Do you feel as if you're stuck in a cycle of repeating the same behaviours and feeling the same negative feelings on a regular basis? Struggling with anxiety, depression or perhaps finding it hard to cope with loss or changes in your life ?
It can feel like being stuck on a bus that keeps travelling the same route day in day out, month after month and year after year. You always know where you'll end up !
Your subconscious mind is a very powerful thing and although it may not feel like it, at some point in the past, you will have learnt to behave or react in a certain way in order to protect yourself. The only problem is that what starts as a short term solution can end up being an unwanted pattern of behaviour.
The good news is it doesn't have to be that way. It is possible to 'Get off the Bus' and make positive, lasting changes, and you can start TODAY!
I'm Liz Barrett and at Off The Bus Therapy I work with individuals who perhaps like you, are struggling to cope with, for example, anxiety, depression, self- defeating behaviours and a sense of being out of balance; individuals who know things could be better, but don't know where to start.
Together, it's possible to work through your difficulties to enable you to make positive changes so that you can feel more settled, secure and with a clearer sense of direction and control over your life.
My approach has been fine tuned over many years and as everyone is unique, I make use of different approaches depending on your needs and situation.
Hypnotherapy can be extremely useful on it's own, but when combined with other approaches the results can be further accelerated and more profound. So in addition to hypnotherapy I also offer the following:
- Psychotherapeutic counselling
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or tapping therapy)
- Relaxation Therapy
- Human Needs Psychology
During an initial consultation, we will look at your specific circumstances and agree which approach or combination of approaches would be most suited to you.
After the initial session, there is no minimum requirement for sessions. I may make a recommendation, but it's entirely up to you. You will know if you want or need to have further sessions and we would review at regular intervals. At the very least, my aim is to get you off that bus and back in control of your life as soon as possible.
Prior to working as a therapist, I originally trained and worked as a mental health nurse for many years, gaining a broad experience across the spectrum of mental/ emotional health issues, working with children, adults and the elderly. Of course, no one is immune to life's difficulties and my own journey has had it's share of ups and downs which I believe has given me a sensitivity to the difficulties of others and enabled me to have a more balanced perspective on the problems people face, both professionally and personally.
I will take time to learn about you and gain an understanding of your experiences and where you are today, providing a safe, confidential space for you to express yourself and just 'be you' . By working together to look at where you are now, we can then continue that work to get you to where you'd like to be !
If you're not sure if this is for you, or if you have any questions at all, then please do ring for a no obligation chat or contact me via email.
Further information is available on my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
Hypnotherapy Diploma Dip. Hyp.CS, MHS
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Dip. PC, MCS (accr)
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Adv. Dip. PC, MCS (accr)
Registered Mental Nurse RMN
Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner's certificate
Adult and Further Education Teaching Certificate
Certificate in Life Coaching
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Initial Consultation 90 mins £65
Subsequent sessions 60 mins £50
Optional extended sessions 90 minutes £75
Please see my website for details of fees and flexible options.
Payment may be made either in cash or by cheque at the time of your appointment.
Alternatively, you may wish to arrange payment by bank transfer in advance of your appointment.
Please give at least 24 hours notice of cancellation to avoid paying for the missed session
(With the exception of emergencies and sudden illness).
In addition to the conditions listed, I specialise in working with clients who wish to make significant life changes. This may include working on one or more of the listed conditions in addition to a 'whole of life' overhaul.
- Also registered with Counselling Directory
Monday to Wednesday 10.00am to 8.00pm Thursday - by arrangement