Please, note due to COVID-19, I now also offer sessions via Skype or Zoom.
I have over 30 yrs of experience working in the medical profession and understand the strong mind-body connection and the impact it has on our health and well-being. Over the last 5 years I have concentrated on the management of chronic pain, and still work on the NHS in this speciality. I offer short courses in the management of chronic pain on a 1 to 1 basis, or in small groups.
I see each client as a unique individual, with a unique set of circumstances. So with your help, together, we develop a treatment plan around your own specific needs. I integrate Hypnotherapy with a range of therapeutic techniques tailored to you. These include Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Matrix Reimprinting, Mindfulness and working with our Human Givens. I also teach skills to enable you to feel more empowered and in control of your life. I offer packages of care, as, by offering this, I find that clients are more committed and so get better results.
I qualified from Southampton Medical School in 1987. Early on in my career I took a sabbatical to study a variety of dance forms and qualified as a classical ballet teacher. It was during this time that I decided to go in to Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Medicine. I have worked in Rheumatology on the NHS, and spent 8 yrs working for the Army in a musculoskeletal / sports injury unit. I currently work one day a week in the Musculoskeletal Department at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.
I soon realised the strong mind-body link when I noticed how patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis with a positive outlook did so much better than those who didn't. Over the years, dealing with patients who had pain and disability, I have become more aware of the profound influence of pain on psychological issues and vice versa. This drew me to studying Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.
Having seen and personally experienced the positive effects Hypnotherapy may have on a variety of physical and psychological issues, and general well-being, I am passionate about its benefits. The mind has a strong impact on our body and health. By improving what goes on in our minds we can improve both our physical and emotional health.
I provide a holistic approach to therapy, that we all require a balanced life style to make the most of ourselves and our lives. I not only look at areas such as diet, exercise and sleep but also assess whether all the innate needs are being fulfilled. If life seems to be rather a bumpy ride then it is more than likely that some of the innate needs are not being met.
I have a particular affinity for the performing arts, and empathy for the sports person, being a keen dancer myself, and playing in an amateur orchestra.
Some of the areas I deal with are:
Fears and phobias.
Pain control and illness.
Weight loss, using hypno gastric band, if requested.
Stress and anxiety.
Loss and grief.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BM Southampton Medical School.
- Dip Sports and Exercise Medicine.
- Dip Musculoskeletal Medicine.
- Dip Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
- Ad Dip Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
- Changing Patterns and Behaviour.
- Emotional Freedom Technique.
- Matrix Reimprinting.
- Hypno Gastric Band
National Hypnotherapy Society
The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Information about health conditions (*)
Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Stage fright, performance nerves, competition nerves, motivation, cravings, creative block. Infertility, conception, fears around pregnancy, delivery.
Home visits at an extra charge, depending on travel distance.
Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society.
Accreditied member of the National Counselling Society.