Patti is our Harrogate and Leeds Based Tutor.
Having initially embarked on training to be a Physiotherapist in 1991, I realised I had a great passion to help people improve their health and well-being.
During the nineties my youngest daughter developed Asthma and for 4 years she was off school for prolonged periods. To help relieve Natasha’s asthma symptoms I took her to see a TCM Acupuncturist (Natasha was 9 at the time) and to my amazement her asthma symptoms started to resolve. I was so impressed with the results of Natasha’s treatments that I gave up my full-time job and started my journey as a Complementary therapist.
In December 1999 I set-up full time as a Complementary therapist in Bingley, West Yorkshire. In those early years I offered Aromatherapy massage and Reflexology treatments whilst I was training to be a Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist. After qualifying I became more and more aware of the impact of stress on my client’s health. I found I was often treating the physical & psychological symptoms of anxiety and stress such as poor sleep, chronic muscle tension, chronic worrying, irritable bowel syndrome, low mood, pre-menstrual symptoms, headaches, fatigue this lead me to develop a special interest in offering help to individuals that’s mental health was suffering. Therefore, after many years of working with clients as a Complementary therapist I decided to train as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and more recently as a Counsellor.
I love how Hypnotherapy can support clients to feel and act differently, enjoy their lives more and be more confident, happier and have more meaningful relationships with others. I specialise in Anxiety and Stress Management and I would say that over 80 to 85 percent of my private practice clients come for support to help with anxiety or poor mental health.
I also do voluntary work at Harrogate district hospital’s Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan centre offering Acupuncture to patients (I am hoping in the future to offer Hypnotherapy) that are experiencing side effects from Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy treatment.
I have been teaching since September 2005 and I love sharing my knowledge and experience with others offering support and encouragement.
I have a wealth of experience of teaching not only Hypnotherapy but Pilates, Yoga, First Aid Training courses to a wide audience. I have taught in a women’s prison, for the NHS, for commercial & public organisations and community groups.
I bring enthusiasm and a caring supportive approach to my teaching and my therapy work.
I am mildly dyslexic so I understand that we all have different ways of learning, different strengthens and weaknesses and my aim is to support each individual so they can enjoy the experience of learning and fulfilling their potential.
I have 2 beautiful grown up daughters (who live in London & Sydney) and an adorable cockapoo dog called Harley and I enjoy yoga, tennis, walking and dancing.