Hi, I’m Carol Hickson, a therapist specialising in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT also, known as Tapping), Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Mindfulness and Reiki. I am a former teacher and have 20 years’ experience of pastoral work in educational settings.
Traditional therapy often involves a great deal of talking but there can seem to be little support between sessions for clients. According to some clients, it can sometimes seem as though you spend a few days recovering emotionally from a session and then by the time you go to your next one the sticking plaster is pulled off again and you are back to raw emotion. It is my responsibility as a therapist not to repeatedly open a Pandora’s box of anxieties and so from our first session I want you to understand exactly what is happening, in both mind and body, when you are emotionally off balance. I will also work with you to develop a tool box of useful techniques which you will use with me and independently to make you more proactive and less reactive to your emotions.
If possible I also, aim to get to the root of your problems because I am not a fixer upper; there is no point in papering over cracks. For example, I can help you to lose weight but, if we don’t get to the bottom of why you overeat your weight will simply yo-yo whenever you are feeling low. If you have a problem in the foundations of your house you don’t start working on the roof; the issues we deal with are the same. If we locate and address the root problem the symptom will diminish or often disappear. Consider issues like insomnia, low self-esteem, fear, phobia, guilt, self-sabotage etc.; they are all symptoms of deeper problems. Find the roots, deal with them and you can then begin to dismantle the problem.
If you are ready I hope that now is the time that you choose to ‘Let Go Be Happy’.
My qualifications include:
- B.A. (Hons) Education First Class.
- P.G.C.E Secondary Languages.
- Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner Level 1 & 2.
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with the Manchester College of Coaching and Hypnotherapy.
- Certificate in Life Coaching.
- Mindfulness Teacher.
- Reiki 2nd degree in the Usui System of Natural Healing.
- Fully supervised and insured.
- A member of Aamet International (The Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques) .
- Registered with the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register).
- Enhanced DBS checked.