I am a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Cheltenham and Winchcombe. I trained as a clinical hypnotherapist at Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training, a leading teaching college. This training lead to a Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (DSFH). I subsequently gained my Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) through the National Council of Hypnotherapy.
My passion has always been to help people reach their potential and for them to be happy which is why I chose to train as a primary school teacher when I left school. There is something very rewarding about watching someone develop their skills and achieve what they want.
I graduated in 1989 with a BEd Hons from Goldsmiths, London University and spent the next 26 years in education. For two years I was assistant bursar of a student halls of residence, helping young adults adjust to a new independent life, often away from home for the first time. Eager to see the world, I moved to Singapore where I taught English to children and adults for four years. When I returned to the UK I taught for three years in a Luton infant school before moving to Winchcombe Primary School where I taught for 17 very happy years.
In 2014 I was ready for a change and for a different work life balance so I decided to retrain as a hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy is a technique that I have been familiar with for most of my life, starting when I was a young teenager when my mum had sessions to help her with her anxiety about travelling.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy has allowed me to continue with my vocation to help people get the best out of themselves and their lives. Clients may arrive nervous and anxious but quickly realise that with me they are safe and valued. Their smiles return and there is excitement about what their future holds.
As with the learning of all new skills results may vary from person to person. The number of sessions you will need will depend upon the nature of your condition and your own level of commitment and motivation to want to make changes.