HPD, DSFH, AfSFH, MNCH (Reg), NBMP (Reg), CNHC (Reg)
Milton Keynes & Online
“When our little people are overwhelmed by big emotions it is our job to share our calm, not join their chaos” – L.R.Knost
Hello, I’m Rachel and I absolutely love this quote as it really resonates with the solution focused way I work; helping young people move towards their calmer, happier more confident future, without the need to revisit the ‘chaos’ of trauma or excessively focusing on problems.
Using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, I encourage children to focus on what can be done differently, building on their existing skills and strengths to change unwanted patterns of behaviour and create more healthy habits for life.
I work with children from 7 to young adults and am able to adapt my approach to work with those with additional needs, special educational needs, disabilities and neurodiversity. Areas I can support with include:
- Sleep issues
- Fears and phobias
- Low confidence and self esteem
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Low mood
- School anxieties
Before a young person decides if they would like to work with me, I offer a 1-hour initial consultation, either face to face in Milton Keynes or online. It’s an opportunity for you and your child to meet me, look at presenting difficulties, discuss best hopes and find out what to expect from the therapeutic process.
I’ll also include a helpful explanation of the brain (in an age-appropriate way), how it works to create the specific problems, feelings or behaviours your child is struggling with and what we can do to make a change.
This can often be a real ‘ahah’ moment for children and parents alike, as they understand why they/their child feels the way they do and how to support the process and beyond. Some parents might even feel they would like therapy and they are more than welcome to come along and have their own sessions.
I have always had a passion for working with young people and before becoming a therapist I worked with children from all age groups, including as a teacher which was such a fun and rewarding career. I am so proud to be a Youth Fairy as being able to help restore positivity, happiness and confidence in young people really is the most rewarding job in the world!
I have an up-to-date Enhanced DBS certificate and am a member of the following professional bodies:
- National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
- Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
- Complementary and National Health Council (CNHC)
- National Board of Modern Psychotherapy (NBMP)
I love learning new skills so have regular supervision and attend continual professional development courses to keep up to date. I have two grown up sons, one of whom is studying to be a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist himself and I live in Milton Keynes with my husband and two little pocket rocket Chihuahuas called Albie and Indie.
“Kids deserve the right to think they can change the world” – Lois Lowry