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About me

I qualified as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in 1994 and have spent the last twenty odd years in full time practise - privately and for the NHS in the Manchester area. I work with individuals, couples and groups. I am also a qualified counsellor supervisor.

I offer therapy to anyone with a desire to challenge ingrained habit behaviours and old ideas of what will make us happy. Therapy requires courage and bit of steel, which I believe we all have. We all deserve to have happiness and peace in our daily lives - the question is, can we allow our ourselves to reach for them? 

Hypnotherapy can be a powerful way to strengthen your will but it’s no magic wand and can’t work against your will; first and foremost you have to want to make the changes - for yourself. Psychotherapy, can help us to find the motivation and the tools to make the changes necessary to liberate us from unwanted behaviour or thinking. 

Why do I need help?
It can be difficult to understand why, when we feel as though we genuinely want something to change that we can't just change it. We ask, ‘What’s wrong me?’ We measure ourselves by others’ apparent success and privately fear that we are weak – or undisciplined or unmotivated but the reality is that most of the reasons for behaviour lie hidden – deep in our unconscious. So when our head says, ‘It’s simple - just STOP! (Eating, smoking, worrying etc)’ a much more powerful but largely silent internal voice undermines it, whispering a more wilful  ‘NO – I still need this.’ And it always seems to win so our best attempts to change old, unwanted habits are thwarted time and time again and we are left feeling confused and conflicted – or worse, ashamed.

A therapist can help us investigate the deeper reasons we might want to hold onto to self destructive habits and patterns of behaviour and give clear guidance on exactly what we have to do differently to alter the patterns that imprison us. We are not doomed to live in the same self destructive cycles of behaviour we’ve got used to. We can press pause - and change direction. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (DHP), 1995, with Centre Training School (CTS).
  • 2019 Trained in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) - A mindfulness based approach to changing behaviour
  • Further training in psychopathology, ethics, dissociative identity disorder, sexuality and human development (CPD).
  • Qualified as a counsellor supervisor in 2000 and have run personal development groups for certificate training programmes in the North West.
  • I am a member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists (NRHP)
  • I hold a professional insurance certificate with Balens Ltd.

Member organisations


National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP)

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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.

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£75.00 per session

Additional information

Each hypno/psychotherapy session lasts 60 minutes and costs £75

Those wishing to become NON smokers are advised to book a 90 minute session followed by a one hour session a week to ten days later. 

I have a 48-hour cancellation policy. This means if you have to cancel a session for any reason at all, within 48 hours of the time booked, you will be asked to pay for the missed session.

When I work

I am currently fully booked but things change all the time so please feel free to try me and I’ll see what’s available. 

Further information

Please visit my website for further information, directions and map.


559a Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, Lancs, M21 0AE

Type of session

In person