I am a clinical solution focused hypnotherapist and I trained at the Clifton Practice considered to be one of the foremost hypnotherapy training centres in the UK. I have a diploma in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy (DHP) a diploma in solution focused hypnotherapy (DSFH) and a hypnotherapy practitioner diploma (HPD) the "gold standard" hypnotherapy qualification.
I have always enjoyed working with people and have followed various career paths in the helping profession and have a wealth of experience which I now use within my hypnotherapy.
I can help with anxiety depression, IBS, headaches and migraines, low self esteem, phobias, panic attacks, confidence, weight management, OCD, fertility, public speaking, teeth grinding, nail biting and more. If you have any concerns not mentioned then do call me.
i am able to offer therapy online.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working with people experiencing complex problems for over fifteen years. I have worked in a variety of settings and in various different ways. I now combine all my skills with my hypnotherapy techniques helping people to achieve the lives they really want.
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
I am registered with the NCH, the AfSFH and the CNHC. I have been DBS checked, I have full public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
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.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
I also work with Children's issues. When our children are suffering this can cause us a great deal of anxiety. If you are concerned that your child is not sleeping, is worrying about going to school, often has a tummy ache, is not making friends or is being bullied then hypnotherapy can really help. Children are very receptive to hypnotherapy, they are more flexible in changing their perspective than adults. In hypnotherapy we use metaphor which is just like story telling and is a very familiar way to learn. It can help to give them a different perspective on life; a less stressed perspective. Visualisation techniques can also help. Using the imagination can allow children to picture themselves achieving life as they would like to achieve it.
My fees are £60 per session. Sessions generally last about an hour. I start with an initial consultation. This is where we can look at what issues you are dealing with and how you would like life to be. I will give you a free audio and I will ask you to play this each night before you start the first session.
Subsequent sessions will look at the progress you are making, solutions that you can use in going forward and a guided trance session to consolidate the discussion.
On average we would expect that a series of between 8 - 12 sessions would be required to make and maintain positive changes as we are focusing on changing the habits in our subconscious brain. This would be entirely dependent on the circumstances and people all learn at different speeds.
I am based in central Exeter. There is free parking available at the end of the street. I am also just 10 minutes away from the motorway links and am a fifteen minute walk from the central train station. I offer phone and online sessions so that you can have therapy in the comfort of your own home.