A little about my life and training
I have always been 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 enjoyed helping people to resolve their issues in life through long-term counselling since 2005, and later as a Clinical Hypnotherapist since 2015. However I am no longer seeing counselling or hypnotherapy clients.
A complementary passion of mine during this time has been developing my mindfulness meditation practice which is used as a way of managing stress levels and developing greater awareness and better understanding of myself and others. 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, courses, reading 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)
- Mindful Self Compassion Course MSC
- 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.
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
Former Member of the Hampshire Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (HACP) and the National Council of Hypnotherapists (NCH).
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.