As we grow older, we develop notions about ourselves and make excuses for what we interpret as failure. Past experiences can leave us marked with ideas about our capabilities and these often become the manner in which we identify ourselves. Unconsciously we shut ourselves off from learning and we end up getting in our own way.
During my work as an English Coach, I became fascinated with how people learn and the barriers that they create for themselves which can hold them back. I often find that people can speak a language competently, yet never speak it for fear of looking foolish. This in itself can turn into a vicious circle where you are waiting until you feel ready to practice speaking but never do so you don’t improve and your confidence decreases further. This paradox, which is not exclusive to language learning and can be found in most limiting behaviours, led me to want to help my students and others in a more profound way.
I am a trained practitioner of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, an alternative therapy that uses principles of neuroscience and reframes your unconscious perspective priming you to notice change. I was trained by the founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Trevor Silvester, at the internationally renowned Quest Institute, Regents College, London. Trevor’s training programme and qualification requirements are among the most rigorous in the United Kingdom. I hold a Master NLP Practitioner’s Certificate and Hypnotherapy Practitioner’s Diploma—the first nationally accredited Hypnotherapy qualification which is externally verified by the National Council of Hypnotherapy and independently accredited by the NCFE (Northern Council for Further Education). As a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, I abide by their strict code of conduct and Ethics of Good Practice, and am committed to an extensive programme of continuous professional development. This ensures that I keep up to date with modern techniques and ideas.
I am friendly, encouraging and nonjudgmental and I want our sessions together to be that way, whether we are working on improving memory and learning or limiting behaviours. My aim is to get you where you need to be in the quickest time possible and while enjoying the process. I want you to fulfil your potential and guide you towards who you want to become, whether it be in English or Spanish. Together we can work towards understanding you better at both an unconscious and conscious level.
I have lived in Barcelona since 2004 and speak fluent Spanish.