My name is Cathy and I would like to introduce myself.

I was born and grew up in Australia.  My parents’ ancestors came from the UK (mainly England and Scotland) and Ireland, most recently in the 1860s.  I grew up in a large family in sunny Brisbane where I was quite sporty and still love a variety of sports, especially netball, football (soccer), cricket and snooker.

I qualified as a social worker at uni in Brisbane and worked in rural, coastal and urban settings in statutory child protection in Queensland. I have always enjoyed making helpful relationships with a variety of people across a range of cultural and social backgrounds.

I then decided to travel the world and came to England in 1990 where I lived in England and travelled throughout the UK and Europe.  I worked with young people in trouble with the law for eleven years, living in Cambridgeshire and Staffordshire.  I returned to Brisbane for family reasons at the end of 2000.

During the 7 years back in Brisbane I lost a sister and my mother to cancer but managed to complete my Master of Social Work.  I then returned to the northern hemisphere (Jersey for a couple of years) and then to Sheffield where I have lived for the past ten years. Since then I have worked in a variety of social work settings, mainly in quality assurance and multi-agency partnership working.

Last year I decided I wanted a change of direction.  I had already had successful hypnotherapy for smoking cessation in 2012, and for my fear of flying (difficult returning to Australia and not sleeping a wink on any journey over 30 years!) in 2018.   I was fascinated how completely and successfully both had worked for me and decided to pursue training to learn how to do it myself.  So, I now have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and NLP Practitioner Qualification.  I am currently doing the NLP Coaching qualification.   I also have qualifications in Hypnotherapy for Weight Management, Hypnotherapy for Smoking Cessation and most recently a Diploma in Past Life Regression.

I am really interested in helping people deal with fears and phobias and anxiety through hypnotherapy and NLP techniques.  I find the Past Life Regression work really interested and hope to share some case studies around these over the next couple of weeks.   I am also going to post some info about how hypnotherapy works and top tips that can help you.

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If you want a chat about how I can help you, book in for a free consultation session on the website.  I look forward to working with you.

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