I am passionate about helping parents to overcome Childbirth Trauma, Postnatal Anxiety and Postnatal Depression. I also help parents to confidently return to work after maternity/paternity leave or identify a new, fulfilling career path.
I use a range of approaches and techniques that I draw on, and sometimes combine, depending on your issue:
A neuroscience-based therapy for major and minor trauma. It has been extensively clinically trialled with army veterans, 911 survivors and assault victims, and it produces impressive results in short timeframes. To learn more about Havening Techniques and the science behind it visit the Havening website.
RAPID TRANSFORMATION THERAPY®
A series of powerful techniques that combine Hypnotherapy with aspects of Psychotherapy. It was honed over 30 years of clinical practice and delivers remarkable results fast. Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses the state of mind of hypnosis, which is a relaxed and focused mindset that’s similar to meditation. Studies have shown that the mind becomes very receptive to change in hypnosis and this state of mind facilitates the brevity and efficacy of this Therapy.
A model for understanding people’s thought and behavioural patterns, and a series of techniques to help change those patterns quickly.
Coaching is a series of conversations, in which the Coach asks powerful questions, shares useful tools and actively listens non-judgmentally and confidentially. Coaching facilitates you taking action, so that you can move from where you currently are in your professional life to wherever you want to be. Find out more here.
Helping people to feel comfortable, understood and unjudged is a vital part of my work. I use personality and behavioural models, such as Transactional Analysis and the Enneagram, to help me quickly get where you’re coming from.
I suffered from childbirth trauma after the lengthy and painful birth of my son. It left me feeling anxious, on-edge, panicky, unable to sleep and just not myself for 18 months. It was a huge relief that after one single session of Havening Techniques, the trauma, anxiety, and insomnia lifted and I began to feel like myself again.
I qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis, on one of the UK’s most rigorous Hypnotherapy courses. Additionally, I set out to learn the most rapid and effective therapy techniques from world-renowned therapists. To that end, I trained in Rapid Transformational Therapy® with the method's creator (Marisa Peer) and in Neuro-linguistic Programming® with the co-creator of NLP (Richard Bandler). I am a Certified Practitioner of Havening Techniques®, a neuroscience-based trauma therapy, of which Paul McKennar is a fellow practitioner. I have also received training in Postnatal Mental Health with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.
I also wanted to compliment my therapy skills with Career Coaching so that I could fully support clients to not just overcome challenges, but go from good to great in their professional lives. I gained my International Coaching Federation-approved Diploma in Transformational Coaching at the progressive Animas Centre for Coaching.
"I had been diagnosed with PTSD and had been struggling for almost 2 years with anxiety, insomnia, at times I thought I might have postnatal depression, and I just felt like I'd woken up in hospital as someone else. I had one session with Patti over Skype, I didn't even have to leave my house. I felt very different straight away, I felt quite calm, content and like the old me. As the days and weeks rolled on I continued to feel just like the cheerful old me, the anxiety was gone, I've been getting on better with my partner and family, instead of feeling like my whole world had been turned upside down, I just feel like me, but me with a kid, and I feel like a better parent too, somehow parenting just seems easier. I still cannot believe how well this therapy has worked, I can't put into words what an utter relief it is. Patti is a miracle worker, she gave me my life back and I will be forever grateful."
"The birth of my daughter was long, traumatic and exhausting and ended in a C-Section. I want to have another baby but the thought of my last birth experience was enough to put me off. One session with Patti has helped to fade the memories and made the whole experience feel further away and far less important. I'm now planning to have my second child later this year."
Get in touch to arrange a free 30 minute call so that we can discuss the issue(s) that you are seeking support with and how I might be able to help you.
I work in safe and comfortable therapy rooms Bath, Frome, in London (EC1), and online (using Zoom or Skype) nationally and internationally.
Appointments are during the daytime on select days of the week. Get in touch to find out my availability.