Clinical Hypnotherapist, Hampshire, since 2008

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Coronavirus. The pandemic has impacted the lives of billions across the planet and will be a danger to public health for the foreseeable future. Sadly, one of the consequences is that face-to-face therapy sessions are not currently possible, even though the need for therapy is greater than it has ever been. In answer to this, I now offer Zoom sessions for clients, which are a pretty good substitute and may well be the future of therapy.

Business cards: If you’ve picked up one of my cards with a passcode on the back, to access the free hypnotic download, simply click on ‘Hypnotherapy’, then ‘MP3s’, followed by ‘Relaxation CD’ and enter the code given.  NOTE: Please do not play the track if you are driving or other activity which requires your attention.

I am now booking clients for face-to-face sessions at the Workstation (formerly known as the Director General’s House) off Rockstone Place, Southampton. I am also seeing clients at my existing practice in DDB Physiotherapy at Lee-on-the-Solent.

That said, while I encounter many different issues in the consulting room, the most common things that people come to see me about remain broadly the same as they’ve ever been, such as:

  • Stress/anxiety: We live in especially stressful times, and a big proportion of clients experience problems in this area, which can lead to a host of other issues.
  • Phobias: Many people have been helped to overcome their phobias thanks to hypnotherapy.
  • Smoking: It is immensely satisfying to be able to help someone free themselves of a habit that is both dangerous and expensive.
  • Sleeplessness: Getting quality sleep helps with so many things.
  • Childbirth: Banish your fears and learn to enjoy what should be a fantastic experience.
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I have chosen a picture of a puppy to illustrate my poster, as his optimism, cheerfulness and readiness to take each day as it comes is an inspiration for me. Please note that the landline number on the poster is no longer valid though you can still ring 07534571362. I should add, too, that the puppy (Bertie) shown has now passed away after being my wonderful companion for more than ten years.

The content of these pages is updated regularly. I’ve steered clear of jargon and the aim is to be clear and concise. Whether you’re a newcomer or regular visitor, I welcome feedback.

Hypnotherapy – the application of psychotherapy (talking therapy) using trance – can be used for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression and anger problems. It can help with debilitating phobias, addictions, blood pressure, blushing, lack of confidence, insomnia, IBS, relationship/marital difficulties, migraine, nail-biting, nightmares, obsessions, pain control, panic attacks, sexual problems, skin disorders, stress, trauma flashbacks and weight control. There has been an intriguing study which indicatives that it might be able to assist with issues as diverse as menopausal hot flushes.

As well as problem areas, it can assist with sports performance, motivation and exam preparation. The Health Education Authority has said, “Research shows that there is more scientific evidence for Hypnotherapy than any other Complementary Therapy… by using hypnosis, people can perform prodigious feats of will-power and self-healing”.

As a complementary therapist I apply the latest techniques in solution-focused brief therapy, which emphasises the strengths and abilities of clients, helping you to tap into resources you may never have realised you had. This helps you to find the solutions to your situation that are the best for you.

(Hypnotherapy training) Along with Lisa Williams , for two years until May, 2022, I provided hypnotherapy training under the umbrella of Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT), helping to equip scores of therapists for practice. It has been an amazing experience and and I hope the students found it as useful and life-changing as I did when I studied the course in 2007/2008. However, Lisa and I have now moved on and we will be providing supervision and CPDs under the aegis of New Horizon Training. There’s an exciting list of CPDs available covering a wide variety of fields.

My CD. To download a copy of my CD, please log on to this link. The download is password protected and available to clients.

Testimonials: Since I began practising in 2008, I have never used testimonials from past or present clients. This is partly due to the fact that some of the professional associations I have belonged to over the years either discourage or do not permit their use. On a personal level, too, I feel that it would be difficult for potential clients to authenticate testimonials unless too much detail is revealed about the person making the original comment. That said, a number of my clients are referred to me by their family, friends or colleagues.

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