Being The Best You Can Welcomes You
Your Source for Personal Growth
Edinburgh City Centre, Kirkliston and across the world by Zoom
BWRT Practioner- Clinical Hypnotherapist- Psychotherapist- Coach- Mindfulness Teacher
I am an experienced, multi-skilled therapist and have helped clients make a fast and lasting change since 2000. Do you want to find calm and lose the anxiety and stress from your life? Increase self-esteem and confidence? Do you want to lose weight or maybe freedom from phobias or addictions? Life is too short to be unhappy, unfulfilled, or unsure. By using cutting-edge psychological therapeutic tools, along with traditional practices, l will help you make those changes as quickly as possible.
For most of my life, I have lived with a chronic condition. It held me back in my younger years massively. 2000 was the year that I discovered Reiki, this was life-changing, and I became Reiki Master in 2002. I began my journey as a therapist and coach in 2005 when I trained in hypnosis and NLP with Paul McKenna and Richard Bandler. I used my newly acquired skills to make fast, lasting changes that improved my life on every level. Others saw that remarkable change and quickly asked for me to help them too. As a therapist, my journey continued with further training in hypnotherapy and Mindfulness at Central England College, BWRT with The Terence Watts BWRT Institute, and Psychotherapy at the Essex Institute. Now I have a wonderful life, seeing clients 1 to 1 in person or by video call, running groups, workshops, and retreats at home and abroad.
Book a free 30-minute consultation, and we will talk about finding a way forward, creating fast and lasting change. In as little as between 1 and 4 sessions, living a life of being the best you can, can become a reality.
You can't change the past, but it's possible to create a new and fantastic future. Using a combination of cutting-edge, proven psychological disciplines and traditional practices to get the outcome you want as quickly as possible.
Registered Brain Work Recursive Therapist
General Qualification In Hypnotherapy Practice
Certified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist
Certified Solution Focused Hypno-Psychotherapist
Certified Ericksonian Hypnotherapist
Solution Focused Counselling Skills
Certified Advanced Practioner in Hypnosis for Serious Emotional Distress
Certified Tebbetts Foundation Parts Therapy Facilitator
Certified Stress Mangement Coaching and Consultancy
Licensed NLP Practioner
Certified NLP Coach
Certified TFT Therapist - Thoughtfield Therapy
WSN Personality Profiling coaching and counselling
Ageing Un-Plugged Facilitator
Mindfulness Mediation Teacher
Reiki Master Teacher
The Terence Watts Institute of Brainwork Recursive Therapy
The General Hypnotherapy Register
The General hypnotherapy Standards Council
The National Council For Hypnotherapy
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Anxiety UK Approved Therapist
The Reiki Association
How can I help you? Below are just a few ways I can accompany you on your journey to Being The best You Can!
Lose The Stress
Stress Management Coaching
Are you experiencing stress? It is probably affecting all areas of your life, making you feel anxious, irritable. Is it affecting your work, your relationships, and your long term physical and emotional health
The body responds to danger by releasing hormones into the bloodstream, immediately giving us an edge both physically and mentally, giving us more strength and mental alertness to help us survive. In this fast-paced life we live, repeatedly, our stress buttons are pressed. Instead of escaping from a saber tooth tiger, we are stressed about important presentations, getting stuck in traffic, and meeting targets. The result is continuously having to experience feelings of danger and readiness at the expense of being calm and relaxed.
The impact that this can have on our lives can be dramatic. Stress can result in a wide range of emotional problems, including anger, anxiety, panic, obsessive thoughts, and addiction. It can also affect our physical level leading to insomnia and a poorly functioning immune system.
With a unique blend of therapy, you will immediately start to feel more confident in your ability to do whatever you desire. Tailored especially to you, enabling you to access the resources that you have within you to change the way you think about yourself in any situation, replacing fear with confidence and self-belief.
Find the calm
Stop The Anxiety
Is anxiety affecting all areas of your life? Are you avoiding doing certain things? Is it preventing you from the life you want?
Anxiety attacks can produce an unpleasant cocktail of symptoms; sweating palms, nausea, palpitations, hyperventilation, and feelings of paranoia. As specific circumstances usually trigger anxiety, many people find themselves avoiding those situations where they may experience anxiety. In itself, this can exacerbate the problem, especially if those situations involve work, travel, or socialising.
With a unique blend of therapies, you can overcome anxiety, allowing you to be more physically relaxed and mentally calmer.
