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I am an experienced UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist. United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) are the main governing body for Psychotherapists in the UK. I am also a member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP).
I have been practicing since 2007 and use an integrative approach to therapy, combining hypnosis with cognitive behaviour techniques (CBT) to help clients identify the underlying cause of presenting symptoms and change unwanted patterns of behaviour. I provide an empathic and non-judgemental environment for a client to be able to explore difficulties in their life.
I have experience of working with a range of stress related conditions including depression, panic attacks and anxiety, General Anxiety Disorder, trauma and PTSD, bereavement, weight management, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, pain relief, anger and relationship issues and low self-esteem. I have also completed research projects on both performance anxiety and OCD.
I am trained in Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), an effective and efficient treatment for trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD and phobias. I am a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland.
I currently run a gastroenterology hypnotherapy clinic for the NHS specialising in the treatment of IBS and other functional gut disorders.
I also provide support for individuals preparing for fertility treatment, pregnancy, birth and parenthood through the use of hypnosis by helping to restore the natural balance in the body.
I am passionate about the work that I do and believe that, given the right support, everyone has the ability to heal and live a happy and fulfilled life. I practice out of a very comfortable private office in Sutton Coldfield and Victoria Health Centre in Sandwell (NHS). I would be happy to answer any questions that you may have with regard to starting therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Psychology 2:1
- Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (National College)
- Full Cert. in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Member of EMDR Association UK
- Cert. in Nutrition & Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy Mind and Body
- Cert. in Enhanced Fertility Through Hypnosis
- Cert. in Drugs Awareness
- Cert. in various drugs including heroin, cocaine, crack, legal highs, amphetamines, cannabis, alcohol.
- Cert. in CBT for Depression
- Cert. in mindfulness and evidence based approaches to pain reduction
- Cert. in stress to psychosis - Human Givens College
- Member of the Birmingham Psychotherapy Club
- Cert. in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Compassion focused therapy (CFT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
£50.00 per session
Standard consultation 1hr £50.00
Smoking cessation 2hr 120.00
When I work
Working hours are Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 9.15am - 3pm
I am seeing clients both in person and online.
Member of the Fertile Body Method