Dip CP, Dip Hyp, GHR
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You may be looking for some quick, short term help to deal with specific issues, symptoms or feelings; or you may be looking for a bit more help to deal with deeper issues. I aim to help you effectively AND give you techniques you can use for yourself immediately. I use integrative therapeutic approaches to support and help you resolve issues such as:
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
Also as a Hypnotherapist I can also offer help with the above and also weight loss, smoking and other unwanted habits.
I also offer a FREE 30 minute consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 1996 I began working in Ipswich, in adult mental health; assisting people to live independently in the community.
During the next thirteen years, as well as working one to one in Ipswich, Felixstowe and the rural areas of north Suffolk, I also managed an adult mental health project in Felixstowe. I then spent three years working in a Pupil Referral Unit with teenagers with mental health issues, during which time I continued my study and qualified as a hypnotherapist and counsellor, and began to build my practice. I have also worked as a corporate parent with adolescences in a residential setting, who had emotional and behavioural issues, and challenging behaviour.
I have an excellent understanding of mental health issues, not only from my career but from my own personal experience. I was diagnosed with depression in 1998, and was significantly affected by anxiety and panic attacks. This gave me a great insight into how this type of illness can seriously affect your life, and with the aid of counselling and hypnotherapy and a great deal of determination I was able to move forward.
The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) - I am bound by their ethical framework for good practice in counselling, psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy, and subject to the professional conduct procedure for the time being in force.
I have a background of working in adult mental health with both adults and children. I also have 6 years experience of working with adolescents both within an educational setting and within a local authority children's home. More recently I have been working with Suffolk MIND.
- Professional Accredited Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accredited by The Counselling Society and The Royal College of Nursing)
- Professional Accredited Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- NVQ – Business & Finance
- A’ level English Language & Literature
- A’ level Psychology
- Certificate in Health & Social Care
- NVQ – Promoting Independence in Mental Health
- Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique
- Living & working with Dissociation
- Dissociation & Trauma: The effects of Trauma on the body
- Understanding Personality Disorder
- Asist - Suicide prevention
- NCS - National Counselling Society
- GHR - General Hypnotherapy Register
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Confidence building
- End of relationships
- Affairs and betrayals
- Interpersonal relationships
- Low self-esteem
- Moving home
- Separation and loss
- Children leaving home
- Stress management
- Menopausal symptoms
- Weight reduction treatments
Concessions offered for
FREE 30 minute consultation
Counselling/Psychotherapy: £45 per session (50-60 minutes)
Couples counselling: £60 per session
Hypnotherapy: £50 per session (60 minutes)
Hypnotherapy smoking cessation £90 (60-90 minutes)
Concessions available for those under 18, those over 65, students, and those in receipt of certain benfits.
When I work
9am - 7pm Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm Sat
Using integrated therapeutic approaches to support and help you resolve behavioural, personal and emotional issues.
Approaches and methods used include:
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
- Client-centered therapy
- Cognitive therapy
- Cognitive behaviour therapy
- Inner child therapy
- Holistic therapy
- Suggestive hypnotherapy
- Analytical hypnotherapy
I comply with GDPR and have a privacy notice available to clients at consultation. The privacy notice is available prior to this on request.