I was trained in hypnotherapeutic skills at a leading London teaching hospital and was invited onto the steering committee of the EEC Lottery funded Hypno-chemo programme – an England wide clinical audit of hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.
I have a degree in Applied Psychology and a Masters in Health Psychology. I have presented papers on hypnosis and cancer at both RCN and Help the Hospices conferences.
I have worked in private practice for the last 22 years, and have worked for the last 16 years at St. Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice and Macmillan Centre at Leighton Hospital and more recently at the new bio-medical school at the old MMU outside Crewe.
I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), the major professional body for Hypnotherapy in the UK. As a member I have followed, and successfully completed, a high quality course in hypnotherapy and am bound by a professional code of conduct, ethics and practice.
I am also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which was set up by the government. The CNHC keeps a register of practitioners who meet national standards of practice in their work. It too also requires registered practitioners to keep to its Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.