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About me

I am a hypnotherapist currently working in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire providing support (and often solutions) to a wide range of emotional and behavioural issues. If you are feeling blighted by anxiety, stress or worry, weather it be due to a long standing problem or a more recent development hypnotherapy can help.    I base my practice around helping people deal with the issues in their lives which they feel are holding them back or preventing them from achieving their full potential.

My professional background is within Adult Nursing and more specifically chronic pain/chronic condition management, which is an area I can apply a depth of knowledge it has taken years to obtain. My journey in to the field of hypnotherapy has been an interesting one. I qualified as an Adult Nurse in 1997 and have worked across numerous specialities over the years giving me insight into the bio/psycho/social aspects of health and illness progression. I predominantly worked within the field of Chronic Pain management and ran my own clinics as a clinical nurse specialist in Kent. During this time I was part of the team delivering pain management programmes and saw the enormous benefits Hypnotherapy delivered to patients who had been struggling for years with their symptoms. I decided that this was the path for me and as soon as the opportunity presented itself I completed my training. I think that the years I have spent in the NHS delivering a high level of quality treatment has instilled an ethical and careful approach to my practice which I am extremely proud of. I believe in building a rapport with my clients that's second to none and feel that it is only from this type of collaboration you will see real results.

Taking the first step

I think the only way you can really see if you 'click' with a therapist is to talk to them, I offer a 10 minute complementary telephone consultation where we can assess your suitability for hypnotherapy and discuss the presenting issue. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy & Counselling skills. Cert Hyp CS
  • Diploma Adult Nursing (Distinction in practice) UCL
  • Physiology and anatomy of pain Module (Masters Level) Christchurch Uni
  • NLP foundations and practitioner CPD 150 hours COE

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

National Hypnotherapy Society (Hypnotherapy Society)

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Accredited register membership

National Hypnotherapy Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Hypnotherapy Society

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.


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Initial 10 Min telephone consultation- Free (Once only)
£60 per 50 mins

Emergency and weekend appointments £100 per 50 mins

Please be aware that more complex chronic conditions may require a longer initial consultation.

Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11

Type of session

In person
Home visits