Caroline is a fully qualified and insured hypnotherapist and a member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (APHP). Having qualified in reflexology in 2000, her interest in the mind/body connection led her to extend her therapeutic practice into hypnotherapy and coaching.
Using a wide variety of hypnotherapeutic approaches, Caroline sees clients with a broad range of emotional, behavioural and physical issues including unwanted habits, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and pain control.
As a performing musician, Caroline is especially interested in helping those in the creative and sports arenas to reach their true potential. This could be to overcome stage fright, let go of negative limiting beliefs or to remain focused in order to succeed. With her in-depth understanding of performance anxiety, she can also help others who have a fear of public speaking, presentation or exam nerves. Caroline also enjoys working with children and young people with a wide variety of habits, phobias, anxiety or other concerns.
All therapy sessions are tailored to suit individual clients and Caroline can combine solution focused hypnotherapy with cognitive behavioural approaches and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).
For those who are seeking change but do not require therapy, Caroline provides coaching. A course of coaching can be an effective strategy for people who want help with their career or work/life balance, motivation and commitment and fitness or weight loss goals.
'I approached Caroline with some caution initially as I'm sure many people do when first engaging with a hypnotherapist. I originally came to her simply to reduce my alcohol intake as I knew this was affecting various aspects of my life. Since then, I have not had a single urge to drink alcohol, especially when in social environments when I thought I might struggle the most.
I was so delighted in the results that Caroline and I achieved through our first session that I now have sessions with her on a regular basis. Since starting just a few months ago I have quit alcohol, gained a huge amount of productivity, started to realise my potential again and have even started a new business! None of this would have happened were it not for Caroline and her accessible, friendly and professional work.' (LC)
'I may well be Caroline's furthest recipient for hypnotherapy residing in Australia! Caroline tailored an audio session for me as I was expecting my first child. I was very nervous about the birthing experience. Caroline came up with a brilliant programme which I listened to repeatedly. It involved calming breathing techniques, visualisation & positive affirmations.
I can't speak highly enough of how it helped my nerves. As I got closer to my due date it became apparent a c-section would be safest. On the morning I was booked in I found myself petrified. I listened to Caroline's audio and it literally stopped me from my blind panic. The breathing techniques & visualisation helped bring me down to a relaxed state where I felt enabled to get in the car and meet our baby!
I truly don't know what I would have done without Caroline's audio hypnotherapy. It carried me through to theatre & ultimately to meeting our darling daughter! I can't recommend Caroline highly enough & am truly grateful for her confident reassuring techniques.' (MM)
Helping exam performance
“The session led to a really calm, positive and confident state of mind at a very high-stress time, and contributed both to C overcoming her mental blocks in the sports trials, and to her success in the highly competitive Art Scholarship exam and interview. She performed better than ever – won her sprint, and was even happy with the cross country and swim which were her big worries. Her frame of mind all week has been so incredibly positive and confident (without being overexcited or hyper), and one very welcome side effect has been that she has slept extraordinarily well! She usually has terrible trouble settling and a week like this would normally mean she’d be worse than usual, but she’s been doing the visualisations at bedtime and drifting straight off – unheard of!” (SR, C’s mum)
“I found the hypnotherapy really relaxing and great – it really helped me achieve my goals and when I practised it it helped even more. I’d say it’s a mix between meditation and hypnotism which is really good and relaxing!” (C, aged 11)
'I'm pleased to report my hypnotherapy sessions with Caroline (3 in total) have been successful so far, and I see no reason for that to change. Caroline was welcoming and explained how each session would proceed. She was skilful at putting me at ease and used imagery I could relate to and had no issue envisioning. Her voice is calm and relaxing. After the second session I became a non nail biter! I was slightly sceptical at the time but the proof is in my hands which I'm no longer ashamed to show.’ (JL)
My daughter was suffering from anxiety and lack of confidence ahead of her GCSE exams so we booked her in for a few sessions with Caroline. Caroline was brilliant with her and was very understanding and calm. My daughter came away feeling much more in control and we noticed a definite boost in confidence. I can honestly say that the sessions were beneficial to her and I would recommend Caroline as a therapist.
Very best, Alex
‘Caroline's coaching was invaluable in helping me to move on after a difficult redundancy, and to build the motivation and resources I needed to begin a new career path. She supported me in exploring my options and new possibilities, and in translating my vague ideas into plans, actions and results. Her coaching style is warm and encouraging while practical and down to earth, and definitely kept me focused on the positive aspects of the situation, as well as helping rebuild my confidence. I benefitted enormously from my coaching sessions with Caroline and absolutely recommend her without hesitation.’ (LM)
‘I had three sessions of hypnotherapy with Caroline to help reduce my chronic pain. My first session began with a thorough consultation where Caroline took the time to understand the issues I was facing. Caroline asked me lots of different questions about my health, my symptoms, how my symptoms impacted on my quality of life and what I would like to get out of hypnotherapy. After my detailed consultation, Caroline began hypnosis. As I am familiar with meditation and mindfulness I thought I knew what hypnosis would be like but I was very pleasantly surprised. Caroline guided me into a deeply relaxed trance like state - I felt very peaceful and even euphoric at times! After my first session I felt more alert and awake despite having a broken sleep the night before.
During my next two sessions, Caroline really focused on the key issues I was facing, she used the information I had given her in my consultation to tailor hypnotherapy to my specific needs. Caroline used a variety of techniques to address these issues, including visualization, which I found very easy to imagine. After each of my sessions with Caroline I noticed an improvement in my pain levels and deep sense of relaxation. The hypnotherapy I had with Caroline has helped me to relax, find peace and better manage my symptoms. I would certainly recommend Caroline to anyone thinking about hypnotherapy.’ (EH)
'I've suffered from insomnia for at least 20-25 years - we did 3 sessions together, and I can now have a few more hours sleep. I also find it a lot easier to go back to sleep and stay asleep now, so I really have to thank Caroline for the wonderful work that's she's done, and I do recommend her to anyone who is having problems with insomnia or anything else because I think the way she does it is very relaxing. I do recommend her highly to anyone who'd like to give it a try for their problems.' (NA)
Depression and self-confidence
‘I came to Hypnotherapy fresh and curious about what it could offer. I was recently diagnosed with Adult ADHD (inattentive) and have experienced co-morbid problems with low mood and procrastination. The sessions were deeply relaxing and Caroline's approach was warm, considered and incisive. It was a really good experience and not a pocket watch in sight!’ (AT)
To have a chat with Caroline before booking or to find out more about her approach and how she might help you call: 020 8947 3338