The Mind

Ruth Anne Adams D.Hyp CNLP C.Hav

Founder, Senior Practitioner and Specialist in Women’s mental health

Our founder Ruth specialises in mental health concerns such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression and overwhelment, particularly through times of hormonal change for women.  These range from menopause, PCSO to pregnancy or general monthly cycles. She is committed to giving her clients tools and techniques so they are able to learn how to support their own mental health and develop successful coping strategies that are individual to their needs.

Ruth is a highly skilled therapist who uses a combination of techniques including;

Clinical Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Havening®, EFT, BLAST Technique® (Bi-Lateral Analysis & Stimulation Treatment) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming), Hormone Mapping and more.

Ruth sees clients for a maximum of 6-10 weeks

Nick Davies C.M.H. D.Hyp. CPNLP SQHP

Senior Practitioner, Trauma Specialist, Sports Performance Coach

Nick is at the forefront of developing new treatments for PTSD and emotional traumas with his heralded and groundbreaking BLAST Technique®.  As one of the UK’s top psychotherapists and hypnotherapists, Nick specialises in all areas of trauma including PTSD, addiction, phobias, grief, stress, anxiety and depression. He also champions men’s mental health and his work is regularly featured in Men’s Health, Men’s Radio and many more popular media titles.  Through his Sports Performance Mind coaching Nick has worked with coaches and sports men and women from GB Athletics teams to world champion Irish Dancers and Gold Cup winning Jockeys.

He is a senior member of the GHSC (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council), the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register), the NHS Directory of Alternative Practitioners, is accredited by the NHR (National Register for Hypnotherapy) as well as being an acknowledged peer support group leader.

Nick uses a combination of techniques, some of which he has personally developed over his 20 year career in this field. These include:

Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Suggestion Therapy, Parts Therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA), Analytical Hypnotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Timeline Therapy, BLAST Technique® (Bi-Lateral Analysis & Stimulation Treatment) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming).

Nick sees his clients for a maximum of on average for about 4 sessions up to a maximum of 12 weeks

Maureen McCreadie M.B.Ch.B M.B.A.C.P

Senior Practitioner, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Maureen has worked in the NHS for over forty years firstly as a GP, as a psychiatrist and currently as a psychodynamic therapist. Her wealth of experience defines her approach to treatment.

Maureen helps clients reflect on their past, present and future with a view to enabling understanding of maladaptive patterns which may have been established in relationships and life choices.  This can help to develop healthier ways of being with themselves and others. As a psychodynamic therapist she also explores the unconscious mind as it emerges which can add an extra dimension to the understanding of difficulties and pave the way in the healing process. She works with her clients within firm but flexible boundaries which provides a sense of security and rhythm for the individual as they take the risk to open themselves to change.  Maureen is also highly specialised in the area of adult eating disorders.

Maureen is a member of the General Medical council, Medical Protection Society, British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and British Psychotherapy Foundation and abides by the conduct of these associations.

Maureen sees clients for short and long term time periods.

Miriam Akhtar MAPP

Guest Practitioner, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Expert

Miriam is a leading practitioner of positive psychology and one of 100 global experts invited to contribute to The World Book of Happiness and The World Book of Hope. Positive Psychology Coaching is an evidence-based coaching practice for the enhancement of resilience, achievement and wellbeing which can help you in your professional and personal life. In a nutshell positive psychology coaching is a scientifically-rooted approach to helping clients increase well-being, enhance and apply strengths, improve performance and achieve valued goals.

Whether it’s coaching for work or wellbeing, Miriam offers you a 1-to-1 focus to help you achieve your goals and strengthen your resilience.  It can be especially useful at times of transition to work out the best way forward. Positive psychology coaching is a strengths-based approach. Your strengths are your assets and research shows that your greatest potential for growth comes from developing your strengths rather than fixing your weaknesses. This is where Miriam can help you harness these inner resources and leverage them to succeed.

Her work is world renowned as an author of 6 x books and a number of awards she is an exceptional leader in her field.

Natalie Pennicotte-Collier MSC, MBCT, D.Hyp

Guest Practitioner, Sleep Expert, Sports Performance Coach and Specialist in Child & Teen

Natalie is a clinical hypnotherapist and mindful expert specialising in sleep, wellbeing and mental health.  She has over 10 years experience dedicated to understanding the human nervous system and how we can harness the power of the mind to enhance sleep, performance and wellbeing. She is also an in-demand performance coach who works with Team GB and one of the few integrative therapists working across elite sport. Additionally Natalie is a highly skilled child and teen therapist, she works with Great Olmond Street and a number of other charities to design and deliver child mental health programs. She is constantly seen in the media for her work and delivers exceptional programs and talks across the world.

Jerina Hall

Resident Practitioner, Mindfulness teacher and life coach

Jerina is an accredited mindfulness teacher and life coach who will facilitate your journey of rediscovering your natural ability to be more mindful in all areas of your life, calm an over thinking mind and build resilience.

Through a combination of mindfulness based stress reduction and cognitive therapy techniques she will help you begin and deepen your mindfulness practice, reconnect with and befriend your body, ease tension and guide you to directly observe your mind so you will be able to discern unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour and begin to bring your life in alignment with your true purpose.

Jerina sees her clients in a group setting and the sessions are delivered with honesty, humour and will become the foundation of your life long practice.

The Body

Hayley Coles

Senior Practitioner, Nutritionist, Diagnostic Consultant and Global Speaker

Our lifestyle medicine & nutritional therapist Hayley specialises in health optimisation and prevention of longer term issues, in particular how stress of any kind can impact on aspects of our nervous, hormonal, digestive and endocrine body systems. These delicate systems can be particularly challenged through times of high stress, life changes and hormonal influences; feeling tired, overwhelmed, bloated and confused are just a few of the symptoms that clients report experiencing before having their health transformed through working with Hayley.

Hayley is passionate to support clients to empower them with what works for their unique biochemistry, specific to every client’s individual need.

Hayley is not only our senior nutritionist, she is also our diagnostic technician. This gives her incredible access to the details of the body and means she is able to design specific programs which not only help immediate health problems, but also helps to prevent future problems.

She is extremely loved by her clients and is renowned for the life changing effects many of them see after completing her programs.  From allergies to areas of the immune system, gut health as well and the metabolizing of hormones, she can help you can get your body back on track and feeling healthier than ever before!

Hayley has an abundance of expertise to call on for the greatest results for clients, these include :- Lifestyle nutritional therapy / German New Medicine / Meta Health (UK) Kinesiology body testing System protocol mapping Bag Remedies Testing for all body systems inc:- DNA Hormones Digestive Vitamins and minerals Toxicity And more…..

Not sure who is right for you? Don’t worry, we work that out with you.

Book an initial consultation with our team and we will direct you on the best course of treatment for your journey to feeling healthy, happy and whole.