I am passionate about living life to the full and helping other people to do the same. Hypnotherapy is such a powerful tool; it can change lives. I know, first hand, just how powerful hypnotherapy and mindfulness techniques can be. I had CFS/ME for 12 years before doing the Lightning Process, which uses hypnotherapy and NLP among other techniques, to make a full recovery. That was over 12 years ago and now I am fitter, healthier and stronger than before I was ill in the first place. I've even run 3 international marathons!
I'm qualified as both a Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. My training was completed with Chrysalis. I'm a licensed NLP Master Practitioner, having the honour to have trained with Dr. Richard Bandler (the co-creator of NLP). I'm also a fully trained Mindfulness Teacher, having trained with Bangor University in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) and I like to integrate these approaches in my work. I practise what I preach too, so mindfulness permeates my whole life. Due to this background I am excellent at working with people to combat stress and anxiety.
I believe in treating the whole person, so I work in an imaginative, creative and caring way. I tailor treatment to the individual, therefore my approach is different with each client, depending on what's needed. I'm told I have a calm and relaxing manner and this filters through to my therapy room, which is a safe and reassuring environment.
As part of my holistic approach to health and wellbeing I'm keen to help other people achieve success in their professional and personal life; to be the best they can be. I want to help people unlock the potential they already have within themselves, in whatever area they need support, perhaps business success, sports performance, self-esteem or weight loss.
I relate well to children and my background in Primary Teaching means I have lots of experience working with children and young people. I have worked with children from birth to 18. I'm committed to helping children to manage their emotions in order to grow into healthy and well-balanced adults.
I would love the opportunity to work with you and help you to unlock the potential already there for good health and wellbeing so that you can live your life to the full. If you think you'd like to do this drop me an email or give me a call. Some people are happy to book straight in for an appointment however, if you have questions or would like more information I offer a free 20 minute chat (either by phone or face-to-face). Appointments are usually weekly but this can vary from client to client.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) in Primary Education and Music
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills with Distinction
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Trained Mindfulness Teacher (Bangor University, CMRP)
- Licensed NLP Master Practitioner
- Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society
- Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society
- Trained in Working with Anxiety (using CBT, Mindfulness & Hypnotherapy techniques)
- Training in EmoTrance techniques
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
- Mindfulness Teacher
- Psychotherapeutic counselling
- Licensed NLP Master Practitioner
- If you feel you need to know more, Free 20 minute chat available to talk about how hypnotherapy could help you.
- The number of sessions needed varies, depending on the issue. This would be discussed at the initial consultation. As a rough guide I usually recommend an initial consultation followed by three sessions. Sessions are chargeable at £60 per hour.
- 2 hour one off quit smoking session. This session costs £200
- One-to-one Mindfulness Training. £60 per hour
- I offer a 5 Week Mindfulness Course (within a group). £199
I work flexible hours. I will do my best to accommodate you. I offer online consultations.
My relaxing therapy room is within Brooke's Mill, Armitage Bridge. It is easily accessible from Huddersfield, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford and the West Yorkshire region. Only 15 mins from the M62 (junctions 23 & 24) and 30 mins from the M1 (junctions 37, 38 & 39). There is plenty of free car parking. My premises are also easily accessible by public transport. There is a regular bus service from Huddersfield & Holmfirth (with a 5 min walk) and a train service from Huddersfield to Berry Brow (with a 15 min walk).