About Catherine

This website is about you and what I can do to help support you in letting go of unhealthy habits.

However, because it is important to know who your therapist is, here is an “in a nutshell” background on me to give you an outline of what my therapeutic and life experience is, and why I offer hypnotherapy.


I was born 55 years ago in the UK and I grew up in both New Zealand and England in a big, blended family (being the third of 9 children). I have lived my life across both countries.

At the moment I am very lucky to be living on the beautiful Whangaparaoa Peninsula in Auckland, New Zealand.

Being a mother has definitely been the most challenging and rewarding part of my life so far. I am now an empty nester.

I have been a natural health practitioner for 27 years, both in the UK and in NZ.

In my mid 20s I experienced a health collapse after many years of a very unhealthy, “work hard play hard” lifestyle and a triple dose of vaccines (to get a visa to Brazil) put my health into a crisis.

I was dealing with cancer, a back injury, systemic candida and multiple sensitivities.

This turned out to be the best thing that could have happened, as it propelled me into looking for answers that pharmaceutical medicine could not provide for me.

All my life I had been very active. Playing tennis, netball, doing gymnastics, trampoline, athletics, ballet and lifesaving as a child growing up. As an adult I was in a contemporary dance company, did aerial work and trained in martial arts and had very active jobs.

Being physically inactive challenged me to be still and start to have more self awareness. Which also led to investigating answers to happiness and the meaning of life.

Over the next 20 years I studied and practiced flower essences, colour therapy, crystal therapy, art therapy, nutrition, counselling, spiritual healing, sound therapy, homeopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, massage, natural beauty therapy (after my skin became sensitised) and light therapy.

I made my own natural product range and worked with luxury eco destination spas

I studied traditional Yogic philosophy and meditation. Eventually training as an instructor with a traditional Yoga school.

I healed my body, overcame fertility issues and worked on seeking happiness and meaning to life.

During this time I let go of addictions to certain foods, alcohol, cigarettes, recreational drugs, pop culture, unhealthy relationships, overworking, adrenaline and material things.

For a time I was very happy, and incredibly healthy, especially when I became a mother.

Then old habits led me to make unhealthy decisions that put my business and personal life under a lot of stress. I went into burnout, depression and fatigue once again.

In 2019, after having three concussions and a relationship and business partnership split, I was again seeking help for myself and I tried RTT hypnotherapy.

Finding it so incredibly successful in changing my mental thought patterns and helping me to recover quickly, I decided to train in hypnotherapy myself. I was also fascinated by the neuroscience and psychology underpinning this therapy.

I let go of all the other things I had been practicing in favour of hypnotherapy because it brought me back to working solely with the mental aspect of health which, I think, underpins everything.

In the last few years certain events in my life also led me to let go of Eastern philosophy in favour of the study of my Judeo Christian roots and the rich spiritual practices and traditions of Christianity.

This has brought a profound sense of peace, joy and purpose into my life and work that I have never felt before and continues to unfold every day.

My aim as a therapist is to always improve on what I do. And to work for the highest good of the client.

I think that my role is simply to use my experience and knowledge to support you in finding your way to better health and happiness.

I specialise in helping people to let go of unhealthy habits in order to develop a healthier way of being  and this can impact all aspects of life in a very positive way.

You can read client testimonials here.

Catherine xx