Cert SM

a bit about me

As a therapist, it is my mission to help my clients transform their lives, both emotionally and practically. Sometimes this will involve examining particular personal beliefs or patterns of behaviour that may no longer be helpful. Other times it will involve exploring and tapping into the inherant power each of us has within us for healing, for achievement and to live a fulfilled and joyous life. More often than not, it will end up being a combination of the two.

Because people generally neither have the time nor the resources to undergo long-term psychotherapy, much of the work I do tends to be solution focused and therefore fairly brief in nature. (A typical client will see me just 6 times.) This however does not necessarily mean that the approach I use is any less effective than the ones adopted by many therapists who employ some more traditional therapeutic models.

I like to stay client-focused in my work and, for that reason, the nature of particular sessions may differ greatly one from another, depending on the person concerned or the issue being dealt with. Although I am primarily a hypnotherapist, I frequently incorporate other related disciplines and techniques into my work. These may include Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

Previously, I worked on community and groupwork projects in deprived South African settings. I also counseled for the Gay Advice Bureau in Johannesburg, an erstwhile crisis-intervention help-line. I haven’t, however, been exclusively employed in the helping professions. Much of my working life has been spent in the worlds of business and the arts, where I gained valuable experience in the creative process, motivation, sales, management and entrepreneurial endeavor.

I am a member of the following professional bodies:

* The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

* General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)

* General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

* Hypnotherapy Accociation UK (HA)

* Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

My qualifications include:

* Dip H – Diploma in Hypnotherapy

* Cert SM – Certificate in Stress Management

* Dip NLP – Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming

* HPD – Hypnotherapy Practitioners' Diploma

I am also a certified practitioner of NLP


Please use the dropdown menus above to find an area that is of interest to you. Listed are a number of the issues I work with most frequently. They are divided into the categories of Clinical, Emotional and Coaching. Alternatively, please feel free to contact me directly, either to ask a question or to make an appointment to see me.

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No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

Helen Keller - US blind & deaf educator (1880 - 1968)