I am a fully qualified Solution Focused Hypnotherapist. I trained with the prestigious Clifton practice based in Bristol. My training was very comprehensive in both theory and practice. Coming from a business, banking and management background of over 39 years, I understand the importance of good training supported by validated and recognised qualifications, registration with the appropriate associations and on going professional development. My work has always involved working with people and I have acquired skills in training, developing, motivating, managing and mentoring people. I am also a strong believer in excellent customer service. Drawing on these skills and combining them with my desire to help people, led me to become a clinical hypnotherapist.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy appealed to me because it is not an ‘airy fairy’ therapy. It is based on up to date neuroscience research relating how the brain works with how we think and the changes we can make for the better. It works with the positive not the negative. The added benefit of trance, which can be likened to ‘day dreaming’ means that the sessions are relaxing and enjoyable.
Seeing the changes in people hypnotherapy can bring about is very rewarding and satisfying. I feel very pleased for my clients.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a very positive therapy, combining hypnotherapy with psycotherapy and adding elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). This therapy operates within a scientific background using knowledge of how the brain works with the added relaxation benefits of using trance. Trance is very much like day dreaming. How often has your mind wandered whilst on a walk, watching tv, doing the shopping or jogging? Perhaps you have driven from A to B and felt you have done so on automatic pilot? Being in a trance means that you are still aware of everything around you and that you can stop whenever you wish to. Hypnotherapy is not like stage hypnotism.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy motivates you to make the changes in your life you want to make. It will help you think more clearly and more positively. The aim is for you to get control of your life and be able to get the most from it.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist
- DSFH HPD AfSFH(Reg) DBS(Reg) CNHC-(Reg) MNCH(Reg) MA Management
- Fully insured with Holistic Insurance Services
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
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.
Sessions are 50-60 minutes long except the stop smoking session, which is a single 2 hour session (including initial consultation and CD/download).
Number of sessions will vary (4-10 sessions as a guideline)
The first session is an initial consultation. In this session we will discuss your issues, take some details and you can ask any questions you may have. I will explain how the brain works, what hypnotherapy is and how it may help you. You will also be given a relaxation CD or a download link, which is included in the price. You can then decide if you want to progress with further sessions.
Current prices (subject to change)
- Initial consultation - £40
- Hypnotherapy session - £45
- Stop smoking session - £120
Fees are to be paid at the end of each session in cash or prior to the session via online banking
Please contact me to discuss. Day/evening/weekend