ARE YOU READY TO TRANSFORM THE WAY YOU FEEL?

BANISH YOUR ANXIETY AND DISCOVER LASTING EMOTIONAL FREEDOM.

PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING

TO HELP YOU THRIVE

Mignon

Hello! I’m Mignon.

I am passionate about liberating clients from chronic anxiety and enabling you to thrive. If you are struggling with your feelings and emotions on your own, trying hard to overcome these difficulties yourself and this is making you feel miserable then you are not alone.

I have helped many people who have struggled with anxiety, depression and difficult relationships.

Perhaps these experiences might also be causing you a lot of emotional pain.

Healing from traumatic events is a journey that comes from changing the way you think and feel about yourself. From changing your inner game… so you can let go of what drags you down, focus on positives and be successful in creating the life that makes you happy and free.

 

I have a compassionate, collaborative and solution-focused approach because I believe that feeling safe, believed and respected while sharing deeply personal stories is an important aspect of building a healthy therapeutic relationship.

When you work with me you can be real, authentic and free to express your problems with openness and honesty, without being afraid of upsetting anyone or feeling judged for having these thoughts and feelings.

You can also overcome your adversity, move forward with pride and move closer to the life you dream about.

I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate, professional and public liability insurance for counselling and psychotherapy. Also, I am a professional member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy currently in the final stages of the BACP Accreditation qualifications.

EXPERIENCE

I have helped many people to recognise, transform and step away from unhelpful behaviour patterns.

I can help you to understand and manage post-traumatic stress so that you can enjoy deeper and more meaningful personal relationships.

EDUCATION

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling – Ironmill College, Exeter.

Bachelor of Art (Hons)
International Business Management (Computer Science, International Marketing, Project Management)

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

RECOGNITION

More than formal educational qualifications, some of which are irrelevant in the counselling context but nonetheless add to my wealth of work and life experiencesw, I am successful in helping many people to transform the pain of trauma that is rooted in the past and has continued to cause post-traumatic stress in the present.

FROM TRAUMA TO TRIUMPH

Putting the pieces together, one bit at a time

LISTENING & UNDERSTANDING

Complex PTSD is caused by repeated & recurring thoughts about life-threatening events you may have experienced as a child or in your adulthood that took place over a prolonged period.

When unresolved trauma, is triggered, this reactivates the body’s fight, flight and freeze stress responses, and results in emotional distress, in extreme cases memory loss, dissociation and toxic stress.

I can help you to integrate unresolved emotions that are manifest by your traumatic past experiences.

I am listening, tell me your story.

IDENTIFY THE TRAUMA

Traumatic events like physical abuse, relationship breakdown or divorce, death of a parent, witnessing or experience of domestic violence, shocking news, war, serious health issues, physical attacks, neglect in childhood, abusive relationships can trigger recurring painful emotions and sensations in the form of extreme anxiety in the body, panic attacks and flashbacks – as if they are happening right now.

I can help you to create safety in a confidential space to share your story because building a healthy therapeutic bond between client and therapist is an essential part of the process.

 

WORKING THROUGH THE TRAUMA

Complex trauma can impair your ability to develop and maintain safe, healthy relationships.

Central to my therapeutic work is a strong belief in the collaborative process and continual assessment. I work in the here and now with any issues that you bring into each session to address any helplessness and powerlessness brought about by the trauma.

I can help you to process difficult emotions.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…

MOVING FORWARD POSITIVELY

Healing from trauma is an emotional journey.

Reconnect with your mind and body, adopt better healthy coping strategies that will help you to stay calm in your body, put the trauma to rest and prepare yourself with tools to move forward with your life.

You will learn to prioritise yourself by establishing healthy boundaries and move forward positively, with mindful self-compassion.

START YOUR HEALING JOURNEY TODAY.

If you are feeling stuck, trapped in negative and painful emotions that keep you feeling unfulfilled then you may be affected by post-traumatic stress of past adversity.

If you are perpetuating bad feelings about yourself, then counselling provides relief and an opportunity to understand why you might be feeling this way.

You can learn to take control of your feelings and emotions.

YOU WILL FEEL MORE CONFIDENT

YOU WILL OVERCOME DISSOCIATION

YOU WILL FEEL MORE EMPOWERED

RECONNECT WITH YOUR MIND & BODY

YOU WILL BE MORE SELF AWARE

YOU WILL MAKE SAFER CHOICES

YOU WILL LEARN TO TRUST YOURSELF

YOU WILL IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

The stories, all names, characters and incidents portrayed below are fictitious and meant to be indicative of the kind of problems I can help with. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.

