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.
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.
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.
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.