I use a bunch of techniques — including hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, creative expression and counselling — to help your realise your wellbeing, performance and growth goals. I work with lots of different people, but I specialise in helping 'blokes', whether they be kids, pre-teens, young adults or grumpy old men.
I left school a gazillion years ago with below average grades, a heap of bad attitude and a love for art, drama and playing bass guitar. I got sent off to work as a cowboy or ‘gaucho’ in Argentina before heading to art school and a career as a sculptor… but I wasn’t very good at it! Somewhere along the way I took a different turn and ended up as a designer in a digital design agency in London building interactive videos and websites.
Then I decided to go backpacking around Australia. Well that was the plan. The trip started in Sydney, but I never left. I spent the next 20 years working in digital and advertising agencies across Australia and Asia. Since 1995, I have also been a creative consultant for Extreme, an 'action, adventure and fun' youth brand based in Europe.
Then I changed direction again and qualified as a Strategic Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist. I use proven non-medical, drug-free, collaborative approaches that have been used effectively for thousands of years, both in healing and combat. They are now used to create behavioural change and promote mental wellbeing in business, coaching, counselling, education, health & fitness, personal growth, professional development, relationships, sport and more.
I live and practice on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. I have two spirited children, a boisterous Labrador… and a very patient wife. Whenever I get some peace I like to write, draw, read and cook. I love being outdoors - surfing, swimming, paddle-boarding, mountain-biking and trail running.
Based on my clinical work I recently wrote, illustrated and self-published 'Choose Change' — a book that enables people to open up dialogue with themselves and with others in order to identify what they can change in their lives and how to take the first few steps to making it happen. It's a book that I use with my clients (more than me trying to create a best-seller!). So far it's been read and used by a range of people and I'm getting good feedback.