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About me

I am an experienced hypnotherapist and psychotherapist working from a busy clinic in Skipton and via Skype. I am able to see clients from across the North Yorkshire area and beyond. I offer hypnotherapy, BWRT®, counselling and other psychotherapeutic treatments. I also offer Skype sessions to clients from across the UK and worldwide.

I am committed to helping people achieve the changes they want in their lives and to reach their full potential and would be pleased to hear from you if you are interested in hypnotherapy as a treatment. I am able to assist with weight-loss (including gastric band hypnotherapy), addictions, quit smoking, anxiety and much more. I specialise in certain areas, having undertaken additional training and research in these areas:

- anxiety related conditions (anxiety, stress, phobias);

- depression;

- psychosexual issues

- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

- tinnitus

- fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue

How can hypnotherapy help?

If you want to make changes to your life then hypnotherapy might be the solution for you. Perhaps you want to give up smoking or lose weight. Maybe you feel you are being held back in life by fears, anxiety, low self-esteem or lack of confidence. If you feel you have any beliefs or actions that are limiting what you deserve to get out of life, please contact me to discuss how I might be able to help you move forward.

Hypnosis is safe and natural and many of us experience something similar in everyday life. In a therapeutic environment, hypnosis can be a powerful way to transform the thoughts that lead to self-limiting beliefs. Hypnotherapy could help you to quit smoking, assist with losing weight and help to combat anxiety, stress and phobias, habits and much more.

What is BWRT® and how can it help?

BWRT® stands for BrainWorking Recursive Therapy, a model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It's a totally confidential method that does not require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist and it is carried out in a completely conscious state. It does not use hypnosis or any concepts that might be considered mystical or unscientific - it's completely logical, practical and down-to-earth, and for it to succeed only needs you to know what you want to change in your life.

BWRT® does not involve hypnosis - it is a unique and new concept based on proven scientific concepts. Perhaps most importantly, BWRT® is a fast therapy, and, depending on the presenting issue, can often be resolved in only a few sessions. It is also a very private therapy - your therapist will only require a minimal amount of information from you and, unlike some other forms of therapy, you will not have to extensively relive unsettling past experiences.

When undertaking any form of therapy, you need to be entirely comfortable with your therapist and the processes they use. I believe every person is different and that there can be no one size fits all approach. I adopt a friendly, supportive approach in a safe environment whilst encouraging you to make those changes you want to achieve.

I aim to respond to enquiries within 24 hours. If you do not receive an expected reply, please check your junk mail folder, as I've noticed responses sometimes end up there!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma as a Smoking Cessation Specialist
  • Certified Practitioner of Virtual Gastric Band Procedure
  • Certified Advanced BWRT (BrainWorking Recursive Therapy) Practioner and Master Coach
  • WSN Level 2 Practitioner (Advanced Cert.)
  • G.A.D. Therapist (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
  • Transformational Life Coach (Cert.)
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate (formally known as CRB check) available on request

I am a member of the following associations and organisations:

APHP - Association of Professional Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists

BBRS  - The British BrainWorking Research Society (founder member)

MIBWRT - Institute of Brainworking Recursive Therapy

Member organisations


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

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

I also offer BWRT® (BrainWorking Recursive Therapy), coaching and counselling services

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Additional information

The following fees are indicative of prices. Please contact me to discuss your personal requirements.

Free initial consultation by telephone, email or Skype

Session fees (Hypnotherapy or BWRT®): £65 per hour
Smoking Cessation £190

Concession rates may be available for low income clients

When I work

I am available to see clients in person at Craven Clinic in Skipton with some evening and weekend appointments available by appointment, or from across the UK via Skype

Further information

You can send me an email or contact me on my landline or mobile numbers listed above. Please be aware that I may be with a client and unable to answer the phone - if you leave a message, I will return your call as soon as possible.

I aim to reply to emails within 24 hours - if you are expecting a reply but don't get one, please check your junk mail or spam folders in case it has ended up there.

Craven Clinic, Mount Pleasant, High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1JZ

Type of session

In person

Key details

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