Therapy, Workshops & Training - Better Mental Health for Children

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About me

I started my journey into children’s mental health with an Early Childhood Studies Degree at the University of Warwick as a mature student around 2005.

I studied around my growing family and a family business and although it was difficult, I loved how much more of the world had opened up to me through my studies.

As many people do, I also experienced many of life’s challenges along the way, therefore understand the many complexities that children and families may encounter and face while growing up.

But I believe that life’s challenges ultimately teach us the things we need to know in order to grow into the people we are meant to be, hopefully better versions of ourselves and with the capacity to deal with the many stresses of day-to-day life. 

Since my university studies, I have volunteered and worked for Barnardos with the domestic violence team. This was an amazing experience for me as I was trained to work with people first hand and matched up the theory to some of the topics that I had been studying about for the last five years or so.

We created and delivered approximately 75 workshops to schools and organisations in one academic year for children and young people in and around Coventry. The workshops were based around preventing sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation and keeping safe online and in person. I enjoyed every minute of the process as it was so rewarding to reach out to so many children at once with vital information that could keep them safe from harm.  

As well as a trained clinical Hypnotherapist now, I have also been an NLP4Kids Practitioner for West Midlands from 2017- 2022. This is where I gained most of my present skills with working with children in therapy. The training and experience I had from this allowed me to build my specialism in providing one to one NLP coaching, therapy and hypnotherapy for children and young people and because I loved it, this is what I continued doing since 2017- 2023.

Over time however, I have adjusted the basic NLP principles to suit my own therapy style and personality, skillset and coaching methods both in my private clinic and when working in schools.

The result is that I now have a powerful six session therapy program which I have used with many children and young people in my therapy room already – and it works really well.

At Present

Although in the past I have worked with many children and adults on a one-to-one basis in my therapy room, I have now restructured my work so that I can reach more children than before. As well as blogs and other writing projects that are constantly in progress, I now offer:

One to one – face to face only for adults and children.

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Happier Me one day workshops for children and Happier Parenting half day workshops for parents. These are held both in and out of school.

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Happier Me Training for professionals who already work with, or would like to work with CYP.

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You can find a small course that will help you to overcome your challenges in the space, time and comfort of your own home.

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I feel very privileged to have trained with Dr. Richard Bandler (the man who co-created NLP), Gemma Bailey (director of NLP4Kids) and Adam Eason, (Anglo School of ….. ) With alternative therapies being often contested on their credibility, I have particularly enjoyed Adam Eason’s training due to it being evidence based in an alternative therapy industry. He is a well-respected hypnotherapist, trainer, author and lecturer at Bournemouth University. However, they are all exceptional trainers and have given me skills and the inspiration that now allow me to help others most efficiently in my therapy room and in larger groups.

These are areas I have specialised in with one-to-one clients previously:

  • Stress and Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Low Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Sexual / other Abuse
  • Study stress and pressure

Education & Qualifications to date (most recent first)

  • Meditation and Nidra Yoga Teacher 
  • Hypnotherapist (Diploma)
  • Master NLP Practitioner
  • Mindfulness Practitioner
  • Life Coaching Diploma
  • Masters in Childhood in Society (University of Warwick)
  • BA Degree in Early Childhood Studies (University of Warwick)

Memberships & Organisations

  • GHR – General Hypnotherapy Register
  • CNHC – Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • NLP – The Society of Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Former NLP4Kids Licensed Practitioner
  • DBS Certified
  • Certified in Safeguarding for children
  • Fully Insured