What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a state of deep relaxation when your unconscious mind is open to positive suggestions.

It’s a highly effective form of therapy that produces long-term results for a variety of issues.

How does hypnotherapy work?

During your session, you will be guided into a trance (a state of deep relaxation). This simply means your busy mind is quietened, allowing us to connect with your unconscious. This means no more struggling with will power!

We then give your unconscious the correct information, in a way it can understand, which changes how you feel, react and respond to phobias, addictions, emotions and situations.

There are many misconceptions about trance, but most of us experience trance-like states on a daily basis, for example when we are driving a route we are very familiar with, or when we are watching TV.

What can hypnotherapy help with?

Through hypnotherapy, I have helped people with a wide range of issues:

  • Breaking addictions including smoking, gambling, alcohol and even chocolate
  • Overcoming fears and phobias, such as public speaking or fear of flying
  • Changing habits such as eating or exercise behaviours
  • Improving confidence
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Improving physical conditions such as insomnia, eczema and irritable bowel syndrome

How effective is hypnotherapy?

Most people notice improvements after just one session, but this depends on the problem they have come to me with. I see most people for between 3 and 6 sessions.

As you will see from the information below, hypnotherapy is over 90% effective within 6 sessions.


Psychoanalysis after 600 sessions


Behaviour Therapy after 22 sessions


Hypnotherapy after 6 sessions


Training, Qualifications and Experience

I qualified in hypnotherapy and counselling in 1999 at the UK College, with a universally recognised City and Guild qualifications from De Montford University.

I also hold an NVQ qualification for Personal Development in Therapy and I’m a certified neurolinguistic programming (NLP) practitioner and hypnotherapy life coach.

I regularly attend seminars, workshops and courses to update myself with new techniques that may benefit my clients. I now include Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Time Line therapy in my practice.

I am registered and insured with the General Hypnotherapy Register, one of the UK’s most highly regarded registers of hypnotherapists, as well as the NHS.

As well as featuring in Men’s Fitness, Metro, Zest Magazine, Mail Online and on BBC London radio, I am also the recommended hypnotherapist at Channel 4.


After 20 years of practice I have amalgamated a number of therapeutic techniques, but always use hypnosis as I find it the fastest, most effective and comfortable way to treat most problems.

What to expect?

After finding out what clients want and need, and discussing anything that might be relevant, we will do the trance part of the session.

It’s relaxing and as your mind begins to open to the information, most people’s minds begin to wander. It’s very gentle but probably the most effective therapeutic technique available.