Hello there! If we work together, I’ll get to know quite a lot about you, so here’s a little bit of information about me – just in case you were wondering…
What are my credentials ? I’ve been helping people to resolve their anxieties and issues since 2000, treating thousands of people over the years. I have a degree in Psychology and over the years, have studied, practiced and been a participant of many different types of therapy. These include hypnotherapy, CBT, NLP, EFT, counselling, psychotherapy, Pure Hypnoanalysis and Brief solution focused therapy – I’ve been around the therapy block a bit!
I have been been a Thrive Consultant ever since The Thrive Programme was first created, and am proud to have been awarded the Thrive Consultant of the Year award in 2013. I’m a member of The ATPC – the Association of Thrive Programme Consultants, and abide by their their strict code of ethics based around respect, responsibility and transparency. I have full professional insurance. For those who like lists, here are my Professional Qualifications and Affiliations:
• Bsc (Hons) Psychology degree from UEL
• Accredited and Licensed Thrive Programme Consultant and Mentor
• Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Pure Hypnoanalysis from the IAEBP
• Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis from the Hypnotherapy Control Board
• Diploma in Brief Solutions Focused therapy from Uncommon Knowledge
• Licenced Hypnoband Practitioner
• Diploma in Medical Hypnotherapy from The American Association of Medical Hypnotherapists
Why do I do this job? I really like people. Unless you’re a psychopath, I’ll like you too. My previous struggles with my own issues means that I have come out the other side with empathy and compassion for others. There is no better feeling than seeing the amazing turnaround in people from the start of the programme to the end.
How did I get into doing this? Having known what it feels like to have poor self esteem and social anxiety myself (ok ok, I’ll stop going on about it), I’ve always been interested in what makes us tick. This is what prompted me to choose Psychology as a degree. I didn’t jump straight into helping people as a career afterwards, I did so after a string of other jobs including software trainer, graphics recruitment consultant and Market researcher.