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About me

I offer professional expertise in a warm and relaxed setting, matching a range of psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, counselling and coaching techniques and approaches to you, your background, your personality, your needs.  This means that your therapy is always tailored to you and is therefore much more likely to bring you the results you seek.

I specialise in helping people to overcome unwanted anxiety and phobias, so that they can live life free from irrational fears. Working with you, my aim is to help you understand how these fears have developed and how you can use the power of hypnosis and self hypnosis to literally "CHANGE YOUR MIND", change the way you think and change your life for the better.

I also offer hypnotherapy combined with counselling and coaching techniques to help with

  • Career development
  • Change and loss
  • Habits and addiction
  • Pain management
  • Performance enhancement
  • Personal growth
  • Relationship issues
  • Sleep problems
  • Stopping smoking
  • Weight management

No list is ever complete – please contact me if your particular need is not listed here and you would like to discuss how I could help.

Appointments times can be arranged to suit you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained with The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and am a registered member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and The National Society for Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (which is a professional member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy).

As part of professional and ethical practice, I have ongoing clinical supervision with a UKCP registered supervisor.

I am also professionally qualified in:

  • Coaching
  • Careers Guidance
  • Mentoring

Member organisations


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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

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

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

Take the weight off your mind

Join us in the journey to be the size and shape you want to be.

Hyp2Health is a new and unique programme which combines the proven benefit of hypnotherapy for long term weight loss within a warm and supportive group setting at very affordable rates.

Who is this for?

This programme is designed to help anyone who has weight management problem.

  • Eating the wrong things
  • Eating too much
  • Eating when you are not hungry
  • Eating to fulfil other needs
  • Eating from habit
  • Eating to please others
  • Eating and just not knowing why

And they’re fed up, they need a change, they want a change.

There are lots of diets, lots of weight plans and lots of support groups – but nothing like this has been seen before.

  • Hyp2Health combines hypnotherapy with group support, two proven ways that will double your chances to lose weight forever
  • From the comfort of your own home using free and secure video conferencing
  • Flexible times and dates

For more information contact us or visit


£70.00 per session

Additional information

Initial consultation (up to 45 minutes): Free

Weekdays: £70 (students/benefits £50)

Weekends: £70 (students/benefits £55)

Single session smoking cessation: £160 (students/benefits £140)

For any special requests or circumstances, please contact me.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments available 9 am to 8 pm weekdays and 9 am to 1 pm Saturday

Further information

Both hypnotherapy and psychotherapy have long traditions of helping people overcome issues and take control of their lives. Yet, both also have their limitations. A common criticism for psychotherapy is that it falls into “paralysis by analysis”, where years of expensive therapy result in slow progress.

Hypnotherapy on the other hand has often brought impressive changes in a very short time, but the generic “scripts” used constitute an “one-size-fits-all” solution. I believe that, through the use of bespoke, personalised hypno-psychotherapy, I can offer the best of both worlds.

Quite literally, hypno-psychotherapy can allow you to “change your mind” so that you can change habits and behaviours that trouble you, reduce stress and anxiety and become the person that you truly want to be.

Bicester, Oxon, OX26

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

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