Hello, I’m Derek, I’m a therapist specialising in ‘talking therapies’, especially Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). With these techniques, I can help you to connect with your unconscious mind and eradicate those unwanted thoughts or behaviours which have stopped you being able to live the life that you deserve.

It’s not uncommon to struggle with inner conflict, you want to succeed in your career, your relationships and be the best version of yourself. What’s stopping you? Those nagging thoughts in the back of your mind are holding you back. They tell you that “you’re not good enough”, “you shouldn’t behave that way” or “you can’t do it”. These thoughts can be caused by conventional social norms, a previous traumatic experience or even your upbringing. Your unconscious mind is, in essence, trying to protect you from harm by preventing you from moving forward into the unknown; familiar always feels safer.

Together we solve this by calming those thoughts, replacing the negative processes with positive, empowering ways forward. Every treatment is different, there is not a one-size-fits-all category. We work together to find a way to reassure your unconscious mind that the path you choose isn’t as dangerous as previously believed and that no harm will come to you from moving forward with your life.

It may take one session, it may take several, but as a result my clients are able to leave their psychological ‘nuisances’ behind and dramatically improve their life.

Over the years I have helped numerous clients to combat their phobias, free themselves from anxieties and believe in their abilities.

When I first met Derek I was feeling lost in my career. I was questioning my decisions and my self- confidence was affected.  Derek helped me to understand why I was feeling that way. Through our sessions I found clarity.  I’m now loving my work every day and feel really in touch with my own sense of purpose. Everything makes more sense and I can see where I want to go on the road ahead.  Thank you Derek! X”


While working as a corporate trainer, fifteen years for an insurance company and ten years freelance, an associate suggested that NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) might be a useful process for me to train and qualify in. Its main attraction to me was the process of being able to communicate with each person in the room taking into account their various unconsciously preferred communication styles.

I subsequently qualified in NLP and found what I had learnt to be of immense value in my training and development role. For practice, I offered to use NLP to help friends and family to make desired changes in their behaviour. I soon began receiving requests from friends of friends who expected to pay for this help.

Eventually, some of the people I had trained with were enrolling for a Masters in NLP. At the time, this did not appeal to me but I had become very interested in the key role that deep relaxation plays in learning to adapt behaviour. I chose to enrol in a course for Hypnotherapy. That was one of the best decisions I ever made. Gradually, the training and development role took second place to the therapy. I now have a thriving practice helping people deal with anxiety, low self-esteem, irrational fears and phobias, relationships, and many other psychological “nuisances”. My aim is always to eradicate the issue as opposed to coping with it.

I have been practising NLP since gaining diplomas from John Seymour Associates in:

  1. NLP Personal Mastery, 8th December 2002
  2. NLP Communication Mastery, 9th March 2003
  3. Leadership & Managing Change, 8th June 2003

I have been practising Hypnotherapy since qualifying at the Therapy Training College, Birmingham in Lesserian Curative Hypnotherapy.

I am a member of The General Hypnotherapy Register, who awarded me with the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice, designation GQHP in 2009

My qualification is also acknowledged by the Validation Board of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, designation GHSC.

My work continues to help people achieve positive changes within themselves. How it works never ceases to fascinate me. It is having the ability to enable people to help themselves rapidly that keeps me attached to this work.

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