Hypnotherapy is a co-operative arrangement between the therapist and the client. The therapist does not have control over you, you remain in control of yourself and will not be convinced to do anything, against your will.
A hypnotic trance is a normal state that each one of us enters into and out of, regularly throughout the day. Therapeutic hypnosis is very different to stage hypnosis.

Hypnosis was the basis for all modern-day psychotherapy and the majority of hypnotherapy that is practised today, originates from the work of an American Psychiatrist called Milton Erickson, who formulated an individual treatment plan for each of his patients. He developed an extensive use of therapeutic methods, mostly including hypnosis and was known as ‘Brief Therapy’,  achieving therapeutic change in a relatively few sessions.  

Both the Cognitive Hypnotherapy and the Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy have taught me this personalised approach. We are all different and we all need a different solution and a way of dealing with our issue or problem. These two approaches to therapy have given me the tools, techniques and abilities to offer therapy on a personalised and individual basis using the minimum number of sessions required to effect a therapeutic change.

About me:  
I began my career in hypnotherapy in 2008. The first course that I studied was in Curative Hypnotherapy, then in 2010 I studied Cognitive Hypnotherapy and recently I have completed a course on Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, tutored by Jeffrey Zeig at the  Erickson foundation in Phoenix, Arizona. Education is ongoing and in 2019 I completed a year long study on the Masters of Psychotherapy with the Erickson Foundation

Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy
NLP Masters Practitioner
Certificate in Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy

You can be assured that anything that you tell me and all of your details are kept private and secure.

How it works: 
We use the terms conscious and unconscious (or subconscious) when speaking of our mind. The conscious part is where we do our thinking and the unconscious part is where we react to an event, situation or feeling, without thinking about it. This is where our problems or issues lie. A trance is a natural state that we all go in and out of many times a day. A therapy session is a conversation between us, with me pointing out relevant moments when you go into trance. At these points, I will focus your attention on them, which allows your unconscious mind to make changes that are beneficial for you. Most people go through a session with their eyes open and some find their eyes closing from time to time. You remain in control of yourself, I just guide you to find your own answers.

Many issues can be solved in two or three sessions, however, sometimes our problems are in layers and a few more sessions may be required.

Neuroplasticity from a psychological perspective refers to the brain’s ability to adapt. Psychology magazine states “One could speculate that this process opens up the possibility to reinvent yourself and move away from the status quo or to overcome past traumatic events that evoke anxiety and stress. Hardwired fear-based memories often lead to avoidance behaviours that can hold you back from living your life to the fullest.”

What they mean and what they have been able to show is, that through doing things differently, changing the way we think or something that we do, or the way we behave, we can create new pathways in our brain. This shows how we all can change and it is how hypnotherapy works.

Conditions that can be helped with Hypnotherapy

  • Fears & Phobias
  • Depression
  • Controlling and eliminating unwanted habits / behaviour / addictions
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Weight management
  • Reducing Pain and Discomfort 
  • Enhance Healing
  • Exam Preparation & Exam Nerves
  • Confidence Building & Self Esteem
  • Overcoming Traumas
  • Overcoming Anxiety
  • Relaxation and Stress Management
  • Work and Sports Performance Enhancement
  • Compulsion
  • Aid sleep & Insomnia
  • Smoking cessation