Christine Black Anxiety Specialist and Suicide Prevention Coach
If you feel overwhelming feelings and you don't know what they are and what you can do about them then I would like to meet you. Feelings have a tendency to dictate how you behave and can dominate your thinking and ultimately affect the decisions and choices you make. In an attempt to manage these feelings you can start to do things that make you feel better in the short term however ultimately results in your going deeper and deeper into the problem
Emotional pain can be a mystery and the longer it goes on the tendency is for them to get worse rather than better if the correct approach is not taken. It can seem difficult to work out what to do and you can sometimes rely on medication to stop the painful feelings.
The effects of this emotional pain can result in indulging in things to make you feel better. Things like drinking too much, smoking, drugs, over/under eating as well as relying on prescribed medication to maintain the status quo. You can then begin to notice the effects of this behaviour, for example, being overweight, not being able to get to work on time due to having a hangover. The focus then becomes these issues rather than the underlying emotion.
If there is something that is causing us emotional pain then we can start avoiding situations that create the feelings inside us. Again this is all short term relief quickly followed by the realisation that things are not the way we want them to be and a sense of hopelessness as to what to do to change things can set in.
When things get overwhelming the feelings can intensify making everything seem hopeless and undoubtedly a visit to the doctor is certainly recommended. However if you find that thoughts of suicide creep in then it is essential to do something about that. To help with suicidal thoughts it is essential to deal with the emotional pain underlying the thoughts. I can help with that as well as your doctor.
My job would be to help you change your feelings, increase your capacity to deal with the feelings and lead you towards moving on from this situation with the focus being on your safety and change work.
I provide group training for suicide alertness and intervention as well as training for therapists on recovery and growth work. I also see clients on an individual basis to create lasting change through using a variety of techniques to create change in the shortest period of time and underpinning this with a focus on safety and increasing self reliance.
Feelings can be overwhelming so whatever you situation is I would like to help to take the mystery and power away from the feelings and quite literally bring them down to size to allow you to live the life you want.
I have a wide variety of tools at my disposal and your unique experiences will dictate which ones are used. What I can tell you is that you don't need to be putting up with life the way it is.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been helping people feel better about themselves for a long time! I qualified as a sick children's nurse in 1983 and general nurse in 1985. I am a qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner and Thought Field Therapist. I am constantly learning new ways to help change happen and happen fast. I have a particular interest in suicide prevention and am a safeTALK and ASIST trainer as well as a trainer for therapists on suicide2hope recovery and growth work. I see clients on a one to one basis to help them through periods of overwhelm with or without suicidal thoughts.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- 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
- Sex addiction *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* 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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
I deal with people who have/had suicidal thoughts and behaviours as well as people who have overwhelming feelings.
Photos & videos
Fees available on request dependent upon the location.
I am based in Bushey, Hertfordshire and I practise and own The Changing Room therapy centre in the High Street. There is a free car park for two hours across the road in Kemp Place.
I also work online with clients.
Type of session
I am available with mutual agreement weekdays or weekends or evening. I also see clients in person and also online.