I am a qualified Counsellor & Hypnotherapist. I am also trained in NLP, CBT, EFT, Hypnotherapy Weight Loss Masterclass, Past Life Regression & Existential Couples Counselling. Most recently I trained in EMDR.
How I became a therapist...
I never thought I'd become a therapist. I was the most unlikely person to accept help & was cynical about 'therapy' in general, so I come from a place of understanding what it takes to make that decision. I get it when clients find it tough to open up or feel that getting help shows weakness. I enjoy working with those who are skeptical because it's so rewarding helping someone who didn't want to seek help but who was desperate. I get alot of referrals from people who spot a friend struggling & encourage them to see me because they've found out that therapy is nothing like the stereotype of counselling where talking about it just hurts and that's it.
I didn't mean to end up doing this for a living. I didn't understand stress & anxiety or believe in mental health issues until I experienced my own issues in my twenties.
I guess I ended up here because I've always been interested in psychology, so while I was teaching for the Emergency Services in London, I attended an 10 month NLP course back in 2006 to learn about the psychology of language & communication. I learned a little about Hypnotherapy on that course & decided to train in that next. Then the counselling came naturally afterwards. I have recently trained in EMDR & am doing a Masters degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I will never stop learning.
So that's my story & here I am doing a job I love.