I became a Hypnotherapist a few years back a little by accident! I wanted to be a Counsellor and began studying on a three year counselling course. I had been a listening Samaritan for seven years and knew that people needed to be heard and supported to be able to find a way through to solving their problems. All through my teens and into my adult life, I had experienced symptoms of generalised anxiety; a sick feeling when I woke in the morning and unexplained feelings of panic and dread. As I studied and my fellow students practiced on me, I experienced the power and the speed of using hypnosis and I was hooked! I have never had those anxious, out of control feelings since. I continued on my Pychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma and I am able use those techniques too with my clients, but I was blown away by the simplicity and the results I saw with hypnosis and knew this was going to be the method I would want to share.
I worked in Adult Education and Training for many years before having my family. I taught adults with learning disabilities and then planned and evaluated services which employ and train them. I also worked with children in Special Schools throughout North Somerset. I keep my teaching skills current, as I teach on a Hypnotherapy Diploma for the UK’s largest therapy training provider Chrysalis, at Plymouth University and in Bristol. I especially love the group demonstrations of hypnosis I get to do. I personalise my approach to the person I have in front of me and I work hard with the client to bring about the change and balance they want.