What is life coaching?


Life coaching is a process that involves working with someone trained in coaching to help you identify and achieve goals, develop belief in yourself and ultimately help you follow the paths that make you happy and fulfilled, using your full potential.


The coach acts as a facilitator and the client leads the process.


What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy first emerged in the 1700’s.

It is a form of therapy that attempts to address the client’s subconscious mind, in order to make positive change.


“Hypnosis is:

•    a natural state of heightened awareness

•    opens the mind to beneficial suggestions

•    makes use of the imagination to help make positive changes”

(source: The Hypnotherapy Association) https://www.thehypnotherapyassociation.co.uk/home


The state of hypnosis is actually a state that you’ve been in many times without realising – perhaps when you’ve driven your car on a familiar journey on auto pilot, or when you find yourself day dreaming in a relaxed state.


There is nothing scary about it – in fact it’s usually a lovely and incredibly relaxing feeling.


Can you make me do silly or dangerous things under hypnosis?


No, and I have no desire to! You will only do in hypnotherapy, what you’d do in everyday life. Your moral code doesn’t change. The person in control during hypnotherapy is YOU.


Is coaching EFT and hypnotherapy different to counselling?


Yes - these are not 'talk therapies' (although we do talk!) I am not a counsellor although I start my psychotherapy (UKCP accredited) training autumn 2020 where I'll be training to a very high level.

What qualifications do you have?

I am a certified EFT Practitioner through The EFT Centre, accredited by EFT International

Find my accredited listing here


I have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and a Diploma in Life Coaching with NLP, both from the Kent College of Hypnotherapy and accredited by the Hypnotherapy Association.

Find my accredited listing here

I have also undertaken a number of advanced courses and carry out regular CPD. (Continued Professional Development)



Outside of the therapy world – I have a first class degree in Communications (BSc Communications, Leicester University) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism (City University London).


How and where do sessions take place?


Most of my work is done ‘virtually’ using an online communication system called Zoom which I send you a link to. I will also send you the video recording afterwards as part of the price of the session.


I do also offer a very limited number of face to face sessions at my home therapy studio - Covid-19 dependant (not currently offering this service)

How many sessions will I need?


It’s a bit like asking “how long is a piece of string?” I personally find that one session isn’t generally enough. I therefore ask for a commitment of a minimum of three sessions.


The idea of coaching / hypnotherapy / tapping seems a bit daunting and I’m not sure how I should act in a session?


Just be you. I completely agree – anything new can be daunting. And often taking that first step towards a better life can be an uncomfortable one. This is completely normal but after the first session you'll feel much more relaxed. 


How much is a session?


Prices of packages vary but generally my sessions are £60 per hour (as of summer 2020)


Can you change my life?


I can’t change your life. The only person who can do that is YOU. But I can absolutely work with you and guide you to make those incredible changes. Coaching and hypnotherapy can lead to wonderful things.


I’ve been told I need to lose weight / quit smoking – can you do that for me?


Hypnotherapy is incredibly powerful and successful for changing habits like overeating or smoking. BUT you need to want to make that change. I don’t have a magic wand. But I do have the tools to work with your willing subconscious to help you make those wonderful changes.




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