Mind Matters at Southcote
Poor health can affect our mental state and our mental state can effect our health. We often overlook this fact and focus on treating our symptoms, not always taking time to consider the underlying causes.
We all feel down from time to time, we all feel stressed and overwhelmed by life's challenges. However, we do not always feel our 'needs' warrant a trip to a doctor. Yet prevention is better than cure and dealing with our 'issues' before they impact too severely on our everyday life means that we may be able to avoid more serious ill health in the future.
The team at Southcote Proactive Healthcare are very aware of the need for a balance between mind and the body and would like to introduce you to their Mind Matters team.
Re-emerging Therapies with Rachel Smith
Rachel has been a member of the team since 2009, joining us as a Sports Massage Therapist. She has since trained in life coaching and has most recently completed a Diploma in Therapeutic NLP and Hypnotherapy. Rachel works with clients helping them let go of stress, anxiety and unhelpful emotions, gaining confidence, being happy in themselves and finding life purpose. She also helps with phobias, stopping smoking and weight issues working at a deeper level exploring the motivation and challenges in resolving these issues. She runs regular workshops focusing on de-cluttering and another on exploring your dreams and aspirations with the creation of a vision collage.
Appointments at Southcote are available on Tuesdays and Fridays at a fee of £50 per session (sessions last up to 1.5 hrs.) and Rachel can be contacted on 07940 748830.Book an appointment
Or please feel free to visit the website at www.re-emerging.com
Genesis Hypnotherapy and Hypnobirthing with Paula Teakle
Paula joined the team in 2011, having completed her Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling skills in 2009. She has recently decided to devote her time and attention to working in her area of interest, fertility, pregnancy and childbirth. Hypnobirthing sessions can be attended on a one to one basis or in small groups. Paula is also happy to work with accompanied children, over the age of 8 years of age and holds a current CRB certificate. Issues such as bed wetting, exam nerves, fears and phobias can be addressed. For children under the age of 8, Paula is happy to discuss the issue with the parent and, if appropriate, a bespoke CD can be recorded for the child to listen to in the comfort and safety of their own home.
Appointments at Southcote are available on Saturdays at a fee of £50, a course of 3 hypnobirthing sessions are £120, and Paula can be contacted on 01732 875346.Book an appointment
Or please feel free to visit the website at www.genesis-hypnotherapy.com
Graham Landi Wellbeing
Graham is the newest addition to the team, having been in practice in Kent since April 2011. He is a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Coach and is a member of the International Stress Management Association. Graham works with clients suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulty and anger, as well as helping to increase confidence, improve sleep patterns, and control pain. He also runs a stop smoking programme, a weight loss/management programme and works with PTSD and phobias using a technique that is highly effective in treating trauma.
Appointments at Southcote are available on Monday afternoon from 15.00, Thursday morning, Friday, and some evenings by arrangement. The fee for each session is £50 and Graham can be contacted on 01622 202328. If you feel Graham might be able to help but want an informal chat to find out more he is more than happy for you to call him with any questions.Book an appointment
Or for more details, to learn more about Graham and read his blog visit www.grahamlandiwellbeing.co.uk
Mens Self Help
In addition, Southcote are happy to introduce Wayne Brazier, founder of the Kent and East Sussex based self help group for men. Wayne set up this group having himself experienced mental illness as a result of poor physical health. The group aims to provide support in an environment where men can talk about their current struggles and get first hand experience from a fellow sufferer whom, with the right direction, is on a positive road to recovery. Drawing on Wayne's personal experience of successful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) treatment, the group benefits from education of changing behavior,and expectations of those elements which are outside of our control, focusing on what is important and the well being of group members as an individual.
The group meets regularly at The Cygnet Hospital, Godden Green, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 0JR and there are no charges to join or attend. Plans to hold such meetings at Southcote in the near future are currently in progress. Wayne can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org and you can visit the website at www.menmatter.org.ukGet in touch