R Clifford Cognitive Hypnotherapy

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Hypnotherapy in Hackney

A bit about me...

Hi, I’m Rowenna and I’m a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, offering Hypnotherapy in Hackney and worldwide online. I help people who are looking for an effective way to free themselves from limiting self-beliefs and negative emotions that may be holding them back.

Like many people, I’ve faced my fair share of challenges in life. I first found hypnotherapy as when I was seeking ways to overcome my own struggles.

Having lived through abuse and grief trauma in my early years, I struggled with extreme low self-esteem, anxiety and addictions later in life. You can read more about my story below.

It has become my mission to help others who face similar struggles in life, offering Hypnotherapy in Hackney and online worldwide. I have now helped hundreds of people to recover, working in private practice and with the NHS.




5 Year

experience PRIVATE & NHS


Trauma Survivor

Cognitive Hypnotherapy in Hackney

My Story

Being born to parents who were addicted to drugs and alcohol, life didn’t get off to a easy start for me and my siblings. Many days and nights were spent alone, hungry and afraid, not knowing where our parents were or when they’d be back. 

As the daily fighting and abuse increased in their relationship (as with many relationships fuelled by drugs and alcohol), things got worse. When my father committed suicide when I was 12, I was so traumatised by the grief, I turned to drugs and alcohol myself.

I dropped out of school at 15 and spent my time on the dance floors of the underground party scene in London. Feeling like an outcast and as though I wasn’t enough for society, I found a community where I felt I belonged, and created an identity based around drinking and drugs. 

It was all great fun of course, until it wasn’t. The reality of living a life on the edge was becoming more real with every friend I lost to drugs. I knew I was on a one way street that didn’t end well, and I wanted more from life.

Somehow, I pulled myself out of that downward spiral and started putting the pieces of my life together. Fighting daily battles with anxiety, I put myself through college and eventually ended up in a successful teaching career.

However, the crippling anxiety was worse without the fog of all the drugs. Panic attacks were a daily occurrence, and in an effort to cope I self-medicated with heavy drinking and non-prescription tranquillisers. By my mid 30’s I was addicted and burnt out. I knew I needed help! 

How I came to offer Cognitive Hypnotherapy in Hackney

That was when I reached out for help. I found a good therapist and began learning about CPTSD and other symptoms of trauma. I managed to get sober and now, thankfully, I live a life free from addiction and daily anxiety.

In 2017 I left teaching and retrained as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist. I now offer Hypnotherapy in Hackney and worldwide online. I have also gone on to train in other trauma therapies such as IEMT and PIT (find out more about my training below).

I help others to heal from the crippling effects of low self-worth, anxiety, codependency, attachment issues, addictions and more. With the right guidance and support, it is possible to restore your self-worth, build healthy connections and find the confidence to live life fully.

You Can Change Too…

If there’s one thing I know, it’s that if I can recover then so can you! If you’re struggling with low self esteem, addictive behaviours, attachment issues or any other symptoms, please get in touch. We’ll go on this journey together!

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Hypnotherapy in Hackney


And further training

Training School/Organisation

Qualification & Date Awarded


Mindfulness Training .b programme – August 2018


Meditation Leader training programme – August 2018

Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy HPD level 4 – Jan 2019, Master NLP Practitioner – Nov 2019 

Assistant Teacher, Cognitive Hypnotherapy Diploma – April 2020 – present

Events Manager – July 2022 – present

Integral Eye Movement Practitioner Training – June 2020

Health Coaching Foundation Level – June 2021

Served as Health Coach for the NHS throughout the first lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2021 


Working with Parts, Level 1 – September 2021

Post Induction Therapy (PIT) – August 2022

Registered Memberships

What My Clients Are Saying

Google Reviews