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About me

I have always been fascinated by people.

One of my greatest pleasures in life is seeing people realising their potential and shining.

Sometimes people need some help to do this, and it is why I do what I do. I've had the privilege of working with many amazing people over the years.

Almost everyone I come across has something they would like to change about themselves. 

  • It may be something comparatively insignificant, but perhaps is holding them back from achieving more. 
  • It may be something huge that is having a devastating effect on their daily life. 
  • Or anywhere in between.

My working life is focused on guiding people to create the life they want to live.

Some of the more common things people come to for for include:

Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Phobias, Low Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Weight Issues, Relationship Problems, Setting Goals & Goal Achievement, Loss of Focus, Low  Motivation, Addictions (especially Smoking and Alcohol)

Also for all types of fears, including:

Exam Fears, Fear of Flying, Fear of Spiders/Snakes/Dogs/Mice (almost any living thing), Driving or Driving Test Fears, Fear of dentist, Public Speaking (including Wedding Speeches and work related presenting), Performing Fears.

This list is not conclusive and many issues people experience have roots in their subconscious mind that are linked to multiple of the above.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied with the Quest Institute at Regents University, London, and attained:

  • Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD)  NCFE Accredited Level 4
  • Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy (Dip CH)  NCH Accredited
  • Certified NLP Practitioner (NLPP)

I am currently studying again in my spare time with The Quest Institute for a Cognitive Hypnotherapy Master Practitioner qualification.

Member organisations


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.


National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.

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From £90.00 to £1,350.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Fees show range from a single standard session (one hour), though in reality after our initial consultation we may agree that a series of sessions (programme) will best serve you and we will agree a price which may be more cost effective for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evenings and weekends may be possible upon agreement, at extra charge.

Further information

Professional Association Membership

I am a registered member of the following bodies:

  • Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council(CNHC)
  • National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)  
  • Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (QCHPA)

How hypnotherapy can help?

The modern world presents many challenges that our primal (unconscious) minds assess as threats and cause emotions within us that trigger thoughts and behaviours. We can't help it, we are hard wired this way and our many thousands of years of survival as a race on this planet are testament to the success of our psychological evolution. 

However, our minds have not yet caught up with the changes that have happened in our society so it's no wonder we struggle at times. Our unconscious minds are powerful and strive to keep us safe, often overpowering our logical conscious minds which have evolved more recently in our history.

Sometimes people are able to find their own way though challenges, but many people can become stuck.

Those that recognise they're stuck and seek help are more likely to live a better life sooner, than those who continue in their struggle.

Cognitive hypnotherapy provides a way of guiding you through emotions that lead to undesirable thoughts and behaviours, especially those you feel are holding you back. In a way, it can in fact be looked at as "dehypnotisation" because we are striving to change the undesirable thoughts and behaviours you have managed to unconsciously hypnotise yourself into adopting.

What to expect in your first session

Your free initial consultation with me will allow you explain what you are hoping to achieve from therapy and you'll have the chance to ask me any questions about how I work and about hypnotherapy. It is important for you to feel that I am the right therapist for you and for me to be sure that I can help you. This is usually a fairly short chat lasting around 20 minutes on the phone or on Zoom.

If we do go on to work together your first full consultation will last between 1 and 1.5 hours. We will discuss the history behind your issue and develop a plan for us to use to help you get to your desired solution state.   

Subsequent sessions

Further treatment sessions will last for 1 hr, although I allow for and extra half an hour as sometimes we can be in the middle of something important for a client and it's preferable to allow some extra time in their best interests. My appointment system allows for this so that the next client's appointments are not affected. It is normal to have between 2-4 sessions, though sometimes there can be more.

You may also be given tasks to complete at home, between sessions. This may include listening to  recordings of hypnotic suggestions and/or a therapy diary to record your thoughts and development. You may also be taught self-hypnosis techniques, to help you continue treatment outside of sessions and long after treatment is over.

Where are sessions held?

I can see clients in my therapy room or online using Zoom. 

Occasionally I may see clients in their own home if their needs make this necessary, although it has to be a suitable environment for treatment to be effective. 

What is expected of a client?

We will work together in a partnership. Your engagement is essential to get you to your desired solution, as is your openness and honesty. You can expect the same from me.

I may give you tasks to complete between sessions, these won't be too onerous, but it is often said that most therapy happens between sessions, as your unconscious mind absorbs learnings. Your participation in these tasks is a necessary part of treatment.

Do you offer a guarantee?

No therapist can in reality offer a guarantee - if I they did I would question the ethics of this. My commitment to you is that I will work with you, to help you get to where you want to be with your problem and help you have a better life. 

Cancellation Policy

I reserve the right to charge 50% of the session fee if you cancel, but don't give me at least 24 hours notice. 

Are you insured?

Yes, I hold specialised hypnotherapy cover with professional liability and public liability both covered up to £5million each. 

Common misconceptions

Many people think of hypnosis as onstage entertainment or something that is completely out of their control. But hypnotherapy isn’t something that is 'done' to a person. The client is entirely in control - the professional is merely there as a guide. 

Canvey Island, Essex, SS8

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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