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Life is to be enjoyed ... not endured!
I'm someone who feels passionately about the benefits of counselling. I understand that everyone needs someone to talk to at times. Those times when we don't want to burden family or friends with our problems, when talking to them just doesn't feel appropriate, when it feels like you have no one at all to turn to, or simply don't know where or how to start. That's where I come in! I'm a neutral person who will listen to you and not talk at you, who will be empathic not sympathetic, who will try to understand not condemn and who will endevour to help you try to help yourself.
I've worked with clients in a women's refuge and everything that entails - emotional, physical and mental abuse, together with the issues that generally go along with those things used as coping mechanisms; namely alcohol and drug addiction.
Other issues I encountered whilst working at a counselling centre in Preston were marital / sexual problems, infertility, low self esteem, work issues, family relationships, depression / suicidal thoughts, abortion, sadly the list is endless.
Before going into practice for myself I spent time volunteering at a primary school in a deprived area of Burnley working for Place2Be. Children who use Place2Be's services are more likely to be from disadvantaged backgrounds, and to have special educational needs and pre-existing emotional and behavioural difficulties. That's where I was trained in Play Therapy.
Whilst Counselling is primarily about looking back at issues in your life, Life Coaching focuses on how to move forward. It could be that something happened in your past that is holding you back or you're feeling unfulfilled in some aspect of your life, but don't know how to make the necessary changes. As a qualified Life Coach and Professional Counsellor I can combine my skills to help you overcome whatever may be hindering your progress. The two complement each other perfectly.
Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep. It does involve the induction of a trance-like condition, but when in it, the patient is actually in an enhanced state of awareness, concentrating entirely on the hypnotist's voice. In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious mind is revealed.
Phobias of all kinds lend themselves well to hypnotherapy, and anyone suffering from panic attacks or obsessional compulsive behaviour, and stress-related problems like insomnia, may benefit.
Intuitive / Reiki Healing
There are moments in all of our lives when we feel the need to switch off in order to rejuvenate. Particularly if attending for Counselling or Life Coaching. When going through emotional times, we need to replenish ourselves in some way. Healing provides a calming and serene environment, which allows you to stop the "chatter" in your mind and totally relax.
Clients can rest assured that I work professionally in all areas of my practice. All aspects of my work are governed by ethical guidelines and confidentiality.
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