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About me

Who am I and who do I work with?

I’m a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Hypnobirthing Practitioner who gives you the tools to live an inspired, happy life no matter what it throws at you. 

You may be feeling stuck and without the strategies or techniques to be able to plan for a happy, calm future. Your days are spent looking after everyone around you and it’s time to focus on yourself before you lose yourself to the madness of parenting and life. 

It’s time to raise your aspirations, raise the bar on life and start to grab all that it offers. That spark of hope lies in you and you’re fired up to grab it with both hands and finally break free of whatever’s holding you back.

Qualifications and Experience

A fully qualified hypnotherapist and member of the International Hypnotherapy Association, I trained with the South West School of Clinical Hypnotherapy and gained both a Certificate in Hypnotherapy and a Diploma (DipHyp) in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I am a Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator with HypnoBirthing International and hold qualifications in Mental Health First Aid, Suicide First Aid and Counselling Skills as well as being on the Positive People Specialist Partner framework.

I too have been at the point of frustration in not being able to live a full, happy and calm life. From being stuck in a car rolling down a 30-foot bank and breaking the top two vertebrae in my neck before having to learn how to walk again to overcoming and managing Chronic Pain, PTSD and Generalised Anxiety Disorder, it’s been quite a journey.

What have I learnt? That life can be full of love, happiness and adventure regardless of physical limitations and a traumatic past. Was it easy? No! It took me many years of discovery, hitting rock bottom and working my way up and through many different therapies over the years to get where I am today.

I’ve achieved more in the last twenty years than I could ever have believed. There was a time when I shrunk my world to the inside of my house – unable to leave it alone, panic attacks on entering shops and unable to drive further than within 5 minutes of my home. In the last ten years? I’ve explored New York alone, had two children, made lots of new friends and over the last few years have helped hundreds of clients to achieve their dreams too. From overcoming phobias to travelling to far off countries and being able to enjoy a calm, happy life while being present for their children. 

Think it’s hopeless? You’re speaking to someone who was given a 1% chance of walking again and told that I’d be on lots of medication with limited movement by the age of 40. Neither of those have come true either. I don’t believe in accepting limits put on me and feel strongly about helping my clients to live a limitless life too.

What makes me good at what I do? I’m often told that people tell me things they’ve never told anyone. I have a great interest in people and life – what makes you tick? What do you love? Opening people up, finding out what’s deeper and seeing the magic in them brings me joy. Seeing a client live life to their full potential is an honour I don't take for granted.

Appointments - How do they work and how to book in?

I offer online appointments and have limited availability in my therapy room near Saltash, Cornwall.

After an initial chat during which we'll talk about what you'd like to get out of hypnotherapy and ask any questions you may have, if we're a good fit and you're happy to continue we'll set up your first session, sessions are held on a weekly/fortnightly basis and I can advise on how many you're likely to need during our initial call. 

First Steps - Why not book in for a free chat to see if we’re a good fit? Just send me a message and I'll send you my scheduler so you can save your spot in my diary.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained with the Southwest School of Clinical Hypnotherapy, a leading and inspiring school with whom I was awarded both a certificate and a diploma in hypnotherapy. I have 12 years of experience helping a wide variety of clients and over time have developed a name for being a specialist in pain management, phobias, anxiety and weightloss.

I am also a Hypnobirthing Practitioner and provide The Empowered Birth Experience classes for individuals and groups. Having previously taught in Further Education this helps me to ensure the classes are tailored to each couple and delivered to a high standard.

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International Hypnotherapy Association

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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

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From £70.00 to £1,200.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

I offer single sessions and packages - more details are available on enquiry (with no obligation to book in). 

Please see my website for details and booking -

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Saturday (online booking available via my website) and out-of-hours sessions can be arranged on request depending on my availability.

Saltash, Cornwall, PL12

St Mellion, Cornwall, PL12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

3 steps into the entrance, rail available but not wheelchair accessible. Online appointments available.

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