Approach to therapy
I am a fully trained, qualified, and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist registered with GHR and I hold professional indemnity insurance. I help people overcome their fears and limitations and live more fully, freely and confidently. I use a unique combination of CBT, Hypnosis, Coaching, Meditation, Mindfulness and Stress Management techniques, which are all evidence-based (based on the latest scientific evidence) to overcome anxiety, and increase self esteem and self worth, producing lasting change in a short amount of time.
My approach to therapy is holistic, looking at the interconnectedness between thought, beliefs, emotional and mental processes, as well as taking into consideration social and environmental influences, such as, nutrition, sleep, movement and social connections. I use a variety of techniques, which are all supported by substantial research and evidence for its proven effectiveness, including CBT, visualisation, mindfulness and relaxation with a focus on present-centred therapy.
The therapy is goal oriented and outcome focused, with the belief that everyone is unique and valuable, with the capacity for growth and positive change. My aim as a therapist is to empower you to learn techniques to live more fully without becoming reliant on therapy, giving the outcome of lasting and effective change with a much shorter number of sessions than most other therapeutic approaches.
I believe the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client is of great importance, built on trust, respect and collaboration. I offer a safe and empathetic space in which you can feel able to explore your thoughts and feelings in an open and trusted environment.
What to expect in Therapy sessions
Sessions are welcoming, clear, calm and focused in a confidential and non-judgment space. We first define a specific goal to work towards and then together create a treatment plan that is individually tailored to you. This type of evidence based therapy is generally much shorter than many other psychotherapeutic methods. Typically 8-12 sessions are sufficient for lasting change. After the initial consultation we will review progress at regular agreed intervals.
To get the most out of therapy, you will likely be asked to allocate a small amount of time on exercises in between sessions. The more you put in, the more you will get out of therapy.
Where and when
I offer appointments from Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 1.30pm,
as well as evenings.
I am based in Cambridge and offer one-on-one services in central Cambridge.
I also offer online sessions supporting clients in the UK and worldwide, using my international experience. Online therapy is a similar experience to in-person therapy where you also have the flexibility of doing this in the comfort of your own home and book time in the evenings.
I understand that unexpected things do happen, I do ask if you need to cancel your session, I will need 48 hours notice for face to face and 12 hours notice for online therapy, otherwise you will be charged the full fee.
Clients are required to pay in full prior to each session, either by bank transfer or in cash.
Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (CBH) combines two of the most powerful psychological approaches to therapy: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnosis. This approach to therapy is a practical, evidence based approach where you will see lasting and accelerated change with transferable skills and techniques that you can use across many life situations with lasting change..
CBT brings awareness and understanding to your beliefs, thoughts and feelings that influence your behaviours. During the course of sessions you learn how to identify and change unhelpful thought patterns, behaviour and emotions, so that you can take control of how you respond and choose to live your life and then reinforce positive suggestions through hypnosis.
Modern psychology defines hypnosis as a state of increased suggestibility. This increased suggestibility is able to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours and everyone can, in principle, be hypnotised and can learn to become more suggestible. The majority of people will be aware of everything that happens during hypnosis. It isn’t a state of sleep or unconsciousness, nor is it a state of mind control. You cannot be made to do anything against your will or values, it is completely safe and you won’t get ‘stuck’ in hypnosis
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is a flexible, goal focused approach, which produces rapid lasting change in usually 8-12 sessions.