About Me

I’ve always been a dreamer, one to go after what I wanted and make it happen.

 

‘Life is not a dress rehearsal’, as my parents often reminded me.

Sadly losing my father shortly before taking my A levels made that clearer than ever.

The trouble was, I was also a chronic people pleaser - keen to do the right thing and follow the ‘proper’ path in life, despite hating having my wings clipped.

Maybe that’s how I found myself in my 30s, running a business with my then ex-husband, in a profession I had become disillusioned with - and feeling desperately trapped.

Suffering what I now know to be panic attacks between seeing clients. Working ridiculous hours to try and keep the whole thing running. Having no confidence to deal with managing staff; no time or energy left to deal with my business partner who was being unsupportive to say the least.

I constantly felt unwell, but the GP’s tests kept coming back negative. Maybe she suspected I was stressed but didn’t say as much; but then I’ve always been very good at smiling and hiding how I’m really feeling. What’s a bit of anxiety and chronic fatigue between friends?

I was trying to cram in all the things I loved in life too, because... life’s for living, right?! Rock climbing, mountaineering; training as a professional singer, singing opera (I suspect that was because someone once told me I couldn’t, so I was damn well out to prove them wrong).

In fact I’d decided that would be the key to breaking out of the business - my singing career. If only I didn’t have such dreadful stage fright. I mean proper, rooted to the spot, choking on the words, wobbly voice, wobbly legs ‘I’m going to die’ stage fright.

So, being a determined person (my wonderful, ‘keeper’ husband would say stubborn); I decided after a while that stage fright had to go. ‘Fake it til you make it’ wasn’t working.

I decided serious measures were required. Putting all my skepticism aside, I booked a session with a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist.

And that was it.

The catalyst for a new me.

 

The real me.

 

And all I had wanted was to sort out my stage fright!

In just a few sessions I got more than I could ever have bargained for. Confidence. Control. Better sleep. Wellbeing.  Answers.  Ways forward I could never have imagined in my previous state.

Happiness.

I now have two young children - I honestly don’t think they’d be here if it weren’t for those sessions. I just couldn’t see a way I could possibly make it fit into an already overwhelming life.

As you can tell, I was so fascinated by my transformation that I decided I had to know more. I’m a scientist, I can’t help being inquisitive (and skeptical!).

A year after my treatment I started training with Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training, Bristol, and instantly I was hooked. I had found what I wanted to do forever more - help people like me overcome everything that’s holding them back, so they can be their best selves - and be happy.

So, here I am!

If you’d like to know more about how it works and how I can help you,
I’d love to chat.

Qualifications

I qualified with the renowned Clifton Practice in Bristol, training under the legendary David Newton and Susan Rodrigues.  I have been awarded both the Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) and the Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD), a nationally recognised qualification (NCFE and NOS compliant).

 

I am registered with the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and

National Council for Hypnotherapy.

Since qualifying I have also completed the Diploma in Medical Hypnotherapy with the Clinical Hypnotherapy School, enabling me to support clients with significant health challenges; clients in palliative care; those undergoing chemotherapy; those with chronic pain; and people suffering from phobias which might limit their treatment such as needle phobia and emetophobia (fear of vomiting). 

 

I have also recently trained with the Institute for Advanced Rewind Trauma Therapy for rapid treatment of PTSD  and phobias.  I see veterans for RTT free of charge.

 

And Now..?

I had my first baby in April 2017 and my second in April 2019 - of course using self-hypnosis or 'Hypnobirthing'

which I have written about in my blog.

 

I regularly partake in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and can often be found with my nose buried deep in a neuroscience or psychology book!  When I'm not doing that I love climbing, singing, baking and living life to the full.

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