Welcome to my website and thank you for finding me. I hope this page will give you a bit of background information about what I do, my training and experience and my values when working with clients.
I’m a fully qualified and experienced Cognitive Hypnotherapist & NLP Master Practitioner who has also trained in New Code. I’ve also spent the last 20 years working for one of the World’s top universities, so I have a lot of experience of working with students and in business.
About 10 years ago I visited a Hypnotherapist in London and successfully managed to give up smoking in just one session. So after completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Change Management at Birkbeck University back in 2005, I ended up studying hypnotherapy at the Quest Institute several years ago.
That was just the beginning of my journey and its been a truly life changing experience working with clients and watching them improve their lives. I’m always investing my spare time in updating my skills, carrying out research, as I want to ensure that I’m delivering the best standards, the best therapy and the best value for my clients.
As well as hypnotherapy, and NLP, I’ve trained in Eye Movement Integration and Emotional Freedom Technique. I’ve also trained with Andy Austin and integrate his exciting Metaphors of Movement approach into the work I do with clients.
I don’t do swinging watches, crystals, or past life regression and I don’t have a magic wand. My approach is from a more scientific and evidence based perspective. I do this work because I know it works, and it gets amazing results if certain conditions are met. However I still might ask you the question, if…. I did have a magic wand how would you want your life to be different?
Now the NHS agrees that there is something that works about hypnotherapy. You can read a bit more about their perspective on this following link.
Clinical trials are being carried out throughout the world into the effectiveness of hypnotherapy. Sadly the UK is seriously lagging behind. I find it astonishing that many traditional psychotherapists aren’t trained in these methods.
It’s refreshing to discover that some of my clients have been recommended to seek the help of a hypnotherapists by their doctors. Medical hypnotherapy is now part of their training, so the wheels are begin to turn.
Apart from my stop smoking package, I don’t offer any guarantees that on my work. I’ve seen some therapist reporting 100% success rates. Hmmmm to that.
One of the most common questions people ask me, is can they be made to do something against their will under hypnosis. I think the answer to that has to be yes, because if you think about it, many of us do things that we don’t want to do already, against our will. We don’t want to smoke, it’s against our will that we smoke.
My therapeutic approach is brief, that means I work with people in the shortest time frame possible to get them their change.
I’m astounded by the clients who I come across who have spent years ( decades in some instances) in traditional therapies with the same psychotherapist or counsellor. I seriously question the ethics of this from the therapists point of view?
I’ve worked with clients all around the world. I offer Skype sessions now for anyone who can’t easily get to London to see me.
My clients are from a wide variety of backgrounds including city workers, business owners, actors, tv presenters, medical professionals, housewives, students, teachers, retirees and sometimes children.
When working with children under 16, I ask that they be accompanied by their parents.
My Professional Associations
My personal view is that training, accreditation is important, but there is more to selecting a therapist than a bunch of qualifications and society memberships. The effectiveness of that therapist needs to be one of the top criteria.
Here are the letters I can use after my name, as I know this is important to some people.
M.N.C.H (Reg) Dip CHyp HPD PNLP CHFP PGDIP
I’m listed with a whole bunch of professional organisations including the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH). As a member of the NCH . Yes, I’m signed up to a code of ethics as well.
You will find me listed in the Directory of NHS Complementary and Alternative Practitioners. This organisation has full NHS backing and has a high standard of criteria for membership.
I’m fully insured and qualified in first aid, although thankfully, I’ve never needed either of these.
Confidentiality is one of my highest values, I will only break this if I think there is a risk of harm to yourself or someone else.
The Areas That I Work With
I work across a wide range of issues because I enjoy the variety and challenge this brings me. If you want help with something not listed on my website do get in touch. If I can’t help you, I can still advise you where to look next.
Because I’m based close to the City, one of the most popular areas I work with is public speaking which is a really common issue in the UK. Most people come to me to help them because of how this affects their work such as delivering effective presentations or attending interviews. I also see a lot of clients who have suffered from bullying and harassment at work.
Also another common issue is around alcohol problems, especially binge drinking. Many of my clients just want to reduce their alcohol intake.
One of the areas I’m seeing there is an increase in is around infertility. There are many reasons for this, but people in general are postponing their families to later in life. This is an area that I’m deeply interested in. So I’m a qualified Certified Hypnotic Fertility Practitioner and Baby Quest Practitioner. I’m also trained in Hypnobirthing, and the Easi Birthing method.
When Am I Available?
At Fleet Street on Wednesday and Friday evenings, and occasionally at weekends. Sometimes I’m busy and have a waiting list.
The address is 4th Floor 89 Fleet Street EC4Y 1DH City of London
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Occasional day time slots, Monday evenings and weekends.
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Do Get in Touch
If you want to find out more about my services then send me your details and a message on one of the contact forms on my site.
You can email me directly [email protected] or always call me on 07769 111711.
I aim to respond to all clients within two working days.