Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist

I undertook my postgraduate psychotherapy training at the prestigious Clifton Practice in Bristol under the direct tutelage of Mr David Newton, one of Britain's foremost Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists.  I continued training at the Clifton Practice with diplomas in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).  I also practise Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in my therapy.  I am a member of many professional bodies including the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH).

My particular areas of interest are:  depression, anxiety and stress, anger management, weight control, smoking and relationship problems although I  may treat clients with a range of problems including phobias, obsessive disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, low confidence, pain management, sleep disorders and many more.  I also have as clients several business and other governmental organisations who employ my services to train staff in areas of conflict resolution, teamwork, negotiating skills and stress management.

The results of combining therapies such as hypnotherapy, CBT and SFBT are an increased success rate as opposed to using just one therapy on its own.  A typical one-hour session would comprise of about 20 minutes of discussion and review followed by about 20 minutes of education about the source of the problem which is vital in helping the client to understand how their particular problem is created and how to prevent ir from recurring.  The final 20 minutes is taken up with Clinical Hypnotherapy which allows the client to relax and open their mind to positive suggestions that will help to 'cement' the new attitudes and thought processes in the mind.  Typically clients would expect to attend about 10-12 weekly sessions in order to rectify most problems although in some cases more sessions are needed.  Smoking and phobias can usually be dealt with in a much shorter timescale.