I am a qualified therapist with over 11 years experience. I have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy and Advanced Hypno-Analysis having trained at the Essex Institute under the supervision of the renowned therapist Terrence Watts. In more recent years I have achieved the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma from the National Council for Hypnotherapy. I have also studied with many other distinguished therapists such as EFT Master Judy Byrne, instructor for doctors and psychiatrists Art Leidecker and HypnoFertility founder Lynsi Eastburn.
I have an MSc in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology. This is highly relevant to my work as a therapist;
Consciousness: Investigating the theory of consciousness. Consciousness is defined as; “the state of being aware of and responsive to one’s surroundings.” Neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers are still trying to explain the concept of consciousness. Where is our consciousness? Is it in our brain? Is it in the air around us? Is there a global consciousness? Is technology conscious? etc.
Spirituality covers areas such as meditation and mindfulness: As per the NHS website; “Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a way to prevent depression in people who have had three or more bouts of depression in the past.” Meditation is a large part of mindfulness. I have looked in depth at mindfulness practice and how to ensure that mindfulness practitioners live a mindful life – essential to the teaching of mindfulness.
Transpersonal Psychology has been defined as; “development beyond conventional, personal or individual levels”. A specific part of my studies involved transformational leadership: A hugely relevant topic for those in corporations or acting as a leader in any way. James McGregor Burns defined transformation leadership as; “a process where leaders and their followers raise one another to higher levels of morality and motivation.” Using the work of Ken Wilber, Ruumet and Suzanne Cook-Greuter the various stages of a leader, the traits of the most successful leaders and how different types of leaders work best can be explored.
I am registered by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulator for complementary healthcare. Practitioners registered with the CNHC meet national occupational standards and abide by a rigorous code of conduct, performance and ethics.
With my business partner and friend Sue Smith I have created the revolutionary HypnoGastricBand. This is something we are very proud of and love seeing the fantastic results our clients achieve. We pride ourselves on our process that differs from other mind bands. As we are firm believers in weight control being inhibited by psychological obstacles we always explore the subconscious prior to the HGB session. This simply prevents us from sending our clients away with a ‘mask’ covering up the real problem leaving it to re-emerge at any stage. We also offer a session with a nutritionist so that each of our clients has an improved knowledge on a diet that will optimise them as an individual.
I am also co-founder of Fertility2Birth. Fertility2Birth provides help to those struggling to conceive and those already pregnant to have amazing birth experiences. The Fertility programme was written by Juliet – a Certified HypnoBirthing® Fertility Therapist and Fertility by Hypnosis® Therapist – and co-founder Sue with their expert knowledge and experience. Once a client is pregnant they can choose to continue with Fertility2Birth and move onto the HypnoBirth program. The HypnoBirth programme was written after working with lots of pregnant mums. We felt that we should write a more formal process that could still be tailored to the individual. The HypnoBirth classes are a fantastic way for soon to be mums to learn how to have a birth that is as natural as possible so that all feelings of intensity are managable.
Aside from hypnotherapy I have a BA HONS degree in Financial Economics and have worked within a leading investment bank. I combine my experience of a high pressured stressful environment with hypnotherapy when working with my clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Experienced hypnotherapist offering treatments in many areas, specialised in (but not limited to); Weight loss, Hypnobirthing, Fertility, Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
MSc Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology
Dhp. Clinical Hypnosis with Psychotherapy
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma with the NCH; (Upon completion of the HPD, successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The HPD has been accredited by NCFE as having measurable learning outcomes that have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors).
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The NCH has been approved as an NCFE centre and the HPD has been accredited by NCFE to guarantee that it is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation.
NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation.
NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to our courses which result in the ‘award’ of a certificate of achievement. This award does not qualify you for a nationally recognised qualification.
The HPD also meets all the ‘Learning Outcomes’ of the “Complementary and Alternative Healthcare – Hypnotherapy”: National Occupational Standards.)
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.
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).
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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
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Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
£80 per session but like all good hypnotherapists I would not turn someone away for financial reasons.
£350 for hypnobirthing programme
£250 for quit smoking programme