Hypnosis is a safe and natural form of therapy, which can be used for a number of conditions, including anxiety and stress, phobias, weight problems, smoking, lack of confidence and self esteem, and many more. During the hypnotherapy process, the client remains in control at all times. It is a feeling similar to that state between wakefulness and sleep – when we are just drifting off to sleep. It is something that happens frequently in our daily lives, when we are focusing on something, such as watching a television programme or reading a book. Although at these times we are in trance, we can emerge from this state at any time we desire. Hypnotherapy induces a state of heightened receptivity, offering direct and indirect suggestions to the subconscious mind. The client has the power to decide how deeply they go into trance and is able to resist. If, at any time, during hypnosis, the client feels uncomfortable, they can stop the session, get up and walk away. The hypnotherapist does not have the power to control the client. The client is the one to make changes. The hypnotherapist is just a guide.
My first experience of hypnotherapy was over 30 years ago, when my GP suggested that hypnotherapy may help me with my struggle to stop smoking. Since then I have used hypnotherapy to help with weight loss, overcoming a phobia, improving my confidence and overcoming a fear of public speaking. I have found hypnotherapy so effective in my own life, that I decided to train as a therapist so I could go on to help other people.
In 2009 I attended a week-long seminar in London with Paul McKenna and Richard Bandler, one of the co-creators of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), a method of changing human behaviour patterns, which is used alongside hypnotherapy.
I went on to train to become a qualified hypnotherapist with the Academy of Clinical and Medical Hypnosis. I use a mixture of NLP, EFT, Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy, to support clients to make changes to their behaviour, enabling them to reach their goals and achieve the lives they have always wanted.
Throughout my life, I have always enjoyed working with people, to help them improve their lives. I worked as a Customer Services Adviser for Adult Social Care for 11 years and prior to that I worked at the local college, teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
I now practise from my home in a village just outside Lincoln or from the Central Wellness, centre in the heart of Lincoln.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
The Hypnotherapy Practitioner's Diploma (HPD) from the National Council of Hypnotherapy. I am a full member of the National Council for Hypnotherapists.
I trained at the Academy of Clinical and Medical Hypnosis, where I gained a Diploma in Hypnotherapy.
I also gained a Diploma in NLP and Coaching, a Certificate in Stress Management, a Certificate in Energy Psychology (EFT) and a Certificate in Working with IBS.
I am a registered member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH) for Hypnotherapy.
I hold a BA Honours degree in Humanities.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
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
I offer a free 40-minute consultation session, with no obligation to book further sessions. This is an informal talk, to decide how hypnotherapy can help you and the number of sessions you would probably need.
Individual sessions cost £50. The number of sessions you require, would depend on the areas go be addressed.
Monday - 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday - Friday - 10.00 am - 8 pm
Saturday - 10am - 5 pm