I've been a practicing Cognitive Hypnotherapist since training with the Quest Institute in 2007, and have worked in both private practice and mainstream mental health during this time with many hundreds of clients aged from just 6 years old to over 80. I'm an accredited member of the National Council For Hypnotherapy (NCH), registered with the government-backed Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and am fully CRB / DBS checked on a regular basis to work with children and young people.
I have special interests in using Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Eating Disorders (particularly alongside the New Maudsely Approach pioneered by Jane Treasure, Grainne Smith and Anna Crane) to help treat anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and working with children (from age 6) and teenagers on their issues as well as adults of all ages.
Over my career I've used Cognitive Hypnotherapy to help patients with a diverse range of issues including...
- Phobias (fear of flying, fear of dentists etc)
- Addictions and habits
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- School issues (exam nerves, academic performance)
- Lack of confidence (fear of public speaking, shyness, social anxiety)
- Stress and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sports issues including optimising sports performance
- Life coaching
- Weight loss
- Cognitive Hypnotherapy to Stop Smoking
- Relationship counselling / issues
- and many other interesting areas !
Some genuine patient feedback and testimonials...
"X is doing fantastically well with food /eating ... in reality the breadth of her diet has increased tremendously ... so her progress from the first time we met is brilliant." Young patient, anorexia / eating disorder
"The IBS has totally gone still which is fantastic & the sleeping is really good" Adult patient, stress, sleep issues, IBS
"Everything is really good, just flying at work and home life has improved tremendously. I owe you a great thank you." Adult patient, anxiety and depression
"Cognitive Hypnotherapy has helped to keep me more focused on what I should be eating, both quantity and quality, without a single day of feeling deprived or miserable...thanks again for all the work you did with me - it has been so worthwhile." Adult patient, weight loss
"We can not thank you enough for the help you gave X and the positive tools you taught him to look on the bright side of life, which I'm sure he will continue to use everyday. X needed someone he felt comfortable with and that he could trust, someone who treated him as an individual and made his experience of therapy enjoyable and empowering. So thank you again - you showed X the light when he was in the darkest of places, dominated by the eating disorder, obsessional thoughts and behaviours." Young client, anorexia & OCD
"After the last session, X’s tics were so much better, the difference was so noticeable to us and the CD is brilliant, we put it on his ipod and he has listened to it every night since. X is very positive about it..." Young client, tics
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