I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and Hypnotherapist. Integrative counselling means that I am trained in the 3 main therapeutic approaches of humanistic, psychodynamic and behavioural. I prefer to work with my clients this way, rather than using a specific theory, because no two people are the same and therefore what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. With my knowledge & experience I can adapt my therapeutic approach to suit my client's needs; enabling change in the most beneficial way possible.
I have a Diploma in Weight Management and ran 2 different weight loss businesses for over 10 years, supporting my clients to lose weight through meal replacement products. I worked collaboratively with my clients to help them understand their behaviour and relationship with food, by unraveling the psychological reasons why they eat when they're not hungry. Together we worked through these issues, which enabled my clients to deal with their emotions more effectively, think more rationally around food and therefore able to manage their weight more successfully too.
I have worked as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor helping clients through the various stages of addiction from reducing, pre and post detox, abstinence and maintenance. I support my clients to work through the underlying issues surrounding their addiction, which is crucial in order for them to understand and change their behaviour and to manage a life free from addiction.
Additionally I have also worked as a volunteer Counsellor at One in Four, which offers support to adult survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence. I aim to empower my clients to work through and beyond their past experiences in order to live a more harmonious life in the present and future.
I worked at Dorset SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) as a Crisis Support Worker for 4 years. My role was to look after the clients who came in to the centre to report a rape or sexual assault, support them throughout their forensic medical examination & make onward referrals to various supporting agencies.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) (MBACP), have full professional and indemnity insurance and an up to date CRB certificate.
My Counselling and Hypnotherapy practice is in Bournemouth and within easy reach of Poole and Christchurch in Dorset too.
"A professional, experienced and highly respected Counsellor. Thank you Louise for your continued support and therapeutic guidance over the years."