Coming from a background of osteopathy, shiatsu, oriental medicine, yoga and meditation, I bring a wide range of knowledge and experience to my practice of cognitive hypnotherapy and NLP. I may also include simple postural and breathing techniques you can do on your own at home or even in public situations, that help to reinforce and further the therapeutic changes.
I love seeing people light up when they feel empowered to heal themselves, transcend mental/emotional blocks and discover they are so much more than they imagined.
I offer a free initial phone chat for us both to determine if we would like to work together, what issues you want to focus on and what outcome you'd like. I'll ask you to complete a questionnaire before the first session, which we use as a basis for digging deeper into what underlies the problem and to set some goals, which feel truly authentic to you. Usually I will teach you a simple technique in that first session and give you a hypnotic relaxation, that lays the foundation and gets the ball rolling for our work.
If you are coming for help with recovery from injuries or illness, I will most likely include a physical assessment and simple movement and breathing techniques, to aid mobility and circulation, as well as hypnotic trance work, for healing and ease.
In subsequent sessions we may do some trance regression, to help you unpick the original conditioning behind the issue and use a variety of other techniques to alter the belief pattern / mindset causing it and also ways of strengthening motivation to maintain the changes. Sessions are most often weekly to start with.
As mentioned above, I can also, if appropriate for you, draw on my background in yoga and meditation to bring in some of the time-honoured Eastern wisdom and the spiritual dimension.
The key to happiness is in learning to master the mind – instead of being its victim and discovering true meaning, purpose and joy in life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally trained, as an adjunct to my work as a yoga therapist and osteopath, in clinical hypnotherapy with Gill Boyne in 2003 and NLP with McKenna, Breen and Richard Bandler in 2002.
I went on to complete a diploma in cognitive hypnotherapy and NLP with the Quest Institute in 2008 and set up in practice.
I have recently also done the Quest master practitioner training and fully intend to never stop training and learning.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
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.
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
Recovery and rehabilitation from illness or injury.
Existential / spiritual malaise
Meaning and purpose in life
• The initial phone consultation is free.
• Sessions of 60-90 minute are £80.
• A package of 4 sessions is £300 paid up front and valid 3 months. This includes practice notes, recordings and email support.