My roots are in North Yorkshire, though I have spent more than half my life living abroad, most recently 20 years in Asia before settling in York in 2016. This experience of living in a number of different countries has taught me that people essentially have very similar concerns, issues and needs regardless of where they are from.
Before training as a hypnotherapist, I was a teacher, working with people of all ages to help them develop the skills and confidence to create a bright future and realise their potential. However, I found that the necessary focus on basic pastoral care and academic success that my teaching work involved was not enough as I was increasingly seeing people weighed down by anxiety, stress, depression and chronic pain.
I decided to do what I could to help alleviate this and, based on my own experience of therapies and my deepening personal interest in the often astounding power of the mind, I looked around for what I believed would be the most effective way to help.
Hypnotherapy has a good deal of scientific backing and has been recognised by the British Medical Association since 1955 (and the American Medical Association since 1958) so I chose to study hypnotherapy. I completed my diploma training in Manchester in 2009 and returned to Hong Kong to begin my practice as a fully qualified, professional hypnotherapist.
I have found that my years working in education have reinforced my therapy skills; enabling me to bring this vision and wealth of teaching, coaching and guiding experience to my work as a hypnotherapist. In addition, my teaching background has instilled in me a love of learning and a deep belief in the importance of continuing professional development. Since 2009 I have continually added to my formal training and understanding of the field of hypnotherapy, and I added Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) to my tool box in 2020. I am passionate about helping people and ensure that I engage in regular supervision and constantly update my skills-set so that I can better serve my clients.
I help people with a wide range of different conditions and I am committed to helping you gain insights and mobilise your inner resources to achieve optimum health and fulfillment. I use safe, tried and tested techniques to help you communicate with your subconscious mind and achieve lasting results. My approach is compassionate, friendly and informal, and tailored very much to individual needs.