I specialise in treating self-esteem issues, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, exam nerves, blushing, stress and habits in adults and children. I am also particularly interested in relationship issues and increasing motivation.
Call or email me now to discuss whether hypnotherapy is right for you or your child.
I combine hypnotherapy with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques in order to offer you or your child a thorough and well-rounded approach to therapy. CBT is a mode of therapy that focuses on changing negative thought patterns in order to eliminate unwanted behaviours.
This natural and effective combination therefore allows your issue to be addressed at the unconscious level, identifying and solving the cause and so reliving the symptoms; whilst at the same time enabling you to adjust your conscious thought patterns and resulting behaviours. This combination allows me to treat a vast range of issues in anyone aged 5 and over. I am also able to treat individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and a range cognitive disabilities.
I provide a friendly, caring, confidential service in a relaxed environment to help you overcome the issues that are standing in your way. I can help you or your child get rid of negative emotions, behaviours, habits and thought patterns in a gentle, enjoyable and long-lasting way.
Training, qualifications & experience
After gaining by degree in Psychology I spent many years working in the field of child development supporting children with special needs (mild to severe) in a variety of settings. From there I went on to train in Hypnotherapy (and counselling) as a way to help both children and adults.
I came across hypnotherapy by accident whilst studying for my diploma in counselling and like many people I was somewhat skeptical. I very quickly realised however that it can be remarkably effective way of treating issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety and stress.
Before I discovered hypnotherapy I suffered with all three of these problems. Throughout my training I received hypnotherapy myself and I was genuinely amazed at the difference it made to how I felt and how quickly the change happened. So much so that I decided I wanted to specialise in these areas in order to help others the way I had been helped.
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills (Distinction)
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Enhanced CRB check
Child protection procedures training
MSc Play Therapy
I am a fully accredited and insured member of the Hypnotherapy Society and as such I adhere to a strict codes of ethics and practice. I also hold Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society.
I am also on a voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. The Professional Standards Authority is an independent body which is accountable to Parliament and is responsible for overseeing the UK's nine health regulatory bodies including the General Medical Council. The Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) scheme was set up by the Department of Health to ensure that the public are able to choose safe, ethical and competent professionals for their health and social care needs. My place on the AVR is a demonstration of my commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and to delivering the best possible service.
National Hypnotherapy Society
The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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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
Fees are £60 per session. Sessions last up to an hour.
Therapy for Children £50 per session plus Half Price initial consultation.
Stop Smoking Package - 2 sessions £150
Virtual Gastric Band Package - 4 sessions £300
8.30 am to 3 pm Monday to Thursday
Hypnotherapy for Children
It is frequently very difficult for children to put what they are experiencing into words as they often don't have the experience, confidence or vocabulary to do so. Hypnotherapy is an ideal way of helping children because they can be treated without the need to extensively talk through what they are going through unless they want to.
Children are often much easier patients than adults because their minds are far more open and accepting of new experiences. They have far more active and vivid imaginations which they use every day to help them learn about the world. This means they generally find the visualisation involved in hypnotherapy very easy and enjoyable. Also, their minds have not been conditioned in the same way as adults, that is they do not think about reacting in a way that others find acceptable.
As adults we have been reacting and behaving in ways that fit with our belief system about ourselves and the world for many years. These behaviours have therefore become a part of us. For children these belief systems (both positive and negative) and thier resulting behaviours are still forming. It is therefore far easier to change negative or unhelpful beliefs. As a result positive changes occur far more quickly when working with children.
I offer a free initial consultation for children in order to completely put your mind at ease and ensure both you and your child feel happy to commence therapy.