Welcome to my web site.
I have now retired but will continue to keep this web site live for year as a resource in case it is helpful to people.
I am also trying to raise funds for Prof Gourley to carry out research in Edinburgh for Low Grade Serous ovarian cancer ( currently not funded as it is a rare one). I have a specific interest as I have been diagnosed with it. Here is a link to fund it directly https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/ovariancancer
Every single penny will be gratefully received by all of us who have this cancer as it is not funded for research purposes at all.
I will be selling books on my facebook page to raise funds too – just search facebook for my name and click on my Hypnotherapy and Counselling page. Please let me know if you are interested in any of them. Email me on email@example.com ( I am in the UK and will post only to the UK for free). If you are local to we can arrange for you to pick any of them up .
People can often have problems at some time in their lives, with anything from difficulties with relationships, low self esteem, wanting to quit smoking, to weight problems, lack of confidence, phobias (dentists, flying, dogs, or certain foods).
Now there more recognition about the role anxiety and stress plays in our lives and how important it is to manage it for our longer term health and well-being.
Some people can also suffer from more severe issues like eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia or binge eating), grief or loss, anger issues or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), addiction or self harm which they can recognise they wish to manage better to improve their quality of life.
What can Hypnotherapy and Counselling do for me?
Hypnotherapy enables you to become very relaxed and focussed on what is being said to you.
This allows access to the subconscious mind, where old outdated patterns of behaviour which are self defeating or outdated beliefs which are holding you back can be changed.
You can be reassured that you cannot be hypnotised unless you want to be and you can’t get “stuck” in hypnosis. You are in control at all times, able to hear what I’m saying, you’re simply just very relaxed and comfortable.
Hypnotherapy & Counselling will firstly lower your levels of anxiety, and secondly allow you to understand how your subconscious has learned to interpret situations (often incorrectly). Your behaviour follows accordingly. Old unwanted patterns of behaviour that cause you to lose belief in yourself can be changed and your confidence & self esteem is boosted.
At the end of a session people feel very relaxed, calm and usually quite surprised at the length of time that has passed while they’ve been in hypnosis.
What is Counselling or Psychotherapy?
In counselling or longer term psychotherapy sessions, various aspects of your life are explored along with the feelings connected with them. Talking about things freely and openly in a non-judgemental environment can help situations feel less intense.
If you feel you are in a crisis situation and that you need urgent help then please call the Samaritans on 116123 it is a free call and there will be someone there to listen to you.