Clinical Hypnotherapist (PG Dip, MPA, MA (Oxon), BSCH, BBRS)
After a successful career in Government as a policy maker and manager, I decided to follow my instincts and lifelong interest in how the mind works (and sometimes works against us!). I retrained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with the internationally respected London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) through the University of West London and subsequently with Terence Watts, the creator of Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT).
As a therapist, I focus on achieving rapid and sustainable results, and strongly believe that most issues can be resolved in a few sessions. At the same time, I enjoy working with some clients over a longer period of time, focusing on a blend of hypnotherapy and coaching to work through more complex issues or challenging life events. Increasingly, I work closely with other health and wellness professionals, including Functional Medics and Nutritionists, to provide more comprehensive therapeutic support that recognises the inter-relationship between mind and body.
I am fully insured, hold an enhanced DBS Certificate and have regular supervision. As a lifelong learner, I am always looking to continue my professional development and research in advanced techniques, and practical insights from neuroscience as it evolves. I'm married with two young children and live in Clapham, South West London and I'm a confident, if not fully fluent, French speaker. When I'm not working, all of my free time is spent with family and friends, cooking, walking or in a yoga class!
Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) Level 1 General Psychopathology (2019)
18 hours of lectures with written and oral examinations, for qualified psychotherapists only
Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Distinction), London College of Clinical Hypnosis, University of West London (2018).
150+ hours of lectures and tutorials in advanced hypnosis and psychotherapy techniques with examined post-graduate level assignments over 1 year
Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis (Distinction), London College of Clinical Hypnosis, University of West London (2016).
200+ hours of lectures and tutorials with examined coursework, practical assessments and clinical case studies over 1.5 years
Masters in Public Administration (MPA)
(Distinction), Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (2012)
A wide-ranging 3 year post-graduate degree covering all aspects of leadership and organisational management in a public sector context. Dissertation: Individual and collective cognitive bias in organisational decision-making
Masters in English Language and Literature (MA)
(2:1), Somerville College, University of Oxford (2000)
Associate Member of the British Brainworking Research Society (BBRS)
Independent professional body to promote and research neuroscience-based therapies and ensure high standards of ethical practice
Practitioner Member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)
Independent professional body to assure high standards of ethical practice in hypnotherapy