And so I went on to study EMDR & Hypnosis professionally whilst also studying CBT and Aschema techniques, Stress & Anxiety, Anger Management, Relationships, Assertiveness and Mindfulness. My most profound epiphany came when I was practising self hypnosis. Still suffering from binge eating and being heavily over weight I decided to carry out on myself the pinnacle of techniques - Hypnotic Gastric Band Surgery. I emerged free from my addiction to food instantly! With my mind convinced my stomach had shrank to the size of a golf ball I was only able to eat very small nutritious meals and felt full much quicker. No diet had ever made me feel satisfied in this way. Finally the pounds then literally dropped off weekly before my eyes, and I lost over 3 stone in 3 months whilst maintaining a healthy weight.
The results were so incredible I decided to specialise in this field whilst still providing other hypnotherapy services covering a wide and diverse subject range.
I'm 49 years old and practice full time as an EMDR and Hypnotherapy specialist practitioner, with clinics in Hitchin & Northampton, having had many positive past experiences myself with EMDR & hypnosis that changed my life when faced with absolute adversity, and when every other medical intervention had failed. I am thus a passionate, dedicated, warm & friendly, empathetic real life role model providing tangible testament to the true power of EMDR as a treatment for psychological trauma and anxiety & Hypnotherapy as a complimentary effective clinical therapy.
Following a severe sustained child hood trauma I manifested an intolerable fear of heights and a severe binge eating disorder which led to anxiety, obesity, unhappiness and an overwhelming sense of a lack of self-worth. As a result as an adult I strived to be a perfectionist to compensate for the hurt and angry perception of myself in childhood, almost working myself to death in order to succeed in a revered highly successful award winning business career. That only ended in a severe episode of personal and work related stress, which resulted in severe anxiety and depression. I was subsequently diagnosed with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Complex PTSD) and underwent extensive counselling and therapy.
After a few months of seeing no progress I turned to hypnosis at my lowest point when all else had failed. I was astounded at the immediate, powerful and highly effective results. I was firstly cured of my fear of heights, completely - tried and tested! At a further session I was then able to immediately alleviate all the psychological problems associated with the severe stress and anxiety I was experiencing - in just one session! That same day I reverted back to being the person I always was, strong, confident, wonderful and happy, leading a stress and anxiety free life.
I went on through EMDR to successfully tackle the difficult underlying diagnosis of PTSD, and in the period after, I instead experienced what is termed Post Traumatic 'Growth'. After facing and overcoming so much adversity I realised I had the ability to help others address their own fears surrounding stress, anxiety and PTSD, including Armed Forces veterans of which I am one, and sports enthusiasts (with 3 out of 4 gym users experiencing mental health issues). The 1MIND organisation I have established is proud to help ex serviceman and women suffering from PTSD in our work supporting the Royal British Legion, and adult survivors of Child Abuse and rape victims in support of the National Survivors Trust, working to tackle the growing issues of Mental Health - at 1MIND a real difference is being made to peoples lives daily. So please reach out to see how we can truly help you, you are no longer alone - like I was once. Highly effective specialist treatment is now available. all you need to do is call to find out how we can help.
I am the author of the nine book EASY EMDR series that is the world's first Home Use EMDR books simplified in plain language, the No. 1 Anxiety and Trauma Treatment made accessible for the everyday person for Home Use. The series took 4 years of development and testing before being released as a Global Mental Health Change Initiative with the aim of helping 20 million children by 2020. In my career I have appeared on numerous main stream TV and News programs and have had the honour of serving with the UK and US military as a former service man and civilian trainer. I have also worked with many VIP's and celebrities.
I pride myself on providing a service of excellence and effectiveness to clients who are committed to change. I have held a clean Criminal Records Check since 1988 and currently hold an Enhanced DBS Clearance to work with both adults and children and to provide dedicated and specialist support services to Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in support of the National Survivors Trust. My work has been recognised with Gold awards from the Mayor of London and community awards from the Metropolitan Police.
If I only knew then what I know now, I would have turned a long time ago to Hypnotherapy & EMDR, saving myself and my family years of anguish. But positively I am able to, as a result understand and empathise with all my clients in a way that most therapists cannot. It is widely acknowledged the best therapists are those who have suffered the most personally, who then go onto achieve the greatest of things, driven by their absolute passion and dedication to help others, as efficiently as caring as possible.
So contact me now to discuss your own 'story' and let's not lose any more time. Say good bye to diets, cravings, hunger, stress, anger, frustration, pain, grief, trauma, and old behaviours that don't work for you any more - know that you can feel & be different!
Alternatively for a full list of conditions suitable for EMDR & Hypnotherapy and the services I offer please click on the links below:
(but not limited to with access to over 600 conditions)
Stress & Anxiety
Fear of Heights & Flying
Sports, Gym users & Body Builders
Weight Management & Healthy Eating
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
Armed Forces Veterans PTSD
Stop Smoking in 1 Session
Addiction & Phobias
Driving & Exams