I can help you overcome overwhelm, insomnia, stress or low mood.
Common life changes that can be helped:
difficulty falling asleep/insomnia
overwhelm and procrastination
Specific to perimenopause (natural or post surgery):
I also offer help to college students and post-graduates:
submit that paper on time
make friends more easily
present your work with confidence
reduce excessive exam stress
tackle those whirring thoughts that stop you falling asleep
stop embarrassing nail biting
🌹 Email via the link in the title bar to request a free discovery call and find out how we can work together to relieve your concerns.
3 tips to improve your sleep
1 Set a regular schedule
2 Keep your bedroom dark and cool
3 Get up! (this may seem counterintuitive)
To sign up for my next 3-week group programme for overcoming insomnia, please email via the link in the headline bar.
My business is registered with the ICO (UK). Professional and public liability insurance held (Zurich).
As an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist, providing pro-bono support, I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.
Cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT) is a group of evidence-based, mainstream treatments for anxiety, mild depression, menopausal flushes
CBT is available from the NHS (but not with hypnotherapy). Please consider seeing your GP to discuss treatment options before making a decision to consult me. The NHS link contains some issues to consider when considering treatment options.
CBT works through the understanding that our thoughts (cognitions) influence our feelings (emotions), responses (behaviours) and bodily sensations to events. Recognising and changing unhelpful ingrained/automatic/subconscious assumptions and patterns of thinking can improve how we respond to events.
Evidence from clinical trials shows that CBT is particularly helpful for anxiety, panic, mild depression, menopausal hot flushes.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis can be used to reinforce CBT.
Hypnosis is a state of focussed attention, like being engrossed in a film or a good book.
There is no mystical ‘trance’ state.
You can't be made to do silly or embarrassing things like you may have seen in stage hypnosis entertainment!
Self-hypnosis is a skill which almost any client can learn.
The client is actively “doing” self-hypnosis and can choose to stop whenever s/he/it/they want(s).
How does the therapy work?
As an essential part of your online hypnotherapy treatment you will be required to engage in between-session tasks, aimed at promoting independence in using the skills and techniques learnt in our therapy sessions. Although we work together as a team, you need to be fully committed to do these home assignments necessary to help you change your unhelpful ingrained patterns of thinking and behaviour. I suggest you approach them with a spirit of curiosity.
Afterwards we will see how you found them, and modify them as your confidence grows. My aim is to teach you evidence-based skills which you can use in other areas of your life; you will grow in confidence, become your own therapist and no longer need me!
Hypnotherapy standards and code of ethics
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy/DipCBH from UKCHH This Diploma is BPS, NCFE, BPS, GHR, NCH and REBHP accredited
Member of the professional hypnosis society BSCAH
Registered Hypnotherapist (GHR Reg 8817) General Hypnotherapy Register GHR
Accredited Practitioner General Hypnotherapy Standards Council GHSC
Member International Society of Hypnosis ISH
My professional and teaching background
BSc; MBBS (medical degree); MD (Doctorate); FRCP (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians)
General Medical Council (GMC) registration 3466216
I was an NHS consultant physician before training as a hypnotherapist. I worked in UK hospital medicine for over 25 years.
Although still GMC registered, I relinquished my licence to practise on early retirement. This means, for example, I no longer prescribe medication.
I am familiar with the stresses on students, having been an honorary PGCE tutor at Edge Hill University for several years and teaching medical students, postgraduate doctors and nurses throughout my career. I was also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians.