I live in Cornwall, England and am passionate about supporting you through the process of change. I take a person-centred, non-judgemental approach to my work, seeing you as a whole person rather than a collection of symptoms or issues.
I am committed to personal development and life long learning. I have a wide ranging professional background in education, training and healing therapies. I have taught both in the UK and abroad in further and higher education settings. I have also delivered workshop training across a range of subjects in the UK.
I keep up to date with current research and developments in Clinical Hypnosis through training, clinical supervision and continuing professional development (CPD)
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis International, initially qualifying as a Stress and Relaxation Practitioner. Following this, I went on to successfully complete the Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis.
I am a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council and abide by their Codes of Conduct.
I am qualified in Person-Centred Advanced Counselling Skills and Advice and Guidance and worked within this field for almost 20 years, specialising in support for young people.
I also trained with the National Federation of Spiritual Healers (now known as the Healing Trust), and have been a Registered Healer Member since 2001.
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.
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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Health Anxieties (Somatoform disorder)
Standard sessions may take up to 90 minutes
Standard session: £55
Stop smoking session (2 hours)
Stop Smoking Session: £135
I am available for face to face sessions by arrangement at the Penzance Natural Health Centre, otherwise due to Covid 19 restrictions sessions are currently by Zoom only.
Using Clinical Hypnosis I will support you through the process of change.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a safe, natural state that is similar to those states of consciousness we experience just before falling asleep, or fully waking up. It is an inner state of focussed attention, balanced with relaxation, which allows you access to the resources and issues stored within your unconscious mind. Hypnosis support you to take control of those issues that were previously controlling you.
Clinical Hypnotherapy is a safe, collaborative process between the you and me, during which the you remain in control at all times. You will not do or say anything that conflicts with your moral, ethical or spiritual beliefs and principles because you choose to work jointly with me.
Example conditions where Clinical Hypnosis can help:
• Anxiety & Stress Management
• Difficulties with Sleep
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Pain Management
• Performance Enhancement
• Self Esteem & Confidence Building
• Smoking (willpower necessary) / Vaping
• Weight Control
What Happens During a Therapy Session?
In the first session, which may take up to 2 hours, I take a full personal case history. I support you to explore the condition or issue that has led to you choosing Clinical Hypnosis as your preferred treatment option. I will then work with you to identify what you want to achieve from the therapy, i.e. your goals for the therapy. Following this, I will discuss and agree your treatment plan with you, including the number of sessions that may be required.
Psycho-education may be included within the session, if you need to know more about aspects of your condition.
I will then introduce you to the process of hypnosis and using appropriate techniques relevant to your issue, take you into trance and complete the first stage of your therapy. You will be safely brought out of trance and given instruction in any tasks to be completed between sessions. I may also provide you with additional resources for you to use between sessions.
I will then design our follow up sessions, which will be specifically tailored to your condition or issue.