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About me

I'm a fully qualified solution focused hypnotherapist with a background working in mental heath and wellbeing. I chose to specialise in solution focused hypnotherapy because it's firmly based on neuroscience, and because it doesn't focus on your problems but on what you want to achieve, your dreams and aspirations. So it easily bypasses those pesky fears and insecurities that can hold you back from what you truly want in life. When you focus on your problems and past issues, this tends to make things worse, it can increase anxiety and can create even more problems. By focusing on solutions instead, where you would like to be, this enables you to make more effective and long lasting changes. It's also a relaxing and enjoyable experience. In fact my clients leave relaxed, energised and transformed, never having touched the box of tissues. And we have fun too! Who wouldn't want a job like that?

I use a blend of solution focused brief therapy, positive psychology, CBT, NLP and hypnosis, as well as an understanding of neuroscience and physiology. I may also use aspects of meditation and mindfulness, and sometimes throw in a bit of philosophy too - just for fun.

At our initial meeting (which is always free), we discuss how I can help you and what you would like to achieve. I explain how the brain and our physiology can create anxiety, depression, OCD, addiction, habits etc, and how we can overcome them. I will also give you a hypnotic relaxation recording to listen to each night which helps the process enormously. We don’t do any hypnosis or other work in the first meeting, it’s a chance for you to find out whether you feel comfortable working with me, and whether my approach is right for you. However most clients find things start to shift for them even after this initial meeting.

If you decide to go ahead, in subsequent sessions we spend about half our session discussing how you would like to take things forward, and then we use hypnosis to reinforce neural learning. You effectively change your brain 'wiring' from negative thought patterns to positive ones over the period of a few weeks.  This is why it is such a successful technique.

In addition, I have trained in a number of other techniques and therapies such as BWRT (Brainworking Recursive Therapy), an Eye Movement Therapy and MAP which is a neural retraining technique. None of these use hypnosis but are very effective and fast ways of removing trauma, bad memories and anxiety.

I also specialise in helping clients with depression using a specialised BWRT approach which can rewire the brain and deal with depression, often in just 4-6 sessions. 

Contact me for more details or a free informal chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Psychology & Philosophy

Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for children

BWRT Levels 1 and 2 (Advanced Practitioner)

BWRT Defusing Depression and Abolishing Anxiety

OldPain2Go Practitioner

IEMT Practitioner

MAP Coaching Practitioner

Member organisations


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.

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 undertaken specific training enabling me to work with children aged 6 and over.


From £65.00 to £110.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Initial consultation (20-30 mins) FREE

Standard session (approx 1 hour)  £75

Extended sessions (per extra 30 mins)  £35

Stop Smoking (approx 2.5 hrs 1-2 sessions)  £170

OldPain2Go (up to 2 hrs)  £140

Concessions available for F/T students, Forces, NHS, block bookings (£10 discount per session).

For those experiencing financial hardship I have a "pay-what-you-can" place. Please contact me to discuss.

When I work

Tue-Thur 8am-7pm. Other days, weekends and late evenings by arrangement

Southampton, Hampshire, SO14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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My consultation room is up one flight of stairs. If this is a problem, home visits or Skype sessions may be available.

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