonal and positive psychology.

I became registered with the Minnesota Institute of Advanced Communication skills after completing 13 hours of Continuous Professional development for the AHH-sponsored OCD and Anxiety Disorders masterclass by Devan Hastings in March 2010.

My specialist interests include: Anxiety, OCD – Obsessive Compulsive disorder- using a combination of Cognitive behavioural counselling and Hypnotherapy, based on the work of Professor Jeffrey Schwartz and the 4 step programme; performance enhancement and achievement; stress management, confidence, self-esteem, Alcohol problems, Insomnia, Motivation.

Other issues covered include: Phobic anxiety;  weight management; IBS; Tinnitus; Fibromyalgia; Chronic fatigue; and depression (mild to moderate).

I continued  to further my development and skills as a practitioner through  completion of an MSc in consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology and Transpersonal Hypnosis. Receiving an MSc with credit I  completed a research thesis entitled:

A phenomenological study of experience of participation in an eight-week compassion focused, therapeutic well-being programme. This became a published article in the Spring 2013 edition of the North East branch magazine for the BPS.

I completed a one year training with the mindfulness association in 2013 and am currently completing the compassion module of the five-year training scedule with the mindfulness association.

I have been  regularly heard on local radio stations such as Silk FM, Capital Radio, High Peak Radio, and Radio Derby, and more recently I have had 2 one hour programme interviews on Radio Woking on the Sunday morning show “The view from Here”. You can listen to my interview on July 5 2015 where I talked about the benefits of Mindful self compassion and how it is becoming an integral part of therapeutic interventions . NB: If you want to just listen to my piece drag the player cursor at the bottom of the page to 2:04:00 as I am speaking in the last hour of a three hour programme.

My written articles regularly feature in local press.

As a full member of The United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) The Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC), a fellow of the national Society for Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (FNSHP), and the Hypnotherapy Association, a strict code of conduct and ethics bind me, and in meeting all registration requirements. This includes continued professional development and regular clinical supervision.

I am currently chair of the board of trustees for Anxiety UK and I am a keen advocate of their work.

Portfolio of workshops and courses:

In 2013, I began to facilitate Mindful Compassion- focused workshops and day retreats as ‘Annette Boden wellbeing’

I offer mindfulness and compassion-focused courses and workshops for ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia/stress management/Eating well/Sleeping well.

Self -care core skills (incorporating mindfulness and self-compassion) helping people to form healthy habits and strategies for eating well, exercising, sleeping well, and getting the work-life balance right.

Compassionate and effective communication – working as a team, valuing ourselves and the work we do so we can ‘own our contribution’, acknowledging our own and each -other’s achievements, recognising and respecting individual differences.

The official 9-session MSC programme

The adapted 4-week introduction to Mindful self-compassion approaches to well-being.

Mindfulness at work – an introduction to mindfulness and applying it at work.

All my teaching is based on the research and work of Professor Paul Gilbert, Professor Kristin Neff and Dr Christopher Germer- all of whom I have had the privilege to train under.