I am a highly qualified hypnotherapist and work from my busy practices in Surrey & London. I have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy and Advanced Hypno-Analysis having trained at the Essex Institute under the supervision of the renowned therapist Terrence Watts. In my strive for excellence I have studied with many other distinguished therapists such as EFT Master Judy Byrne, instructor for doctors and psychiatrists Art Leidecker and HypnoFertility founder Lynsi Eastburn.
I have an MSc in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology. This is highly relevant to my work as a therapist;
Consciousness: Investigating the theory of consciousness. Consciousness is defined as; “the state of being aware of and responsive to one’s surroundings.” Neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers are still trying to explain the concept of consciousness. Where is our consciousness? Is it in our brain? Is it in the air around us? Is there a global consciousness? Is technology conscious? etc.
Spirituality covers areas such as meditation and mindfulness: As per the NHS website; “Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a way to prevent depression in people who have had three or more bouts of depression in the past.” Meditation is a large part of mindfulness. I have looked in depth at mindfulness practice and how to ensure that mindfulness practitioners live a mindful life – essential to the teaching of mindfulness.
Transpersonal Psychology has been defined as; “development beyond conventional, personal or individual levels”. A specific part of my studies involved transformational leadership: A hugely relevant topic for those in corporations or acting as a leader in any way. James McGregor Burns defined transformation leadership as; “a process where leaders and their followers raise one another to higher levels of morality and motivation.” Using the work of Ken Wilber, Ruumet and Suzanne Cook-Greuter the various stages of a leader, the traits of the most successful leaders and how different types of leaders work best can be explored.
I am registered by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulator for complementary healthcare. Practitioners registered with the CNHC meet national occupational standards and abide by a rigorous code of conduct, performance and ethics.
With my business partner and friend Sue Smith I have created the revolutionary HypnoGastricBand. This is something we are very proud of and love seeing the fantastic results our clients achieve. We pride ourselves on our process that differs from other mind bands. As we are firm believers in weight control being inhibited by psychological obstacles we always explore the subconscious prior to the HGB session. This simply prevents us from sending our clients away with a ‘mask’ covering up the real problem leaving it to re-emerge at any stage. We also offer a session with a nutritionist so that each of our clients has an improved knowledge on a diet that will optimise them as an individual.
I am also co-founder of Fertility2Birth. Fertility2Birth provides help to those struggling to conceive and those already pregnant to have amazing birth experiences. The Fertility programme was written by Juliet – a Certified HypnoBirthing® Fertility Therapist and Fertility by Hypnosis® Therapist – and co-founder Sue with their expert knowledge and experience. Once a client is pregnant they can choose to continue with Fertility2Birth and move onto the HypnoBirth program. The HypnoBirth programme was written after working with lots of pregnant mums. We felt that we should write a more formal process that could still be tailored to the individual. The HypnoBirth classes are a fantastic way for soon to be mums to learn how to have a birth that is as natural as possible so that all feelings of intensity are managable.
Aside from hypnotherapy I have a BA HONS degree in Financial Economics and have worked within a leading investment bank. I combine my experience of a high pressured stressful environment with hypnotherapy when working with my clients.