"For me, being a clinical hypnotherapist is
a calling. I am passionate about what I do."
Everyone goes through life's challenges, often successfully navigating the way through on their own. But sometimes we need to seek out extra support and help. If you have come to my website, the chances are that you are taking responsibility for where you are in life and making a commitment to make some positive change in a certain area in your life. Whether you need help with your personal or professional growth, clinical hypnotherapy can provide long-lasting benefits and changes - giving you the tools to redirect your life.
I am dedicated to assist you in achieving your aspirations to move forward to a happier, healthier and more successful life. To guide and motivate you to towards empowerment to create change, breaking the cycles that can be holding you back and allowing your personal challenge to be resolved. To give you the power to change your life, for better, for ever.
Every appointment is tailored to the most appropriate care procedures for you, making every therapy session unique and catering to you and your specific needs. In both clinical hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, I work strategically and dynamically with my clients. Sometimes we need to set simple exercises for you to practice which are designed to maximise a positive outcome of the therapy.
In all my work with clients, I:
- work with compassion, respect and understanding,
- am non-judgemental,
- ensure complete confidentiality,
- use effective and proven techniques for enacting positive change &
- adhere to the UK Council for Psychotherapy Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.
I first studied psychology as part of my major whist studying for my BA at the University of London alongside my contemporary dance studies. On completion, I trained with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (London) and was an associate teacher until 1998. My interest had always been in working with dancers in pain and to enrich and augment my knowledge as a physiological health professional, in 1999 I trained and qualified with Body Control Pilates, subsequently obtaining specialist qualifications and becoming a Low Back Pain Practitioner, along with a specialist qualification in osteoporosis and becoming a supervising teacher.
Working with patients in chronic pain for so many years and having established a rich relationship with local consultants and physiotherapists and observing the powerful link between the mind and body, I wanted to further my studies. With increasing research coming out about the brain-mind-body connection and neuroplasticity (how the brain can rewire itself to create new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving) I started studying and researching neuroscience before commencing my training with the LCCH and the University of West London. The curriculum provided a thorough mix of psychotherapy models (e.g analytical, cognitive and behavioural) as well as a strong grounding in both the vocational and the scientific aspects of clinical hypnotherapy. On gaining my Certification in Clinical Hypnosis, (Cert Clin.Hyp) I continued with my studies gaining my Practitioner's Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (PDCP,BSCH).
I am a member of the following professional bodies:
- Associate member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (Memb.no. 14780)
- Registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (Reg.no. 000012-D18)
- Associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine (Memb.no. 00710777)
I am currently studying Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy at the University of Oxford,Department of Psychiatry, in the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
I regularly attend lectures, seminars and workshops at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis, the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine and the Royal Society of Medicine.