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Weight loss, food addiction and Binge Eating specialist

About me

I specialise in weight loss, food addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, obesity and eating problems.

Have you tried many diets, you've lost the weight only to put it back on again? 

Have you had enough and you want it to change for good? 

Many people come to me because they are tired of being overweight, they have health issues due to their eating problems and they are fed up having tried diet after diet and nothing works. Many suffer from anxiety and feel despondent due to their weight.

I help people get to the root of their eating problems.  When we work on the root of any issue, the results become sustainable and long lasting. Weight loss becomes easier, you form new healthier habits and you develop a positive relationship with food. Many people find that they end up feeling happier, more confident and more importantly lose weight.

We go through a process where we look at what you want, where you are now and what is stopping you. We look at what your deeper issues are that are causing your eating problems and work on them. I facilitate the healing process from childhood and adulthood. 

Throughout the process people report; Losing weight sustainably so the weight stays off, Healing past hurts so life becomes enjoyable, finding new and healthier eating habits, eating problems and issues become resolved so food stops taking over their lives. 

I have trained and qualified in; psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, counselling, NLP, EFT, EMDR, CBT, inner child therapy, gastric band hypnotherapy, binge eating and obesity, emotional eating. Analytical hypnotherapy and suggestion hypnotherapy.

I have been a practising therapist for many years and have helped many people to overcome their eating problems and helped them with long lasting weight loss.

It's is not just about weight loss, but it's about finding your inner confidence, finding peace and acceptance within yourself. All of this helps to create a happier you and when we are happy then we tend to treat our bodies much better and naturally go towards healthier food.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychotherapy Diploma - SCCP, Surrey College for Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.
  • Hypnotherapy Diploma - SCCP, Surrey College for Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.
  • Binge Eating and working with Obestity, CPD.
  • Advanced training in Hypnotherapy for weight loss - SCCP
  • Gastric Band Hypnotherapy - Kimberley Taylor
  • Advanced smoking cessation - SCCP
  • Master NLP practitioner - NLP Surrey, Ellie Jeffries
  • EFT(Emotional Freedom Technique) - SCCP
  • Inner Child work
  • Naturopathic Diploma

Member organisations


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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

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Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Weight loss therapy

Free 30min consultation

Minimum of 6 sessions. £50 per session *First session a trial, if it is really not for you, then you do not have to continue.

Each session is 55mins

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evenings and Nights available over Zoom

Further information

I also help to educate you with food and nutrition.

Ashford, Surrey, TW15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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