For most of my adult life, I have worked in the fields of therapy and education.
As an educator I have worked largely with disadvantaged and disengaged young people as well as adults with mental health problems and/or learning difficulties. I also spent five years as a visiting tutor/mentor with patients with acquired brain injury within Bath's Royal Mineral Hospital on the Young People's Neuro Rehabilitation Unit.
My progression to that of clinical hypnotherapist was initially triggered when working with young people with Asperger's Syndrome. I felt the desire to develop additional skills in order to support and encourage positive change in individuals. To me, hypnotherapy is a valid and creative approach to accomplish this.
I am excited about the potential positive changes people can make by accessing the power of their unconscious mind. For me, therapy and education are parallel processes which I utilise in my clinical practice to help in the relief of a wide variety of emotional, psychological or physical discomfort.
I am an associate member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) which provides ongoing professional development and requires a strict code of professional and ethical conduct. I am also registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The Department of Health recommends that members of the public always consult with a CNHC - registered professional.
Since March 2014, I have been an Anxiety UK approved therapist offering hypnotherapy to their members in my practice rooms in Bath and Salisbury and / or home visits if required.
Training and Qualifications
I trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH). The LCCH’s partnership with the University of West London (UWL) is an historic development within the hypnotherapeutic profession. For the first time individuals have the opportunity to gain a bona fide postgraduate university qualification in clinical hypnotherapy.
As well as providing a comprehensive practical training in therapeutic applications of hypnotherapy, the course involved an academic study of the major schools of psychotherapy - cognitive, behavioural, analytical and individual psychology and how to apply the psychological theories, behind these schools, to the hypnotic model.
I was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
As I am committed to continuing professional development, I have subsequently trained with Uncommon Knowledge in The Rewind Technique - for Trauma and Phobias - and their Advanced Stop Smoking Training.