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About me

Are you living with stress, feeling overwhelmed, maybe suffering from panic attacks, feeling anxious, lacking confidence?

Are you fed up with feeling TATT (tired all the time), struggling with insomnia or a sleep disorder like night screaming or sleep walking?

Do you have problems managing your weight, or are you worried that alcohol is affecting your health, your relationships? Do you want to finally quit smoking - for good?

It's time to stop...  Stop worrying, stop struggling, stop relying on habits that hurt you, stop living with issues that hold you back.

It's time to make a change... To be the person you choose to be, not the person you happen to be. 

And I can help you get there - as a clinical hypnotherapist specialising in stress and sleep issues, and a CMA accredited wellbeing coach, using structured sessions that support and guide you all the way.

Drawing on a range of established psychotherapy tools such as NLP, CBT, CBTi (CBT for insomnia), Solution-focused Brief Therapy, and combining it with the relaxed state of hypnosis, you will find your way to the real you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained with the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training, a highly regarded hypnotherapy training school at the forefront of modern hypnotherapy delivery. I have a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH), and have also attained the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), considered to be the 'gold standard' in hypnotherapy.

I regularly attend continued professional development sessions to continue my training and expand on my interests in the field of neuroscience and hypnosis, as well as reading extensively around the subject. Most recently I have completed courses in CBTi (cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia), yoga and breathwork, and am now an accredited wellness coach (nutrition, movement, mind).

I have developed my own programme in weight management, a 6 week kick start to changing your habits for long term results, as well as several online programmes (How to Sleep Well, Your Better Menopause, How to Lose Weight Well, Managing Stress), and written 3 books on stress management, mindset and wellbeing.

I regularly give talks to corporates on stress management, wellness, resilience, sleep and am a workshop facilitator for 'The Four Tendencies', a framework to help you get the most out of yourself and other people (essentially, "How do I get people - including myself - to do what I want?").

You can view my TEDx talk 'Why you may inevitably turn into your parent' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZLN3Ahmhhg

Member organisations

CNHC

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

AfSFH

Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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 have my own 6 week kick start Weight Management Programme, developed through my own interest in the area - I lost 3 stone and have maintained my weight for over 4 years which is testament to the power of changing your mind set!

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Fees

From £85.00 to £499.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute telephone chat without obligation to book subsequent sessions. This is a opportunity to discuss what you want to see me about, and to learn how I work. You can then decide if you want to go ahead and you need more time to think about it.

Hypnotherapy sessions £85, 1 hour Mon-Fri, includes relaxation audio download

One-off stress management session £245, 2 hours especially for professionals struggling with stress overwhelm, teetering on burnout, includes relaxation audio download,  2 books: 'Understanding your Stress Footprint' and 'Your Better Life!', exercises to help you identify triggers and develop your self-awareness 

6 week Weight Management Programme £499, 6x 1 hour sessions - includes wellness report, audio download, workbook, email support

Quit Smoking £295, 2x 1 hour sessions - includes audio download (2 powerful sessions to help you quit for good!)

Getting rid of Fears and Phobias £320, 4x 1 hour sessions - includes audio download (these are structured sessions to remove the phobia using tried and tested NLP techniques and replace it with a more positive state)

I also give talks and workshops on stress management, resilience, wellness, sleep... starting from £450, please enquire for further information

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Further information

As well as working with individual clients on a one-to-one basis, I also give talks and workshops in businesses and organisations addressing stress in the workplace helping them to open the conversation on mental health and giving strategies to cope and build resilience.

I am a firm believer in giving people knowledge and strategies to prevent stress overload, so they can lead happier lives.

I have contributed to articles in several media outlets including BBC News, The Guardian, Huffington Post, I-News, Metro, Daily Mail, Waitrose weekend, patient.info, and taken part in a couple of BBC Radio 5 Live programmes, as well as featuring on the BBC World Service radio programme 'The Why Factor' which looked at the different types of hypnosis from stage entertainment to therapy.

My TEDx talk 'Why you may inevitably turn into your parents' is available on Youtube, and I have written several books (all available on Amazon) on stress management, mindset and wellbeing.

Petworth, West Sussex, GU28

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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