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About me

My aim is to help you find what's best for you. It's a big decision and you may be wondering what is the best type of treatment for you, and who would be the best therapist to work with. I believe that meeting each other face to face is the best way to make the best decision. I work via Zoom or Skype and can help you set up if you're new to using these video calls.

That's why I offer a free initial consultation. We take about 30 minutes to discuss what you want help with and how we would work on it. There is no obligation - you decide what is best for you. All that I ask is that you allow up to 90 minutes and be prepared to pay the fee in case you decide to start there and then.

I've been in practice since 2006 and believe so strongly in getting to the root cause and fully resolving it that, in all these years, that always has been, and remains, the only way that I work. A couple of examples spring to mind. We wouldn't expect pain-killers to be a long-term solution to tooth-ache. We'd go to the dentist to have the decay fixed.

We might find that simply replacing the car battery is all that's needed when the car won't start. We could replace the battery, find that one goes flat as well, and then learn that there was a different fault, like the alternator, the starter motor or even a loose connection.

With something as important as our own well-being, I believe it's better to aim for full resolution and leave the 'quick fixes' for the less important minor details in our day-to-day life.

Training, qualifications & experience

- Certificate in Curative Hypnotherapy (2006)
- Diploma in Curative Hypnotherapy (2010)
- Advanced Member: General Hypnotherapy Register

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The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

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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.


Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free initial face-to-face consultation followed by your first session if you decide to go ahead.

  • Each session is £40

Your first session will last 60 to 90 minutes.

Each additional session will last 45 to 60 minutes.

Saturday and Evening appointments can be available upon request, please contact me to check availability.

When I work

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Some Saturdays and some early evening appointments also available - online sessions via Zoom and Skype

Further information

I have also written two books based on my knowledge on Curative Hypnotherapy, please see the links below for more information:

York, North Yorkshire, YO31

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