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Welcome to New Steps Therapy
The fact that you are here probably means that you want to make a positive change in your life or the life of your child. Finding the right therapist, with the right approach is key to making that change happen. This is why I will do all I can to help you or your child understand the challenges you face and help you to overcome them. I do this in a confidential, non-judgemental environment and aim to ensure you or your child feel truly heard and understood, whilst giving you the tools to move forward in life.
Counselling and hypnotherapy are extremely effective ways of treating a wide variety issues that many of us have to deal with, such as stress, anxiety and low self-esteem. Together, we can work to help you take back control, build and strengthen your inner resources and learn effective coping strategies.
Why Choose Me?
One quick browse on Google and you will see pages and pages of counsellors and hypnotherapists based in Cardiff, so what makes me right for you?
Within counselling I am able to create a therapeutic process that specifically fits you and your needs. This is because I work using an integrative approach with a person-centred base. So what does that mean? Well, it means I can draw on many different theories and techniques of counselling, carefully selecting and using the right ones for you. It also means that the therapy is a process in which you lead and I follow. We will only ever look at dealing with the emotions or issues that you are ready and comfortable to address. I offer a safe, supportive, understanding ear within a confidential environment. I will take your feelings seriously, listen without passing judgement and help you find your own way forward.
Within hypnotherapy, I combine hypnosis with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques in order to offer you or your child a thorough and well-rounded form of treatment. CBT is a mode of therapy that focuses on changing negative thought patterns in order to eliminate unwanted behaviours.
This natural and effective combination allows your issues to be addressed at the unconscious level, identifying and solving the cause and so relieving the symptoms. At the same time, it enables you to adjust your conscious thought patterns and resulting behaviours. This combination makes it possible to treat a wide range of issues including relationship problems, panic attacks and phobias in anyone aged 5 and over.
I provide a friendly, caring, confidential service in a relaxed environment to help you overcome the issues that are standing in your way. I can help you or your child get rid of negative emotions, behaviours, habits and thought patterns in a gentle, enjoyable and long-lasting way.
Ethics and Safety
I am fully accredited to The National Hypnotherapy Society and as such I adhere to strict codes of ethics and professional conduct. This accrediting body is recognised by the NHS as a place to find safe and regulated therapists. I am also on a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. The Professional Standards Authority is an independent body which is accountable to Parliament and is responsible for overseeing the UK's nine health and social care regulatory bodies including the General Medical Council. The Accredited Register scheme (AVR) was set up by the Department of Health to ensure that the public are able to choose safe, ethical and competent professionals for their health and social care needs. My accreditation within an organisation that is on the the register is a demonstration of my commitment to high professional standards, enhancing safety and delivering the best possible service.
To find out more about how the AVR scheme ensures you are treated by a safe and ethical therapist, watch this video:
Why Bring Your Child To Me?
I specialise in treating children and adolescents through hypnotherapy. My particular fields of expertise are anxiety related issues including panic attacks, phobias, stress, exam nerves and habits as well as improving self-esteem and confidence.
I have spent a number of years working with young children in a number of childcare settings including mainstream schools, special schools, private day nurseries and after school clubs. I have completed a three year Masters degree in Play Therapy which has included extensive clinical training within a school setting. I am now in a position to combine my hypnotherapy, paediatric therapy and childcare skill sets to help children of all ages.
For your peace of mind I hold an Enhanced DBS check.
Contact Me Now....
Please feel free to contact me for a no obligation, confidential, chat about how we can work together in helping you or your child to achieve their goals.