Qualified hypno-psychotherapist and coach at Cheadle Therapy:
Training, qualifications & experience
Since graduating in 1996 in a hypnotherapy-related degree, my qualifications, training and experience have been solely focused on therapy and education. Cheadle Therapy is the culmination of 30 years of understanding and guiding people to resolve a wide range of mental health issues. I combine hypnotherapy, a range of psychotherapeutic approaches and Neuro Linguistic Programming, in consultation with each individual client.
BA (Hons) Applied Human Communication. After graduation, I coached 6th form students to resolve their personal, motivational or academic issues. As a result, my retention initiative significantly reduced the student drop-out rate.
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status for 11-18yr olds and adults: Social Sciences. I taught A Level Sociology, Psychology, Politics, Philosophy and a range of other courses to Sixth Form students (Criminology, Public Services). I also taught adults to gain the Health Studies and Sociology qualifications they required for University level study.
In addition to being a qualified therapist, I have been a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) since 2000. I trained with ExcellenceforAll, the first NLP training offered in North-West England. They are certified by INLPTA, the International NLP Trainer’s Association.
Certificate in Hypno-Psychotherapy (National College) with Distinction.
I have subsequently attended a series of further psychotherapy weekends at Diploma level after achieving the CHP(NC).
I practice as an Integrative, Solution-Focused therapist. This means I have studied several different branches of psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. I have been trained in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Hypno-Psychotherapy, Hypno-analysis, NLP, Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy and Time Line Therapy. These are explained in the Hypnotherapy Directory.
Member of the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness (MNSHPM)
CNHC accredited and registered member. The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) was set up by the government to protect the public by providing a UK register of professionally trained and fully insured healthcare professionals.
The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is the senior training institute for hypno-psychotherapy in the UK. Each year it gives special awards for persons who have achieved excellence in the clinical, educational and/or professional sphere(s) in the profession:
In 2017, I was delighted to be invited to manage the various counselling projects as Interim Adult Services Manager at Beacon Counselling’s new premises in Stockport and work with a great team of Counsellors, fellow managers and staff.
In 2018, I have been approached to work with the Vice Principal of the National College for Hypno-Psychotherapy next year to combine my therapy and teaching background to rewrite the teaching materials for the Stage 1, 2 and 3 courses nationally.