I work with anxiety and depression, addictions, phobias and panic, eating patterns (weight loss), insomnia, and many other anxiety-related conditions, as well as offering a personalised stop / quit smoking session.
I am a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Accredited Contemporary Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist, offering a solution-focussed integration of Hypnotherapy and NLP to rapidly assess your situation and therapeutic needs, and define your desired outcomes. The timeframe to achieve your outcomes is agreed between us and is often brief - in some cases of habit interruption, even just one session, with appropriate follow-up support available. In many cases, two to six sessions is the usual time-frame.
My approach is down-to-earth, clear and reassuring. I combine Ericksonian, cognitive behavioural and clinical approaches to hypnotherapy as appropriate for you and your outcomes. As a former teacher, I aim to explain things in an engaging and understandable manner. Treatment is always individualised and aims to activate your own inner resources, as well as highlighting external resources you may have overlooked and could make more use of. Clients have found they leave with a renewed sense of purpose, of what you need to do and your ability to do it, and this is built on session-by-session.
Please browse the FAQ section of the Hypnotherapy Directory as it contains lots of useful information to read before making an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.
Appointments are also available on Grove Road, E3, near Mile End Underground station.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in private hypnotherapy and psychotherapy practice for eight years in east and central London, and also worked for over four years as counsellor for a GP practice in west London, working with a very diverse and challenging range of GP patients, providing invaluable clinical experience.
Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy (National Occupational Standards Level 7 - MSc-equivalent) - BeeLeaf Institute 2008 - 2013
NLP Master Practitioner - BeeLeaf Institute 2009
Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis, Advanced Certificate in Clinical & Strategic Hypnosis - BST Foundation, London 2006-08
MA Contemporary Cultural Processes, University of London Goldsmtihs College 1999
BA (Hons) 2:1 English Language and Literature, University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1993
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Registration with UKCP is obtained through one of their Member Organisations and each practitioner must maintain membership of a Member Organisation to maintain their UKCP Registration.
Members must adhere to approved Codes of Ethics and Practice and be accountable to UKCP Complaints and Appeals Procedures.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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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.
Please state whether you would like to see me in east London (either near Bethnal Green or Mile End tubes) or central (Oxford Circus) when you get in touch and I can provide information regarding fees.
Daytimes and evenings until 8pm in all locations, Monday to Thursday, 4pm Friday.
Online sessions only during the current lockdown.