It is a great privilege to help people manage fear, stress and anxiety – and ultimately lead happier lives. I am an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist, with a lifelong personal interest in meditation, a rich performing arts history, and corporate experience heading up teams in production and project management. This multi-faceted experience has helped me hone my approach: a synthesis of therapeutic disciplines that informs and supports my work – with everyone from undergraduates suffering from exam anxiety and professionals struggling to manage stress, to world-class recording artists and actors looking to improve their performance. I specialise in areas of performance psychology – stage fright and optimal performance in public speaking, the performing arts and sports performance.
My journey is one of transformation: it’s the motivation behind my vocation and the positive change I seek to inspire in others. I was an anxious child, sensitive, artistic, determined – with a great sense of humour and acutely aware of the world around me. Following family trauma in my early teens, I suffered from PTSD that affected my self-esteem, confidence and performance. Through therapy and personal practice, I learnt how to feel more comfortable within myself, and better manage distorted thought patterns and intense emotions. This empowering sense of control and resilience improved my quality of life and my ability to cope with problems – it was life changing. My interest in helping people; my curiosity and interest in psychology and personal stories grew out of understanding character and performance, as well as interactions with friends, family members, mentoring students and team members – I have always had an empathy for other people’s problems. After 10 years of experience working in publishing, arts and culture sector, I went on to explore the mind and body in greater depth, both through academic study and personal practice, later qualifying as a Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist.