During the Coronavirus Lockdown I am available for online counselling and therapy sessions via Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom or phone.
Are you successful, stress free, happy and confident,loved and loving, with no bad habits or thoughts or feelings that you can’t explain? .....Then read no further.
Or could you, like most people, benefit from a fresh perspective on your life; someone to help you through the difficulties we all face from time to time?
Someone you can rely on to be completely confidential, impartial, and with the expert knowledge and skills to help you...
I provide a friendly, confidential integrative therapy service for most psychological, emotional, and relationship issues, and can also help to increase confidence, motivation, focus and communication skills.
I believe that empathy and understanding are essential to help you to overcome your problems, along with trust, honesty, and knowledge.
Now let me tell you a bit more about myself. I was born in Forest Gate in 1960, and have lived and worked in East London for most of my life. Since leaving school I have worked in a wide range of jobs; everything from building work to banking, with my main careers being in the Civil Service, the Police and Newham Youth Offending Team, working with young offenders and victims of crime.
In the late 1990s my wife, Donna, went into therapy following close family bereavements. The change in our lives was amazing, and led to us both deciding to train as therapists. In 2001 I completed a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and opened my first practice in Burges Road, East Ham.
These days I live in Hornchurch with Donna, our daughter, Katie, and our baby son, Morgan. I now have practices in the City of London, Stratford, South Woodford, Walthamstow and Romford, and also offer home visits in East london and South Essex. I have gained a degree in psychology, continued my hypnotherapy and counselling training to advanced level, and have also trained in a range of other therapeutic approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to twenty years experience as a full time therapist, I hold the following qualifications and memberships:
BSc (Hons) - First class Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Psychology from UEL
Adv.Dip.SACH.Hyp - Advanced Diploma in Cognitive and Analytical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy awarded by SACH (The School of Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapy)
CNHC - Registered member of the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council - the UK regulator for complimentary healthcare practitioners.
SQHP - Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice, awarded by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
UKCHO - Registered member of the UK Council of Hypnotherapy Organisations
NRRH - Registered member of the National Regulatory Register for Hypnotherapy
GHR - Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register
UKHR - Member of the UK Hypnotherapy Register
MHA - Full member of the Hypnotherapy Association
I am also a certified practitioner of Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Non-Violent Communication (NVC) .
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
The Hypnotherapy Association is a leading independent professional body in Britain representing approved hypnotherapists in active practice. All members agree to follow a code of ethics.
There are a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member, Licentiate Member, and Full member, with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.
Hypnotherapy Association is a Registered Member of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
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.
My usual fees are £75 per 1 hour session outside Central London and £95 in the City. Discounts are available for block bookings of 3 or more sessions, paid in advance, and in circumstances of financial difficulty.