I have been working in the field of self development for the last 5 years.
I am a qualified hypnotherapist (registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register) and use Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) within this. NLP helps you work with patterns of behaviour that you would like to change. We all have a tendency to live our lives with 'I must', I 'ought to', I 'should' which places huge pressure on us in all different areas.
I am qualified in using Advanced Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) which is an active therapy to work with clients who are stuck in patterns of thinking and behaviour. ACT looks at issues that maybe affecting you and learning to accept what has happened to you (in context) and learn to move on and live a full, rich meaningful life
I am passionate about enabling clients to look at themselves as individual and what they can do, not what they can't. We are all unique individuals and bring different skills and attributes to any situation.
I have a particular interest also in working with individuals where their self esteem and confidence has been eroded.
Most of my working life has been spent working in a variety of roles. This year, I made a life changing decision as I felt that I needed a little more of a fulfilled life. Finding out about who I am as a person and what I really want.
For the last 20 years, I have been a volunteer with Girlguiding UK and have worked with girls from 5 teaching them about independence, planning and valuable life skills. I have a particular interest in working with children entering secondary school, who would benefit from understanding that being an individual is good and having aspirations is beneficial to their wellbeing and growth and not just settling for mediocracy.
I believe that we all do need a little encouragement and help sometimes, ensuring that we are heading in the right direction.