Therapy for Adults and Children

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, in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. I aim to ensure you or your child feel truly heard and understood, and to give you the tools to move forward in life.

Counselling and hypnotherapy are an extremely effective ways of treating a wide variety issues that many of us have to deal with every day, such as stress, anxiety and low self-esteem. They can help you to take back control, build on and strengthen your existing 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 so special? 

Within counselling I offer an integrative approach with a person-centred base. This means I can draw on many different theories and techniques of counselling in order to create a therapeutic process that fits you and your needs. 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, where 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; whilst at the same time enabling you to adjust your conscious thought patterns and resulting behaviours. This combination allows me to treat a vast range of issues including relationship issues, 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.

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 register of 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 on the the register is a demonstration of my commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and to 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 variety of childcare settings including mainstream schools, special schools, private day nurseries and after school clubs. I have also 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.

Treatments

Adults

Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Difficulties
Autistic Spectrum Disorder 
Behaviour Change
Bereavement
Blushing
Body Image
Confidence
Depression
Emotional Issues
Emotional Security
Fears
Habits
Impatience
Improve Abilities
Jealousy
Morning Sickness
Motivation
Relationship Issues
Self-Esteem
Stammering / Tics
Stop Smoking
Stress
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Weight Loss 
Virtual Gastric Band

Children  

Anxiety
Attachment Difficulties
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Bedwetting (Enuresis) 
Behaviour Problems
Bereavement
Blushing
Bullying
Concentration & Focus
Confidence
Coping with Change
Emotional Issues
Emotional Security
Fears
Fussy Eating
Habits
Improving Abilities
Improving Academic performance
Motivation
Nerves
Panic
Phobias
Preparing for your Operation
Self-Esteem
Shyness
Sleep Problems
Stress
Stammering / Tics
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Worries