The obligitory 'about' page

Hello, I have been a qualified hypnotherapist since 1996. I work with people who want to change for the better - rid themselves of a habit, decrease stress and anxiety, and remove fears, for example.

I have also been a teacher since the 1980s both in the UK and Malaysia. I currently also teach Academic English part time at INTO University of East Anglia.

As far as hypnotherapy is concerned I have diplomas in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy and am registered with the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

Personally, I have been a Buddhist since the 1970s and have lived in both the UK and Malaysia. Asian philosophies have been a significant pat of my life and, no doubt, influence the way I work .

1. My approach to hypnotherapy

There is no consensus amongst academics as to what hypnosis 'really ' is.

This leaves a range of different theories, or essentially, stories, about what hypnosis is. I tend towards a cognitive behavioural approach because this is based on the scientific evidence and relies on normal psychological processes that can be learned by my clients and positively influence their lives. Hypnotic skills become a learning process and will go on to have beneficial effect in your life generally as well as the specific matter you came to resolve.

In my understanding, hypnotherapy utilises normal psychological processes. We all learn things, for example. We all have acquired habits, and lost habits, over the years.

Hypnotherapy does deliberately what normally happens by default and unconsciously. For example, someone who doesn't like their work doesn't wake up one morning and decide they are going to hate their work from that point on. It is a process that builds up as that work is experienced day by day and by the time we get to that 'trance' of hating work, it seems to happen quite automatically and we will defend our reasons for having a response that actually just comes automatically to us. Some people wake up with a feeling of dread, as a sad example.

Hypnotherapy uses our ability to learn and form/fade habits so that we automatically experience different thoughts and feelings in the target situation whether that be the workplace or chronic pain.

2. My approach to YOU

Can I help you? At the moment I really don't know. What I do know is that it is possible for you to learn new things, create new habits and fade old habits - you have these capacities as part of your humanity.

You can change for the better, whatever that is for you. How much of that journey will be taken with me is as yet unknown. When you are ready to find out then contact me.