I studied at the Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis. I hold a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma and I also have a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. My training included a 10 month diploma course from a college that is known for some of the most rigorous standards in hypnotherapy training in the UK. I also hold an Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner Diploma. My Hypnotherapy training focused on the value of evidence-based techniques within practice and this has remained an important component of the way I work. This means that certain techniques, such as regression are not used within my own practice due to ongoing commitment to client welfare.
Background and Influences...
Since my Honors Degree, I have maintained a steady interest in Philosophy and Psychology, and particularly in the role played by the mind in generating our experience of life. I am constantly studying and improving upon what I know and the way I practice. My approach to Hypnotherapy is heavily influenced by the contributions of Marsha Linehan and her outstanding work in the field of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Influences on my work also include Aaron T Beck and his impact on Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Further influences include the highly esteemed research of Joseph LeDoux around anxiety and the way this is produced in the brain and body. My particular interest lies in helping clients understand and improve their confidence and all the skills that support a growth in confidence.