Counselling and Psychotherapy | Mindfulness based Stress Reduction Therapy | Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – (CBT) | Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) | Hypnotherapy |Stress Management – Onsite Workshops | Voice and Presentation Coaching
Counselling and psychotherapy give you a safe place to explore your feelings during a time of crisis or pressure. They can help you gain a fresh perspective and improve your emotional wellbeing.
Catherine Ayensu | Catherine Donnelly
Are you feeling low stressed, depressed or overwhelmed? Are you going through a relationship breakdown, job loss, bereavement or other major life change? Things can get on top of us. Talking to a qualified professional can help to gain a fresh perspective.
Are you stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or not able to sleep? Mindfulness Meditation is a mind-body approach to wellbeing that can help you change the way you think about experiences and reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Mindfulness meditation is a gentle, clinically proven programme. 6 week group courses and one to one sessions.
Are you suffering with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, stress, addictions or trauma? The basic principle of CBT is – thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interconnected and affect each other. Talking to a therapist and learning to change negative unhelpful patterns can help you feel better. Time limited therapy 6-24 sessions.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy combines the teachings of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Hypnotherapy & NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) into a single model that uses the clients own mind to solve their problems. It is a safe and effective way to achieve change.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is very effective in breaking old undesirable habits, like smoking, weight gain/loss, addictions or phobias.
It is also used to increase positive states of mind, increase confidence, improve public speaking,reduce anxiety and stress, Obsessive compulsive disorder, post natal depression, depression, procrastination, anger issues, relationship problems, lifestyle changes and pain management.
Hypnosis is a common state of mind that we all experience throughout the day. For example, when you are engrossed in a novel, you are in a light hypnotic state. We enter deep hypnosis daily as we enter sleep and awaken. Next time you are deeply engrossed in work or a movie or hobby notice how you are aware of nothing else. We enter this light hypnotic state often throughout the day.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is an interactive therapy in which the therapist acts as a guide. The tenet is that clients can find their own solutions with skilled assistance. Unlike hypnotherapy in which the same script is used for everybody in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, the therapy is based on the individual’s unique model of the world – how you see and experience things. For example, your anxiety and what triggers it, is different from someone else’s.
Catherine Ayensu | Sarah Warder
Are you or staff in your organisation suffering from stress? Our group classes are fun to take part in and suitable for all types of personalities. We have a down to earth approach to dealing with stress and anxiety, offering and teaching easily accessible tools to help people in their daily lives. These workshops are held at your place of work and can be weekly or 1 – 2 times a month.
The team: Lucy Freeman
Voice and presentation training can make the difference between a good speech and a great one, but the difference it can make to your confidence is invaluable. Whether you are a parent wanting to make a good impression when you return to work, someone who’s got stuck in a rut and needs some tips to liven up your presentation style or you’ve got a speech coming up that you’re dreading, I can help.
How does it work? Well, firstly there’s no strange singing exercises or drama school warm-ups. We’ll have a chat about where you think you need help and then we’ll unpick what’s going on, how you’d like to change or improve your style and practical tips to help you get there. It’s relaxed, fun and strangely cathartic!
Here are some issues that former clients have presented me with:
A young woman who found it incredibly difficult to express anger with her partner or children without crying and losing control of her voice
A man who’d been ‘talked over’ as a child by a very dominant parent and found the prospect of giving speeches or networking overwhelming as he constantly expected interruption
A professional who was continually overlooked for bonuses and wanted to learn how to present herself more assertively (she got the next bonus – hurrah!)
A senior manager for an international company who was given feedback in an appraisal that she came across as aggressive, which was caused by speech patterns inherent in her mother tongue
The sessions are an hour long, and can be a one-off or part of a longer course; it’s up to you. It’s not elocution lessons and you’re not going to emerge sounding like the Queen Mother; you’ll sound like you, but better!