Having been fortunate enough to be accepted to study at the renowned Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training School in Moorgate, London, I was tutored by senior lecturer Matthew Cahill, one of the most influential teachers of Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy and Positive Psychotherapy in Europe and the Chairman of UKCHO (UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations – the umbrella body for hypnotherapy organisations in the UK), and someone I can happily count as a good friend to this day.
After qualifying as a clinical psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, I opened practices in Surrey and Belgravia, and over the next three years I opened two further London based practices; Clerkenwell and The Barbican.
In 2015, I was invited to become Director of Research at the National Board of Modern Psychotherapy in order to deliver the most recent, up-to-date findings in Neuroscience (brain-based research), across a number of platforms, and in late 2015 I was invited to work as an ‘in-house’ hypnotherapist at a leading global advertising network in their Central London headquarters.
In 2018 I chose to bring my private practice solely into Clerkenwell whilst increasing my online session availability due to growing national and international requests.
In my personal life I have spent a number wonderful years being a father to my two children, and have been extremely fortunate to have been main carer to both Honey and Jed.
Having worked within the media industry in both technical crews and production, I count myself lucky to have experienced a number of international assignments which lead me across the globe; from filming Orang Utans in the virgin rainforests of Borneo to the first day of ceasefire in the Balkan War in Kosovo; news reports in Sudan to elephant trekking in Mozambique, these times were a wonderful opportunity to visit places and meet many interesting, wonderful people.
I ran my own technical crewing and production company for a number of years which was both creative and challenging, and I can count my times working for conservation organisations such as Tusk Trust as key experiences that lead me toward the need for a more altruistic working future. Working in areas of environmental sustainability for fishing and farming in Tanzania, and relationship counselling in Kampala, Uganda, these were the opportunities that opened my eyes to the vast array of difficulties human beings face, whilst still being able to be robust, forward focused and resilient.
Throughout these times I increasingly become more and more interested in the biology and behaviour of people across many different cultures and races, learning a great deal about myself and my own personality in the process, and forging my own expertise from each of the many diverse experiences throughout my own life.
In my spare time I am a keen hiker, I like to further my appreciation of art whenever possible, play the odd game of table tennis, read, and have an increasing appreciation and understanding in meditative practices.
If you would like some help, please free to post some details in my contact form and we can discuss how I can help you start to make a change in your life too.