My Blog

I hope my articles help you understand your problems, or someone else's, and how hypnotherapy can help.

June 27

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

PTSD is a term that has been used since the 1980s to describe symptoms that occur after a severe trauma and you may have heard the previous term shell shock as being a way to describe the effects of war on soldiers. Most people associate PTSD as something that a soldier or rape victim might […]

May 29

Grief And Coping With Loss

A part of living life is the experience of loss, be that the loss of a pet, grief at the end of a relationship, the death of a loved one, or just grieving the changes in life like children flying the nest. Grief is messy, difficult, and stressful to us, and those around us.

March 16

Stop The Long Term Effects Of Bullying Now You’re An Adult

Most adults that I work with sadly have experienced bullying in one form or another when they were a child. This bullying is often dismissed or overlooked when we become an adult as something that happens to all children or is in the past now and a long time ago.

November 3

How To Spot And Help Your Depressed Teen

Seeing it has just been the school holidays I thought I would write about depression in teenagers and how to spot the signs. Depression is rapidly rising and in the fastest rate amongst teenagers compared to 20 years ago when it was almost unknown.

September 27

Did You Know You’re Only Born With Two Fears?

There is hardly a person who isn’t plagued by fears and phobias – of insects, high places, snakes, dogs, water, spiders, death, etc. We believe we are born with our fears, that they are deeply decoded in our DNA and that we can never get rid of them.

August 10

Woman’s first shower in 30 years!

I recently read about a woman who had a severe phobia from an incident that happened when she was 5 years old. This incident with water when she was a child had meant that she had been petrified of water going over her head since then, and she had spent decades taking an hour to […]

August 3

Am I depressed? Symptoms & causes explained

When a client comes to me saying they are feeling depressed or have been diagnosed with clinical depression and are feeling persistently down or have lost the ability to enjoy normal pleasures or interests I first of all ask them a number of questions to see what effects their low mood is having on their […]

July 26

Are you suffering from misophonia?

I recently had the pleasure of working with a teenage boy who had misophonia. This condition is something that I have only come across a handful of times in my Hypnotherapy practice in Berkshire and it is always wonderful to help a person with such a debilitating problem.

July 16

Dealing with anxiety: the symptoms and causes

A large number of the clients that I see every week are suffering from some level of anxiety. From a one off fear of giving a wedding speech or taking a driving test, to suffering panic attacks when leaving the house, to a general constant anxiety that just feels overwhelming.