STRESS & ANXIETY – OVERWHELMED ?
Who would you be without Anxiety?
What I do
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a modern approach based on the findings from Neuroscience, using the principles from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, Gestalt, Hypnotherapy & Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Based on a genuine evidenced approach, I do not advocate one single method as the answer to life’s problems, instead these methods are blended into the approach that is best suited to meet your needs – I do not treat the label, I work with you to explore and create the solution that is specific to your problem and how you ‘do it’.
Applied Movement Desensitisation and Reconsolidation (AMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
As well as not advocating one simple method, I also offer ‘outdoor therapy’ if you like the sound of taking therapy outside then I utilise my unique ‘Natures Prescription’.
Who I work with
I help people to overcome symptoms of trauma, anxiety, leave panic attacks behind, recovery from burnout & stress. I work with individuals & teams to make positive, effective changes so they can feel confident in all areas of their life & move from merely surviving too thriving.
Over the years I’ve known how painful & amazing life’s journey can be. From significant emotional events & trauma, juggling a challenging career in the Emergency Services for almost three decades along with a family.
Pressure to succeed across all areas of life & a brain which never switched off, to overcoming symptoms of PTSD & all that brings. All being part of the journey of life’s rich tapestry.
Remember ‘a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step’ (Lao Tsu)
I am a trauma informed Therapist and Coach – I know just how painful life can feel, I’ve walked my own healing path.
Having made this journey to become a Therapist I pride myself with being a qualified and insured Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Coach, gaining the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) with the respected Quest Institute at Regents University, having been trained by the founder, Trevor Silvester.
The HPD is one of the few Hypnotherapy qualifications externally validated by the NCFE in the UK. I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulator for complementary therapies.
I am a plain speaking and down to earth professional with extensive life experience. I am empathetic, understanding and I tailor all of my therapy and coaching to you.
If you need some help and are struggling with a mental health problem, I highly recommend you contact Sharon. I had previously sought help from my local Mental Health Team, GP, Charities and Helplines, nothing helped or worked until I luckily found Sharon.
I went from being crippled with anxiety and not being able to leave my home to being able to walk my son to school.
Having never tried counselling or any kind of therapy before I wish I’d been open to trying something different sooner as I feel like it’s helped me unlock some of my potential at work and made me happier at home too. I have already recommended Sharon to several colleagues.
I worked with sharon over a number of months through her tailored ‘Helping You Find Your Balance’ programme, whilst I knew I had signed up for therapy it certainly didn’t feel like any traditional sitting and talking type sessions – working with Sharon was relaxed, fun and she had no hesitation in calling me out on any bullshit!
More about Cognitive Hypnotherapy and how it works
In September 2015 the pilot study was published in the Mental Health Review Journal. It recorded that, using 118 cases measuring the effectiveness of cognitive hypnotherapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety, 71% considered themselves recovered after an average of 4 sessions.
This compared to an average of 42% for other approaches using the same measures (like CBT).
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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A Edison.
I have been working with people for all of my adult life, long before entering the field of Therapy. I have an IMPRESSIVE track record in the Emergency Services – on the Front line as well as a Trainer, Coach and Mentor with vast MENTAL HEALTH and Early Intervention experience extending 30 years.
I have designed and delivered INSPIRATIONAL workshops for both public and private sector organisations in areas such as Trauma, Resilience, Personal Development and Wellbeing.
I love what I do, I am continually moved and honoured to be sharing my clients journeys as their Therapist.
Having experienced situations that most of us might hope we never have to encounter and learning all about my own resilience and personal self care, I have assisted many others with strategies and interventions to reduce the effects and to heal from TRAUMA and STRESS.
Real Results Delivered In My Unique Style
I like to consider myself as your outside perspective; I am a creative thinker and I run my therapy & coaching business very differently to most. I love seeing the lightbulb go off when my clients understand the ideas I give them. Even more so when they implement those ideas and see instant results in their life.
You need an authentic and down to earth therapist to shake things up – someone who’ll challenge you, push you, encourage you to take those strides outside your comfort zone. Someone who has walked in your shoes. That will be me.
I’ll be your accountability partner. A critical colleague. An authentic therapist. Someone who tells you what you NEED to hear, not what you WANT to hear.
It will be team work, I may stretch you but at that the same time give you the space and confidence that you need to embed and see the change.
It may be hard work – but I won’t ever let you feel like giving up – I will only encourage you to stick with it, and you’ll soon notice the change. Little things at first!
Then that change gains momentum, and big improvements kick in.
You will eventually understand what it’s like when I describe ‘Losing the Body Armour & More’ – being that new version of you.
Oh and I am fully Insured & Enhanced DBS checked.