Frequently asked Questions
Are You a Counsellor?
I am not a traditional counsellor, although I will offer you a sympathetic and non-judgemental ear and I do understand the complex issues people may have. I have studied in many fields, and honed my skills in order to offer you the most effective tools available.
My approach does not take years and years to have an effect, nor does it involve having painful conversations about your problems over and over again. These things are largely unnecessary for many people. My approach generally is quick, painless and effective and yet leads to lasting change. In fact the process can be fun and wonderfully liberating.
When you are my client, I put a lot of work and resources into you so that I am 100% focused on getting you where you need to be. I give it all I've got for every single client, working together actively for change, and using just the right tools for you, which is why I have such a good reputation for helping people. What more could you want?
How long does it take to work?
It entirely depends on what you need from me. I want you to heal your issues and see amazing results as quickly as possible. I am not one of those therapists who wants to keep you coming back and spending your money with me. I want to help as many people as I can. I would far rather help you get through your stuff quickly, for you to be delighted by your results, and tell other people about your great experience, so I can help them too.
Life & Recovery Coaching
Most people who come for Life Coaching, who are struggling to reach their goals, usually book a series of sessions of ongoing support, wherein we do both change work and progress towards goals. You can work with me for as long as you need my guidance.
I can usually remove a specific lifelong phobia within one 60-90 minute session, with a second follow-up session to check that there is nothing further to work on.
Treating complex issues can take 2 or 3 sessions to see meaningful results, but I would always suggest a block of 6 in order to work on other underlying issues that may be complicating the problem. I'm pretty flexible though and will never lock you into booking a number of sessions. You can choose to work with me, paying as you go, until you have achieved as much healing and progress as you need.
I always recommend a a series of 6 sessions to give you the tools and clarity you need to overcome your addiction and remove the blocks that have been keeping you stuck. I work fast and deep when dealing with addictions, teaching you all the things you never understood about the trap of addiction, freeing you from past issues that created painful feelings, and creating a wonderful new sense of freedom and a sense of control over your destiny from now on.
People are often amazed that it can take as little as 6 sessions to beat addiction and have a thorough sense of recovering, but really it can. I get cards, emails, texts and letters from people telling me they are still sober long after the (short and intense) addictions work we did together.
Where do you work?
I currently work from my own premises in Islington, North London (N7) for 1:1 sessions, although if it is too far for you to travel, I offer Skype and telephone therapy and coaching too. In some circumstances I will visit clients in their own premises or meet with them in a public place or seminar room.
Workshops will be carried out on your own premises.
What are your hours?
I offer daytime, evening and a limited number of weekend sessions and will try to accommodate you where I can. I work with people all over the world, and can usually find a time that works for us both.
What's your background?
I love helping people, and my heart has always lain in social care, particularly focusing on addictions. My last employee role before founding my own service was as at an alcohol and drug charity as a Project Co-ordinator helping people who had overcome addictions move on with their lives.
I still volunteer within the social care field, regularly working with the homeless, and I am a member of the board of trustees for a London drug and alcohol charity.
I started learning NLP many years ago when I was cured of agoraphobia by an NLP Practitioner. Click the link for more on my personal background and what I am like as a Life Coach or watch my Recovery Coaching video. As time has gone on, I have studied and mastered many different therapies and tools, so I can give the best service possible to all my clients.
Can I afford it?
As a wise person once said to me when I said I couldn't afford treatment, “Can you afford not to?” To be free of something that has held you back for your entire life, or to be able to overcome seemingly insurmountable barriers. These things are of course, priceless.
This is a service and not as simple as buying a new TV or a haircut – you are paying for a new opportunity and the chance of a life you always wanted.
I have a range of options and packages to best suit your needs, and run a sliding scale so that hopefully everyone can afford my service. That said, I am considered a specialist in my field, so you are very much paying for are high level of service.
By the way, I offer every client a FREE no-obligation 'Road to Recovery' Session to uncover what exactly is keeping you stuck, the first steps you'll need to take to move forward, and to get you feeling more positive about the future. It's only fair that you get to try before you buy. When you sign up to my newsletter, I offer exclusive discounts and added bonuses, too.
What have you already spent on your problem? And what would you continue to spend if it continued?
Is there anything you can't help me with?
I work with a wide range of clients and with a vast array of issues. I have worked with clients who are just "stuck" and with others suffering from specific mental health issues, from Anxiety Disorders to PTSD to OCD to Dissociative Identity Disorder.
There may be some very limited instances where I can't work with an individual or where I think alternative treatment options may suit you. If I think I can't work with a client, I will be honest about that. If I can, I will refer you to someone I think is more suitable to help you.
I will also only work with people within a framework of mutual respect and commitment. I would hope that goes without saying.
Isn't Coaching and positive thinking and all that just a load of pink and fluffy old nonsense?
No, NLP is based on neuroscience and coaching is based on psychology, as are all the other tools I use. It's not about believing in angels or simply wishing for a Ferrari, or all those other things that often get linked with professions that are not well understood. Once you experience the power of these tools and the results you can get when you follow up with action, you'll see what I mean.
Read more about life coaching or NLP here.
Can I give Life Coaching, NLP and Therapy sessions as a gift?
Yes, I offer gift vouchers, although I must be certain before beginning work that the person who received them is willing and ready for change. Coaching and therapy can only be done with willing clients (well, that's not strictly true, but in order to get the most personal benefit out of our sessions, it is).
What if I have more questions?