225 Shoreditch High Street
020 7790 9110 / 07854 583728
My clients: I work with people with a very wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress and overload, addictions, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, poor self-esteem and lack of confidence. I am also trained to do gastric band hypnotherapy which may be the option clients choose for weight loss or it may be they want help to change their relationship and attitude towards food.
I work with each of my clients to set achievable and realistic goals continuing at a pace which suits them; helping them to feel better and take back control of their lives. Some clients come to me with one small issue with which they want help and others come with complex and long standing difficulties.
Each client I see is treated with the utmost dignity and respect and, with the wide range of therapeutic tools I have available, I do all that I can to get their lives back on track.
I am a Human Givens therapist. Human Givens is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. To find out more about Human Givens go to their website: www.hgi.org.uk.
How long it takes: Everyone’s situation is different, but I aim to take as few sessions as possible. Often people need no more than two to four sessions to make significant progress and lasting improvements; sometimes fewer. It is often the case that if a client comes to see me more than 2 or 3 times then the intervals between sessions tend to get a little longer, so it's not a case of having to book 6 weekly sessions in one go.
Client with a flying phobia ‘I'm almost in tears of happiness at how in control of my fears I've been able to be on the two flights I've taken in the last few days (have just got back and I'm writing this from the airport). I've been able to observe my anxiety (on the very few times it has surfaced) as if from a distance, and watch it as it recedes. I also found that my pre-flight anxiety, which normally begins at least a couple of days before I fly, was practically non-existent. The biggest difference, though, has been my ability to remain in control of my anxiety when it has occurred and not let it get the better of me. Thank you so much for all your help!’ July 2014
Client wishing to give up smoking 'people cannot believe the change in my lifestyle, and still cannot believe I don't smoke! My children and I had an unbelievable half term holiday spending our little fortune on well deserved treats and outings, and life is so much calmer. Thank you for all your help, you're simply marvellous.' October 2014 (after 1 therapy session)
Client with anxiety 'Maggie is a wonderful, kind and very professional woman, for whom I will be eternally grateful. She helped me conquer anxiety and major panic attacks, I thought I would never feel normal again. So thank you :-)' December 2014 (after 4 therapy sessions)
Client with anxiety particularly with regards to illness 'Maggie, I would rate your service as 10 out of 10. The sessions I had with you have helped me more than I thought possible; I feel that you've really helped me control this aspect of my life and to an extent given me my freedom back. I am able to cope better with my anxieties (which have greatly diminished) as well as address situations rationally and pragmatically. Thank you' August 2015 (after 5 therapy sessions)
Client with low self esteem, low self confidence, anxiety, outbursts of anger and negative thoughts 'Your therapy sessions have transformed me in ways I never thought were possible.' December 2014 (after 7 sessions)
Client with agoraphobia 'I was very pleased with the service I received from Maggie. I didn’t leave the front door at all before seeing her. I still use many of the techniques she taught me. She’s very honest whether that’s going to upset you or not (which is a good thing as I would still be sitting wallowing in self pity). I have so much freedom now compared to what I had 3 months ago.' July 2016 (I saw this client with agoraphobia over several months, she had good support from family and friends, which is very important, and has made the most amazing changes)
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology
HG.DipP Qualified Human Givens Practitioner
MBPsS Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society
MHGI Member of the Human Givens Institute
GQHP General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice
I am a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine
I also provide therapy to clients with PTSD through a charity called PTSD Resolution who work with ex-servicemen and women
I worked for 2 years in Canary Wharf where my clients were both workers in the banks and businesses there and residents of the surrounding areas. In my new therapy room in Shoreditch High Street, with it's good transport links, I hope to continue to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
For almost 10 years, until 2013, I worked as Chief Executive of a charity supporting unpaid carers who were looking after their sick and disabled relatives. As such I have a wealth of knowledge about carers and the stresses they are under, which are often compounded by having to juggle work and caring. I gained the Human Givens Diploma whilst I was working there and was able to develop the counselling/psychotherapy service within the charity.
Previously I managed a charity working with young families often where a parent had severe depression. I am experienced in working with people from a very wide range of backgrounds and ethnicities.
Many years ago I trained as an electro-encephalography technician (EEG is used as a diagnostic test for epilepsy and other physiological brain disorders)
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Interview and audition anxiety
My usual fee is £75 (less for clients on a low income*) for a 50-60 minute session. Please allow up to 80 minutes for the first session. A considerable amount of time is put into preparing each session and follow up which is all covered by the hourly fee.
For Virtual Gastric Band Surgery the basic protocol I use is based on a 5 session approach. My fees for this are £375 for the 5 sessions, payable after the first consultation. The first 45 minute consultation session for Virtual Gastric Band is free of charge.
*Please let me know if your budget is limited. We can discuss a fee which is agreeable to us both.
Where necessary, I can make home visits. Please contact me to discuss.
Please note that sometimes my emails don't get through which seems to be something to do with my email provider (I think this is the term) being blocked by people's security systems. I always respond to queries so if you don't hear back from me fairly promptly please contact me again with your mobile number. Thank you, Maggie
I can be quite flexible with times and days. Weekend appointments are also available