A former journalist and writer (who knows a thing or two about stress, pressure and deadlines), I hold a BA (Hons) in journalism and sociology and an MSc in rational-emotive and cognitive behaviour therapy (RECBT). I also hold a diploma in clinical hypnosis and another (with distinction) in cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy.
I moved to Bristol from London in January 2016. When I’m not enjoying all that Bristol has to offer, I’m working for a Bristol-based private hospital as well as for the occupational health division of a London-based private healthcare company (been there since 2007) and running a private practice at the Southville Clinic.
Whilst in London, I ran a private practice in several Central and South London locations, worked for the Royal Brompton Hospital (where I specialized in chronic pain management) and was a registered therapist with mental health charity Anxiety UK for over decade.
I also lectured for several years at The College of Cognitive Behaviour Therapies, where I wrote and presented my own specialist workshops on a variety of topics, ran stress management workshops for Lloyds Bank, and presented at speaking events for The Lecture Club, Raising the Bar and other institutions.
I can help you manage your problems and achieve your goals using clinical hypnotherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), or a combination of the two therapies together.
Both are highly effective in the treatment of a wide range of problems, including addictions, anger management, anxiety disorders (including anxiety, OCD, panic, phobias and psychosexual dysfunction), depression, insomnia, stopping smoking, weight control, work-related stress management and more.
I’m an accredited member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) and the National Hypnotherapy Society. I’m a non-accredited member of the Association of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (AREBT) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
As a former journalist, I still like to write, so I blog regularly on this site (please click here to read them) and have written therapy articles for various magazines.
Several magazines and newspapers have also interviewed me, including the Metro, Body Matters and the Daily Mail (click here).