Hi, I'm Kirsty
I’m so happy that you are here reading this – why? Because it means you already have the courage within you to do something about your situation.
Feelings about narcissistic abuse and trauma
If you are feeling worthless, ashamed, embarrassed, guilty or even stupid. You are in the right place.
If you feel ill thinking about it, or maybe you feel so ill most of the time it’s hard to remember what it would feel like to be normal - you are in the right place.
Why should you listen to me?
Allow me to explain my story, because at pretty much every age group until now, I’ve been bullied, attacked, verbally abused and taken advantage of. Just for being me.
I have found strength, courage and an ability to move forward from these people, places, events and experiences with kindness towards myself, a deep understanding of whom it caused me to become, and how I used years of accumulated trauma to ensure this never happens again in my future.
Trauma can break you, but it doesn’t have to. I Promise
I Do Know What You mean
I hear so many people say "Do you know what I mean?" when they are explaining their story. I can honestly say I do get you. When you feel so low you don't know how to get out of that dark space you somehow ended up in; When the thought of walking into a public place is enough to make your heart race and vision blur; Waking up in the middle of the night from a horrifying recount of something terrible. I do know what you mean when asking for help is 'Not the done thing'
Layer upon layer, from multiple sources, I have felt the hand of verbal, mental and physical abuse from people that are supposed to care. It was a cycle of building me up just to break me down again. I used to self-harm in those days and this lead me to my very darkest, to the point I was suicidal. I remember vividly, sitting on the floor of my bedroom, rocking in tears thinking this is not how life is supposed to be. What had I done to deserve this, I must have done something because no one else was being treated this way, and I took a shed load of pills.
What This Has Taught Me
There are many ways to help others and yourself in times that test us. But most importantly we must want that help, and we can help ourselves when we are ready.
Being able to rely on your own skills and knowledge to be able to break the spell that these sorts of conditions can have us under is so exhilarating.
Multiple therapies can help you grow, and take on the obstacles in the road.
You are strong enough to move on past them.
I use a combination of hypnotherapy, EMDR, BLAST Technique, NLP, and energy modalities. It is a combination of science and integrative therapies that will make a difference for you.
Trauma is a full-body - whole-person experience. Trauma affects your mind, body and spirit. We must work with all of you to feel better
What I Did
I was stuck. Trapped inside my body.
I didn’t know what I needed to do, and I didn’t know how I needed to do that thing.
I knew I wanted something different, but what that was, was anyone’s guess.
I needed help. So I went to see a Hypnotherapist and started to experiment with alternative therapies and that’s when it all changed. My perspective changed, my perception of my situation changed, and my eyes opened to the choices available to me.
I could see my potential, and I could see how I could unlock it. I could see how I could begin to repair, and heal.
Are We Right For Each Other?
I won't be right for everyone, and that is OK, because when we are right for each other we can make those powerful lasting changes.
I work with you. We work together and I tailor your sessions to you.
Everything is bespoke; there is no blanket approach, because you are not the same as anyone else.
We focus on working towards a solution to your problem.
Check out my Services of some of the more common things Hypnotherapy can help you with.
Why not book a free consultation?
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist, (HPD, Dip.Hyp.) and Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP). I have completed training in EMDR, BLAST Technique, Psychobiology of chronic pain, Knietic Shift and various other energy modalities.
I trained with Adam Eason at the Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis on the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma course to achieve the HPD qualification. This qualification is nationally recognised and is accredited by the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) and NCFE.
I am also a certified Fertility2Birth Hypnobirthing Practitioner, although I do not currently practice this, I can recommend the Birth Pod for all things pregnancy and birth-related
I am registered with the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH). I also adhere to their guidelines for supervision and training and also run the practice in line with their strict code of ethics.
When I am not working in my homely therapy room, you can find me attempting to keep up with my young family, secretly obsessing over cookery books, or dancing in the living room.