DCH MNCH (Reg.) BSc (Hons)
NLP Mind Coach
I have also helped many professional and amateur sports people, including golfers, swimmers, tennis and football players, to improve their peak performance, develop a winning mindset and think like champions.
As a hypnotherapist, I appreciate your circumstances are unique and what is right for one person might not be right for you. That's why it is important for me to get to understand your issues so I can make sure your therapy is effective.
My aim is to provide the right climate and be a source of hope and, most importantly, motivation to help you improve your physical and mental well-being.
I use a wide variety of advanced hypnosis and solution focused therapeutic methods to help you overcome the problems holding you back.
If you would like to discuss how I can help you overcome your problems, please click here to book your free 30-minute consultation.
I trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist at the Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (SCCP) and as a Solution Focused NLP Mind Coach at the Institute of Leadership and Management.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Human Physiology from the University of Westminster which has given me a deep understanding of the structure and function of the mind and body.
I am a qualified Fitness Instructor and Sports Physiologist, and understand how the mind and body interact to help clients reach the top of their sport.
As the Education Director at The National Society Of Psychotherapists and having worked in the education sector for approximately 20 years, I am passionate about maintaining the highest possible educational standards in psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and counselling training.
My Hypnosis Journey
My hypnotherapy journey started in 2005 when I was managing a large team of about 30 staff.
I was working under constant pressure and an average of 60-70 hours a week. As a result, I became permanently anxious and unable to switch off.
I thought I could cope and learn to handle the stress. I just hoped things would get better. To tell the truth, I convinced myself that I would be alright and ignored the warning signs my body was giving me.
Sadly, things didn’t get better and I started having panic attacks and crippling stomach pains every time I ate. After a few months, I visited my doctor who told me I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). He prescribed medication but this only addressed the symptoms and not the root cause. After a brief period of relief the panic attacks and IBS returned with a vengeance.
By chance my cousin suggested I try hypnotherapy who had found it helped with her IBS.
So I did what you are probably doing now and searched Google for a local hypnotherapist. I booked my first session not really knowing what to expect.
I was pleasantly surprised that most of the treatment involved feeling relaxed. This was my kind of treatment! I also really enjoyed having someone to talk to, who I could share my deepest fears and worries with. Someone who listened and didn't judge me.
After about four hypnotherapy sessions I was able to eat a full meal again without suffering the usual stomach cramps. My panic attacks were certainly becoming less frequent too.
To be honest I was overwhelmed with the progress I had made and results I was seeing.
Even though I had my IBS under control and the number of panic attacks were becoming less frequent, I decided it was time I addressed my constant state of anxiety.
So I had another three hypnotherapy sessions and managed to take back control of my life. I began to shift my outlook from ‘living to work’ to ‘working to live’ and restored my work life balance. I also found the courage to say “no” to my boss from time to time!
By now I was completely overwhelmed with hypnotherapy and decided to learn self-hypnosis to help me deal with a variety of issues including chronic migraines and pain management.
Sharing the Joy
Because hypnotherapy had such a positive influence in my life, I wanted to share the benefits with others and became a qualified clinical hypnotherapist.
As you can see, hypnotherapy has been a huge part of my life for over 15 years, and I would love it to be part of your life too. I think having a hypnotherapist who has been in the other 'chair' is a real bonus.
I believe everyone has the skills and resources needed to overcome our issues. I won’t tell you how to fix your problems because I haven’t lived your life. Only you truly know what it’s like to be you. But with a little inspiration from me, you will discover your solution.