Many psychotherapists come into
the profession after pursuing careers in other
areas, and all of us will have received our own
counselling or psychotherapy as part of our overall
training and personal development.
My own route began in busy NHS dentistry practices
in the 1990s, where little time was available to
help relax anyone extremely nervous of treatment,
and so I decided to research what else might help my
patients quickly and effectively.
If you look at the qualifications section, you’ll
see that there are some hypnosis ones there. Through
gaining my qualifications in clinical hypnosis, I
learned new, conversational ways of helping others
to overcome their anxieties. I also learned so much
more about how the mind and the body are
This interconnection of our systems is also a theme
which runs through any resources you might choose to
look at. Therefore you will find on this site, links
to other places of interest, and self-help in areas
such as meditation and breathing.
Discovering that positive changes in people can take
place rapidly, and, more importantly, stay changed,
even when there have been complex issues, was the
impetus to continue psychotherapy training. Learning
is lifelong, and we all influence one another,
whether we know it consciously or not. What we
choose to learn is up to us.