What would you like to lead a happier and more fulfilling life? Perhaps feel less anxious or stressed, adopt a healthier lifestyle, change habits, overcome phobias or trauma, reduce pain or maximise your personal performance. Whatever your goal I would be delighted to help you.
I am a holistic therapist - Hypnotherapist, Energy Healer (Reiki Master, Spiritual Healer), Counsellor and Past Life Regressionist. I also teach both Reiki Healing and Hypnotherapy.
In both 2018 and 2019 I was very pleased to be awarded Holistic Practitioner of the year at the Voice Awards.
I specialise in anxiety/stress and related conditions. However, there are many other conditions which I also treat - please see my website for further details.
I am CNHC registered for both Hypnotherapy and Reiki which demonstrates my commitment to providing a high quality service and commitment to professional development. Doctors use the CNHC register when recommending complementary practitioners.
Helping you to make the changes that you need and want in your life:
In today's world most people face pressures and challenges everyday. Whilst we all need some pressure in our lives and we can indeed thrive under pressure sometimes the balance becomes out of sync leading to problems such as:-
- anxiety/stress/low mood
- panic attacks
- digestion problems
- eating disorders
I also help people to maximise their personal performance e.g. increase confidence in themselves, making effective presentations, overcoming exam nerves, sports performance etc..
Below is some information on hypnotherapy - my website contains further information should you wish to find out more (the link to my website is in the personal details box above).
How can hypnotherapy help and how does it work?
Hypnotherapy is now recognised as one of the most effective ways to make positive changes that you need in your life. The NHS recognises it as a complementary therapy and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recently recognised hypnotherapy as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in those who haven't responded to other treatments.
It works quite simply by you relaxing sufficiently to allow the hypnotherapist to make suggestions, which you have agreed with, to your subconscious mind which is far more powerful than your conscious mind. You are in control at all times and will be fully aware of everything that is said to you and of your surroundings.
Other approaches which may also be used in addition to hypnotherapy includes:-
Thought Field Therapy (TFT - also known as Tapping) which is an ancient healing technique, used for the relief and removal of trauma, phobias, grief, anger, pain etc.. It involves the client tapping certain parts of their body to ensure any blockages in the body's energy flow (based on Chinese medicine's meridian points) are removed.
Reiki/Spiritual Healing which is a natural energy therapy that complements conventional medicine by treating the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Healers act as a conduit for transferring healing ‘universal’ energy to the person who needs it and the benefits can be felt on many levels – physical, mental and emotional. No faith is required and it is suitable for most people including children and animals.
How many sessions are required
With the exception of smoking cessation which normally requires only two sessions (most clients give up on the first session but some prefer to cut down in week one and give up in week two) the number of hypnotherapy treatment sessions required will vary dependent upon each client's needs. At the first session, based on the assessment made, I will provide you with an indication of the length of the treatment anticipated.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills - University of South Wales
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT I, II & III) - Cardiff University
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical & Medical Hypnosis - British College of Clinical and Medical Hypnosis
Advanced Practitioner - British College of Clinical and Medical Hypnosis
Master Reiki Teacher Degree - Usui Reiki method of Natural Healing
Spiritual Healing & Counselling - Healer Practitioner Association International
Introduction to Teaching (ET01) - University of South Wales
Master of Arts (M.A.) Leadership & Management - University of Newport, South Wales
Fellow of the Assoc. of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) - University of Newport, South Wales
Recent continuous professional development includes:
London College of Clinical Hypnosis:
- Chronic pain and pain managementUsing
- Working with Young Children and Adolescents
- Hypnosis with Cancer Patients
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.
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.
From £40.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session
Skype/Zoom sessions are the same price as face to face sessions
Hypnotherapy & Healing (most popular)
Cost - £70 per session
Cost - £60 per session
2 sessions, usually 1 week apart
Cost - £150 for the 2 sessions (payable at session 1)
Cost - £70 per session (or £300 for 5 sessions if paid in advance saving £50) the discount is only given if the fee is paid in full at the first session and no refunds are given for any sessions not attended. Subsequent sessions - £70 per session.
£40 per session
£40 per session
£40 per session
Payment is requested at the time of treatment by cash or debit/credit card.
All clients are also provided with a free relaxation MP3 or CD (value - £20) to support treatment outside of the clinic.
Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm, Sat 10am-2pm. If you would like an appointment outside these times please ask.
I first experienced hypnotherapy over 20 years ago to help me deal with a traumatic life event and I have used it since both personally and professionally to help me overcome subsequent challenging issues and achieve my desired goals. Having spent over 20 years in financial management and lecturing roles I decided that I wanted to change direction and help people to overcome their issues and achieve their goals just as I had been helped many years before.
8 years ago I trained on a one to one basis with Dr Lyn Bateman, who has over 38 years experience of treating patients using hypnotherapy. I qualified as an Advanced Hypnotherapy Practitioner and subsequently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical and Medical Hypnosis. Additionally I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills at the University of South Wales and most recently I have studied Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) at Cardiff University.
The Rhiwderin Village (Newport) clinic is just a 5 minute drive from Junction 28 of the M4.
The Fleur-de-Lys (Blackwood) clinic is held at HealthFirst Consulting
(www.healthfirstconsulting.co.uk) and is a 10 minute drive from Caerphilly/A470.
There is plenty of parking available at both. Additionally both clinics are also easily accessible on bus routes should you wish to use public transport.
Clinic opening times
Monday to Friday (10am - 8pm) and Saturday (10am-2pm). Other appointments may be available outside these times - please ask for further details.