Psychotherapist, Integrative Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Pranic Healer
Prof. Dip Psy C.
About me .....
I have a partner, 3 kids and 3 dogs, yes, 3 of each!
I was a full-time lawyer, having been working for many years as Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives running personal injury files. I decided to change my life. In truth I had been thinking about it for several years but the thought of being out of my comfort zone panicked me enough to stop me taking the plunge for some time.
I’d had enough of working in the law and wanted to pursue something I’d always been interested in, mental health. So I retrained as a Psychotherapist incorporating Integrative Counselling and Hypnotherapy, which I now practice with excitement and enthusiasm. The term integrative means that I use a variety of different models of treatment in my work to provide the best treatment plan for my client's.
I also provide a service called Hypno-Counselling which does what the name suggests and incorporates both counselling and hypnotherapy in one session. It works really well for people that have deep rooted unresolved issues that want to move forward with their lives.
Experience wise, I worked for over 6 months as a front-line crisis support worker in Liverpool dealing with people who really were in crisis, of all ages. Some were brought in my police triage cars, others were referred by mental health support centres or hospital A&E Departments and some simply walked in off the street. These souls had a range of mental health issues ranging from Personality Disorders, O.C.D, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, depression, anxiety or addictions or they hear voices, or, as I experienced, suffered with several of the above which made life even harder for them. My counselling skills were truly put to the test and I gained great personal as well as professional satisfaction from lifting people from rock bottom and putting them in a much better place.
I also worked for 12 months as a Counsellor with Place2be working with children in a primary school in Wallasey, Merseyside.
I see a variety of client's of all ages, both private and also referrals from Employee Assistance Providers either via Zoom, by telephone or at my consulting rooms at The Life of Riley Hypnotherapy Clinic, Station Road, Ainsdale.
There is no difference between sessions on Zoom or face to face for effectiveness of treatment for counselling or hypnotherapy. This means that I treat client's anywhere in the country and in fact the world!
One thing that I have noticed is that stress and anxiety underlies nearly every condition I have treated in one way or another, hence my particular interest in combating it.
You may have noticed from my intro page that I am also a Pranic Healer. The Pranic Healing page will give you the science and theory behind how it works. For me personally, it changed my views on many things in life and made me realise things are not always as they seem, anything is possible, and that the body and mind can be helped to heal in many ways. I’m an advanced Pranic Healer so as well as treating physical ailments I can also provide Pranic Psychotherapy which compliments perfectly my work as a Hypnotherapist and Counsellor.
If you have any questions or want to see if I can help you, please do get in touch and lets talk.