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About me

Please be aware that all sessions currently take place online using Zoom.

When you want to make a change in your life, I can help you use hypnotherapy to get better at the three things that are vital to your success.

  • Managing stress/anxiety
  • Changing unwanted habits/behaviour eg hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, thumb sucking
  • Improving confidence and performance

So, whether you want to change an unwanted habit (eg hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting), lose weight, stop smoking, be more confident, sleep better, or reduce anxiety, hypnotherapy is a very effective way to develop the thoughts, feelings, behaviours and responses that help you build the life you want to be living.

With between 2 and 5 sessions, clients generally experience an overall improvement in mental and physical well-being, relief from specific symptoms and solid progress towards their goals.

I am interested in a holistic (mind-body) approach, as hypnotherapy can adapt readily to working with directly with specific symptoms (mental/emotional or physical), as well as having a positive effect on related issues (eg stress/low confidence, anxiety, or lack of sleep, weight issues).

I specialise in hypnotherapy for treatment of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRBs) such as hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania), nail biting and thumb sucking. Hypnotherapy can help increase awareness of hands/habit activity, develop positive alternative behaviours and the ability to "stop at one".

Hypnotherapy is also very useful for dealing with any negative impacts on self-esteem and confidence, as well as building the resilience to deal with the challenges of having a BFRB in the most beneficial way.

I am a Professional Member of The TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours, and have completed its professional training for treatment of BFRBs.

I am also interested in mindfulness and its relationship to hypnosis. I regularly use insights and techniques from the mindfulness tradition, as they can really help transfer insights and changes from a session into daily use.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy from The Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and I am a member of the following organisations:

  • General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
  • Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

I am bound by the ethics of the CNHC and am fully insured. I am also a Professional Member of The TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours, having completed their professional training for BFRBs in March 2016.

I completed the Mindfulness Association's One Year Training in 2013 and have a regular sitting meditation practice.

Hypnotherapy is recognised by the British Medical Association and National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). It is a rapid therapy (as distinct from longer term counselling or psychotherapy), and is well-established as a rapid, holistic and effective way to deal with both mental/emotional and physical issues.

Member organisations


The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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.


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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.

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.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviours
Skin picking
Compulsive skin picking
Excoriation disorder
Hair pulling (scalp, brows, lashes)
Nail biting (including cuticle picking/biting)
Thumb sucking


£80.00 per session

Additional information

Summer Offer (until 31 July 2022):

Get £20 off the initial consultation, paying only £80! 

Please be aware that all sessions are currently taking place online using Zoom.

The initial consultation lasts an hour and a half, and costs £100. Follow up sessions last an hour and cost £80.

Discounts on blocks of sessions:
Block of 3 sessions: £230
Block of 5 sessions: £380

Payment by PayPal is preferred.

Cancellation Policy
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged at the full session rate ie £80 per hour.

Please also be aware that session payments are non-refundable, though there is no time limit on when you can use them for a session/s.

Further information

All sessions are currently taking place online using Zoom.

When in-person sessions resume, they will take place at my Warren St, W1 practice. The clinic is 3 minutes from Warren Street or Great Portland Street tubes, and close to Tottenham Court Road, Regent's Park, Euston and King's Cross St Pancras.

The Helix Clinic, 32 Warren Street, London, W1T 5PG

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Please note all sessions are now taking place online (using Zoom) until further notice.

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