I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Counsellor specialising in "Hypnodieting", "Hypno-Band" (Hypnotic Gastric Band), "Hypno-Birthing" and a Master Practitioner in Smoking Cessation. I also offer treatment for Phobias; Anxiety/Confidence; Exam Nerves; Insomnia and much more.
After graduating with a degree in Psychology, I found I was drawn to the area of Hypnotherapy. I studied for two years gaining a diploma in Psychotherapy, Counselling and Hypnosis. I really enjoyed finding out about people and helping them to overcome issues which were holding them back, specifically through Hypnotherapy. I therefore decided to focus on Hypnotherapy as it brought about such a positive and quick change.
In 2010 I trained in the area of Hypnodieting. I myself found it very difficult to lose weight after having my children and knew the powers and possibilities with Hypnotherapy far outweighed any other method. We all know how we are supposed to lose weight – eat less and exercise! However it can be really hard to do this AND keep it off through normal diets. Hypnodieting gives you the tool to change the way you think about food and therefore allows you to lose weight AND keep it off. I now also offer weight loss using a Hypnotic Gastric Band called Hypno-Band. This system uses Hypnosis and CBT to reduce the size of your stomach as well as change your eating behaviours.
I also specialise in HypnoBirthing. Many of us have heard horror stories of traumatic births from friends and family. It doesn't have to be that way. Hypnobirthing gives you the power to be in control of your own birthing experience. During the 6 week programme you are taught self hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques. This results in shorter labour, less discomfort and a more alert baby.
I am a Master Practioner in Smoking Cessation having completed a Diploma in the latest techniques to help you STOP smoking in just 1 session.
Counselling in particular CBT is also something I am very passionate about. I offer this alongside the Hypnotherapy or on its own.
I offer a FREE initial consultation either in person or by phone so that we can discuss whether Hypnotherapy is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology; Diploma Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and
Counselling; Hypnodieting Certificate. Diploma in Smoking Cessation - Master Practitioner. Cert Hypno-Birthing. Licensed Practitioner Hypno-Band. CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate.
A member of the GHSc and GHR.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
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.
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.
It is important for you to know how I can help you
before you decide to go ahead, and I therefore offer a FREE
initial consultation. There is no obligation for you to book a
session for further treatment. Over 20 minutes or so, we can talk
about what you are seeking help for, and whether hypnotherapy would
be right for you. Most of all, it gives you an opportunity to talk to
me and decide whether I am the right therapist for you. This can
either take place over the phone or in person at my practice.
Sessions are approximately 60 minutes and are usually a week apart. The number of sessions required can vary according to each individual and what we are working to achieve. The Hypnodieting and HypnoBirthing programmes are 6 sessions. Hypno-Band is 4 sessions (for people with a BMI of 30 or over) and Smoking Cessation in 1 session (1.5-2 hrs) as well as a free top up session within the 1st year.
Counselling Sessions are 50 mins and can be as often as required.