I first discovered the joys of Hypnotherapy thirty years ago, for myself and my family it became a very valuable, effective resource. I have practiced as a therapist since 1986. I love my work and my lovely clients too!
Subsequent to obtaining my Diploma in Hypnotherapy, I have continued adding to my skills by taking Masterclasses several times a year. As Stephen Brooks, the world famous Hypnotherapist said to me; "I own a lot of books but not one, these days on Hypnotherapy because I've learnt that technique; now I'm looking to advance both my knowledge and my clients' experience in every way possible, so they have the best I can give them."
I regard myself as a healer who uses Hypnotherapy, not purely a Hypnotherapist. However, it is one of my favourite tools in my healing bag, because any healing which my clients receive is enhanced by their personalised experience of trance.
In my experience, hypnotherapy really supports and helps people to resolve issues they truly wish to change.
It is such a joy to see the look on a client's face as they emerge from trance. You see, I facilitate and my clients experience! Typical comments are, "Wow!" Follow up reports I receive often mention Magic!
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a therapist for 30 years, I began as a Humanistic Astrological Therapist and subsequently took a Coaching Diploma. I followed that with a Diploma in Hypnotherapy
I did take ten years out of therapy to own and run a Dental Laboratory, this was successful and fun. I wanted to prove to myself that I could hack it in the world of business. The business was sold to facillitate my return to being a therapist.
I am an Advanced Psych-K Facilitator and Advanced Bio-Resonance Practitioner.
I am qualified in Hypnotherapy and registered with the CNHC, BHR and BIH
I take my Continous Professional Development seriously and always attend courses each year to improve my skills.
I work with alleviating Fear, because as Neuroscientist Bruce Perry said, " fear destroys the capacity to learn"
The British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP
The British Institute of Hypnotherapy is a long established association of hypnotherapists/psychotherapists and NLP practitioners who are committed to the highest standards of ethical practice and professional competence.
BIH members are required to provide proof of training to a suitable level before being accepted and are expected to work within the boundaries of the Institutes Code of Practice.
It is a condition of membership that members have full professional indemnity insurance cover and are also made aware of the fact that the BIH operates a complaints procedure.
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
Specialist in Child birth and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Family Therapy, especially over sensitive children
Fears of any description
Pre Wedding Nerves
I am available during normal working hours i.e. 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Occasionally I offer appointments at weekends or evenings.
Bus service via Kingsbridge
We also have a service where we can pick you up from the bus station.
We have a dedicated Therapy room in our home.