About Me

Hi I’m Suzanne.

I’m a wife, animal lover, fitness junkie and make great Italian food.

I’m also a hypnotherapist, learning coach and have a Dr. in organic chemistry to my name.

My extensive background in education as a chemistry lecturer helped me to recognise the many challenges we face with exam nerves, lack of confidence, stress, anxiety and learning performance. I am most passionate about helping those who despite their potential, talents and strengths are holding themselves back and feel disheartened.

 How it all started

From my own experience, I used to feel so nervous days ahead of an important presentation. I would worry continuously for days. I couldn’t eat properly either.  On the day of the presentation, I would wake up feeling sick. I would be counting down the time and just wished for it all to be over with. I couldn’t understand why this happened for me. It was like a programme running in my brain. I never imagined that I could enjoy presenting or speaking in public and feel less self-conscious about it. But now I do (which was impossible for me to believe could happen) using the tools from cognitive coaching and hypnotherapy.

I realised I wanted to understand more about human emotions and why we do what we do. If it would help me with my presentation nerves, then I could help others with performance nerves, stress and lack of confidence knowing that it works.

I learned from my own journey that whatever is holding us back from being our best versions doesn’t have to stay like this. We are not broken! The times that I have felt lost, uncertain, stuck have not been fun. Using tools from cognitive coaching and hypnotherapy have helped me to destress and stop unwanted habits such as emotional eating and nail biting.

 

Professional training

I trained with The Quest Institute as a cognitive hypnotherapist. They utilise evidence-based approaches and clients with anxiety and depression were assessed using the same outcome measures currently used to assess the effectiveness of talking therapies within the NHS. The pilot study was published in the Mental Health Review Journal in 2015. It recorded that, using 118 cases measuring the effectiveness of Cognitive Hypnotherapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety, 71% considered themselves recovered after an average of 4 sessions. This compared to an average of 42% for other approaches using the same measures (like CBT).

I have taken other therapy trainings (Jacquin Hypnosis Academy- Professional Hypnotherapy Diploma) to continue my professional development so that I can help you to create positive changes.

I combine my unique blend of science, teaching and coaching in my work as a cognitive coach and hypnotherapist.

 

The Effectiveness of Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy

for the treatment of anxiety and depression compared with other therapies such as CBT.

Results taken from a pilot study of 118 cases

  • Cognitive Hypnotherapy 71% 71%
  • Other talking therapies 42% 42%

Qualifications

Cognitive Hypnotherapy Diploma

Master Practitioner Certification in Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Master Practitioner Certification in Neuro Linguistic Programming

 

My academic experience

I have been a university chemistry lecturer for over 16 years.

Awards

National Teaching Fellowship 2017

Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Teaching Award 2016

 

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