If you are thinking about making some changes in your life, and if you feel you need a helping hand, I can help you find a way through. I know it's a cliché but you really have made the first step already. Take a few minutes to read a little more, and if you think I can help, just let me know.
I can help with Covid-related issues, weight problems, anxiety, stress, phobias. and smoking cessation.
ALCOHOL AND DRUGS SPECIALIST. RELATIONSHIP AND COUPLE COUNSELLING.
I have over 30 years experience within Addictions, Dependencies, and related fields, working with a wide variety of clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures. In addition to Alcohol and Drug problems, many of my clients have been seeking help for Anxiety and Stress, PTSD, Relationship difficulties, Phobias, Confidence issues, Weight Reduction, Weight Loss, and Smoking Cessation.
I have received specialist training to help with IBS.
I am qualified to use the Rewind Technique to help with PTSD.
I have trained in Family Therapy and Relationship Counselling.
Over the last months, Covid-19 has impacted all our lives in many ways. Many of us have been left with the effects of experiencing the virus first-hand, devastating loss of loved ones, financial and/or employment difficulties, or even all of the above.
Alcohol and drug consumption has reached ever higher rates, increasing during the various lockdowns and remaining at problematic levels for many. If this is you, or someone you care about, please get in touch.
I have been able to help many of those who are worried and anxious about returning to work, not returning to work, being around others, being alone, worrying about simply staying safe, and many other fears for the future. Please know that help is available. I can be contacted by phone, text, or email.
I have developed and managed an integrated Hypnotherapy approach that includes aspects of Solution Focus and Motivational models, and elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
All that might sound a bit complicated but, to be honest, it can be quite simple really. We talk things over for a bit, look at the changes you want to make, decide between us if Hypnotherapy might help, and we take it from there.
There is no great mystery to Hypnotherapy. Nothing to be afraid of. No one can make you do anything you don't want to. You won't reveal any secrets you don't want to either. TV stunts are nothing to do with Hypnotherapy. In all these years I've never seen anyone cluck like a chicken but I've seen plenty make positive differences to their lives.
I have considerable experience working with clients experiencing alcohol and/or drug-related problems. These may be associated with your own use or that of someone close to you. CALL FOR FREE CONSULTATION.
I can help if you are stressed, suffer from anxiety or fears, phobias, confidence or weight issues, sexual, relationship, or family problems. Clinic sessions are London and Birmingham based - Online sessions by Zoom or Webex secure platforms are available to all areas. Recent clients have been located in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, Europe, Canada, Australia, and the USA.
YOU CAN STOP SMOKING IN ONE SESSION IF YOU WANT TO.
I am fully insured and registered with the CNHC, NCH, and GHR. I have international registration with the IACT. I am registered with the ICO to protect your data.
Services are available online to all areas in the UK, Europe, and the USA.
Sessions are usually available in Birmingham, North London, and Central London.
ALL SESSIONS ARE PROVIDED ONLINE AT THE MOMENT DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Psychology. MBCH. C.HYP. MNCH (reg). GQHP. CNHC (reg).
Middlesex University. University of Birmingham.
Trained at Birmingham College of Therapy and Central England College of Clinical Hypnosis.
Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.
There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.
The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
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
Mindfulness and Stress-reduction sessions are available to individuals, groups, teams, and corporate - - In-House, and other venues as well as online.
Sessions may be one-off or more and can include specific four, six, or eight-week programmes. All sessions and programmes are individually tailored to your needs. Face-to-face sessions may be available from January 2022.
Hypnotherapy services are available Monday to Friday and Sunday. All days from 08.00 - 21.00. Free initial consultations are usually available during these hours.
From £69.00 to £130.00
Free initial telephone session
Initial consultation by phone - Free.
Hypnotherapy fee - £69.00 per hour. Online session - £69.00 per hour.
Smoking Cessation - £130.00 per 90-minute session with a free follow-up session if required.
Couple-Counselling - £120.00 per session.
Online services - 09.00 - 19.00. Mon - Fri & Sun.
Birmingham - Thursdays 08.00 - 21.00.
London - Mon-Wed 09.00 - 20.00.
Free Initial telephone consultations when available Mon - Fri.
I decided to become a Therapist many years ago following a struggle to overcome some of my own issues. I experienced a few different therapies before eventually finding my way through. I was very lucky to get the right kind of help at the right time for me and I am still here today, still standing.
I had the benefit of many Counsellors and Therapists along the way, some very good, and perhaps some that were not ok for me. I took myself off to University and specialised in Dependency issues. I trained in Psychodynamic and Systemic models, worked as a Counsellor and Trainer for a few years before eventually developing the Integrated Hypnotherapeutic approach as a baseline for my work nowadays.
I believe that as we are all individuals, with individual and varied needs, there is no one - size - fits - all to the kinds of help and support we often need. I aim to provide a person-centered approach in working with all my clients, enabling them to find and use their own resources to help them make the changes they wish for in their lives.