About me

I worked for many years in the voluntary sector managing mental health services.  I left this role in 2012 to set up Willow Therapies and now work out of my busy practice in South Belfast; I also offer Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Stress Awareness sessions online via Zoom.

I currently provide complementary therapies for the Wave Trauma Centre and am a sessional trainer for Aware NI and Macmillan Cancer Support NI.  I also work with organisations supporting people to remain in or return to work following periods of ill health or stress.

I qualified in Aromatherapy in 2002 with Lifespring in Belfast and in Reflexology in 2005 with the Sheila Nugent School of Reflexology.


  • BSc (Open)
  • Diploma in Stress Management
  • Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Dip Hyp)
  • Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH)
  • Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD)

My Solution Focused Hypnotherapy training was with the UK and International Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) school, one of the leading hypnotherapy training schools in the UK.  The Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma is considered by many to be the gold standard in hypnotherapy training.