I qualified as a Solution focused Clinical Hypnotherapist after training at The Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training school in Bristol which is an accredited centre of excellence in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.
Before I became a hypnotherapist I worked with young people as a careers adviser in local schools and university, helping them to make important decisions about their future. Prior to this I enjoyed several years teaching English abroad.
I became interested in hypnotherapy after hearing of success stories from a colleague who had been cured of a fear of flying, and another who had stopped smoking after 40 years with the help of hypnotherapy. I soon realised that many people had positive stories to tell and my interest grew. I haven't looked back since.
Qualifications and Membership:
HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (awarded by The Clifton Practice) Holders of this qualification are eligible to join the Hypnotherapy Society, the National Council for Hypnotherapy, the National Council of Psychotherapy and the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.
DHP - Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (Awarded by the National Council for Hypnotherapy and accredited by the NCFE Level IV)
MA - Master of Arts degree, University of Aberdeen
PG DipCG - Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance
Hypnotherapy Directory - I can also be found on the Hypnotherapy Directory
Code of Conduct
I work to a strict professional code of conduct which is set out by the National Council for Hypnotherapy. Confidentiality of data is compulsory, as is practice insurance.
There is a requirement to continually advance one's knowledge in the field of therapy with continued practitioner's development throughout the year.