Welcome! My name is Louise
With over 25 years of experience of helping others to create positive change in their lives, I now focus my work in 2 directions, Life Transition Coaching and Psychotherapy. As someone who has experienced my own traumas, losses and challenges in life and found ways through training and experience to manage, refocus my life direction, open up creative channels and embrace the challenges that life has presented, it feels only natural that I walk alongside others on their personal journey, creating personal change.
Having worked in the city of London full time to fund my Counselling and Psychotherapy training, then set up my own practice as a BACP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and Life Transition Coach, the awareness of challenges both at home and in business are very present to me and I love to help people realise their potential.
So, going deeply into the heart and soul of the matter, whether the challenge is deeply personal or goal orientated, finding a way forward is always at the forefront of my work.
Although I like to be very focussed in what I see in each of my clients, I always do this with empathy and understanding, no matter what the issue.
As well as talking therapy and as my work has developed, I like to work with the body intelligence too. The mind body connection can no longer be ignored and I am inspired by medical doctors who see the link between emotion and illness. This means that I help people to park their minds for a while, to give the body an opportunity to reveal how it is doing, see the old patterns release and enable healing to take place. This helps an individual to see their truth, which is often uncomfortable but in doing so, they are able to make decisions in their lives that are truly for them. I feel the soul is integral to this.
Trauma releasing exercises, meditation, visualisation and sound therapy are powerful ways to help those who find it particularly hard to put their emotions into words. Let’s face it, we all have times when we just do not know why we are behaving in certain ways and words sometimes just do not fit. This is particularly true in trauma cases and with certain learning difficulties.
Let me walk along side you and help you find your way forward in your life so that you can heal your life and become who you really are.
I work with sound, animals, sand, art, TRE (trauma releasing exercises), meditation, visualisation as well as the Psychometric and traditional Psychotherapeutic methods. I am currently enjoying group development with sound therapy, meditation, breathing exercises and guided visualisation, dream work and finding your voice internally and externally, in order to evoke the true potential that lies within each unique person.
Recently, my husband and I have raised £12,000 for a 20 ft yurt, made by a local craftsman in Cornwall which we have now donated to CHAOS (company helping all of society) Group. A wonderful company based in Cornwall who I have been team building with a for a while now and who do some inspiring work. I now work with Chaos group and we have developed an Equine Model, inspired by LEAP and EAGALA where I have the pleasure of working with a herd of 18 horses, alongside my colleague Jess Strongman. Together we hold weekly sessions with individuals and groups for individuals and groups from all walks of life from those who work in an at risk environment to those who wish to develop themselves. The horses reflect back a behaviour pattern which can have a powerful effect on the individual, since this reflection is unique to each person. More information about the wonderful impact Chaos Group is having on society right now can be found at www.chaosgroupcornwall.co.uk
Here is a recent article showing how the mind body interventions increase resilience and therefore promotes better health.