I have been fascinated by human behaviour and matters of the mind since a young age, leading me to study psychology in my native Germany. This was where I first came into contact with the subject of hypnosis. A professor at the university faculty where I studied carried out research into how hypnosis can be used to reduce or even replace anaesthesia in dental and medical surgery as well as into the effects of suggestibility on individual behaviour. Attending his lectures instilled a deep respect for the power of the mind which has stayed with me ever since.
I moved to the UK in 1993 to continue my studies of psychology at Nottingham University where I obtained a masters degree.
A successful career, mainly in the aviation industry, allowed me to gain deep knowledge and insights into all aspects of the human condition and to develop expertise in coaching and facilitating change in individuals’ mindsets and behaviours.
My approach to hypnotherapy is exclusively client centred. I have taken great care to hone my skills in a variety of therapeutic tools and hypnosis disciplines so that I am able to tailor sessions to my clients exact needs.
Generally speaking, there are two types of hypnosis: suggestive and exploratory. After having been guided into a relaxed ‘trance like’ state, similar to meditation, a client’s mind is much more open and receptive to positive suggestions. This suggestibility can be used to very good effect when aiming to change unhelpful thought patterns or habits.
During exploratory hypnosis (also called regression to cause), unconscious and buried experiences rise to the surface where they will be neutralised and expelled using therapeutic techniques. Addressing the underlying issues often results in a client experiencing immediate healing. This type of hypnosis goes a lot deeper and is more demanding of the therapist as well as of the client. As this approach targets and eliminates the root cause of an issue, the results tend to be much more complete and lasting.
Both approaches have their place as part of effective therapy and I will use either or both depending on a client’s individual situation. I will also utilise elements of cognitive behavioural therapy, psycho sensory techniques or coaching where appropriate.
- BSc Psychology – Giessen University, Germany
- MSc Occupational Psychology – Nottingham University
- Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis & Stress Management – London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH)
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis – London Hypnotherapy Academy (LHA)
- Rapid Induction Techniques – taught by Rory Fulcher
- Hypnotherapy Methods and Techniques – taught by Freddy Jacquin
- Omni Hypnosis Certification (Regression to Cause)
- Advanced Analytical Hypnosis & Gil Boyne’s Transforming Therapy – taught by Dr John Butler, Hypnotherapy Training International
I am a member of the primary hypnotherapy register in the UK which is the GHR, The General Hypnotherapy Register. My qualifications are accredited by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC). I am also registered with the CNHC, The Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council. The CNHC is a government funded quality assurance body, membership of which allows me to accept referrals from the NHS and is accepted by a large number of private healthcare insurance plans (please check with your provider). My Regression to Cause training is accredited by OMNI, who provide the only ISO 9001:2008 certified training in the world.
I am fully insured and hold a current DBS Criminal Record Check Certificate.