“It’s weird – but it works!” That’s a comment I often hear from clients who have experienced my personal blend of clinical hypnotherapy, past life and spirit release work. And as they always have a big smile on their face when they say it, that’s totally fine by me!
My mantra is “Find the root cause. Resolve the issues. Move on with your life.”
What that means is that, rather than sticking a plaster over an issue to achieve a short-term solution, I prefer to follow the thread all the way back to where the issue really has its root and resolve it at source. That way, it is dealt with once and for all, be it excess weight or stopping smoking; a fear or phobia or anxiety and stress; unhealthy addictions or compulsive behaviours.
For instance, I work a lot with people who are seriously obese. Where conventional wisdom tells them to go to the gym more often and stop eating so much food, I work from the inside out, “peeling the emotional onion” to uncover the real reason why someone’s body is holding on to excess weight. It may be childhood abuse; bullying at home or at school; broken relationships; a feeling of inadequacy or lack of confidence – or even unconscious mourning for the loss of an unborn child or a baby who died at childbirth.
By going back to the real root cause and resolving it – whatever that may involve – the body no longer needs the protection or comfort of that excess weight and is therefore far more willing to let it go.
If it is appropriate, I can carry out the procedure to fit a hypnotic gastric band too, but it is not unusual for a client to find that, having resolved all the emotional issues, he or she is losing weight naturally and doesn’t need to take that step.
The same principles apply to those who have irrational fears or phobias. So often these can be traced back to a traumatic death in a previous lifetime. Someone obsesses by food, for instance, may have starved to death, while someone with claustrophobia may have been buried under rubble during an earthquake or something similar. Fear of water may trace back to death by drowning ... and so it goes.
Changes in behaviour, general anxiety and even odd cravings may well vanish when a spirit “passenger” is moved on. I understand that these concepts seem strange, even scary, to some people – including those who come to see me. But I explain how I see things, how natural it all is, and assure them that nothing is going to fly around the room or go bump in the night. And when they have experienced it for themselves, they are astonished at the positive results.
I have worked with clients suffering from an enormous range of problems and issues over the years, including obesity; fears & phobias; psoriasis; weak bladder; inability to conceive; unhealthy addictions; relationship and money issues; and even that feeling of general underlying fear and anxiety.
Finding the right therapist to work with is really important, so I would advise someone to take time to look the websites of various therapists and talk to them before committing to a course of treatment. I am always happy to chat with someone - either on the phone or over a coffee - and to answer any questions they may have. That personal contact is important on both sides and can give the client confidence that he or she has made the right decision.
Training, qualifications & experience
I first trained and qualified in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy more than 20 years ago while living and working in Portugal. The course was run under the auspices of the London Hypnotherapy College and included a number of interesting visiting lecturers.
Some 15 years ago I went back to basics and re-trained in clinical hypnotherapy with Dr Keith Hearne at the European College of Hypnotherapy. It was here that I learned the techniques of past life regression and spirit release therapy that are now cornerstones of my work.
And about five years ago I went back to do more work with Dr Hearne, updating and adding the techniques of hypnotic gastric banding to my portfolio.
Apart from hypnotherapy, I have had the pleasure of working with and been inspired by leading teachers in their fields over the years including Roger Woolger (past life work); Mark Wentworth (colour work, dynamic theatre); Eamonn Downey (energy work); Shaman Tony Samara, and energy worker Robin Hodson. All have helped me on my journey and I continue to study, learn and incorporate fresh techniques into my work to improve the experience and, more importantly the outcome, for clients.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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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
My work is grounded in hypnotherapy, but with elements of regression and spirit release work as required.
In my experience I have found that many "this life" challenges - from fears, phobias and anxiety to health, money and relationship issues, and even unhealthy addictions and behaviours - can be traced back to past life traumas.
By uncovering and resolving the problem at source, it allows the client to move on with his / her life.
Each client and each case is individual, and while the overall approach may be the same, the exact route depends on personal requirements.
My fee is £75 per hour. A standard session with me lasts for a very full two hours, so the fee would be £150.
usually 10am to 9pm. Weekend and after work appointments welcome.
I continue to study and research in and around my core areas of expertise. Of particular interest is the whole field of Science meets Spirituality and the discoveries being made in the area of Quantum Physics: science is finally catching up to and providing solid evidence for phenomena that have been known to followers of a spiritual pathway for millennia.
I regularly give talks and lead workshops on aspects of my work and related topics, and am happy to support my mentor Dr Keith Hearne on his training courses. I have also given lectures and led workshops at the prestigious College of Psychic Studies in London.
My particular passion is the power of past life work, and I am keen to explore just how far the healing process can go by accessing and resolving past life traumas.
Currently I am looking at ways in which my work with accessing the unconscious may be able to help those affected by electro-sensitivity. This is a severe reaction to microwave radiation, those waves that are emitted not only by microwave ovens, but also by all those useful gadgets we rely on such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops - anything, in fact, that calls itself "smart" or "WiFi".