About Me: (please write something so we know you are a real person and not a spammer or robot)
I became interested in hypnosis when I was on holiday in Tenerife and saw a stage hypnosis show in which some of my friends took part. I knew them well enough to know they weren’t faking it.
About two weeks after coming back from holiday, I saw an advert in a newspaper about an NLP course with Paul McKenna and decided to attend. I had never heard of NLP; I didn’t even know what NLP stood for. I just thought it must be something to do with hypnosis because Paul McKenna was a hypnotist.
Following this, I decided to learn more about hypnosis but couldn’t afford to pay thousands of pounds for training courses so I joined lots of hypnosis forums and read books recommended on these, plus suggested reading lists from some hypnosis courses. I also bought video and home study courses and followed these for about three years before going on one and two day hypnosis courses.
After this, I decided hypnotherapy was something I would like to choose as a career. So I researched which courses were the best available and decided to take a course with Terence Watts, who teaches hypnoanalysis, and Stephen Brooks, who teaches Ericksonian hypnosis.
By the time I had finished these courses, I had accumulated a wealth of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, but did not feel confident enough to start charging clients because I was only new and I thought that maybe I would not be able to help people.
So I decided to go and see the best therapists in the UK and the US and have some sessions with them so that I could see what therapy was like outside the classroom, and also to benefit from the therapy itself. I decided that I would only see people with at least ten years’ experience because I thought I could learn from their experience.
Afterwards, I looked around for places where I could start working with real clients and since then, I’ve worked at a hospital, in a women’s shelter, given talks to groups, worked with company executives on stress management. I’ve also worked with lots of sports people because this is what I’ve chosen to specialise in.