After qualifying in solution-focused hypnotherapy (SFH) at the leading Clifton Practice in 2013, I started practicing as a therapist at Integrated Health in Sevenoaks. I also had a clinic in Harley Street, London. Prior to this I studied social care, counselling, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and life coaching.
I have always been interested in psychology and exploring the many therapeutic models led me to decide that the solution-focused approach is the right one for me, but I continue to utilise my other qualifications in my work. I apply Ericksonian Approach in my treatments and was taught of its clinical applications by Dr Jeffrey Zeig, the world’s leading psychotherapist and founder of the Milton H. Ericksonian Foundation. I treat all forms of anxieties from mild forms to trauma. I trained with Dr Ibbotson, the UK’s leading expert for treating trauma and PTSD.
I take great interest in helping my clients to establish long term coping skills and not only treating the conditions that are presenting themselves but also help to establish preventative process. I have developed an educational program called the ‘3 Steps to Change’ that delivers sets of tools and strategies all based in each individual’s resources and abilities. This is a comprehensive cognitive and experiential educational awareness model that helps to support ongoing positive changes throughout individual’s life. I teach this model to other therapists and professionals as well as my clients.
I am also a qualified supervisor, working regularly with other professionals in advisory and mentoring relationships. I organize support groups in person and online, workshops and CPD training courses. I am a keen supporter of networking amongst wellbeing professionals and working actively with local and national business platforms offering services to individuals as well as corporate clients.
I am a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), National Council for Hypntherapy (NCH), the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I have a Diploma in NLP, life coaching and person-centred counselling. I studied integrative counselling (humanistic, CBT and psychodynamic) and completed Level 3, Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).
Finally, and just as importantly, I am mum to three boys – they teach me every day about the importance of love, empathy, good listening skills, patience and making the most of life. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without the incredible support of my family.
After 6 years of my active therapeutic practice I have established my own clinical hypnotherapy and psychotherapy centre joining forces with my colleague Gabrielle Nicholls.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with the Clifton Practice, London.
Qualifications: MNCH(Acc.) DHP, HPD, SFH Sup (Hyp)
Other Qualifications: Diploma in NLP, Life-Coaching and Person-Centred Counselling; Integrative Counselling Level 3
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.
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.
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
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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
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