Sessions

I am happy to be able to offer clients from all over the world the opportunity to access help for anxiety and stress using online video conferencing from the comfort of their own homes. Read more…

With a warm, caring approach underpinned with a solid strategy that delivers results, I work with you as an individual to identify and overcome the blocks that hold you back, realise your confidence again and create a measurable positive change. We work together to help you to learn how to manage your thoughts and feelings in order to live a more rich, full, and meaningful life.

The first step is to book a comprehensive consultation and assessment which includes a Guided Meditation MP3 produced by an award-winning BBC Radio Producer and supporting resources to take away with you which forms an integral part of subsequent therapy.

Each session lasts 55 minutes, called ‘The Counselling Hour’, and the number of sessions required is ascertained in the first appointment, with 9-12 being the normal requirement. Please read my Fees page for information including bursaries for international clients, NHS staff and students. Click here to read recent client feedback, and read my recent blog posts here.

Hypnotherapy combines modern, evidence-based, clinically proven therapeutic techniques (talking therapy) with Hypnosis (trance) to help people make positive changes and improve their quality of life. It is a safe, enjoyable, proven and effective method that is used to access and harness the power of the subconscious mind. It is within the subconscious mind that our automatic thoughts, habits and beliefs are held. These drive our decisions and shape our lives – the way that we choose to see ourselves, and our reality. Thanks to a process called Neuroplasticity or brain plasticity which refers to the brain’s ability to change throughout life, we can strengthen and grow new pathways.

Whilst we are in trance, our brains are optimally primed for plasticity, enabling positive new connections to form and create change in our thoughts and behaviours. Hypnotherapy is a collaborate effort, working together in partnership to make positive changes and to achieve agreed goals. This is achieved through talking therapy and hypnosis which enables, and empowers you to bring about the positive changes and positive outcomes that will help you to manage stress and anxiety more effectively.

This process isn’t about ‘fixing’ anything; you are not broken. It is about helping you to get to a more comfortable place where you can better manage difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions that are part of the human experience.

Using Solution focused hypnotherapy, a modern research-based combination of hypnosis and psychotherapy, this can help promote relaxation and achieve beneficial lifestyle changes. I use a blended discipline of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, CBT, NLP, ACT and Positive Psychology.

Hypnotherapy is a safe, reliable method of treatment for many problems, has no harmful side effects and is suitable for just about everybody. Hypnotherapy is effective; however, results may vary, and success is not guaranteed. Full client commitment is important.

Code of Care

It is advised that you consult your doctor before engaging in complementary or supplementary therapy, including Hypnotherapy.  If you are seeking help with anxiety or stress and have a medical problem, Hypnotherapists work as an addition to your medical team and it’s always best that you check with them first before embarking on a course of Hypnotherapy.

Your sessions are not recorded, and no photos or screenshots are taken and I politely ask my clients to honour this agreement.

Disclosure of all information during therapy and consultations remains confidential unless there is a risk of harm to yourself or others.  Please be aware that I may discuss your case in supervision sessions. I will not identify you in these sessions.

Stress

Hypnotherapy is proven to be highly effective for managing stress. I can help you to actively reduce your stress levels and teach you techniques that you can continue using in the future. I will work with you to change your perception of situations and your ability to cope with stress.

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Anxiety

Hypnotherapy helps you to understand why it happens, and what you can do to manage it. You will learn relaxation and stress reduction techniques to help you manage anxiety, change your thought patterns, and see things from a fresh, clear, and manageable perspective.

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Fear of Public Speaking

Whether preparing for a Best Man’s speech, pitch, in-house presentation or TED talk, you will know that nerves can negatively impact your performance. My strategy uses a blend of psychological and physiological tools that can help you manage nerves so that you will feel more relaxed, in control and enjoy what you are doing.

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Confidence

Boosting your self-confidence can completely change your life for the better. I will teach you the tools and techniques to build confidence, increase self-compassion and self-acceptance, through positive, goal-focused work. Hypnosis helps to access the unconscious mind and modify belief systems, thereby replacing negative thought patterns with positive ones.

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IBS

Tension, stress and anxiety can be created by living with conditions such as IBS and can exacerbate the condition. Stress can undermine your immune system and further compromise your health. Therefore learning techniques to help relax, manage stress and promote a more positive mindset can help alleviate suffering.

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Exam Performance

Learning how to initiate feelings of calm and relaxation will improve your focus and confidence when it comes to performance day.  Accessing this relaxed state is something that I will teach you alongside visualisation and empowerment techniques, combined with talking therapy, creating a more positive mindset that will improve performance.

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Speech Impediments

Stuttering is a type of speech disorder that interrupts the normal flow of speech. This can cause communication difficulties and may then lead to damaged self-esteem, low self-confidence and anxiety. Hypnotherapy helps you to manage stress and improve your body’s ability to relax.

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Peak Performance

I have helped people including Actors, world-class Musicians and CEO’s to perform at the best of their ability. My strategy uses the tools of performance psychology including managing self-talk, creative visualisation, goal setting, managing thoughts and mental rehearsal to develop positive expectations and belief which will help improve performance.

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Weight Management

Hypnotherapy changes how you feel about what you eat and helps sustain a long-term strategy for healthy weight management, and improve confidence. With weight management hypnotherapy you can change your thinking patterns and gain control over cravings, developing a healthier relationship with food and how you feel about yourself.

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