Why I Became a Professional Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Life Coach
If I had been told when I was younger that I would become a Professional Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Life Coach as well as have my own office in Harley Street, London, I would have bet against myself because of a limited belief system.
I would have lost that bet.
I was born in Liverpool but have lived in Kent for 22 years. Having been a Police officer with the Metropolitan Police for 22+ years, I dealt with almost every type of crime you can imagine. I certainly saw the darker side of life along with the impact on its victims, both young and old.
However as my Police career developed and I became a Detective, I was aware of a feeling within me that something was missing. At the time I did not really know what this feeling was but it was constant, like a splinter that you cannot see.
Over time I came to realise that I enjoyed helping people feel safer, but my role only permitted me to help up to a certain point. I would be given fresh investigations to deal with and had to move on with my next case. I spent many moments wondering if a previous victims life had worked itself out. Had they been able to move forward and had they managed to deal with the emotional scar the incident had left?
I realised that what was missing for me was a desire to help in a different way and I wanted to do more. I finally understood that to do this and feel fulfilled, something would have to change and that change had to begin with ‘Me’. I could take my naturally caring attitude to a different level by helping people with their issues, outside of a police environment.
Having made this decision and as well as working full time, I began training to become a Counsellor. This meant I also received personal counselling as part of my Diploma which I successfully completed. Having been ‘the client’ and finally learning to know and understand myself, was truly life-changing.
Encouraged by my own personal growth I continued studying, obtained my Diploma in Professional Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis and later qualified as a Certified Life Coach.
I am also working towards a further Diploma in Psychology. I find these subjects so fascinating and interlinked, that I weave them into a very bespoke and personalised service for my clients.
What I have discovered is that the ‘game’ is not rigged and that YOU have all the possibilities and solutions within you to be the star of your own movie.
Sometimes we just need a helping hand to get there.
If you would like to work with me whether that be with Hypnotherapy, Counselling or Life Coaching or even a merger of the three, are fully committed to change, and will do what you need to do, then I would like to work with you so we form a partnership, an alliance and a team to get you where you want and should be.
I am also a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).
I also volunteer for an amazing charitable organisation based in Kent called ‘Holding On, Letting Go’. HOLG assists children aged 7-17 who have experienced bereavement.
I am fully insured and hold a current enhanced certificate with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
For further information or to discuss your needs, please email me at email@example.com or CALL NOW on 07511915580 to book a session.
It would be my absolute pleasure to help you become the best version you could possibly be.
Speak soon and best wishes
Dip.PHH, GHR(Reg), GQHP, MAPA, Dip.Couns
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