"Our self-belief and stress levels play a vital role in our learning and with that in mind, it would make sense to manage these"


As we learn anything new there are 4 key stages that we go through starting with unconscious incompetence, moving to conscious incompetence, followed by conscious competence and we finally achieve unconscious competence where we do the thing without really thinking about this skill.

For those of us that drive, think back to that first ever time you sat behind the wheel of a car, now many of us jump in the car, turn the key and off we go. There will even be times when we arrive our destination without really remembering the journey.

Our self-belief and stress levels play a vital role in our learning and with that in mind, it would make sense to manage these.

Studying can a stressful time and I have helped students of all ages to manage their mindset and maximise their intellectual ability.


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"Learning as a whole is an extremely broad subject and whilst many might think of academia, my help can of course apply to things such as driving or starting a new job"

Learning can be challenging and as human beings there are numerous complexities that go into studying. Some may worry, others might have sleep issues, and most will find stress levels increasing, especially as deadlines approach.  

Hypnotherapy has long been used to help people have an amazing nights sleep and we can also make use of science in the form of things such as delta wave music.

Relaxation and meditation are beneficial, Hypnotherapy is an excellent way to relax and I often describe the work I do as guided meditation.

Stress management is a term that is often used, so, how do you manage stress?

I believe it is more about self-management, good quality sleep, plenty of water, nutritious food, coupled with a healthy balance of exercise and relaxation.

There have been studies around using hypnosis to improve cognitive function and striatum dependant sequence learning. The striatum is part of the brain that few are aware of, myself included before working within my field of expertise.

We have yet to talk about the subject of anxiety when it comes to learning and all learners will have coping strategies for managing anxiety and I have found these can include drink and drugs. Which can often be counter intuitive, and it would make more sense to be able to relax without employing these less than effective coping mechanisms.

Motivation is another area for concern, I have often found that motivation can wane as the pressure mounts, deadlines loom and some can find themselves least able to do what they feel they must and that is study.

As you can imagine, there are many ways in which I can help, and it is about finding out where to best serve the needs of my clients.

I have helped students to excel and I have helped students to get back on track.

Learning as a whole is an extremely broad subject and whilst many might think of academia, my help can of course apply to things such as driving or starting a new job.

Having a busy practice in the City of York, where we have numerous learning facilities including two universities, I have been approached by both the individual themselves and their families.

Huge investment can be made in our studies and it of course, makes sense, to maximise our potential.



Why choose me to help?

Around 1% of UK Hypnotherapists complete an advanced hypnotherapy qualification and whilst I am unsure of the actual numbers within each professional body, and even less so overseas, I know that this is the case with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and within my membership of the General Hypnotherapy Register. I have made the effort and investment required to complete this next phase of my professional development and can call myself an Advanced Practitioner.

In studying for my Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (NQF 6), I was fortunate enough to study with ex-Sheffield Hallam University lecturer Doctor Paul Peace, Philosophy (PHD), Psychology, and Karen Bartle who holds a master’s degree in Health/Medical Psychology.

Throughout my career as a Hypnotherapist, I have been fortunate to study with people whom I consider to be some of the best in the business and in addition to studying with Karen and Paul, I trained with Matthew Ferguson and he has worked with Olympic athletes, Doctors and Psychiatrists to name but a few professions and he has over 25 years’ experience of Hypnosis and Clinical Hypnotherapy, and he also shared some fantastic knowledge and expertise with me.

I was also, fortunate enough to study with Nick Davies who created the BLAST Technique®

The studying I completed with Nick, sees me able to resolve negative memories through eye movement, and this is one of the most valuable skills I possess. I have studied numerous times with him and there are less than 50 Advanced BLAST Technique practitioner® in the world (3/2/21), of which I am one.

In short, I have an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, I am a Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic programming, a skilled eye movement therapist, a qualified Advanced BLAST Technique practitioner®, as well as also being a Motivation Therapist and Coach. I have helped thousands of people and I am confident that my help will positively make a difference, however, rather take my word for this, I would encourage you to read the reviews left by others, you can do this by clicking the link below.



So, if you are looking for a skilled hypnotherapist, with a wealth of experience in helping people to excel in their chosen discipline or field, then I recommend you get in touch, knowing that I can help wherever in the world you might be.