I became a therapist around the age of 36 after having already had 2 previous careers: one as an employee in a corporate environment, and the other as a teacher and lecturer of Spanish and German. I also think being a mother is also a qualification without which it would be less natural to work with couples, kids, and families.
I trained for 3 years in therapy at a private school in Essex called SACH School of Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapy). The training was profoundly life changing. Not only did it provide tools, in multiple models of counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, it also provided profound personal awakening and insight into my own life.
Since then I've been in practice as a professional therapist and, because of my teaching background, also trainer of my colleagues, workshop creator and director, public speaker, and writer. You'll find more about me on the following sites: www.theopenmindtherapist.com, www.openmindtherapy.co.uk, www.clearfearnow.com, www.jenny-lynn.co.uk. `
I am a fellow of the National Council of Psychotherapists
Member of the Hypnotherapy Association
Senior Qualified Practitioner of the Hypnotherapy Register
I discovered how to work with CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) early in my career and went on to train my colleagues and GPs in what I had discovered. You'll find more about my work on http://theopenmindtherapist.com/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-training-package.html which is designed for my colleagues, but some clients have bought it and shared it with their therapists to help them recover.
I offer public talks in CFS and the journey I made in realising what is happening.
I also work with those who are in spiritual crisis: people who are experiencing a seismic shift in their awakening and who simply need someone who may have trodden the path ahead of them to help them on their way. This usually comes about through trauma of some sort or another: A divorce, a loss, job or career change. Basically, an event that causes you to question what you thought was true. This journey leads those that are seeking into their own hearts, beyond the fears and trials of life, and into an initiated and stable core where you are in charge of what happens to you. This transitional phase in those who are awakening is a pleasure for me to work with.
My approach to therapy is eclectic, integrative and transpersonal. What that means in a nutshell is that I bring myself and my experience into the therapy room and do not chain myself to models and approaches that may not suit you. I can attune myself to what it is you are seeking and draw upon the wisdom of training, personal experience and learning that your situation requires. I do not leave uncomfortable silences, or expect you to answer all your own questions, or offer banalities or platitudes that sound like therapy speak at its worst. I am a real person and I bring my full self to our sessions so that you get a really genuine reflection of where your issues really are.
I prefer to work in 2 hours slots as my approach is designed for people who are proactive and motivated to find their solutions. This is reflected in the investment you make. Therapy duration tends to be relatively brief and we are focussed on helping you find your peace of mind and equilibrium.
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
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Please call me on 07773 919071 to discuss your aspirations or needs and we can discuss a price from there. There is no obligation. I offer an initial telephone discussion completely free of charge so that you can be sure that you are working with the right person for you. If you decide to book in, we can work in person, or on skype very effectively.