About me

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.


In line with Government policy and guidelines from my professional organisation, I am only offering online hypnotherapy for the foreseeable future. Hypnotherapy can be delivered very successfully using video conferencing. Please contact me for more information.

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

Diploma in Consultative Supervision, USW, 2019

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.

Member organisations


Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.


National Council for Hypnotherapy

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Solution focused hypnotherapy


Additional information

Initial Consultations are free and include free CD

Treatment sessions are £50 each. I have some concessionary sessions for students, people on low wages or unemployment benefit and OAPs.


I am available Mon 09.00 am to 06.00 pm and Tues - Fri 09.00 to 08.00pm

Further information

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.

Enso Healing Rooms
190 Cheltenham Road

South Glos

Type of session

In person

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheel chair access is available at the Enso rooms on Friday afternoon