COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY - MARGUERITE
I love working with people and seeing positive changes in their lives and becoming a therapist fulfilled a life ambition for me.
I am passionate about the importance of mental health and wellbeing and the great outdoors can play a really important part in that, as Professor Alistair Griffiths says “simply contemplating nature helps to rest and recharge our brains”.
I have a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy from the internationally renowned UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Psychology and a Diploma in Anxiety and Stress Management and a Life Coaching Diploma. I practice cognitive behavioural approaches to therapy and Hypnotherapy , drawing upon modern psychotherapy theory and practice using a wide range of evidence based techniques to create positive change.
I am a member of The General Hypnotherapy Register and The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
I often work therapy plans for clients with stress and anxieties around being outdoors, in the garden or in nature. Guided woodland walks are a speciality of mine, working either with individual clients or with groups stopping to engage in mindful exercises and therapeutic practices around gorgeous National Trust woodland settings, walking along the river Severn or just engaging with nature in a park. Even introducing the sounds of nature into a therapy session can be a useful tool.
I live in Bridgnorth in Shropshire with my family including my much loved rescue dog, a huge Alaskan Malamute who rules the roost! Walking with him provides a daily opportunity to work on my own mental health and wellbeing.