Sunflower Empowerment

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Prof.DipPsyC, DipCST, CertHypCs, BA Hons Social Work
Available for new clients
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Birmingham, West Midlands, B43 5SB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About us

Hello its Claire, Lovely to meet you.  Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, stress and panic?  Do you often feel low, depressed and have little energy to do anything?  Are you experiencing insomnia or difficulties with your sleep?  

Or maybe you experience panic attacks or have fear or phobia which is restricting your life?  

We all go through difficult periods in our life and it can be easy to get stuck in cycles of anxiety and depression.  I use specialist Counselling and Hypnotherapy to successfully help to break these negative cycles, helping you to overcome the anxiety which is holding you back.  

I am a experienced and skilled Counsellor and Hypnotherapist and work with you towards creating the life you deserve, a life that is rich and vibrant where anxiety no longer holds you back.  I offer specialised Counselling and Hypnotherapy for: anxiety, depression, stress/ insomnia and fears and phobias.

Often changes in life such as trauma, loss and bereavement can impact on our usual coping skills.  This can  lead to feelings of being overwhelmed, experiencing difficulties in relaxing and enjoying life and heightened feelings of anxiety.

 Counselling and Hypnotherapy with me can help you to reconnect with yourself and your own inner resources.   We will work together in finding a way forward  towards you being able to successfully manage and reduce the anxiety or depression you are experiencing so that you are able to gain control, find enjoyment in life and reach your goals

About Claire

I am a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Social Worker and Meditation Instructor.  My focus is on supporting you to make the changes you desire towards living a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. 

I decided to train as a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist after experiencing the fantastic and lasting impact it had on my own life. Counselling and Hypnotherapy were transformative in my life and have allowed me to live a healthier, happier and more fulfilled life. I would like to share these amazing benefits with others.

I have definitely found my calling in life and am very passionate about counselling and hypnotherapy and the transformative and empowering impacts it can have on a person’s life.

I use a range of approaches in order to tailor to your individual needs but mainly the person centred approach. I draw from my experience as a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist and also from working as Social Worker with children and adults who have experienced, trauma, loss, abuse and mental health difficulties.

How can Counselling can help:

I offer a  friendly, warm, safe and confidential place where you are able to talk and explore your thoughts and feelings. Counselling can help in identifying your strengths and building resilience to cope with the challenges of life. It can also help you with techniques to reduce anxiety and make positive changes in your life that support you towards self empowerment and achieving your goals.   

How Hypnotherapy can help:

Hypnotherapy helps by supporting you to experience a deep level of relaxation. It can help you towards making changes to behaviours and patterns at a subconscious level. Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective way of helping you towards reprogramming subconscious beliefs and patterns of behaviour. Hypnotherapy can be very powerful in helping you to make positive changes especially when used alongside counselling.

Specialist areas of expertise:

I offer Counselling and Hypnotherapy or a combination of both.

I offer specialist counselling and hypnotherapy for anxiety, depression, stress, fears and phobias, sleep, confidence, bereavement and relationship difficulties.

I am able to provide you with practical support though counselling, hypnotherapy and meditation and relaxation techniques which will aid you towards reducing stress, anxiety and supporting you towards improving your sleep and general well- being.   I can work with you around anxiety reduction, managing panic attacks and fears / phobias.  I can also work with you around improving your sleep and sleep hygiene.  I can work with you around depression, low mood and bereavement and relationship difficulties.

What to expect :

Please rest assured It can be really difficult to take that first step in contacting a therapist, I know I have been there. But please rest assured that I am supportive, empathetic, understanding and professional in my practise.

I feel privileged to support so many people on their own journey of empowering themselves and making positive changes to their lives. I will work together with you using your own strengths and abilities to help you towards overcoming difficulties you may be experiencing.

My therapy room is a welcoming, safe, comfortable and confidential environment. I am more than happy to answer any questions or queries you have, so please do not hesitate to contact me. 

I offer sessions in person at a base in Great Barr, North Birmingham as well as online or by telephone.

I also offer a free 30 minute free consultation to give you the chance to ask any questions you have about hypnotherapy and counselling.  

Your first session

The first session will be a chance to get to know you and find out in detail your goals and the difficulties you are experiencing.

I will work with you to complete a treatment plan for your therapy which will be specialised and based on your individual needs.

 Social Media

I am active on Instagram, you are more than welcome to follow me for regular inspirational and uplifting content.  

I am on Instagram as: Ashby9798

Contact me

If you would like to find out more or book a free initial consultation call please email me. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Chrysalis Certificate in managing panic attacks 2023
  • Chrysalis Certificate in working with sleep issues 2023
  • Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 2023
  • DDP Practice, Psychotherapy and Parenting level 1, 2023
  • Cruse Bereavement Support Foundation Course 2020
  • Chrysalis Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory 2020
  • Certified Hypnotic Fertility Practitioner, awarded by the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, December 2019
  • Diploma in Meditation Instruction 10-08- 2019
  • Chrysalis Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills 19-06-2019
  • Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills 26-06-2019
  • NLP Practitioner Course with Distinction 18-02-2019
  • Spiritual Life Coaching Diploma with Distinction 16-01-2019
  • Life Coaching Diploma with Distinction 28-11-2018
  • BA Hons Social Work 2007

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Counselling and Hypnotherapy Sessions are £50 per session

£120 for a one off Stop Smoking Session

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Please contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to find out more about any of the services I offer.  I am happy to help.

Sunflower Empowerment is also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

71 Jayshaw Avenue, Birmingham, West Midlands, B43 5SB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Unfortunately there are some steps leading up to the property which mean that it is not wheelchair accessible. However I do offer virtual and telephone appointments.

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