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I am a Surgical Chiropodist and Colour Reflexologist and also a counsellor and hypnotherapist working with children, adults and couples with any problem (however embarrassing.)
Within therapy I provide a totally confidential, caring and safe environment in which you can share your personal difficulties. I understand how hard it can be to voice your problems to a complete stranger but I can assure you that this is the process that has been proven to be extremely beneficial.
I use various techniques such as neurolinguistic programming, emotional freedom technique and cognitive behavioural therapy so I can design an exact therapy to suit YOU! Whether you have counselling, hypnosis or a combination is entirely subject to our mutual agreement.
You are never out of control but empowered by these safe and sound recognised therapies.
I particularly enjoy working with relationship problems. I would normally see both partners individually first and then together as a couple to enable difficulties to be voiced and explored in a safe environment.
(It is not always about making a relationship work but sometimes enabling couple to separate in a mutually beneficial way.)
I have a specialist certificate in eating disorders, body language and Palliative Cancer Care and deal with weight gain or loss. If someone's Body Mass Index is 30 or over they qualify to have a hypnotic gastric band fitted. This comprises four sessions.
In 1986 I co-founded the Ashford Counselling Service.
I am trained in working with post-traumatic stress and worked for social services in the mental health field.
Having undergone bereavement counselling training with CRUSE I worked for a while helping people who had been bereaved by suicide.
Via adult education I was a tutor and ran self-awareness groups. Also "self-hypnosis" special interest groups for a holiday company in many different locations.
I run supervision groups and am recognised by the General Hypnotherapy Register to do 1-1 supervision.