A journey of recovery and fulfilment
DEPENDING ON THE ISSUES YOU WISH TO ADDRESS
I OFFER MY SUPPORT IN
DISCOVERING NEW PERSPECTIVES & EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS
adjustING TO LOSS OR LIMITATION
LEARNING TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT FEELINGS & EMOTIONS
FINDing MORE CLARITY & PURPOSE IN LIFE
Developing more SELF-confidence & SELF-esteem
EXPRESSing YOURSELF WITH MORE EASE & enriching your relationships
FEELing MORE PEACEFUL, RELAXED & connected
EMPOWERing YOU through…
a nurturing RELATIONSHIP
COUNSELlING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
Being listened to with warmth, compassion, empathy and acceptance allows you to explore and understand your issues more deeply.
You will be offered a safe space to overcome difficulties, release difficult feelings and memories, come to terms with loss and limitation, find new perspectives and arrive at effective solutions to life's challenges.
The support and insight gained brings considerable relief and empowers positive transformation enabling you to live in a more fulfilling way.
My sensitivity to your individual needs from therapy enables you to get to the roots of your issues at your own pace, secure in the knowledge that you are in very capable hands.
60 MINS SESSION £55/60 (day/eve)
States OF RELAXATION
Hypnosis is a state of gentle relaxation. In this peaceful state of awareness unresolved feelings and experiences from the past can be acknowledged and transformed.
This approach is especially effective to overcome phobias, ease many physical symptoms, manage stress & anxiety, stop smoking, build confidence and control weight.
In a uniquely crafted inner journey hypnotherapy can also be used to heal your Inner Child and harness your inner wisdom and creative imagination.
Hypnotherapy can speed up the progress of therapy by reaching parts of us that are resistant to change. When focusing on specific issues that clients find particularly difficult to resolve it can complement and enhance other therapeutic approaches.
75 MINS SESSION £65
Exploring our language and style of communication is a powerful and effective way to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our relationships with others.
A lot of the stress, conflict and confusion in our lives can be the result of the way we communicate with others. Changing the way we communicate is a very effective way of resolving these issues.
Communicating our feelings and needs more effectively is more likely to receive a positive response.
Emotional coaching sessions draw on Counselling, Compassionate Communication methods and sometimes Hypnotherapy to help to transform stress and conflict into opportunities for greater understanding, growth and satisfaction.
60 MINS SESSION £55/60 (day/eve)
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH SHaped to your Needs Or A DisTINCT WAY OF WORKING FOcusing on a specific ISSUE
ABOUT mary wilkinson
Safe & Capable
With 40 years of learning within the human potential movement and 25 years of professional practice you can be sure that you are in safe and capable hands. My natural empathy and non-judgemental attitude fosters your trust in the process of therapy enabling you to work deeply and effectively.
Creative & Effective
I draw upon a versatile range of training and approaches - knowing what tools to use when. My unique blend of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy formed over many years practice enables me to shape the therapy to suit the individual resulting in many grateful clients.
Intuitive & Experienced
I am naturally intuitive, sensitive to your feeling states and respectful of your readiness to open up. I remain alert to your self-defeating thoughts and will guide you towards greater self-acceptance and self-compassion. This facilitates an increased well-being, relaxation and peace of mind.
From 1975 after graduating in French, I pursued a lifelong interest in many fields of personal and spiritual development, meditation, dream work, creative self-expression, the intuitive mind, various psychological therapies. My main involvement was 12 years intensive participation and learning in Bioenergetics Body Oriented psychotherapy -individual and group work couple therapy.
ETHICAL & Professional
My training assures high professional standards.
1988-91 Three year postgraduate level training in Counselling - Cert. Cambridge University, equivalent to modern day diplomas.
1991-2 Two terms advanced counselling course focusing on short-term therapy techniques
1993-4 One year training in the Supervision of Counselling - Cert. Cambridge University
1995-6 Advanced Hypnotherapy and Hypnohealing Cert. Atkinson Ball College
BACP Senior Accredited and registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist. (Accredited by The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy since 1997)
Further training in a range of short-term therapy techniques and Stress Management
supporting your well-being
Over the last 27 years I have assisted clients with a range of needs and issues as listed below. I work with the whole person to clarify the causes of distress and improve well-being.
Emotional and Relationship Issues
Depression and Loss of Direction
Life Crises - Bereavement, Separation, Divorce
Work Issues - Harassment, Bullying, Redundancy
Unresolved Issues from the Past
Emotional, Physical or Sexual Abuse
General Stress and Trauma
Lack of Confidence, Low Self-Esteem
Problems with Self-Expression and Self-Assertion
Habits and Addictions
Fears and Phobias
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Stress Induced Illness
Psychosomatic Ailments Mind-Body Healing
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FINDING THE RIGHT THERAPY FOR YOU
Therapy begins with an initial one-hour consultation. This is an opportunity for you to get a better sense of the different kind of approaches I offer and how we might work together.
In these consultations I will invite you to share a little bit about the themes, issues and life events that bring you to therapy. This initial conversation helps me ensure that you really find what you are looking for.
HOW LONG IS THE JOURNEY?
Needs vary according to the severity of problems - past and present. You may benefit from a short course of sessions over a period of weeks or months. Longer term therapy is recommended if you have serious longstanding or multiple problems or are seeking therapy for personal growth. It is also supportive to therapists and those working in the caring professions.
Appointments are available in leighton buzzard, bedfordshire
Please email me your contact details and message to: firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the enquiry form below.
Telephone 01525 851961 (If you leave a phone message please also send an email if at all possible)