Diploma Hypno-Psychotherapy UK, Certified Hypnotist US, EFT Practitioner, Level 3, Cert' Anxiety Mang't. Cert' PLR.
ln order to have a good emotionally balanced life, the brain needs a certain level of clarity in both language and thought. That is why part of my work focuses on the quality of language a client uses; both internal and external. The quality of poor language is defined by its proclivity, towards negativity, ambiguity, vagueness and/or wrong context. Conversely, when language is well-formed, precise and positive, one's emotional experience of life is usually better! In almost every client I work with, it is clear that they use words whose meaning are vague, ambiguous or that filters emotion negatively at deeper levels of the brain/mind. If we are in a buoyant jubilant mood these words will likely have less of a negative effect but when we are in an anxious or fearful mindset, they can feed into our emotions and life can spiral out of control!
It was the discovery of how we use everyday language that demonstrated to me, how it can negatively influence our general sense of well-being and how this then affects the way we think, feel and behave. As I said above, our current mood state alters the effect a lack of clarity will have on us. And my aim in hypnotherapy is to help clients resolve this subtle, seemingly innocuous, self-sabotaging of our everyday experience of life. Trans4mational Therapy is the synthesis of all of my training, therapeutic and life experience. And to discover more about that, you can have a free consultation, free of any commitment and, also, try hypnosis; if you want to!
For myself, I feel my most valuable qualification is my life experience. I started my own journey through therapy in 1993. and have experienced the full force of life's lessons, it gives one a valuable platform from which to help others! Additionally, I ran my own furniture manufacturing business for over 26 years and of all the things I learned, the most powerful was how enduring we humans are in the face of adversity.
Sometimes all we lack is the ability to discover that resource which lies within each of us. This, I believe, is where therapy can help. The art of hypnotherapy is in helping the client access those inner resources which enable them to overcome the most extreme difficulty. My job as a therapist, therefore, is to use my training and life experience to assist the client to bring about the process of healing, be it physical, emotional or mental, in which profound change can happen.
In a very real sense, my professional training taught me how to organize my life experience in a way that allows me to feel and empathize with the client's experience of life! That is not to say that I know how they feel, because each person's feeling is a subjective matter, but it allows the client to feel heard. Sometimes it is just the knowledge that someone cares, that they are not being judged, that is what often starts the process of healing! In short, it allows the client to feel validated.
It is also a truth that being a therapist exposes one to a greater awareness of the many ways in which life can imprint its effect on the human spirit. It is the way in which we use the healing methods of others, be it a client or therapist, that become the example(s) that assist the client to overcome their difficulty. A common thread in a clients experience is that they feel their situation is somehow unique; which in a way it is. But the important point is that it is rarely totally unique! I guess that is why biographies are so powerful in their ability to help others achieve the seemingly impossible. The journey of therapy is one in which the therapist and client explore together and it is the nature, as well as nurture, of this relationship and journey that make the destination (Goals of Therapy) so ultimately achievable.
I have been in private practice for over 19 years now and have over 18,600 hours of client experience. It is the totality of life and therapeutic experience that I bring to my practice here in Singapore. It is also my desire to assist clients to achieve their desired outcome for therapy and life.
- Certificate Ericksonian Hypnosis 2000 My first qualification in Hypnosis, earned from The NLP ACADEMY UK in 2000
- Diploma Hypnotherapy-Psychotherapy UK 2003-2004 A 500 Hour Diploma earned from Centre Training International School of Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy 2003 - 2004 (Now the Awaken School)
- Certified Hypnotherapist USA 2006 Awarded by The National Guild of Hypnotists, The largest Hypnotherapy Organization in the USA. Earned 2006
- Certified Anxiety Specialist UK 2008 A Certificate in Anxiety Management awarded by The UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts; earned 2008
- Certified Regression Therapist UK 2009 A Certificate in Past Life Regression awarded by The UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts; earned 2008
- EFT Practitioner EFTTA UK Level 3 2006 A Practitioners Certificate, Level 3, earned from The EFT Training Academy UK earned in 2006