I have a career history working in the NHS, spanning twelve years which was predominantly in the environment of Child and Adolescent Mental Health/Children’s Services.
Being a working mother of a young child at that time I was aware of the stresses and strains that parenthood brought, and so I found this work environment insightful and also gained a vast amount of knowledge and understanding around the needs and vulnerabilities of children and young people.
During my time in the mental health working environment I became aware of the gap in the service in respect of alternative therapy. I also spent time working in a Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit supporting a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, where I gained further insight into the tremendous work and support that multi agency professionals can achieve working with vulnerable adults with specific needs; it was a privilege to have been part of such a committed team.
Desire to follow my instincts
Working in these environments gave me a strong desire to follow my instincts and research a career in a therapeutic and care giving setting. I joined Barnardos Children’s Charity as a volunteer, which involved supporting families that were facing challenges, whether this was financial, marital, personal or child orientated. This gave me a real sense of satisfaction and again drew me closer to my aspirations to work in a people orientated environment.
I started my training at The Clifton Hypnotherapy Practice, which is a recognised Centre of Excellence for hypnotherapy, from where I graduated successfully. I participate in regular supervision and attend Continuing Professional Development courses to expand my knowledge about how the mind works.
Having had personal experience of severe anxiety in my younger years, I can understand and identify with the debilitating effect it can have on everyday life. I have since gained huge benefit from hypnotherapy, which I accessed at a particularly difficult time in my life. My personal success with hypnotherapy was most definitely the main reason that I chose to embark on my journey to qualify as a hypnotherapist and I am so pleased that I did. it is extremely rewarding to see people change their lives for the better.
I am a natural communicator, my passion is people. I follow the values and principles of my peers and that is to teach people about their own ability to change, to move towards their goals and desires and to live the life they prefer.
I am a member of the following:
- Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH)
- Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)