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My first consideration will always be the confidentiality of our client therapist relationship, your welfare, safety and comfort. Your first consultation will therefore be about how you see your condition, problem or anxiety. In this meeting I will take a detailed case history; how you define your situation will be critical in guiding me in your first treatment session. This, and subsequent meetings, will be first and foremost unique to you and will begin the process whereby you start to reframe the problem and to circumvent whatever blockages are preventing you from leading a normal and happy life. Some clients may need several sessions, but most require fewer. Treatment patterns will differ because each person is different, even if the generic problem is the same.
All the answers are within you
'Our bodies are gardens to the which our will are gardeners' as Shakespeare said, and it's true. The past is a memory that can hinder you or set you free; the future is yet to happen. The present is just that, a gift to you. So how much pleasure can you stand? Is good enough or OK good enough for you or, are you looking for the best you can possibly achieve?
Become confident and believe that you can and will change.
Recognise your talents and resources – and use them.
Embrace new and meaningful challenges as these will help you reach your potential.
When you do what is right for you, everything else will follow.
You are never alone.
It really is very simple .Hypnosis is one of the most natural and instinctive processes known to man; we use it daily and without a moment’s thought or anxiety. Hypnosis is as old as man and comes from the Greek word meaning sleep. Yet sleep you don’t, though the result of that inner work is very much like sleep, ‘nature’s healing balm’. Hypnosis is relaxing and, if you are prepared to work towards your own good mental and physical health, you will begin to feel the results from the very first session. You will be amazed by what you can do and what your mind can do; after all both belong to you and are inseparable. You determine the outcome of your therapy.
Helping people to manage their anxieties, fears, phobias and lack of confidence by building self-esteem and a sense of worth is central to this form of therapy. If you're not sure, just pick up the phone and have a no obligation chat before you decide.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am the Senior Lecturer BST Foundation and a regular lecturer on the St. Mary's University College BSc Degree Course in Clinical Hypnosis. In addition, I play an integral role on behalf of the Foundation in the co-ordination and development of the clinical hypnosis department at the St Mary’s Clinic; I also take a keen interest in the ethical development of the students and with new and progressive methods of delivery.
I belong to several bodies for precisely the reasons given above, though the letters that follow should not be confused with, and are not qualifications. These bodies are the: The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM); General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR); The British Pain Society (BPS) and The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
As a teacher of thirty-five years, I am acutely aware of the power of language and how it can be used to motivate and influence significant change. The lives of those who suffer with debilitating and often painful conditions in both mind and body turn to those who can speak in a simple and direct way about their issues. I re-trained with the BST Foundation in 2007 in order to refresh my skills and knowledge with the most up to date methods.
I run my own practices in Blackheath, South East London and central London, Harley Street and receive referrals from local GP's. I am particularly interested in supporting people with chronic and persistent pain conditions; and this I do at The Queen Mary's NHS Trust Hospital, SE London. Patients suffering from chronic pain also exhibit a range of dibilitating conditions from anxiety to low self-esteem. The process of change and healing is different for all patients and and clients.
I review current literature on hypnosis for a publishing house and write for a magazine group in Buckinghamshire.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
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 am very confident that my thirty-six years as a teacher has enabled me to support children with a variety of conditions and problems, both simple and complex, and of different ages. I am particularly keen to see children between eleven and eighteen should they wish to be treated.
Treating children is not quite the same as treating adults, as the former may need less time in therapy because of their concentration spans for example which, in most cases, might be very short. This does not mean a lack of thourghness or focus in the therapuetic process, on the contrary, the therapist simplifies the issues so that young children and adults are enabled to access their concerns through their metaphors, games and interests.
Young people are under a great deal of pressure because of social, financial and educational demands. Balancing school and examination pressure with having money or being with friends can cause anxiety. The list is endless - the problem need not be. Being open and supportive begins with listening and hearing what they are telling you. So, ask them what they want to do and how you can help them to do it.
I would recommend a parent/therapist interview to begin with and then a short meeting with the child/young adult.
Please feel free to contact me for further details.
Please contact me for a quotation as these do vary depending on the location.
Most recent training: Pain Management Masterclass