Katie's Story

RECOVERY FROM SEXUAL ABUSE

Read Katie’s story here…

Katie had experienced many kinds of neglect and abuse during her life. This had resulted in her feeling worthless and hopeless.

During therapy sessions, she learned new coping strategies to manage her feelings and shape her future by working through the anxiety of agoraphobia.

Therapy has enabled Katie to get around independently and feeling confident about standing up for herself. She has made new friends and has taken on somewhat of a leadership role to support a few other like-minded women with similar experiences, whom she has got to know since moving on from therapy.

Follow Katie’s journey here…

Hayley's Story

RECOVERY FROM RELATIONSHIP ABUSE

Read Hayley’s story here…

Hayley had recently left an abusive intimate relationship. This resulted in her feeling anxious, helpless and frustrated.

Throughout the relationship, she let him off the hook on the pretext of his suffering mental health. This made the situation much worse. Hayley felt guilty and responsible for her ex-partner in many ways.

Therapy helped her to see the impact of her upbringing on her beliefs, values and choices. She can now enjoy future relationships because she understands the dynamics and has learned better ways to navigate intimate relationships with renewed confidence and awareness of safer boundaries.

Follow Hayley’s journey…

Recovery from addiction

RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION

Read Sarah’s story here…

Sarah experienced multiple breakdowns and was in recovery from addiction to alcohol.

“Therapy provided the torch, that shone a light on dark inner places, holding me in complete safety while I worked hard to transform myself.”

“Counselling is a way out of and sometimes the only escape from a desperate situation. No matter how difficult, no matter how hopeless, without the right help, support, influence, it is very difficult for a vulnerable addict to fight the battle for change with and within their own mind. The poisonous mind is a powerful force to contend with by one’s self.”

Follow Sarah’s journey …

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS

The wellbeing of the people you serve rests with you.

Counselling improves a whole range of dysfunctional and addictive behaviours, reduces long term stress, anxiety and depression.

EMPOWERING

INSPIRING POSITIVE CHANGE

FOSTERING

LONG TERM TRANSFORMATION

RAISING AWARENESS

SUSTAINABLE PERSONAL GROWTH

HEALING PTSD

PROVIDING TOOLS AND STRATEGIES

Are you a Social Organisation or Charity that provides Wellbeing Support?

Is part of your purpose to support the well-being of the people you serve?

If your organisation seek to inspire positive change within individuals to empower positive results, what additional services do you offer your clients for emotional support?

If you work within very tight budgets and diminishing resources you probably need to keep costs as low as possible so that you can reach as many people as possible that need your help.

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (c-PTSD) which is caused by long term and repeated physical, sexual and emotional abuse can be devastating for individuals at any time in a person life. When these events occur in childhood, it affects an individual’s self-esteem, ability to form healthy intimate relationships, mental capacity and capability to be economically active, to remain in work and be successful in long term employment.

Emotional trauma can destabilise and demoralise a person’s beliefs about the future via loss of hope. Complex trauma can undermine expectations about life. For instance, fear that life will end abruptly, or early, or anticipation that normal life events won’t occur, can affect access to education, ability to have a significant and committed relationship and good opportunities for work.

Additionally, destructive, often unconscious behaviour patterns underpin alcoholism, drug addictions can be responsible for provoking physical violence and domestic abuse.

When helping people is at the heart of what you do, you can understand the value and importance of people’s wellbeing. And while you are busy working to build healthier communities, enforce the law, prevent crime and civil disorder to ensure public safety, health and possessions of citizens, can collaborating with an empathic counselling service help you to improve the long-term wellbeing of families and individuals in need of targeted emotional support?

Counselling for Wellbeing is built upon the synergy of advancement through personal growth and deep insight. However, the counselling practice today is far more than the sum of all these parts.

We are working hard to forge exceptional relationships within the public & not-for-profit sectors. We aim to complement existing pastoral services with professional counselling support to help your organisation and for the mutual successful outcomes of the people that you serve by empowering and inspiring positive change, fostering long-term, sustainable transformation, helping to raise awareness and healing trauma by providing tools & strategies by the merging, adapting and integration of the most up-to-date psychological interventions.

A referral for professional therapeutic and counselling support can help you to achieve your community goals.

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