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Whether you are struggling with stress, wanting to finally stop smoking, scared of flying, exams, the dentist or the all important job interview - hypnotherapy can help. If you have tried every diet going and still can’t lose those pounds. If you would love to finally stub out that last cigarette or ditch your drinking - hypnotherapy can offer the answer to overcome these and other problems.
During my 30 year nursing career, much of it spent caring for patients with life limiting illness, I became aware of the serious impact of stress, anxiety and fears on the lives of these patients and their families and carers.
I have trained as a hypnotherapist with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) and have been in private practice for over 9 years. I also maintain my nursing registration and continue to work part time within the NHS.
I have experience of successfully working with people who have a wide variety of conditions from agoraphobia and anxiety to weight management and chronic pain management.
If you have a question or think hypnotherapy may be helpful please contact us today.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Nurse with experience mainly in triage, palliative care, cancer, surgical and dermatology; as well as business, research and education- including teaching stress management, pre-nursing courses and health related subjects.
I trained with the prestigious London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH), and hold their Certificate, Diploma, Practitioner Diploma and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma. These qualifications are also accredited by the University of West London and the Royal College of Nursing.
I am registered with the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists, which is a register of smoking cessation practitioners who use non-pharmaceutical methods to help their clients stop smoking. I use hypnotherapy to successfully treat a wide range of conditions that have a confidence, stress or anxiety related component including exam nerves, driving tests, flying, medical and dental phobias; in addition to helping clients with weight management and to overcome traumatic events.
I have additional training in Thought Field Therapy (Callaghan Technique), Rewind Technique and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) combined with Hypnotherapy. Rewind and EMDR are accepted as an effective treatments for trauma, phobias and symptoms of PTSD. I also have and interest in eating disorders, weight management and have additional training in Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, having been trained by Sheila Granger.
I am registered as an Accredited Practitioner with the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists and am a full member of the BSCH and work within their Code of Conduct.
The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.
There are various types of membership of BSCH, including associate members, full members, diplomats and fellows.
Registration demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to a code of conduct.
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
I have specific additional training in: -
Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy - which is recognised as being an effective method of long term weight loss.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy- combining cognitive behavioural approaches with hypnotherapy.
I am listed as a qualified practitioner on the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists.
£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Appointments last 60-75 minutes, except Hypnotherapy to Stop Smoking & Gastric Band Hypnotherapy (see below).
Except for Sessions for Stopping Smoking or Virtual Gastric Band the cost of a single appointment is £65.
There is a discount price for a block booking of 3 appointments: The cost for a block of 3 is £160, payable at the end of the first appointment - so you get your last session for less than half price!
Payment can be made by cash or card for face to face, or bank transfer for online appointments.
Weight Loss Groups: For anyone who has struggled to lose or keep their weight down. This is not a diet and is not about will-power!
Many clients find that a diet or even several diets simply don't work in the long term. The meetings are online for up to 6 clients only to give you the best balance of support and encouragement and are based on up-to-date research to help you naturally change your beliefs and behaviour around food. Group members have access to 4 weekly meetings, each meeting lasts 90 minutes with an extra individualised 1:1 session as part of the package. Additional resources and support are ongoing for a further 2 months as part of the price - all designed to help you succeed. Is it time to dump the diet and be free to be slimmer? See event notices for next group start dates, groups normally start early in each month, meetings either in an evening or a morning.
I offer a 1-session therapy for smoking cessation. The appointments may last from 75-100 minutes, depending on individual issues around your habit. The cost is £135. While 1 session will be sufficient for most of my clients, if you find that this has not been effective I will give a reduced price session lasting approx. 1 hr if you contact me within 1 week of your original appointment. This is limited to 1 per person, additional support for stopping smoking is charged at £65 per appointment, within 3 months of the first appointment.
Gastric Band Hypnotherapy : I offer a 5-session procedure with each session lasting approximately 1 1/2 hrs. The therapy package comes with 2 CDs and some other useful accessories to help you achieve your goal. The cost of the course of treatment is £375.
Concessions for patients on benefits, low income and retired persons can be discussed, please ask if you think you may qualify.
Please allow an extra 15 - 20 minutes for your first appointment - it gives us each an opportunity to discuss the problem, and for me to assess whether hypnotherapy is suitable. Alternatively this can be taken as a stand-alone short consultation appointment by phone or Zoom.
Further information on fees and occasional special offers are shown on my website.
Cancellation Unless at least 24 hrs notice is given for cancellation, missed appointments may be charged at full cost, but this depends on circumstances and is at my discretion so let me know as soon as you can if you have to cancel or change your appointment time.
When I work
In person appointments-
Monday mornings- Lomond Clinic, Helensburgh, tel 01436 672677
Online appointments -
Mon afternoon, Wed & Thurs 09:30-19:30
Fri 09:30-17:30 & alternate Sat am
I have extensive experience in successfully treating clients who want to lose weight, stop smoking or overcome addictions or phobias.
Located less than 10 minutes off the M8 motorway I am easily accessible from Paisley, Renfrewshire and Glasgow. Situated within 10 minutes of Glasgow airport; travelling is easy from Inverclyde, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Argyll, Kintyre and Ayrshire. I can make special arrangements to suit your travel plans, if you are travelling long distances helping you connect with flights, ferries & etc. There is no cost for parking.
Hypnotherapy Clinical Supervision
I am approved as a Hypnotherapy Clinical Supervisor with the BSCH (British Society of Clinical Hypnosis). If you are a hypnotherapist and interested in one-to-one supervision please feel free to get in touch. Clinical Supervision can be arranged for face-to face sessions or via Skype.