01246 239048 / 07731166352
I provide counselling, hypnotherapy, personal development and life coaching in Chesterfield. I also facilitate groups and workshops.
I believe that all of us have within us the means to heal ourselves, grow and flourish. Unfortunately most of us get hurt and confused and lose the sense of direction which tells us which way is right for us. We can feel anxious, low and stuck. Then we need a bit of help. Sometimes we need someone outside our circles of family and friends, someone who has particular skills.
Just as there are lots of different ways of becoming troubled and unhappy, so there are different therapeutic approaches. I believe each client deserves to be treated as unique and I draw on a range of approaches to suit each individual. I will listen respectfully, try to see things from your point of view, without judging you and help you make your own choices. I can use hypnotherapy too, if you need help relaxing or to harness the powers of your imagination. I find this combination of skills is particularly effective to help people struggling with anxiety, fears and phobias.
People often ask me how many sessions they will need This is a very difficult question to answer as every client is unique and has their own individual issues and their own resources and motivation to change. I find that clients who come for hypnotherapy to help them break a habit or overcome a fear, usually achieve what they want in three or four sessions. Those with long term or more complex issues to unravel find it valuable to come for at least ten or even twenty sessions. This might be weekly for a while and then fortnightly or monthly.
See my website www.therapysage.co.uk to see how I explain my approach to counselling and hypnotherapy in short videos.
Do contact me if you want to know more about the way I work or want to make an appointment. I would love to hear from you.
I also run workshops and groups and give talks and demonstrations on stress reduction and relaxation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in Psychology, University of Leicester; a diploma in counselling, Sheffield Hallam University; a diploma in hypnotherapy and a certificate in NLP coaching Central England College.
I have been a qualified counsellor for 14 years. During that time I have worked in various settings including as a counsellor in a GP practice and in a voluntary community service as well as private practice.
Now, as well as running my own private practice as a counsellor and hypnotherapist, I work as a volunteer counsellor for a local charity offering long term counselling to adult survivors of child sex abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Feeling confused, dissatisfied or unfulfilled.
Panic attacks, flashbacks, disturbing dreams.
Problems arising from childhood physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
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My standard charge is £40 for each 1 hour session but I can offer a discount rate in some circumstances.
I am accredited through the IPN process of peer review.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My working week is flexible. I can see clients during the day or in the evening. I can also offer the occasional weekend appointment.