About me

You’ve already taken the first important step on your journey – now it’s time to find out a little about me.

I live in Dorchester and have two wonderful children, who bring a huge amount of joy to my life.

I am a fully qualified Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC), Registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and a verified member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I also have an Enhanced DBS Cert.

Hypnotherapists come from all walks of life and my career has been brought about by an interest in how people behave and thrive in a variety of complex situations. Over more than three decades I have developed a broad range of skills and attributes from serving in the Armed Forces, running an award winning business and working for small private companies and major global organizations.
Due to this unique combination of training, qualifications, life experiences and the value that I place on your wellbeing, I believe I am the right person to help you.

Life doesn’t always work out as we plan; however, there is always something to look forward to – even in what may seem the most difficult of situations. I help people find the resources and build on them to bring about positive and lasting change.

My approach is to listen to you to understand what you are going through and to work with you. Agreeing a plan of action together is an important part of how I like to work as it shows that we both have an understanding of the steps we will take to overcome the issue and make that necessary change.

  • Anxiety/stress
  • Stopping smoking
  • Weight control
  • Eating disorders
  • Confidence/self-esteem
  • Fears/phobias
  • Insomnia/sleeping problems
  • Anger management
  • IBS
  • Panic attacks
  • PTSD
  • Performance enhancement
  • ...and more...

From the very beginning I will guide and support the great decision you have made to improve your life and I am committed to helping you achieve your goal.

Training, qualifications & experience

Practitioner Certificate in Integrative Evidence-Based Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (PCHyp)

Practitioner Diploma in Integrative Evidence-Based Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (PDHyp)

General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP)

Registered Hypnotherapist on the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR Reg.)

Verified Hypnotherapy Practitioner recognised by the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Enhanced DBS via the Care Quality Commission

Member organisations

CNHC

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

GHR

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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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.

Fees

Additional information

FREE Initial Consultation (Telephone) - (15 to 30 mins)

Initial Hypnotherapy Session - £110  (1.5 to 2 hrs)

Ongoing Sessions - £80  (50 mins to 1 hr)

Smoking Cessation - £225  (1.5 to 2 hrs) 

Further information

Ready to  STOP SMOKING?

For less than a '15-a-day' smoker spends on cigarettes in one month, you can become a non smoker!
Simply pick a date and book a 'Smoking Cessation' appointment today. Your future self will thank you for it.....

This can be achieved in one session.  This session lasts 1 .5 to 2 hours, depending on a number of factors.  We will discuss the habit and then get to work on you becoming a non-smoker.

Dorchester Yoga And Therapy Centre
14 Trinity Street
Dorchester
DT1 1TU

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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