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Mncp, BA (Hons) Psychology, Dip Hyp, Dip (CBT) (ClinSup)

About me

I am an Advanced senior qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist/ Psychotherapist and NLP practitioner, specialising in all aspects of psychotherapy/hypnotherapy. I work with clients on a wide range of issues on a one-to-one basis and I am dedicated to helping each individual achieve his or her desired goals. My main goal is to help people to recognize their full potential. I incorporate elements from different schools of psychotherapy including Humanistic, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, tailored to meet your specific needs and concerns.

A senior member of GHSC

Registration at Senior Practitioner status is only available to a GHSC practitioner who has met the strict criteria and who has been in continual practice for a minimum of 5 years awarding the GHSC award of Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (SQHP)

I teach psychology at the Grimsby Institute University (ALS Centre)

I am a leading Hypnotherapist/Psychotherapist who works at respected clinics across the UK. I specialize in helping clients to deal with Anxiety disorders, Addictions, Weight Management and aggression. I am a registered practitioner with the National Council of Psychotherapists, The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council with whom I'm a Local Champion, promoting safe practice and codes of ethics. I am also registered with Anxiety UK as an Anxiety UK approved therapist.

I am the wellbeing columnist for 24seven Lifestyle Magazine. I write monthly articles on health and wellbeing. The magazine is available from all large supermarkets across East Yorkshire.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy

Diploma in Counselling

Clinical Supervisor cert (GHR) accredited

Psychology teacher (Grimsby Institute University)

Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Anxiety UK verified practitioner

Samaritans Training/ Volunteer

Cruse Bereavement training

Hypnoslimmer Consultant

Inner Power Hypnobirthing Practitioner

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.

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

Hypnoslimmer Consultant

Hypnobirthing Practitioner

Photos & videos


Additional information

I always offer a free, telephone assessment consultation.

Please contact me for a full, no obligation quote of costs.

Further information

You can also read my other article on dealing with anger and frustration here:

What to do next?

Initially, I offer a consultation session to explore what brings you to hypnotherapy and how we might work together to address your needs. Following this consultation, you can decide if you wish to continue.
I provide consultation for all potential clients at Forty Four, Beverley, East Yorkshire and The Berkeley Clinic, London

The Berkeley Clinic, Upper Berkeley Street, Marble Arch, London is a leading complementary and natural health clinic in London. The clinic offers the highest standards of traditional and complementary therapies.

Forty Four is ideally placed in the centre of Beverley It is also within easy reach of Hull, Pocklington and Driffield, serving much of the rural East Riding of Yorkshire. Forty Four is Set within a Grade Two listed building offering a first-grade service. The clinic's aim is to achieve the results you are looking for. Benefit from a range of treatments to enhance your health and well being.

19 Upper Berkeley Street, London, W1H 7PF

The Wellbeing Centre, 80 York Road, Market Weighton, York, East Riding Of Yorkshire, YO43 3EF

Type of session

In person