Integrative Psychotherapy (PG. Diploma), BSc, RMN, Hypno-Psychotherapy (PG.Cert),
EMDR & NLP Practitioner
I have worked in the helping/healing professions throughout most of my adult life. I started my career by training as a psychiatric nurse and currently have three decades of mental health experience. Whilst working as an RMN I worked with people from all walks of life with a huge variety of presenting issues and gained a great deal of experience. However over time I began to feel that mental health problems were not always being dealt with in the best way. It seemed as though people were being given fixed labels rather than being treated as temporarily unwell due to whatever circumstances they were facing at the time. Trauma was not being dealt with appropriately - instead of being supported to release it often people were simply given medication to suppress the symptoms. People were often encouraged to dwell on their problems/and or the parts of their lives that weren't working well rather than examine the parts of their lives that were unproblematic and working well and the past was focused on to such an extent that the present and future were often overlooked. We need to heal our past trauma and let it go and make space to practice ways of being that can create a healthier and happier 'now' and enable us to plan for a wonderful future.
After a serious accident in 2009 I started to re-evaluate my own life and wondered if it was possible that I was attracting experiences that happened to me; both positive and negative - by the way I was thinking - my model of reality. I started doing guided meditations to heal my physical pain, increase my confidence and self-esteem, attract loving and healthy relationships and increase my positivity. The results were astonishing and life changing, my life became full of joyful experiences. I believe we can quite literally change our minds! After going through so much and coming out the other end I decided I wanted to make a difference by helping other people make positive changes in their own lives.
I have recently completed my Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Level 7). Prior to this I studied for 3 years and qualified as clinical hypnotherapist and hypno-psychotherapist (Cert(HP) (Level 7) - this means as well as traditional talk therapy I can use guided visualisation, 'parts' or 'ego states' therapy and energy release therapy such as EMDR or EFT to enhance your experience. I also support people to find more meaning in their life and work towards exciting goals with powerful NLP and life coaching techniques.
My methods can highlight negative core-beliefs that may have been gathered throughout childhood, adolescence and early adulthood; these beliefs 'hypnotise' us into expecting negative results and can cause self-limitation. After ridding ourselves of these limiting beliefs we can begin to create a new 'model of reality' - we have the opportunity of perceiving everything differently.
With a positive belief system, we can let go of the past and start to enjoy a wonderful 'now'. We can feel good about ourselves and enjoy living our lives to our full potential, no longer exhausted and depleted by constant thoughts and in some cases reinactment of stories from our past. There really is hope for a more fullfiliing future when we learn to choose our thoughts and change our minds...
In the course of our lifetimes we all have painful and/or traumatic experiences to deal with; however if we have the right help at the right time, there are ways of making even the most intense life events easier to understand and deal with. Often we are able to not only just bounce back to where we were before the event occurred, but find that we have learnt a new way of being, a resilience that can carry us forward with wisdom, courage and strength so that we can begin to experience a more enriched and fullfilled life. If you are ready to face your fears, guilt, shame and sorrows you can discover ways to move forward into a new way of being. Maybe it is the right time to let go of your worries, anxieties and addictions, drop self-limiting behaviour and find a lighter and more enjoyable way of living your precious life.
Phone me and have a chat to see if you think hypnotherapy may be helpful for you. I work in a totally confidential and compassionate way and as well as professional experience, I have lots of life experiences which include marriage, divorce, travelling, bringing up children, bereavements, accidents, traumas and addictions. My own journey although painful at times has enriched me personally and has helped me to gain a deeper understanding of other peoples issues and challenges.