My approach is very client centred, that is to say, I believe I am simply a guide through the hypnosis journey. My aim is to lead you, the client, to find to your answers, make decisions and affect changes very naturally and very much in your own personal way. I like to teach self-hypnosis and encourage its use. Self-hypnosis encourages independence, and when practiced regularly at home, it has been shown to enhance the guided therapy sessions when used in conjunction with them.
I am very interested in working with anxiety and changing negative emotions around limiting self beliefs. I find that underlying almost all anxiety is a profound lack of confidence and lack of self-esteem. This creates a fear of setting goals, lack of motivation, the adoption of unwanted habits, thus further damaging self esteem, and so it goes on.
I believe if a person can feel good about themselves, really feel they are their own best friend and have a solid foundation of confidence self worth, then they can achieve anything they genuinely, and ethically, want. I aim to let people feel and understand the qualities they already have and give them the power they need to make the right choices, feel better about themselves and change their lives so that they can become the person they want to be. Sports psychology is of great interest, but of course you don't have to be a sportsperson to suffer from performance anxiety: this affects anyone who is simply having to put themselves out there in front of an audience, this could be as small as an audience of one during a job interview, giving a presentation at work, pre-wedding or exam nerves.
Training, qualifications & experience
Following a degree in philosophy and psychology, and with a keen interest in the human condition, I have attained full training and post graduate certificate awarded by the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. Continued professional development (CPD) courses and the regular attendance of conferences and seminars run by the Open University Psychological Society ensure the best possible levels of updated knowledge and training.
BA (hons) Phil & Psyc
PG Cert (clin. hyp)
BSCH associate member.
British Society of Clinical Hypnosis
The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.
There are various types of membership of BSCH, including associate members, full members, diplomats and fellows.
Registration demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to a code of conduct.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
£50 per hour session with hypnosis lasting around 25/40 minutes depending on your needs. The first session will be one and a half hours with the first half hour free of charge. This is so that we may get to know each other and you have the choice to decide whether hypnosis is right for you.
A little about who I am: I live on the outskirts of Canterbury with my husband, dogs, horses and various other animals. I am a keen gardener, an equestrian competitor and enthusiastic runner.