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About me

As a former nurse I have a profound interest in my clients' physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and my aim is to assist you in achieving the change you desire, enhancing your health and/or your general well-being. I do this by helping you to reduce anxiety, increase confidence, remove phobias, habits or addictions, stop smoking, lose weight or cope better with the effects of physical illness. I am committed to providing caring and effective therapy which will empower you to leave aspects of your life that are holding you back, behind you.

Clinical Hypnosis is a lovely experience. It helps your conscious mind become deeply relaxed so that your unconscious mind can accept pre-agreed, positive suggestions to bring about the required change. It is in no way used to control you or make you do things you would not be comfortable with and it is only used for therapeutic purposes. Although it works with your mind, its effects are felt in many physical ways too, making it effective either as a stand-alone treatment, or to complement conventional medical treatments. My experience as a Registered Nurse has also given me a good understanding of the effects, in particular of stress, on the outcome of many physical conditions.

I work from home in Kenilworth, but see clients from the rest of Warwickshire, Coventry and elsewhere in the West Midlands. I have a comfortable, ground floor therapy room, which allows me to give individualised therapy in a sensitive, professional and confidential way. There is ample parking available.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered General Nurse, with 30 years' experience
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Diploma in Neuro-linguistic Programming
  • NICE E-learning tools - Anxiety Disorder
  • Well-being Coach
  • EMDR Practitioner

Member organisations


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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Hypnotherapy Society

National Hypnotherapy Society (Hypnotherapy Society)

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.

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

  • Coping with Chronic Exhaustive conditions: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME, Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer/Palliative Care
  • Coping with illness


Additional information

Clinical Hypnotherapy: sessions last 1 hour and cost £50 per session. The first session will always last around 90 minutes and includes the consultation at no extra cost.

Stop smoking session costs £130 for a 2 hour session plus a one hour follow-up and includes a recording to support your progress.

Weight loss programme costs £230 for 4 sessions and includes a recording to support your progress.

Please telephone or email me to discuss any queries you may have. I am always happy to talk to you and advise as necessary.

When I work

I can offer some evening appointments and Saturday mornings, as well as day time during the week.

Further information

How Hypnotherapy can help you:

Clinical Hypnotherapy is a way of allowing your conscious mind to become so deeply relaxed that your unconscious mind is able to accept pre-agreed, therapeutic suggestions. This can bring about a lasting change in your perception of a situation, or in an unwanted behaviour. This deeply relaxed state is also called the trance state. It resembles sleep, but is different in that you can actually be very alert during hypnosis and you will maintain control throughout the treatment. The aim is to teach you to use your mind and thoughts to manage physical or emotional difficulties, or to change a habit or behaviour that is causing a problem. My Nursing background has given me a good understanding of the clinical nature of Hypnotherapy which addresses aspects of a person’s health – physical, mental or emotional – in a safe, calm and therapeutic way.

What to expect on your first session:

This will normally last for 90 minutes and includes a consultation and a chance to have any questions or concerns addressed, at no extra cost. I will then guide you to relax your mind and body deeply so that you receive the maximum benefit from the session. I will also teach you how to practice self-hypnosis, as this allows you to maintain the positive changes that are taking place in you. Following the session you will be alert and refreshed and fully able to continue your day.

How many sessions are you likely to need?:

This is planned on an individual basis and you will be totally involved in the plan. Weight Management is a programme of 4 sessions, whereas Stop Smoking takes place in 1 longer, 2 hour session, plus a one hour follow-up session. Many other treatments will need 2 - 3 sessions. Your progress will be discussed with you during each session.

Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8

Type of session

In person

Key details

There is one step into the building. My treatment room is on the ground floor, as is the cloakroom.