I successfully qualified as a Psycho Therapeutic Counsellor & clinical hypnotherapist after achieving a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Psychology. Whilst studying I worked full time for Norfolk County Council in a social care team as an Occupational Therapist Assistant supporting families with children with disabilities. I have had many years experience as a practitioner including my last job role, before becoming self-employed, working for a private company supporting children with development trauma, sensory processing and attachment difficulties.
Over the years I have developed skills that have supported many people, and empowered parents to manage difficulties they face on a daily basis. I pride myself on building a good rapport with the children and adults I support and feel this is essential to a successful outcome to therapy. Therapy is a two-way process, client and therapist working together, I guide the client in the direction they wish to go and tailor the therapy around individual needs. My therapeutic approach will enable re-framing of thought processes and promote positive thinking and changes.
In today’s society, mental health is one of the most growing public health concerns, with 1 in 4 of us suffering from anxiety or depression at some point in our life. It is more common than we care to discuss.
A few years ago, I personally experienced difficulties with anxiety and depression which caused me to have some time off work. In the hunt in finding a solution, I researched methods online and found myself reading about the positive affects of hypnotherapy to support anxiety and depression. I decided to try it and had six sessions and haven’t looked back since! I also practice Mindfulness and understand the power of relaxation. I've also learnt how to respect myself improved my self belief!
I support children, teens and adults with therapeutic approaches such as, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Calm Kids Approach, Tapping Solutions and Mindfulness. Having a good sense of self is crucial to happiness; by reading this you’ve taken the first step to supporting you or your child! I will guarantee empathy, with a non-judgmental attitude, providing you with the right way forward to making positive changes. In my therapy sessions, we’ll work together to solve current problems and promote positive thinking and behaviour. I will help you re-frame your thoughts and responses and provide you with valuable tools to empower you to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my personalised Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in IEMT with children and young people
- Certificate in Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT)
- Advanced Diploma in Psycho Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling skills & theory
- Certificate in NLP Skills
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Hypnotherapy & Counselling skills QCF Level 3 Certificate
- BSc Honours degree in Psychology
- Certificate in Health and Social Care
- NVQ Level 3 in Playwork for Early years and Child care
- NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development
- CACHE Level 3 in Childminding Practice
Various advanced courses in Safeguarding for Children, various courses in understanding disabilities, including Autism, an Introduction in Sensory Integration, Attachment Awareness.
A number of CPD day courses / workshops that relate to mental health and well-being.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a wonderful approach - Integral Eye Movement Therapy
Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) is a developing area rapid change work that explores the area of undesired emotions and our ways of being. The process explores the question, "How did we learn to feel the way that we do?" and opens up the possibility of creating the appropriate change in our emotional lives.
Summary of your Charges
Free initial consultation via telephone up to 30 minutes, includes understanding of the approaches I use and how hypnotherapy works and how it can support your presenting issue.
Child or Adult support: £55 per Talking therapy / Counselling / Hypnotherapy / IEMT, up to 60 minutes £300 for a course of six treatment sessions, if paid in advance £180 one off payment for quit smoking therapy, 1 x 2hr sessions.
Student Charges Information
£10 discount per session for students (Evidence required)