About me

A little about my life and training

For many years I have enjoyed helping people to resolve their  issues in life through long-term counselling.  More recently I became interested in finding a more solution-focussed approach which led me to qualifying as a Clinical Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist in 2015.  I can help you make the positive changes you are looking for supported by the depth and breadth of my therapist training.

 

I am fascinated by learning how people think and how this affects their behaviour and have been able to relate this to myself and work through my own issues.  This led to further training at Diploma and Degree level alongside my own personal therapy which has enabled me to have a deeper insight into myself and others. 

 

I have personally benefited from using hypnosis and also mindfulness meditation as a way of managing stress levels and becoming more aware and I can help you to do the same by working with you using some simple yet powerful techniques.

I continue my personal development through daily mindfulness practice and formal retreats.

 

Training and Qualifications

  • DipHyp (Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy)
  • MNCH (Reg) National Council for Hypnotherapy
  • HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma)
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor (MBACP Accred)
  • BA (Hons) Counselling (Integrative)
  • DipHE Humanistic Counselling (Gestalt)
  • EMDR Certificate (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Pain Management through Hypnosis
  • Levels 3 in Counselling Skills (Transactional Analysis)
  • Levels 1 & 2 in Counselling Skills (Person centred)
  • TA (101) course
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Enhanced DBS check

 

I began working with clients in 2005, firstly as a Samaritan, then  within various counselling agencies and a local University where I gave my time as a volunteer, before setting up in private practice in Winchester and then later in Ropley, near Alresford. 

Ongoing training

As part of my continuing professional and personal development I attend lectures, conventions and conferences, workshops and training days throughout the year, as well as reading books and journals, to ensure that I keep up to date with contemporary developments.

Professional associations & ethics

Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I abide by their code of Ethics.

Registered Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and I abide by their code of Ethics.

Member of the Hampshire Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (HACP).

 

In line with Ethical guidelines for good practice for all therapists and to ensure the quality of my work I also receive regular supervision from qualified supervisors.