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About Me

As a raving introvert with extrovert tendencies, I always struggled with shyness and self-confidence - and developed severe social anxiety as a result of bullying as a child and in my teens.


I also had a few terrifying performance ordeals in my early years - which meant that although I'd always LOVED music and singing, I didn't even begin attempting to perform until I was at university (studying for my B.Sc. Hons).  Unfortunately an overly enthusiastic musical director cast me in a role I was totally incapable of singing (at the time) - and so my terror of performing was reinforced, meaning I didn't dare even think of trying to sing again until my late 20s.

Then one day I decided to join a community choir, took some lessons with the director - even those lessons made my stomach flip, my legs shake, my heart pound and my voice wobble!  But I was hooked.  And I was encouraged to pursue classical singing as well as contemporary and musical theatre because - well, apparently I had a voice! 

The only problem was, that voice didn't want to work for anyone but me.


I kept pushing and pushing myself to perform, convinced that a bit of 'feel the fear and do it anyway' and 'fake it til you make it' would pay dividends in the end.

But if anything, it just made matters worse.

I hadn't realised at the time, but I was essentially re-traumatising myself - every time I tried to calm my breathing, rehearse my pieces and arias to get them more perfect, or talk myself out of feeling the rising panic.  And worst of all, the thing I loved was starting to feel like an enormous stress and pressure rather than a joy.  Something had to change.

"Whoever told you you can't sing?!"

Those words from my wonderful mentor Patricia at the Wales International Academy of Voice will stay with me forever!  Because in that moment I realised it was all coming from ME.  And I decided it was high time I did something to change that.

So I booked a hypnotherapy session.

6 weeks later I wasn't just a different person on stage - I was calmer, more confident and more

present in EVERY aspect of my life.  And the rest, as they say, is history.

My Professional Qualifications

HPD DSFH (NCH Reg.) - The Clifton Practice 2017

DMH - The Clinical Hypnotherapy School 2019

IEMT Practitioner - The Hypnotherapy Academy 2023

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