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About me

Am I qualified?

I am a qualified hypnotherapist on an Accredited Register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. I was a qualified social worker for more than 37 years before training as a hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner.

In addition to these qualifications I have training in past life regression.

My background

I was born and brought up in Brisbane, Australia but have lived in the UK for most of my adult life.

I believe we should all be as happy as we can be in our lives. I am committed to working with people who are feeling blocked by some issue in their life, whether it is a fear, phobia, habit, anxiety or earlier or past life experience. I offer a free no-obligation consultation session to talk about how I might be able to help you.

I am passionate about helping others to resolve issues from their past or present so they can move on to lead happier lives. I take a person-centred approach to helping people solve their own problems as I believe that they are the expert in their own life. I generally work with people whose issues are considered to be "sub-clinical", below the threshold for medical services to intervene.

Why hypnotherapy?

I have qualified as a hypnotherapist because I wanted to use my people skills more therapeutically to help people lead a happier life through resolving some of the issues and psychological and emotional barriers they have built over the years.

How can you get in touch with me?

Please contact me via phone, email or my website to arrange a mutually convenient time for a free half hour consultation session where we can talk about your concern and see how I can help you.   The free consultation session is conducted by zoom.  It may also be used as the introductory session, including setting therapy goals if you decide to go ahead.   We will then arrange a mutually convenient time and date for the session, in person or via zoom.

What can you expect in the first session?

I offer face to face to services in Sheffield and across the world via Zoom. All sessions are in English only.

Most sessions involve some hypnotherapy unless we agree to use another therapeutic approach such as NLP or coaching.

I will direct you back to the website where payment is easily made via PayPal or card prior to the session.  Zoom sessions may be recorded if you wish. All past life regression sessions are recorded as an audio file and sent to you electronically (alongside a transcript)

Can I help you?

My areas of interest include:

  • Past Life Regression – using hypnotherapy to access past lives to support healing or understanding in a current life. This is my specialist interest.
  • Inner Child Healing – working to resolve issues from your earlier life that are causing problems in your current life, such as self-sabotaging behaviour in partner, family, social and work relationships
  • Stop Smoking – helping you to become a non-smoker
  • Stress and Anxiety – working to help you deal with anxiety and stress that is affecting your life
  • Fears and Phobias – help with desensitisation to most kinds of issues, e.g. spiders, flying, buttons, lifts, animals, clowns, cyberchondria, etc
  • Habits and Compulsions- e.g. insomnia and sleep problems, stuttering, blushing, bruxism (teeth grinding), bedwetting, hair pulling
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem building - e.g. work, school, exams, relationships, low self-confidence or self-esteem, inner child, emotional issues, etc
  • Pain management - e.g. tinnitus, arthritis, cluster headaches

If your issue is not covered above, please contact me to discuss whether I can help you.

Sessions are generally 90 minutes in length, except for stop smoking which is 2 hours.

Most sessions cost about £70 for the first session; subsequent sessions are £60. (See website for more details)

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a hypnotherapist in April 2020.

I have qualifications in Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Weight Management, Smoking Cessation and Past Life Regression.

I have also been a registered (Social Work England) social worker for 37 years with a degree and masters qualifications.

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.


The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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.

Hypnotherapy Society

National Hypnotherapy Society (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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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

Inner child


From £60.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Most hypnotherapy sessions are priced at £70 for a 90 minute session, and £60 for subsequent sessions.  Past Life Regression sessions are £60 per 90 minute session.

The exception is Stop Smoking which is £100.

Discounts may be available - ask me during the free consultation session.

When I work

Sessions are arranged at mutual convenience:

Monday to Friday from 9am - 8pm

Saturday from 9am - 3pm

Sunday appointments  by agreement.

The Practice Rooms, 5 Broomfield Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2SE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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