I am an experienced and advanced hypnotherapist and I adhere to evidence based hypnotherapy protocols. Where appropriate I effectively integrate CBT with Hypnotherapy.
I have been a dental professional for many years and am regulated by the General Dental Council. Therefore I am fully conversed with the need to be ethical, scientific evidenced based and currently up to date in training skills. Treating anxious patients with fears about dentistry led me to study Hypnosis.
Fifteen years ago I trained as a professional clinical hypnotherapist and went on the gain a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with 1st class honours in Hypnosis. On the strength of my research and skills, I was awarded a PhD Scholarship from the University of Surrey .
I have a Diploma in psychotherapy and have studied psychology through the Open University.
I have completed the highly regarded and acclaimed Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Diploma and Advanced Hypnotherapist Diploma with the Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis . I am registered with the with The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) as an advanced hypnotherapist and I abide by their strict code of ethics and guidelines relating to supervision and training. I have professional and public liability insurance and am Data Protection Act Registered with The Information Commissioners Office (ICO).
In the UK there is no legislation to control hypnotherapy and therefore there are many hypnotherapists out there with very poor training and very little experience. Be careful to check out the valid qualifications and registrations of anyone you approach. The string of letters after a name can have very little value or meaning.