Lose The Fear
Conquer The Phobias
you better Fears of heights, spiders, needles, cats, lifts, dentists, buttons, and clowns, to name, are just a few phobias that can be successfully treated.
Hypnotherapy, BWRT, TFT, and NLP bypass your conscious mind and focus on retraining your unconscious experience. In little as a single session, you can be free of the subject of your phobia, and it will no longer have that extreme and debilitating power over you. You will be left relaxed and more confident in those specific situations where they used to be anxious or panicky, leaving equipped to live to the full.
Manage The Weight
Weight Loss Coaching
Are you are fed up of yo-yo dieting,
Are you fed up of feeling deprived,
Are you fed up of feeling hungry,
Are you fed up of feeling fed up and guilty about what you eat,
Are you just plain fed up of dieting?
A unique blend of therapy will help you permanently change your relationship with food, enabling you to effortlessly lose weight and stay in control, ultimately becoming the size and shape you desire. And as part of the process, will also help you to feel physically more relaxed, mentally calmer and, so much more confident within yourself.
Enjoy what you eat and still lose weight?Eliminate food cravings?Identify food toxins?
Stop feeling guilty about what you eat?
Have control of how you feel and how you look?
Watch the inches come off without dieting?
Improve your self esteem?
Find Your Edge
Do you want the edge to be the top of your game? Whether it be in business, sport, the arts, or anything else you can be.
Do you find yourself slipping just a little too often? Are you finding yourself failing to deliver at that crucial moment, whether it be an important presentation, completion, show, or exam? Very often, when the stakes are high, we fail to deliver to our full potential.
Enhancing performance and being at the top of our game is all about a state of mind. It's about controlling our emotions, focusing on our desired outcome, and believing that we can do it. Whether it is Bill gates or Sebastian Vettel, top achievers in all fields use psychological techniques to help them perform at their best. With cutting-edge psychological techniques on a coaching framework, we can reprogram habitual patterns of behaviour, ensuring that we perform to our true potential.
Are you being the best you can?
Slowing Down The Clock
Aging unplugged is a program to help you live your life as well as possible for as long as possible. It is suited for all ages, from a young entrepreneur wanting to keep their energy levels up and stay healthy, for someone in later middle age wanting to a boost and enjoy the last few years of their career and looking forward to a long and active retirement to someone in their eighties wanting to keep the spark mentally and physical staying well and active.
The Help Center
Find Your Answers Here
Have a question? Want to know a bit more about me or how I can help you? To help you get your answers quickly, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular questions I’ve received from clients, accompanied by thorough answers. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch and I’ll be happy to assist you.
What can you help me with?
Stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, phobias, fears, addictions, weight-loss, confidence building, pain management, IBS, exam stress, building self esteem, improving your life overall.........and much more.
Transform your life and find the freedom to live being the best you can
What is the difference between therapy and coaching?
The main difference between therapy and coaching is how the work is focused. Therapy focuses on mental health and emotional healing, while life coaching focuses on setting and achieving goals moving forward to being the best you can. This does not man that they are mutually exclusive. Major life changing work benefits from being on a coaching frame work and coaching benefits greatly by the use of therapeutic interventions to breakthrough limiting beliefs.
Can I book a free consultation?
Yes you can, in fact I insist. The free session allows us to plan our way forward and ensures we re a good match. It allows you to get to know me and the way I work, establishing rapport as we start our journey together.
How many sessions will I need and how much are your fees?
For therapy you wil need between 1 and 6 sessions. With cutting edge techniques such as BWRT phobias and addictions it can be as little as a single session. Coaching tends to be between 6 and12 sessions, dependant on what you would like to achieve.
£65 per hour session
When affordability is an issue, I have a number of pro bono places available. Contact me directly for availability.
What Clients Have Said
I was suffering from crippling anxiety and it had started to affect all areas of my life. I had confided in a friend who recommended Lesley. We did it all online via Skype and by session three I felt a different person, by session six I felt ready to start living my best life. I know myself better and feel better equipped for the the good and bad times ahead.
I had been asked to appear in a large work related court case and absolutely terrified. It took just one session with Lesley to sort out my fears. Three weeks later I was on the stand for a whole day, couldn't believe it, not a problem. I would not hesitate in recommending Lesley. Cannot thank her enough.
Lesley helped me lose five stone in six months and I have kept it off. Something I wasn't expecting extra was my stress disappeared too.
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