I’ve always been fascinated by the untapped potential of the human mind, and I first became aware of the incredible benefits of hypnosis when I completed a course in self-hypnosis at Imperial College, London in 1998.
I went on to use my skills successfully during my third pregnancy and was wonderfully healthy throughout – in direct contrast to my two earlier pregnancies – enjoying a calm delivery and a remarkably quick recovery.
Inspired by my own success and excited by the prospect of helping others achieve success of their own, I decided to train as a hypnotherapist, and this proved a real turning point in both my own life and the lives of my children.
I graduated with a First from Regent’s College, London, as a fully qualified Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist in 2000, later returning to Imperial College to complete further training and qualify as a Self-Hypnosis Teacher in 2001.
I then gained a Certificate of Hypnotherapy from the UK Guild of Hypnotist Examiners and also qualified as a Master Hypnotist.
I’m a Full Member of the Hypnotherapy Association (formerly known as the British Hypnotherapy Association) and hold comprehensive practice insurance.
Since qualifying I’ve completed a great deal of further training in various aspects of modern psychology, psychotherapy and counseling and after several years of post-graduate training I qualified, again with a First, as a Human Givens practitioner.
I’m also a fully qualified Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner, something I’ve found very useful as a complimentary treatment over the years.
I ran a warm, friendly and highly successful private practice in Surrey for many years, where I was delighted and inspired by the amazing results my clients achieved. Using powerful hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and neuro-linguistic-programming techniques backed up by plenty of life experience and a large dose of common sense, I tackled a wide variety of issues from smoking cessation and phobias to childhood abuse and self-harm.
Having used the techniques very successfully on myself and my own autistic children, I always specialised in the treatment of autistic children and adults and the support of their families which has led directly to what I do today.
The therapy programmes I offer contain powerful relaxation techniques and life-changing strategies specifically designed to become more effective with each consecutive use – the result of many years of experience in the field of personal development. They’re not only for autistic people and their families: everyone can benefit from using them, and for people who don’t have much opportunity to slow down, I also offer subliminal programmes filled with positive affirmations which can be played while you’re busy doing other things like watching TV or reading.
I’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions in the Frequently Asked Questions section and you’re always very welcome to contact me if you want to ask anything else. All information discussed is treated with complete confidentiality, in accordance with the Hypnotherapy Association’s Code of Ethics.