About SCT Therapy
Therapy in the form of Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Therapies, NLP and coaching and counselling can treat a wide range of symptoms, difficulties and problems. Therapy treatment is adapted to you as an individual and can be long or short-term depending on your needs. We will collaborate together to create a therapeutic plan that works best for you to achieve your goal.
Around seven years ago I received EMDR therapy treatment to overcome significant and adverse difficulties and experiences. Not only was this treatment hugely successful for me at that time, helping me to overcome the emotional distress, but it has also helped me to better deal with the continual challenges faced in my life.
A friend of mine was suffering considerable difficulties in her life and I really wanted to help her, just as I'd been helped.
This is when I was inspired to change careers and I went on to train in Professional Hypnotherapy, mindfulness, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), EMDR (eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing) therapy, EMDR Flash Technique and IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy), life coaching and more recently moving into counselling and Mental Health First Aid.
I worked harder than ever before, travelling to Sheffield, London, Leicester and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as in my birth place of Newcastle, to ensure I was trained by the best. This was an exciting and rewarding career move and one I’ve never regretted. I can honestly say that I have never enjoyed work as much as I do now.
Not only am I living proof of how these therapies can be successful, I also have the immense pleasure and satisfaction of providing the appropriate therapeutic intervention to help others in overcoming their problems and improving their lives.
Qualifications & Professional Membership
I am qualified as a Professional Hypnotherapist (DPH), covering a wide range of issues, as well as a stress management (CertSMC) and weight management (CertWMS) consultant and a smoking cessation specialist (CertSCS). I am trained in NLP (DNLP). I am qualified/trained as:
EMDR practitioner, including EMDR Flash Technique
IEMT – Integral Eye Movement Therapist
Mental Health First Aider
I am a member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC), IEMT Association and First Person Plural (trauma-informed services and complex dissociation). I am also a student member of National Counselling Society and have recently completed a Level 3 in Counselling Skills, which complements my practice.
In the mental health profession, good therapeutic practice recommends the regular supervision of all caseload on a regular basis. This ensures the client's and the therapist’s safety. The supervisor ensures the therapist maintains recognised professional standards and works within their scope of practice.
At SCT Therapy, I receive monthly supervision with an approved supervisor with the National Hypnotherapy Society. Further information can be provided on request.