Ad.Dip CP, Dip CP, Dyp Hyp CS, MNCPS Accred, MHS Accred
Hypnotherapist, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Coach
Author, trainer and motivational speaker
Virtual Gastric Band practitioner
Anxiety, quit smoking and weight loss specialist
LGBT+ affirmative therapist
Men's Health Champion
Here to help you get to where you want to be in life
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Helping you get to where you want to be in life
Since 2009 I have been using hypnotherapy, counselling and coaching to help people get to where they want to be in life. My career began in mental health care working with people suffering from severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, to help them rehabilitate back into the community upon leaving hospital. The part of my role that I enjoyed the most involved using counselling, coaching and therapeutic skills to help my clients recover.
Going on to train as a therapist seemed like a natural progression from there, based on my professional experiences, coupled with a natural curiosity of the mind and will to help others.
I completed my therapy training with Chrysalis, which is the UK's leading therapy training school with classes around the UK, going on to graduate with diplomas in hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy. Since completing my therapy training, I have kept my skills and expertise up to date by completing a number of professional development courses. I view expanding my knowledge as an essential part of being able to help others.
In 2017, I returned to Chrysalis as a tutor to teach their Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills qualification at venues in Birmingham, Bristol, Peterborough and Warwick. In addition, I tutored their online courses in hypnotherapy and NLP, wrote blogs on mindset and mental health, and developed the first regulated qualification in the UK for therapists working with LGBT+ clients. In 2023 I left Chrysalis in order to focus more on my clinical work, training, and other interests.
As a very experienced, full time hypnotherapist, counsellor and coach I have helped, and continue to help, countless individuals overcome their issues and achieve their goals. I can help you too.
My clients come from all walks of life and have a wide range of issues. I work in a relatively informal way, with a relaxed, friendly and personable approach, whilst still maintaining a high standard of professionalism. If there's something troubling you or a goal that you would like to achieve, I will help you to work through it successfully.
I do a lot of work with men and I'm incredibly passionate about supporting men to seek therapy and talk more. As a trained Men's Health Champion, I have specialist knowledge and skills to help men work through their issues and achieve their goals.
I am also an LGBT+ affirmative therapist (and considered to be a global authority on the topic). This means I not only welcome and accept clients who are LGBT+; I also have an understanding and awareness of issues and experiences specific to the LGBT+ community. I've done training in this area, now train others to be LGBT+ affirmative, and proudly support LGBT+ people to be who they are. That's not to say I only work with LGBT+ clients. It's about making it clear that I welcome people from that community. My therapy services are open to all.
My specialist areas are anxiety and confidence, weight loss and quit smoking therapy. I'm here to help you get to where you want to be in life and if your problem falls outside of those specialist areas, I can still help you.
Whoever you are and whatever your identity or background, I welcome all people. Everyone receives the same professional standard of care and I will always aim to over-deliver.
To find out more about the hypnotherapy services I provide and how I can help you, please visit the hypnotherapy page.
To find our more about the counselling services I provide and how I can help you, please visit the counselling page.
To find out more about the coaching services I provide and how I can help you, please visit the coaching page.
Alternatively, you can take the first step to achieving the positive changes you desire by contacting me today to book your complimentary consultation. I'll be happy to discuss your options and how hypnotherapy can help you get to where you want to be in life.
I also provide supervision to hypnotherapists and counsellors. There is more information about that on the supervision page.
Training and Skills
I like to make sure that my skills and expertise are kept up to date, so regularly attend training courses to ensure my clients receive the best possible service.
My qualifications include:
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Supervision
Other training courses I have attended include:
- Virtual Gastric Band
- Advanced Virtual Gastric Band
- Recognising and Challenging Self-Harming Behaviours in Young People
- Suicide Awareness
- Managing Challenging Behaviour
- First Aid
- Epilepsy Awareness
- Diabetes Management
- Health and Safety
- Fire Safety
- Transgender Awareness
- LGBT+ Awareness
- Men's Health Champion
I am an accredited member of the National Hypnotherapy Society and the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society, and listed on their accredited voluntary registers (AVR), which itself has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. The AVR scheme was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public. Accreditation demonstrates that I have a commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a better service.
I am also listed on the Hypnotherapy Directory and Counselling Directory's website. The Hypnotherapy Directory and Counselling Directory are trusted sources when it comes to finding a hypnotherapist or counsellor that's right for you. Unlike other directories, they carry out checks on each therapist to make sure they are qualified to work with the public and belong to a professional membership body.
Awards and Nominations
I am incredibly honoured to have won, and been nominated for, a number of awards over the years. They include:
Individual award for community excellence at Matt Western MP's community excellence awards 2022 - Winner
Special Recognition Award at the Pride of Stratford District Awards 2019 - Winner
Warwick District Pride Award at the Pride of Warwick District Awards 2018 - Winner
Citizen of the Year at the Pride of Warwick District Awards 2016 - Finalist
Named among the most influential LGBT+ people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday's Rainbow List 2015
Coventry and Warwickshire Champion at the Pride of Coventry and Warwickshire Awards 2015 - Winner
Carer of the Year at the Pride of Warwick District Awards 2014 - Winner
Pride of Warwick District at the Pride of Warwick District Awards 2014 - Winner
Citizen of the Year at the Pride of Warwick District Awards 2014 - Finalist
Leamington Spa Citizen of the Year - Finalist in 2012 & 2014