I have long believed that each person is a unique result of genetics and environmental influence, neither of which we can significantly control, and so are deserving of equal respect whatever our background or problems. I believe that everybody wants to be well, and that any dysfunctional emotions or behaviours are simply attempts to take care of ourselves in the only way we know to be available at the time. I think everyone can be given access to the resources required to overcome their particular problems. I have an innate ability to see, and to help others see, their strengths and possibilities for growth, as well as an innate desire to care and help.
A brief history
I was born in Edinburgh in 1968. I moved to Sheffield to study and research at Sheffield University (BSc and PhD '87-'93). I now live in Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
I trained on the Acadamy of Advanced Changework, NCH approved, course for hypnotherapists under Psychology Doctor/ex-Sheffield Hallam University lecturers Paul Peace and Karen Bartle.
This was one of the most comprehensive and well regarded courses in the country. I am trained to treat all issues mentioned on this website.
I am a Derbyshire based hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner. I am also Secretary of the board of 'VDT', a contemporary dance company and an assistant instructor in Tai Chi.