I first became interested in hypnotherapy as a way of dealing with the anxiety, depression, pain, and fatigue that were disabling me due to Fibromyalgia. I had been suffering for years and had been forced to give up my career as a Primary school teacher. I lost everything and moved back into my parents' house where I spent every day in bed or confined to the sofa and rarely went out. after several years of this, I eventually knew I had to do something to help myself.
I had CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) but found that I was unable to put the techniques into practice. I had lost my self-confidence, had very little self-esteem and so had no motivation to work on improving myself. I had always been very interested in psychology, though, so I started researching. I eventually learned about the power of the subconscious mind. I wondered if this general uneasy feeling was something deeper that CBT just couldn't reach. Was it an old program that I'd just got used to living with? After all, I'd been labelled as "nervous" and "shy" from a very early age. Could something like hypnosis help, then?
I started investigating by downloading generic mp3 hypnotherapy recordings and listening to those daily. I found that they actually helped me to control my pain and anxiety and wanted to know more. So, I decided to really study hypnotherapy and began to write and record my own mp3s, which I tailored to myself and found even more effective. I also learned self-hypnosis which I could use anytime and anywhere and started practising it daily. I was feeling so much better. It felt as though this fog of depression and anxiety that had been suffocating me for so long was finally beginning to lift. I soon realised that if hypnotherapy could help me this much, it could help many others, too. So, I took a course in hypnotherapy and after months of study, finally received my initial Hypnotherapy Diploma in 2016.
I also studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), again, initially to help myself but then realising what an amazing tool it is and how much it could help others. I went on to complete an NLP Practitioner Diploma.
From October 2017 I spent ten months studying with Adam Eason at the Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis in Bournemouth where I earned my Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) from the NCH. This is a recognised qualification by the NCFE and considered the best diploma in hypnotherapy. I am continually learning and regularly taking courses to keep up with all the new developments in the field of hypnotherapy and neuroscience so I know my clients are getting the very best help I can provide.
I am a fully registered member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) and abide by their Code of Conduct. I am also a registered member of the CNHC. I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate. I have also recently been awarded the title of one of the best hypnotherapy practices in Exeter for the second year in a row by the "Three Best Rated" website.
In my practice, I use a combination of NLP, hypnotherapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and life coaching to help you overcome anxiety and develop your self-confidence. I specialise in helping you overcome anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem and imposter syndrome so that you can start enjoying life and achieving your goals.
I suffered for years from severe anxiety and depression, so I completely understand the struggle. However, I now know it's not just something you have to live with. It is totally possible to change.
I've been through the pain and frustration of anxiety and I've come out into the light. I no longer live with that "impending sense of doom" that so many of us silently struggle with. If you're ready to set yourself free from the constant pain of anxiety or the fear of panic attacks, please allow me to help you.
Wherever you are in the world, please get in touch and we'll arrange an initial FREE consultation and assessment online. If you'd rather come and see me in the therapy room in Exeter, I ask for £30 to confirm the booking, which is fully refunded if you go on to book the full programme. We can have a chat about what's been happening, set some goals, and discuss how we can start moving you out of that anxiety trap.