As people we are not our behaviours, abilities or our beliefs. However, all these things ARE shaped by our perceptions. Consequently I believe if we want to change or learn how to, then it all starts with our perceptions. My mission is to help clients improve their lives and fulfil their potential by guiding them to use their own inner resources.
With my passion of playing and coaching sport, I've studied sports psychology for over 25 years, and with a working life change in 2005, studied sports hypnosis. I soon realised how relevant it was to the effectiveness of most applications of sports and performance psychology. After initially gaining DHyp(S), I continued studies, gaining full Diploma in general hypnotherapy (2007), with one ambition to make a difference in people's lives, not just for sporting clients but for people in all walks of life.
I am a published author with currently ten books on the subject of personal change and development available in both paperback, Kindle and one as an audiobook.
My latest publication is a book for dealing with examination and performance stress for young people, students and performers.
Although based in North Devon, my in-person therapy and coaching work can and has taken me much further afield at times. I have also worked with clients via Facetime and Skype, which brings a level of almost boundless accessibility!
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Hypnotherapy (with distinction).
Member General Hypnotherapy Register.
Member CNHC Register
MHFA Champion - through MHFA England
Diploma in Sports Hypnosis.
Master Practitioner of NLP and Time Line Therapy (TM) and
Master Hypnotherapy Practitioner (Cert with ABNLP, ABH and TLTA)
BASES workshops in NLP in Sport at Roehampton University. UKCC and RFU Sports Coach qualifications in cricket and rugby. Over 25 years experience using practical applications of Sports Psychology. Applied sports psychology studies with Newcastle College, Quantum Coaching and Bournemouth University.
NLP Consultant and former member of the therapy team at Nu Beginnings, Ilfracombe.
Published author in many aspects of performance and self development.
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.
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.
Hypnotherapy and Changework
£45 per in person short session - minimum one hour.
£75 standard in person session - minimum two hours.
Series of 2/3 standard in person sessions (£poa)
All sessions include a follow-up phone call or Skype call.
Phone and Skype calls for sessions/discussions are available (£poa).
Mind Relax Programme:
Group sessions based upon Open Focus and Hypnosis (non interventional)
£9 per 45 minute session (or £30 for a set of four sessions)
Individual Coaching Programmes sessions start at £95 for 2 hours
Workshops and Group sessions (£poa)
Travel costs are chargeable.
Hypnotherapy and coaching sessions are at the Therapy Rooms at Body Aware Pilates, Ilfracombe on available days and times. I am also available for home visits at other times.
CPD ongoing - studies in using Clean Language and Clean Space; studies in the use of EMIPlus and other Eye Movement therapies; studies in the use of Non-Verbal Intelligence; studies with Optimal Breathing School; Use of TFT - Thought Field Therapy; use of Open-Focus techniques.
Orienting clients towards an understanding of the Inside-Out nature of reality, as underpinned by our relationship with our Thoughts.