Being a parent myself, I understand how hard it can be to watch your child struggle. Anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and many more challenges, are becoming common for our children. I believe that breaking these negative patterns early on, through the use of NLP strategies, helps them build the confidence they need to thrive.
I am passionate about helping children to overcome limiting behaviour patterns, so that they will have full, happy childhoods and a positive future.
I believe that everyone has their own unique internal map of the world, and that sometimes children need help to learn effective strategies, so they can change the way they experience life.
When I had my first child, I realised I needed to understand more about how children develop and grow. I decided to do a degree in Psychological Counselling and that was the start of my journey into therapy for children. I have since become a qualified NLP Practitioner and Life Coach and have done training in hypnotherapy. I practice as a licensee for NLP4Kids and NLP4Parents. I am certified through ANLP (The Association for NLP Practitioners), I have DBS, First Aid and Safeguarding certificates.
My first experience working with children was when I was in Year 10 at school. One of my primary school teachers invited me to join as a coach in the gymnastics club she ran, teaching Year 1 and 2 children. I’ll never forget how rewarding it was to see the look on a child’s face when they did a backward roll for the first time!
When I finished school, to earn extra money while I studied, I ran a swim school for nursery aged children. The main idea was to ‘drown proof’ them and the concept was to teach them to fall into the pool, making sure their heads go under the water, and then to practice popping up and turning onto their backs so they can float (and breathe!) until someone helps them. I realise now how that exercise has similarities to NLP – teaching children a strategy, by letting them experience the water going over their heads, so that when it happens in real life they won’t panic, but will rather follow the strategy they learnt.