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Anxiety Recovery & Confidence Coach

About me

Helping you overcome anxiety, build your confidence, and feel empowered.

I am an experienced Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Wellbeing Coach.

I also have 10 years of experience of helping women overcome pregnancy and birth anxiety. This includes helping mums overcome previous birth trauma and teaching hypnobirthing/birth preparation courses. 

A complimentary discovery call:

To make sure my approach is right for you, I offer you a free phone consultation with no obligation. We can discuss what you need and how we might work together.

Working together in a tailored way:

I offer different options of working together including programmes which are tailored to your specific needs. 

Working over several sessions is the most effective way of creating long lasting and generative change. Together, we will resolve the underlying emotional issues and limiting beliefs so you can feel able to create more positive changes in your life.

Most clients notice positive differences from our first session. 

Anxiety Recovery & Confidence Building Programmes:
Here are some of the most common issues I can help you with

Anxiety & phobias
Confidence & self-esteem issues
Sexual anxiety issues
Sleep issues
Fear of public speaking
Pregnancy and birth anxiety
Imposter Syndrome issues
Relationships Challenges
Processing grief 

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a fully qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner having been trained by the internationally acclaimed Trevor Silvester of the Quest Institute London. I'm also an experienced hypnobirthing trainer, wellbeing coach and Trauma Resolution therapist.

  • NCFE approved Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy (DipCHyp)
  • Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (MPrac NLP)
  • Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD)
  • Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing Practitioner
  • Registered member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy (MNCH)

I believe in continued professional and personal development. I attend regular psychology and therapy related courses and over the last 7 years have build up experience in post-traumatic stress recover and depression. These include OldPain2Go, Kinetic Shift, Human Givens, Thought Field Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, OldPain2Go and the Simpson Protocol.

Member organisations


National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

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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

Please note I do not work with alcohol issues or under 18s

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Additional information

Therapy is an investment in you and your future. Clients are often surprised that in just a few sessions they are able to feel better and to overcome problems which they might have lived with for many years.

Packages are available and I ask most clients to commit to 3 sessions so we can work through a personalised treatment plan. Certain issues might require only one session with others needing a more extended programme. Sessions are £95 to £150 depending on requirements and session type.

Hypnobirthing packages are available for different budget levels. Contact me for details.

When I work

Daytime and some weekend appointments available.

Zoom and Skype sessions are available during the Coronavirus lock down.

6b Church Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2SB

Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40

Type of session

In person

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Contact me for details if you need accessibility details. We have a ramp available in Reading but not in Wokingham at the moment.