Background Information on myself, my Qualifications, and Industry Standards.
Details of how I can help you are outlined on the Home page, with more specific information on individual pages. Details of how to contact me, are at the top and bottom of every page. This page is for those interested in my background. If you just wish to know how I can help you, please go straight to the subject pages.
I’m a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy at Accredited level, the UK Confederation of Hypnotherapists Organisation (UKCHO), the College of Medicine and the British Psychological Society.
I originally trained with the East Anglian Institute, gaining a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma and certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming in 2008. Later came Meridian Therapies. In addition I have a Foundation Certificate in Counselling, and a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, both from the UEA in 2010. I’m insured with Towergate who specialise in Professional Insurance. I graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Psychology at the UEA in 2014 as a very mature (and dyslexic) student. I am a certified Practitioner of Psychosensory Techniques and Principles (Psy-Tap) and Visual Coding and Repatterning Techniques (V-Cart) Kinetic Shift Technique and Mind Mapping.
In addition to very rewarding work I did for the Citizens Advice Bureau as a Generalist Adviser, I have held a Flying Instructor Rating, and Commercial Pilot’s Licence, and taught people to fly light aircraft. Passed the exams to fly a B747, but decided I didn’t want to leave my children for a week at a time, so re-trained for 3 years, as a boat builder from 2000, and built an 11 foot wooden sailing dinghy. One of my hobbies is photography, and the photos on this site are my own.
I have worked in various occupations, from shop work at 15 years, then moving into banking as a cashier. I’ve also been a professional decorator, and Transport Manager for an International Freight Forwarding company, an Airfield Manager, subsequently qualifying to teach people to fly in the 1990’s. I divorced in 1994, becoming a single parent to four children, now with two grandchildren, who live in Australia with my eldest son and his wife. I sadly lost my youngest son in 2014 aged 24. My diverse range of life experiences from tragedy to triumph enables me to help you more effectively.
Hypnotherapy is now rightfully taking a more mainstream place in healing, as people are becoming more aware of the beneficial effect it can have on their lives. It is important it continues to develop in a positive way with due regard to the rights of clients, allowing them to trust their hypnotherapist as they would their doctor, with normal medical confidentiality.
I attend regular CPD training (Continuing Professional Development) in order to maintain and improve my level of knowledge. I am also a subscriber to journals such as ‘The Psychologist’ by the British Psychological Society, the Journal of the National Council for Hypnotherapy and The Lancet. I regularly read books and attend lectures to further my knowledge of psychology, neuro-science, nutrition and quantum physics, and yes the last one is relevant too :).
Momentum is building to enable thorough self-regulation throughout the Complementary Healthcare Industry. Bodies such as the National Council for Hypnotherapy monitor and oversee comprehensive hypnotherapy training schemes, with relevant qualifications, and you are welcome to inspect my certificates if you wish.
I have also grown my hair twice for the Little Princess Trust. They give hair to a wig maker who constructs wigs for children who have lost their own hair due to chemotherapy. They need a minimum length of 7 inches, so if you have long hair and ever consider cutting it short, do please contact them first.