3 year course at London School of Occupational Therapy.
Qualified in January 1986 with Dip. C.O.T. Hypnotherapy. Began studying Hypnotherapy
in 1988. Attended a number of courses both locally with the West Midlands Society of
Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and nationally with the National College of Hypnosis
and Psychotherapy in Lancashire. Obtained Certificate in Hypnotherapy in May 1993.
Since 1986 I have worked in the N.H.S. in a variety of posts,
mainly within Psychiatry. Both in-patient and community. Most recent post
in the North Birmingham Trust as a Senior 1 Community O.T. Became a part time O.T. in
1988 to enable me to devote more time to my Hypnotherapy practice. I continue to work
with patients referred from the N.H.S. to keep up with modern developments, and maintain links within the N.H.S.
Radio and Media
At the end of 1993 joined Solihull Central Sound Hospital
Radio as a presenter and interviewer. Presenting a music show with regular guest
appearances of complimentary health practitioners.
Opened a Hypnotherapy practice in September 1988. See
clients regularly each week. Work from home, with own offices and practice rooms,
and have professional liability insurance, and regular peer supervision.
In 1987, worked for 18 months in a G.P.'s Practice in
Birmingham as an Occupational Therapist, offering counselling and personal anxiety
and stress management. Learned and developed counselling skills. Attended a year
course in Co-counselling at Sandwell College of further and higher education. Obtained
certificate in Co-counselling and Human Relations in 1991. N.L.P. and communication
skills. Have attended several N.L.P. training courses since 1989. In 1990 assisted
in the forming of a regular practice group in N.L.P. skills. The ~West Midlands N.L.P.
Practice Group~. I attended this group regularly, both as a participant and a trainer.
Gained Practioner certification in NLP in 1995. Began working as a supervisor for
'Open Door' Youth counselling service in January 1990
Reiki Hands on Healing
Trained in March 1991 in Reiki Usui system of hands on
healing. Upgraded initial first stage training in July 1991 to Second stage. This
enables me to carry out absent healing of people, situations and events. Use this
regularly on myself and others. Gained Reiki Masters in October 1998, and since then offer training and attunements in person, or remotely.
Since 1992, regular seminars for student nurses at the
Queen Elizabeth School for Nursing. On Communication skills, Hypnotherapy and the
power of the unconscious mind. Regular talks and seminars on complimentary/alternative
therapy, Stress Management, Relaxation skills, use of Creative Visualisation and
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