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Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist CNHC registered

About me

** Sessions available online, in person and over the phone**

I work with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, a relaxing combination of talking therapy and hypnosis. It is a very empowering process that enables you to change the way you think in order to feel better and more in control.

My areas of work include helping people with anxiety and confidence issues, depression, pain management and sleep patterns. For three years I worked within the NHS at the University Hospital of Wales, helping patients (receiving treatment for cancer) with anxiety related issues.

Some of the issues I can help include:

  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Depression and Lack of Motivation
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Low Self-Confidence
  • Sugar Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Quit Smoking

What to expect

The first part of each session consists of talking therapy. In this part of the session we discuss your needs and goals and using solution-focused questions help you to imagine your preferred future, a future where you have a more useful perspective on the quality of your life. This positive psychotherapy work is enhanced by the use of hypnosis.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation, similar to day dreaming. You remain awake and totally in control at all times. In this pleasantly relaxed state your subconscious mind is more receptive to beneficial suggestions, accepting directions to promote positive change.

Initial Consultation

The initial consultation is one hour in length and gives you the opportunity to find out more about hypnotherapy and how the process works. I will explain how the brain works in relation to whatever issue is bothering you and how hypnotherapy can help you. There is no hypnosis session during this consultation, but it is a very important session giving you information that can be extremely helpful.

I will also give you a free hypnosis CD/download to listen to at home between sessions.

Number of sessions

The number of sessions required is very much individual and varies from person to person. Using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, change can be achieved effectively and relatively quickly. My goal is to work with you for the shortest time necessary for you to achieve the changes you want to make. As a general guide, the number of sessions may range from 4 for a phobia to 8 -12 for clinical depression.

What people say

Here are some of the things clients have said after a number of sessions:

“I feel like my old self again.”

"I feel calmer and more in control".

"I am enjoying life again and not battling to get by.”


If you would like to ask any questions please call 07514 931 096 or email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist and have over nine years experience of working with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.

I trained at the Clifton Practice in Bristol, a recognised centre of hypnotherapy excellence. I have been awarded the Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (DHP) and the Hypnotherapy Practitioner's Diploma (HPD), qualifications which are recognised by professional bodies and considered to be the gold standard in hypnotherapy training.

Since completing my training I have had regular supervision sessions and have attended many professional development courses to expand my knowledge and keep up to date with the latest research on how the brain works.

I am registered with the CNHC, the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners and am subject to their strict code of ethics. I am also a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH).

I am fully insured and have enhanced DBS clearance.

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.


Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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).

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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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Needle phobia

Fear of medical procedures (e.g. surgery, MRI scan)


Anticipatory nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy


£70.00 per session

Additional information

Initial consultation: £60 - One hour 

Subsequent sessions: £70 - One hour 

Smoking cessation £195 (a one-off session of two hours, includes motivational CD)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30 am - 6.00 pm; Friday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Further information

I offer both face-to-face sessions and online sessions. You can choose to have all your sessions in-person in a clinic, or all your sessions online, or a combination of face-to-face and online sessions. 

Wellfield Clinic, 5, Stangate House, Stanwell Road, Penarth, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF64 2AA

The Cathedral Road Clinic, 242, Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9JG

Type of session

In person

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The Cathedral Road Clinic in Cardiff is a wheelchair-accessible premise.