I am a qualified both as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and as an Integrative Counsellor. I worked in mental health services in the NHS for over thirty years and have a wide experience of dealing with people with most forms of mental distress and illness. For many years I worked as a highly specialist nurse in a team treating people with eating disorders.
In my private practice I now continue to focus on primarily working with anxiety related difficulties.The challenges of life are far more complex and anxiety provoking than they have ever been. Hypnotherapy works powerfully to allow us to adapt and work skillfully and effectively.
I continue to also specialise in helping anyone with complex anxiety related conditions - in particular phobias, obsessive compulsive behaviours, low self-esteem/confidence, post-traumatic anxiety and eating/weight concerns.
I provide Continuous Professional Development training at the Clifton Practice in working with people with disordered eating.
I also focus on providing anxiety management to professionals working in public services as I recognise the pressures involved in these areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Mental Nurse 1983
Family Therapy in Context - Bristol University 1989
Diploma in Shiatsu - Bristol School of Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine 1992
Diploma in Counselling - University of the West of England 1997
Diploma in Mental Health Studies (eating disorders) Birmingham University 2004
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - AWP - 2007
HPD, DFSH, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy - Clifton Practice, 2014
I have worked extensively in areas of alcohol addictions and eating disorders as well as in generic mental health services. I have offered supervision, training and support to GPs, other mental health professionals and organisations. I have run workshops and taught at UWE and other venues around the country.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Male sexual problems *
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
- Weight loss
Initial Consultations are free and include free CD
Treatment sessions are £50 each. (£40 to professionals in public services) I have some concessionary sessions for people on low wages, unemployment benefit and OAPs.
In addition to my clinical expertise I bring with this a wealth of life experience that enables me to understand and empathize with my clients; to work with them in developing their understanding of the challenges in their lives and to develop their skills and resources so as to achieve their goals.
On street parking is available easy at my address in North Bristol .On street parking is available in Central Bristol. Both addresses are easily reached by public transport.
- Also registered with Counselling Directory
Type of session
I am available Mon - Fri - 10.00am to 5pm, and Tues, Weds, Thurs and Friday evenings.