Many people experience adversity in their lives – bullying, abuse, trauma, difficult relationships with parents, the unexpected death of a loved one…
People who have had experiences such as these in their past can experience a number of issues as a result of it. Specific things people have asked me to help with include: weight issues, poor motivation, low self esteem, low confidence, stress, anxiety, phobias, grief, traumatic events being revisited or triggered, career issues, health issues, relationship issues.
Everyone is different, and so is the structure of their problems. That’s why when you come in, the first thing we’ll do is talk about what’s happening now and where you want to go instead. Throughout this discussion, I’ll be listening for any underlying issues or patterns that may be holding you back and thinking about what needs to happen to help you make the changes you want. I will then discuss possible solutions and processes with you, with the aim being to start making changes as soon as possible.
I have a BA(Hons) in Psychology, am an NLP Master Practitioner and an mBIT Certified Coach.
NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. Neuro is about the mind and brain, Linguistic is about language and thinking and Programming is all about systems and habits. Putting this together, NLP is all about the language of the mind, and our habits of thinking. Or, put another way, NLP is all about how our minds work, as when we understand that, we can use that knowledge to help make changes in our lives. NLP is solutions focussed and has a variety of processes designed to help you make changes and get the results you want, including clearing trauma and limiting beliefs, releasing negative emotions from the past and changing our mindset and thinking.
mBIT stands for Multiple Brain Integration Techniques and is often referred to as mBraining. mBIT is about tuning in to our inner intelligence – listening to our head, heart and gut and what they have to tell us. It gives us a way to resolve internal conflict and overcome unconscious objections to make sure we’re fully aligned towards taking actions in the direction in which we want to go.
Sessions are £75 each, with each session being one hour long. Fees can be paid by internet transfer or through the online booking system.
Everyone is different, so it is not possible to predict how many sessions a person will need to get the results they want before seeing them. Many people get the changes they want in just one or two sessions. Most people have between 3 and 5 sessions. By the end of the first session, I will be able to give you a better idea of approximately how many sessions will be needed to gain the changes you want.
Sessions are generally one hour long. Two hour sessions are also available for people coming from a distance, or those who are keen to make changes as soon as possible.
I use an online booking system so you have the freedom of booking a time that will suit you anytime you wish.
As part of that system, an email will be sent after the session is booked, and again the day before a session. Both of these emails contain links which allow you to change or cancel your session up to 12 hours before a session if you realise you have double booked.
When a client arranges a session, I put aside that time for them, and so for sessions which are cancelled or changed with less than 12 hours notice, half my normal fee will be charged.
Sessions will be held online via Zoom. When you book your session a confirmation email will arrive in your inbox, and two further emails will arrive before your session – one 24 hours beforehand and the other 1 hour beforehand. Each of these emails contains a link which you can click on at the time of the session in order to meet me online.
Absolutely. There are only two circumstances under which I would discuss your case with someone else. The first is if I was required to breach confidentiality because I thought you were likely to harm yourself or someone else. The second is during my own sessions with my professional supervisor. On occasions I discuss my client work with her in order to ensure that I’m doing the best possible job to help you. These supervision sessions are bound by confidentiality themselves, and I will only discuss what’s absolutely necessary disclose in order to have the discussion and nothing else.
No special preparations need to be made before your first session. However, it is useful to think about what you want to get out of the sessions in positive and specific terms. For example, instead of saying “I don’t want to be anxious”, saying “I want to be relaxed when I do presentations at work.” During the sessions, I will help you develop this further, plus identify anything that is holding you back or that needs to happen to help you get where you want to go, with the aim of sessions to achieve what you want, using the processes I am trained in.
My clients generally find sessions with me to be very positive. They say I’m friendly, authentic, a good listener, non judgemental, and good at helping people feel comfortable so they can talk freely with me. They’re often surprised at how quickly things can start to change, even things that have been there for a long time.
It’s good for you to know as well that we decide on the direction of the sessions together. When we’ve discussed what’s happening I’ll let you know what I have in mind to start changing it and if you’re ever unsure about a process, please just let me know and we can explore other options. It’s important to me that you’re comfortable with what’s happening.