My Personal Story of Migraine

Childhood was blighted by migraine . I remember loving rounders but NOT loving the sun. No-one wore hats and kids didn’t wear sunglasses. Squinting in the sun I would return from the school field with a ‘sick headache’ and be in sickbay with a bowl as I turned a shade of green. The smell of school … [Read more...]

University Blues

I am aware of an increasing number of university students coming my way and am always keen to find ways in which to help them to enjoy life and flourish at a time when they are often away from home for the first time. We can only be happy if we have certain basic needs met; we have physical needs … [Read more...]

Stepping Up with a Helping Hand

In the last few years mental health difficulties are more openly talked about and acknowledged and it is becoming increasingly acceptable to seek help without the concerns of being stigmatized. Over the years I have seen large numbers of patients in General Practice who have struggled with … [Read more...]

Children and Hypnotherapy

It has been a pleasant surprise to me that so much of my time is now taken up  with children and their difficulties and struggles.  This has come about for 2 main reasons. Firstly the NHS Child and Adolescent Medical Services (CAMHS) are inundated with referrals and their care can be patchy and lack … [Read more...]

What is Hypnosis?

In the course of a day we enter hypnotic states many times, for example day dreaming about what we would like to do in the future or re-­experiencing pleasant events from the past. Another example is being absorbed in a book or a film. Hypnotic states occur in the car when you can’t remember … [Read more...]