Welcome to my profile.
Given below is a brief summary of my background, how I can help you and what you can expect from me as a Hypnotherapist and my approach to how I work.
A Little About Me
Like many people I have travelled various paths, and with over 40 years of work experience, I have tapped into many disciplines ranging from various office positions, including work within Social Services and the NHS, changing track to become a Fitness Trainer, Complementary Health Therapist and Yoga Teacher.
I feel it can be said life is about what we experience and perhaps how we experience it, and for some, there is growth leading to evolvement.
My evolvement has led me to the areas of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
How Hypnotherapy Can Help You
Hypnotherapy is a safe, effective and non-invasive therapy which will enable you to maximise your potential and increase motivation thereby allowing you to live life more fully, happier and content as you overcome any difficulties or impediments that may be holding you back.
Do you want to learn to relax, reduce stress and anxiety, build confidence and self-esteem, or take control of your weight, eating habits, overcome fears, phobias and panic attacks, break unwanted habits, or simply wish to eliminate nerves, then try Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is a state of mind brought about by a set of techniques. It enhances an individual’s concentration and increases responsiveness to suggestion in order to make the beneficial changes that an individual may wish to make in their thought patterns or their psychological state
As a caring, approachable therapist who respects whatever issue, however small, may be troubling you, I will give you the respect and attention you need to resolve your concern as quickly as possible whether it is of a psychological, emotional or physical nature.
Sessions are individually designed and offered in a safe, calm and tranquil setting within an environment which is confidential and non-judgemental.
Have the courage, determination and will to become the person you believe you are meant to be… rather than a bad interpretation of someone else
What To Expect In Your First Session
After initially contacting me, to engage in Hypnotherapy there would first be an in-depth telephone conversation, during which we would agree to meet for an introduction and initial consultation. Making contact in this way helps to ascertain the suitability that we are able to work together.
At your first session, and after any introductions, I will complete my consultation forms, agree a number of sessions with you and if time allows, begin taking things further.
I hope you find this information helpful.
What Happens Next
Be motivated and believe you can make change to become the person you are meant to be....… take your first step(s) today by calling me, dropping me an email, or visit my website for further information.
After all, Oscar Wilde said "be yourself, everyone else is taken!”
or according to Warren Mitchell.....
"I knew that I did not have to buy into society's notion that I had to be handsome and healthy to be happy. I was in charge of my ''spaceship'' and it was my up, my down. I could choose to see this situation as a setback or as a starting point. I chose to begin life again."
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling Skills and Hypnotherapy
- AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate of Awareness in Bereavement Care
- Diploma in Emotional Freedom Technique/EmoTrance
- Approved Anxiety UK Therapist
- Certificate to teach Hatha Yoga and Meditation
As a Hypnotherapist, I have worked with many issues including:
- Stress and anxiety
- Confidence and self-esteem issues
- Breaking unwanted habits
- Fears, panic attacks and phobias
- Sleep disturbances
- Weight loss or other ‘adhoc’ eating issues
- Other emotional issues or turmoil, i.e. a change of circumstance
I have also worked as a Volunteer for Cruse Bereavement and for The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre, Crawley Hospital, Sussex.
I am also an approved Anxiety UK Therapist.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
The initial consultation is £25.00
Each subsequent session is 50 minutes in duration and costs £50.00
I am an accredited member of both The National Counselling Society and The National Hypnotherapy Society, and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their respective Code Of Ethics.
I am also fully insured for the disciplines I practise and for the practice of EmoTrance/Emotional Freedom Technique.
I've been fully checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) independently but also for Cruse Bereavement, Anxiety UK, The Olive Tree at Crawley Hospital in Sussex.
I receive regular clinical supervision with a qualified and accredited supervisor.
I am fully committed to my on-going personal and spiritual development by regularly attending courses.
I work at clinics in both Epsom, Surrey and Crawley, West Sussex.