Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS14-00756
I am passionate about living life to the full and helping other people to do the same. I offer much more than counselling alone so that the therapy really is tailored to your needs. I work with hypnotherapy as it's such a powerful tool; it can change lives. I know, first hand, just how powerful hypnotherapy and mindfulness techniques can be. I had CFS/ME for 12 years before doing the Lightning Process, which uses hypnotherapy and NLP among other techniques, to make a full recovery. That was over 12 years ago and now I am fitter, healthier and stronger than before I was ill in the first place. I have even run three international marathons!
I'm qualified as both a Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. My training was completed with Chrysalis. I'm also a fully trained Mindfulness Teacher, having trained with Bangor University in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) and I like to integrate these approaches in my work. I practise what I preach too, so mindfulness permeates my whole life. Due to this background I am excellent at working with people to combat stress and anxiety.
I believe in treating the whole person, so I work in an imaginative, creative and caring way. I tailor treatment to the individual, therefore my approach is different with each client, depending on what's needed. I'm told I have a calm and relaxing manner and this filters through to my therapy room, which is a safe and reassuring environment.
As part of my holistic approach to health and wellbeing I'm keen to help other people achieve success in their professional and personal life; to be the best they can be. I want to help people unlock the potential they already have within themselves, in whatever area they need support, perhaps business success, sports performance, self-esteem or weight loss.
I relate well to children and my background in Primary Teaching means I have lots of experience working with children and young people. I have worked with children from birth to 18. I'm committed to helping children to manage their emotions in order to grow into healthy and well-balanced adults.
I would love the opportunity to work with you and help you to unlock the potential already there for good health and wellbeing so that you can live your life to the full.
- Qualifications & ExperienceBA (Hons) in Primary Education and Music
Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills with Distinction
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP
Trained Mindfulness Teacher (Bangor University, CMRP)
Trained in Working with Anxiety (using CBT, Mindfulness & Hypnotherapy techniques)
Training in EmoTrance techniques
Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society
Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society
- What I can help with
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Sporting performance
- Start exercising
- Stop smoking
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken