The first part of a session with a new client is all about talking. I ask some questions which open up areas of discussion about the client’s past, what has brought him or her to me, what sort of outcome they are looking for and so on. It also helps the client to relax and unwind – I appreciate it can take a lot of courage to come to see a therapist, and having time to look around the therapy room, take in the surroundings, feel comfortable is all part of the familiarisation process.

Then I explain how I work. Sometimes the client will have done their own research, going through my website, asking more questions, commenting on particular points. In either case, I talk them all through it again – it helps them to get used to my voice, and it helps their unconscious to understand what will be happening.

I allow time to talk about concepts such as past lives and spirit passengers – very often, it is the first time that clients have come up against such things, and while they are perfectly normal to me, I understand that they can be very strange to other people.

When I put people into a deep state of relaxation, I don’t use any “show-biz” type techniques or fancy footwork. For me the most important thing is that the client is comfortable and confident, ready to relax and let go.

Occasionally the client goes into a deep sleep instead of a deep state of relaxation. On the odd occasion when that happens, I will go through the basics of the first session anyway, as it serves as a briefing for the unconscious, so the whole process is more familiar to the client’s unconscious next time round. I then let them sleep for ten minutes or so – they usually need it – and bring them round again.

Falling asleep is a form of Resistance, and is part of the client’s defence mechanism. It’s as if I had asked them to jump into the deep end of a swimming pool they had never seen before. Some are happy to do just that, and will swim happily straight away. Others want to walk around the pool first, and paddle in the shallow end before going out of their depth. It is caution rather than failure, and invariably things go “swimmingly” next time round. It’s because the unconscious has received the message even though the client has been sleeping, recognises the process and feels comfortable enough to “let go” and go with the flow.

It’s usually strong-minded people who experience this, those who are used to being in control. The idea of “letting go” is anathema, and for them not being able to see what’s going on is even more scary than the idea of visiting a past life! But once the conscious and unconscious parts of the brain are comfortable with the process, all is well – and generally speaking, those with strong minds make great subjects once they’ve got over that resistance hurdle!

If you feel that you or someone you know might benefit from my blend of hypnotherapy, past life regression and soul retrieval work, get in touch.
Call me on 07597 020 512 or email me on: . I’m always happy to have a chat, totally free and totally confidential.

I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.


I read with great interest in my newspaper of choice – the lovely “i”, little sister of the Independent – that the Vatican has formally recognised a group of 250 priests in 30 countries who “liberate the faithful from demons”. The Congregation for Clergy approved the International Association of Exorcists.

There are several important points I’d like to make about this short snippet of news:

First, when I work with my clients, religion does not enter into it. I don’t ask what, if any, religion my clients follow, it’s irrelevant. I freely admit that my work has distinct spiritual overtones, and I do work “intuitively”, with more than a little guidance from my unseen helpers.
But given the rigid dogma of the Catholic church and their denial of the existence of exorcists in the past, this announcement is a major shift, and means that all those priests who have been helping their parishoners can now do so openly instead of covertly.

Secondly, the phraseology of the announcement is very dramatic, isn’t it. The priests “liberate the faithful from demons” and there is an International Association of Exorcists. I don’t know if this Association has just been created for the priests or if it has been going for a long time and is only now being recognised. In any event, it acknowledges first of all the presence of “demons” (I’ll come back to that) and the fact that they can be “exorcised” – exactly as that great healer Jesus did many times, according to the Bible.

Sadly the term “Exorcist” now conjures up images from the horror movie and puts people off the whole idea even more when actually it is all perfectly natural and can be dealt with very gently and easily.

When I was learning spirit release techniques, I clearly remember my mentor telling me that some 95% of people shopping in any given supermarket at any given time would have a couple of spirit “passengers”. I was amazed, as I had not realised how commonplace they were. But my own experience bears it out – at least 95% of clients that I work with have got at least a couple of “passengers”, and last year, within one month, I dealt with two clients who each had more than a dozen.

They are not all “demons” if by demons we mean evil beasties with pointy ears and a long tail. Spirit passengers are merely lost souls, spirits who for various reasons have not made the crossing from this physical world into the next realm of energy. Most commonly this is when there has not been a period when the person in the physical body has been preparing for his / her passing. When the person dies suddenly – in a car crash, perhaps or a bomb explosion or a shooting – the soul hasn’t packed its suitcase, it’s not sure where to go, it’s lost, and it will look around for another place to go. That place will be the energy field (or aura) of someone with similar or welcoming energy. Most of the time, the spirit will curl up and sleep peacefully, but sometimes it can make its presence felt – and this is when it is time to move it on.

It does not need elaborate ceremonies or hours of ritual, just a conversation, an understanding, a bit of negotiation and a smooth passage.

Would I call that “exorcising a demon”? No, not at all. I would call it getting to the root cause of an issue, dealing with it and allowing my client to move on with his / her life. All in a day’s work.

I have had some interesting cases recently, you can read them in individual posts and see for yourself the wide variety of issues that can be traced back to spirit “passengers”. If you’d like to know more; if you “haven’t been feeling quite yourself recently” or if you feel that you don’t like the person you’ve become – give me a call on 07597 020 512 or email me on: . I’m always happy to have a chat, totally free and totally confidential.

I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

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I regularly deal with clients who have serious weight issues. Some are seriously obese, some have been refused bariatric surgery – and they all have problems with food.

One of the challenges for clients who have worked with me is the way their eating habits change. They don’t want so much food, they lose their cravings for “bad” foods and they have a renewed sense of their own worth and who they really are.

Listen to these clips of just one client who has gone through this process and experienced these life changes for herself.

If you or someone you know would benefit from losing that excess weight, get in touch. Call me on 07597 020 512 or email me on: . I’m always happy to have a chat, totally free and totally confidential.

I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex

“Trish” loses her craving for chocolate

“Trish” on portion size

“Trish” changes her eating habits