I'm a University-qualified and fully insured Clinical Hypnotherapist and Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) Practitioner with a busy practice in Clapham, Balham and Marylebone (W1). All of my clients benefit from a completely personalised and solution-focused approach, and this will generally integrate elements from other psychotherapeutic disciplines including BWRT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and breathing techniques.
I work with a wide range of symptoms including stress, anxiety, phobias, addictions, pain, eating issues and insomnia, as well as trauma (including childhood and birth) and emotional problems (including anger). Increasingly, I work with clients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Chronic Fatigue to help them to transform their mindset and manage their symptoms.
Hypnotherapy is a gentle, effective and very creative form of therapy that I find works particularly well when clients feel “stuck” in unhelpful ways of thinking or behaving. I also use a new neuroscience-based therapy called Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) that is unique in the way that it targets and resolves mind-based problems using the way that the brain naturally processes information. It is very effective, often leading to rapid changes in one to two sessions, and I will be able to advise on whether BWRT can be used as all or part of the therapy plan (www.bwrt.org).
Training, qualifications & experience
Brain Working Recursive Therapy (Level 1) 2019
18 hours of lectures with Terence Watts, the creator of BWRT, followed by written and practical examinations. Level 1 covers General Psychopathology and the most common mind-based problems such as anxiety and phobias, as well as specific issues such as Imposter Syndrome or coping with guilty secrets
Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Distinction) 2018
Advanced studies in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy - 150+ hours of lectures and tutorials with examined written assignments over 1 year. London College of Clinical Hypnosis, University of West London
Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis (Distinction) 2016
Qualifying level - 200+ hours of lectures and tutorials with examined written assignments, practical assessments and clinical case studies over 1.5 years (from 2014). London College of Clinical Hypnosis, University of West London
Masters in Public Administration (Distinction) 2012
A wide-ranging course including assessed modules on organizational change, leadership and culture, financial management, operational delivery and global governance. Final dissertation on cognitive bias in organizational decision-making. Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
Masters in English Language and Literature (2:1) 2000
Literature, poetry and prose in a broad historical and global context, including modules on Linguistics and Semantics. Somerville College, University of Oxford.
British Society of Clinical Hypnosis
The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.
There are various types of membership of BSCH, including associate members, full members, diplomats and fellows.
Registration demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to a code of conduct.
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.
From £70.00 to £120.00
Free initial telephone session
£90 an hour (face to face)
£70 an hour (online)
One flat fee for all sessions and therapy combinations, including smoking cessation.
Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm. Evening and Saturday appointments, as well as online sessions (via Zoom) are also possible on request.