Counsellor and Hypnotherapist
Cert .Hyp CS, Dip CST
About me .....
I’m 51 years old, I have a partner, 3 kids and 3 dogs, yes, 3 of each! Up until a few years ago I was a full-time lawyer, having been working for 25 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 an Intergrative Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, both of which I now practice with excitement and enthusiasm. The term integrative means that I use different models in my work to provide the best treatment plan for my client's. I have training in Person- Centred Counselling skills as well as Psychodynamic and I can also utilise some Cognitive Behavioural techniques when required. I am fully insured to practice. I also provide a service called Hypno-Counselling which I am excited about because this treats the symptoms by way of a hypnotherapy script but also the root of the problem by talking through issues, which is the counselling bit, in one session lasting approximately 90 minutes.
Experience wise, I worked for over 6 months part time as a front-line crisis support worker in Liverpool dealing with people who really are in crisis, of all ages. Some are brought in my police triage cars, others are referred by mental health support centres or hospital A&E Departments and some simply walk in off the street. These souls have 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’ve experienced, suffer with several or more of the above which makes 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 am also a volunteer Play Therapist Counsellor with Place2be working with children in a primary school in Wallasey, Merseyside.
You may also have noticed from my intro page that I am 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.
As a final point, I like to write articles about things that I find interesting so check out my blog page, you might just find something that interests you too. If there is anything you would like to talk to me about or would like to see an article about, please do get in touch.
I look forward to hearing from you.