I am a fully qualified and insured Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Hypnotherapist.
I work differently to a lot of therapists in this field. My combination of skills and professional and life experience means that I can provide a safe, non-judgemental environment for you to tackle any issue that has been holding you back. Nothing is too small or too big – if it’s bothering you then it’s worth the investment of time and money to get over it.
Hazel has a very open and welcoming way about her which makes her very easy to talk to. She gives great advice and the personal recordings she has made me are very inspiring and relaxing to listen to.
Hazel has really helped me to overcome some lifelong challenges which I thought would be with me forever, and now I feel like they were never there in the first place which is amazing to me! I would highly recommend her as a therapist!! Thank you, Hazel,
My support is second to none and my clients appreciate it.
I go over and above what you may expect to give you an exceptionally personal and supportive service.
You have access to me in between sessions by text, email or laser coaching calls; you’ll be given written and recorded instructions for any techniques we use, and I will record a powerful hypnotic recording especially for you, to strengthen the changes you make.
Hazel was there for me every step of the way. She was totally committed, and her enthusiasm and focus was infectious, encouraging me to stick with the programme. I remember when on holiday I texted her for advice and she was there for me, texting tips, contacting me the following day to see how things went. That’s typical of Hazel, always going the extra mile to help. At the risk of sounding dramatic, she really has been one of the most influential people in my life in the past few years.
Relevant Professional Qualifications:
- Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Wellbeing – Herriot Watt University
- NLP Master Practitioner – Quest Institute
- Diploma in Personal Transformational Coaching – Animas Institute
- Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy – Quest Institute
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma – National Council of Hypnotherapy
- Certificate CBT – Centre for Excellence
My journey to becoming a Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Hypnotherapist has been a long one. I’ve had multiple careers, the first as a paralegal for a criminal lawyer in Newport, Wales – a job I was far too immature for, but I bumbled my way through until I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse. I spent many years nursing in high care areas all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Africa, Australia and Nepal. I then married and accompanied my husband to Beirut to set up his business and I taught English as a Foreign language for the British Council, not being able to nurse due to my lack of Beiruti Arabic.
On my return to the UK I became interested in risk management and spent a year as a Risk Manager at Kingston Hospital which led to me becoming a Health and Safety Inspector, specialising in helping organisations to manage stress in their employees. A construction consultancy approached me to set up a Health and Wellbeing team for their global operations and that was the start of my six and a half years as a Director in the Corporate Sector.
That’s the factual stuff.
The reasons for becoming a therapist are much more personal. During my time in the corporate sector I had unhappy life events which, combined with work stress, came together to create the perfect storm and changed my life.
The crunch point came in the middle of a very ordinary workday. I had made a simple mistake that shouldn’t have phased me at all; but it did. I found myself in the ladies, crying, shaking, heart pounding, sweating, thoughts racing. I was very scared – I didn’t know what was happening. I thought I was losing my mind. I wasn’t. I was having my first panic attack because my anxiety and stress levels had gone through the roof.
The stress had been creeping up for some time, but I’d ignored it and thought I was coping, but deep down I knew things weren’t right. I’d lost my joy, felt fearful most of the time, sick, sometimes quite dreamy and detached. I thought there was something wrong with me or that I simply didn’t have the capacity to be happy. I was nervous all the time, worrying about anything and everything. I tried to control people and things too much because that made me feel more secure, but it caused problems in my relationships.
The day of my breakdown frightened me into action because I knew I couldn’t go on as I was. I’d hit the wall.
It was really hard to admit to myself and others that I wasn’t coping, but I really had no choice.
My GP was sympathetic but could only prescribe CBT and medication, both of which were of limited help to me.
I had to do something different
So, I decided to help myself, to take control. I developed my expertise of anxiety, stress, depression, overwhelm and burn out. I became a life coach. I’ve studied Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, StressManagement, Anxiety Reduction, Mindfulness, Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Neurolinguistic Programming and much more with recognised institutions, devoured the research and the received wisdom on the subject.
And I reflected on my life experiences and what I could learn from them and how I could use them to help others so that’s why I became a Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and a hypnotherapist. To acquire a broad range of skills I could use to help people with a variety of issues.
Today I’m more resilient, relaxed and confident than I ever was. I have my toolkit of techniques for when life throws up challenges, which it inevitably will, which means I cope so much better.
And my passion is to pass on this knowledge and life experience so that you can benefit from it too, to deal whatever it is that is holding you back.
There’ll always be problems you need to overcome, things that make you wobble. But you can get better at coping so that you can get on with your life, just like I did.
I also love to help people stop smoking – want to know why?
So, I know how hard it can be to stop smoking, as a previous 20-30 a day person, and how the smell, the cost, the inconvenience and the poor self-image can just get to you and you just feel you have to stop. But that’s not why I stopped.
You see my family have poor lungs – seems to be an inborn design fault. My mother had asthma, three sisters had asthma and I began to get asthma too. So, I decided enough was enough I had to stop smoking. The tobacco companies had had enough from me in terms of money, they weren’t going to take my lungs too. And I did it and I felt so free. It was great. No more scratching about for cigarettes or worrying about running out or not having a light. And the craving, I do not miss the craving.
I was lucky
I managed to stop smoking before it damaged my health. My father and two of my sisters weren’t so lucky. They all died years earlier than they should from smoking related heart and lung disease. And I miss them.
The only help they were ever given to stop smoking was being told they needed to stop and left to get on with it, and they struggled. Needlessly. They didn’t have the support they needed to stop smoking at that time, the support I would like to offer to you so that you can be free of smoking, forever.
Whatever your reason to stop smoking whether it’s the money, the smell, for your health or simply to be free and in control then please do it.
You may think of smoking as your friend or companion right now but it’s not. It’s damaging and insidious and you deserve to be free of it.
I guarantee, you’ll never regret it.
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