After a career initially in IT and then charity senior management, I moved back to my native Devon in 2003. Taking that step back to my roots enabled me to change focus and explore life-long interests, such as finding out more about how the mind works.
In 2008 I qualified as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and began practising in and around East Devon. I was particularly drawn to the Solution Focused approach as it fits well with my instinctive philosophy of moving towards a positive outcome, rather than ruminating about what went wrong. It’s very much about ‘here we are, how to do we get to where we want to be’.
Since graduating I have helped many hundreds of clients overcome conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, fears and phobias, weight management, sleep issues, confidence, motivation, sports performance, calmer childbirth and much more.
In 2010 I co-founded the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), a professional association dedicated to supporting practitioners in this innovative therapeutic approach. In 2017 I gained the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma, which is amongst the highest qualifications in Hypnotherapy. I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), giving clients reassurance that my qualifications are of the highest standard.
I have kept my skills up to date by attending additional courses to enhance my skills, and have become a supervisor and hypnotherapy trainer, helping others to become qualified and competent practitioners.
What to expect
Clients are often surprised that we do not seek to understand why they are feeling like they are feeling. Instead, using solution focused questioning techniques we identify positive steps towards their preferred future.
Having established a positive mind-set, we then enhance the therapeutic work with hypnotic trance. Again, clients are often surprised at how easy it is to go into trance; in fact it is not unlike daydreaming. The difference is that, whilst in that highly focused state, our minds are more receptive and better able to absorb the benefits of the therapeutic work.
I offer a free initial consultation, which lasts around 30-45 minutes, so that we can explore how hypnotherapy can help you. Subsequent sessions last 50-55 minutes.
As with anything worth doing, success is dependent on your commitment and determination, so be prepared for change!