I am a hypnotherapist, psychotherapist and trainer and offer professional, safe and confidential treatment for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma / post-traumatic stress, insomnia, addictions, eating disorders and relationship issues. Referrals from insurance companies and solicitors are accepted for treatment of personal injury claimants (PTSD, anxiety,depression, pain management).
I provide training in a wide range of well being and personal development subjects, especially Emotional Freedom Techniques, Stress Management & Relaxation, Good Night's Sleep, Trauma Awareness, Mental Health Awareness, Problem Solving, Creativity, for companies, professionals and general public.


I have over 12 years of experience of helping people in the fields of mental health, addiction treatment, criminal justice, including work in the NHS, statutory and voluntary organisations. I can offer therapy for adults, couples, children and young people.
I have been training other professionals and the general public on the topics of wellbeing, mental health and self help in UK and around the world, in continental Europe, Asia and Middle East.
I am also a qualified Independent Workplace Mediator and help to resolve conflict between individuals, within teams and between teams, specialising in working with organisations in health, social care and education.


  • Practical Happiness - Emotional Health Consultancy

    2004 - Current
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services

    Psychological Therapist
    2010 - 2013
  • Tameside & Glossop Primary Care Mental Health Service

    High Intensity Therapist Trainee
    2009 - 2010
  • The Big Life Group

    Well Being Centre Manager
    2006 - 2009
  • Ivydene Children's Home

    2007 - 2011
  • Phoenix House

    Prison Drug Treatment Manager
    2004 - 2006
  • National Phobics Society (now Anxiety UK)

    2005 - 2008
  • Challenges Worldwide

    Lecturer in Trauma Counselling (Sri Lanka)
    2013 - 2013


* Postgraduate Diploma in Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy * GHR Senior Hypnotherapy Practitioner and Hypnotherapy Supervisor * AAMET Advanced EFT Practitioner & Trainer * Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training Year 1 * Certificate in Integrative Sandplay Therapy * The Relate Institute Certificate in Working with Couples (CPD) * 1 year postgraduate-level training in Play Therapy * 1 year postgraduate-level training in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy * EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) - Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates, working towards accreditation with the EMDR Association * EMDR for Children and Adolescents Part 1 * NLP Master Practitioner * The Open University Diploma in Health & Social Care * Professional Development Award in Creative Therapy * Certificate in Hypno-Psychotherapy * Certificate in Sexual Minority Therapy (Gay Affirmative Therapy) * OCN Certificate in Workplace Mediation & Mediation with Teams * Certificate in Executive Coaching * Home Office Accredited Drug Treatment Programme Facilitator * Home Office Accredited Drug Treatment Manager * C&G Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners * BSc (Hons) Plant Science

Clubs and Associations

I am a member of the following professional associations and abide by their codes of ethics:
* UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) - Registered Member
* NLPtCA (Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy & Counselling Association) – Accredited Member
* CCP (College of Constructivist Psychotherapies)
* EMDR Association UK & Ireland (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing)
* AAMET (Association for Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques) – Advanced Practitioner and Trainer
* GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register) – Senior Practitioner and Supervisor
* AIST (Association for Integrative Sandplay Therapy) – Trainee Member

Interests and Hobbies

I am especially interested in and use in my practice the following forms of therapy:
* NLPt (Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy - based on Neuro Linguistic Programming)
* Hypnotherapy
* CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) - recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence for Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
* EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) - recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence for Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
* EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
* Somatic Experiencing (a type of body psychotherapy)
* Sandplay Therapy (non-talking therapy suitable for both adults and children)
* Sound Therapy
* Ecotherapy (Healing through nature)

I also love reading, travel and gardening.

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