My name is Scarlett, I am a Person-centred Integrative Counsellor and Therapist that has worked in the NHS within the Mental Health sector for over ten years. I am also an experienced Life Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Practitioner and Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, having completed their Certificate of Proficiency. I adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I am also an accredited member of the Association for Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists.
I am a practising Buddhist and part of a sangha (Buddhist community) that practices Buddhist teachings and meditation. I keep myself fit and healthy and enjoy reading, hiking and spending time in natural spaces. Nature and outdoor spaces have become increasingly important in my own wellbeing and offer a therapeutic space for practising mindfulness, to breathe and re-connect. I am also a Reiki Healer following receiving Reiki by my present Reiki master and teacher. I trained in both Level 1 (Shoden) and Level 2 (Okuden) Reiki qualifications and believe this complementary and holistic approach offers many healing benefits that both myself and many I’ve treated have described as ‘life changing’.
- BA Hons in Fine Art
- PG Certificate in Psychological Therapies
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Reiki Level 1 Practitioner
- Reiki Level 2 Practitioner
- Level 1 Accreditation in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Level 2 Accreditation in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Integrated NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapy & Life Coaching Practitioner Diploma
- Taking Therapy Outdoors Certificate
- CPD – Acceptance and Commitment Coaching
- CPD – Working with the Body
- CPD – Women and Problem Gambling
- Certificate Course – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
My Approach to Healing
Within my career I have experienced and observed the successes and limitations of traditional therapy; it is not uncommon for clients to feel that Counselling has enabled them to understand their problems differently and experience change, however the journey of navigating a new self in a world that no longer appears as it did before therapy can be challenging. This is where I’ve identified a blend of Counselling and Coaching seeks to enhance the growth and development of a person through healing, building confidence and maximising potential. I believe working in this integrative way supports a client to move from surviving into thriving.
My own journey of growing and developing through personal challenges and achievements is my wealth and wisdom in the ‘why and how’ of Thrive. My Buddhist practise influences how I work with clients and my own growth. I meet people with authenticity, transparency and compassion in order to facilitate a journey into accepting who you’ve been, embracing who you are and becoming who you can be. I work with a range of difficulties in a holistic manner encompassing your physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing without separating you.
In line with Government Guidance I am currently working online/telephone and I will continue to review and monitor this to ensure I can offer face to face sessions as soon as it is possible and safe to do so. As you will discover in the Therapy section of the website, I’m also trained in working outdoors with clients too.