Hermione Brown - Counselling & Psychotherapy (Bsc Hons)
Heal Your Past And Step In To Your Future
To flourish in the present and the future it is necessary to process and make peace with the past - both our personal past and ancestral past.
My approach combines integrative psychotherapy and family constellations which facilitates this process. So much of who we are was created in our 'formative years', creating our beliefs about:
Ourselves e.g. I’m not good enough
Others e.g. They don’t like me,
The world e.g. I don’t belong.
When your beliefs are uncovered and understood you can then choose to keep them or change them, using mind, body and emotions to make lasting change
Mind, Body & Emotions
We are made up of all three and all three need to be included in order to make long lasting changes. For example I like to use the body to find out more of what needs attending to.
Have you been in a situation where you felt unsafe when there was no logical reason to?
Have you tried to change your behaviour or thoughts through being rational and found it hasn’t worked?
Do you find yourself reacting disproportionately to situations and people?
Do you feel you should be happy because your life looks good on paper?
These are ways that show your mind, body and emotions have become out of balance and they need help, by getting rid of old ways of being that no longer serve you and by updating your emotional and behavioural responses to present day situations.
Our bodies often are trying to communicate with us to let us know that something is wrong, by paying attention to what it's saying we can gain a much greater understanding of what issues need addressing. If you listened to your body what would it be trying to tell you?
Stop Surviving And Start Thriving
We are gaining more and more understanding on how trauma is passed down through DNA in our epigenetics. Family Constellations can reveal these and help you make peace or change what you have inherited. Family Constellations can be a great way of looking at issues that have persisted in your life despite other types of therapy or feelings that you have that don’t make sense in your own lived experience. For example a person always makes sure they have food with them wherever they go and no matter how long they are away from the house for 10 minutes or 3 hours and no matter how many food outlets are available. This is often the experience of children or grandchildren born from the holocaust survivors, as then the reality was they didn’t know when they would next eat. Or the person that feels that they might harm their baby despite never having harmed anyone, when the family history was explored their grandmother accidentally burned the house down from a candle and her baby died. The granddaughter is feeling the fear her grandmother felt but never processed and recovered from. Family constellation issues may show up in relationships, health problems or money issues to name but a few.
I use Family Constellations in 1-2-1 work or in a workshop setting
If you are serious about making changes and are ready to look at what is holding you back contact me
Training, qualifications & experience
Applied Training in Systemic Constellations - The Centre for Systemic Constellations
Foundation Training in Systemic Constellations - The Centre for Systemic Constellations
BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling – Middlesex University
Advanced Diploma – Integrative Counselling – Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma - Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate - Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
I have also done numerous trainings in trauma and dissociation
I abide by the UKCP code of conduct and ethics.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Although there is a list of 'issues' I work with, I am not sure how helpful these are. I believe we are each individuals with our own unique experiences and that labels aren't necessarily helpful. Although the list may give you an idea of the 'issues' I work with.
£60 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client