I started my career working within Bristol’s voluntary sector, either as a volunteer or in a salaried position. My role was to work with children and young people with disabilities and special needs and working with the various voluntary sector organisations who help and support children and their families.
My work at that time involved a lot of informal counselling and I wanted to provide the best support I could to my clients. I enrolled at the University of the West of England and graduated with a Certificate in Counselling.
I became interested in clinical hypnotherapy when I visited a local hypnotherapist regarding weight loss and was absolutely blown away by the results that were achieved. I was inspired to find out more, and after much research, I decided to take a change in direction and train to become a clinical hypnotherapist myself.
I graduated back in 2009 with the Hypnotherapy Practitioner’s Diploma. This is the highest qualification of hypnotherapy training in the UK. In addition to this I am an accredited member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is the Department of Health’s regulatory body for healthcare practitioners. This means that when clients come and see me, they have the confidence in knowing that not only am I highly qualified, I am also fully insured and I adhere to a professional code of conduct and ethics.
I am also a senior supervisor, having graduated from Regents University in London. I help, support and train newly qualified hypnotherapists. Additionally I am a supervisor for The Clinical Hypnotherapy School which provides evidence based training throughout the UK.
I take great pride in providing the best level of care that I can. Therefore, I continue to study and broaden my skills by attending courses, workshops and conferences as part of my commitment to continuous professional development.
I thoroughly enjoy working as a clinical hypnotherapist. It is an immensely rewarding and satisfying career which gives me huge amount of satisfaction. I love seeing the changes within people as they make positive progress with their challenges.
I use Solution Focus Hypnotherapy and also include, where appropriate, Psychotherapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and also Personal Life Coaching. Together, working in partnership, I can help and support you to overcome a wide range of challenges utilising your own skills, strengths and resources.
Please take a look at the What can hypnotherapy treat which can be found on my home page, it shows a sample of the type of difficulties that hypnotherapy can deal with quickly and effectively. It is not an exhaustive list, so if you would like to ask me about whether a particular problem or difficulty can successfully be treated using Hypnotherapy, then please contact me by phone or email.
Hypnotherapy is a safe, gentle and relaxing way of helping you to make significant changes in your life. It does this by enabling your subconscious mind to change any deep rooted negative beliefs and habits. During a light trance your brain enters a relaxed yet highly focused state which allows your subconscious mind to become very alert and open to positive suggestion.
Coaching is a way of helping you to move from where you are now to where you want to be. Coaching helps you to be self-motivated and goal orientated. It helps you to define your preferred future and empowers you to identify the strategies and tools that you need to help you to get there.
CBT is also a talking therapy that challenges your perception of how you think about yourself, the world and other people. It explains how what you do affects how you think and feel. CBT can help you to change how you think 'Cognitive' and what you do 'Behaviour'. It focuses on the here and now rather than looking back on the past.
NLP explores the relationship between how we think (neuro), how we communicate both verbally and non-verbally (linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour and emotions (programmes). It helps us to connect with the external world using our five senses of sight, sound, feelings, smell and taste and how we process this connection internally to arrive at the outcomes we reach.
Psychotherapy is often referred to as a talking therapy. The aim of psychotherapy is to help you to overcome stress or emotional challenges. Psychotherapy involves us talking together to help you overcome your challenges. Psychotherapy is very person centred and non-judgemental.
SF Hypnotherapy is the most modern form of Clinical Hypnotherapy. It focuses on helping you to make significant and positive changes in your life. Solution Focused hypnotherapy looks at what you want to achieve, rather than on your problems that prompted you to seek change. This process focuses on the present and future and not on the past.
National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) are one of the main professional bodies for hypnotherapy in the UK, and abide by their strict code of conduct and ethics. I continue to update and enhance my skills through Continual Professional Development and regularly attend supervision, training courses and conferences.Visit the NCH Website
The Clinical Hypnotherapy School provides a wide variety of evidence based CPD courses to Solution Focused Hypnotherapists, Clinical Hypnotherapists, Psychologists, Nurses, Doctors, Dentists, and other mental wellness practitioners.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners and was set up with Department of Health funding and support. Its key function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration with CNHC. The CNHC “quality mark” is being recognised as the hallmark of quality for the sector.Visit the CNHC Website