Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Coach, Mentor, and Consultant
I started my working life as an apprentice electronic technician with Ferranti in Edinburgh, I then became an installation and commissioning engineer, travelling in the UK installing microwave communication equipment for telecom companies, radar and TV companies. After a while I became a project engineer in the same department.
In 1985 I became self-employed tried many things and eventually I became a consultant project manager again in microwave communications with Tyco Communications
In 2001 I became redundant due to foot and mouth.
In 2002 a friend of mine asked me to join him in his management consultancy company (Barony Consulting) working with government, local government, and private companies. Our main area of work was in
Work Life balance
Commissioning and Procurement
Workshops and seminars
Coaching and Mentoring (to director level)
I left Barony Consulting in 2018 and became an Independent Management/Business Consultant
In the late 90’s I study Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy at the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. In 1999 I became a Certified Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist which allowed me to practice. The course not only covered Hypnosis, we also covered the many types of psychotherapy;
Psychodynamic from Freud, Jung, and Alderian
To Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Therapy, Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy,
And also Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Ericksonian techniques.
In 2013 I received my Diploma after eventually submitting my dissertation on Let’s talk about anxiety and depression – A study into the effectiveness of talking therapies and hypnosis.
I am also an International and National Speaker, where I speak about stress, mindfulness, self confidence, mental health, and diabetes.
I am currently the Chair of the Diabetes UK-Bromley and I also organise a Type 2 Diabetes Support group in Bromley
In my thirties I completed an Honours Degree with the OU in Maths, electronics and systems thinking.
In my spare time I also coached Badminton to International level for many years