Healthy Mind, Counselling,Life Coaching and more

We offer the opportunity for you to talk and discuss in a safe, relaxing environment in confidence without judgement. Counselling can offer a variety of positive benefits which can enhance your life.

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Craniosacral Therapy

The approach I use is biodynamic craniosacral therapy, which is a gentle, hands-on method non-invasive treatment, which evaluates and enhances the function of the whole body. This treatment is suitable for all from new born to the elderly.

Therapist :  Helen Baker

Clinical NeuroPsychology

Clinical Neuropsychology offering assessment and treatment for the cognitive and emotional impact of neurological conditions. I have more than a decade’s experience of working with patients at every stage of care, from hospital admission to living in the community.

Neuropsychologists are experts on how neurological illness changes emotional well-being, behaviour and cognitive functions. Whether you have Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Brain Injury, Stroke, Dementia or another neurological condition, a neuropsychologist can help you cope with:

·  Cognitive problems, including difficulty with memory, language, thinking skills such as planning and organising, and concentration

·  Feeling frustrated, low or anxious

·  Loss of confidence and low self-esteem

·  Physical symptoms including pain, weakness and fatigue

·  Feelings of bereavement for lost abilities and activities

·  Changes in behaviour including irritability and anger, apathy and an inability to start tasks, and lost social skills

Are you worried about memory and other mental skills?  My services include comprehensive cognitive assessment and speedy reports to allow you get the advice that you need and move forwards. I use the latest cognitive tests to find which skills are affected. I can then advise you how to manage and overcome these problems using evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation techniques.

Is managing your symptoms emotionally overwhelming you? Neurological illness increases the risk of psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, and low self-confidence. Therapy can help you understand why neurological illness causes emotional distress, cope with the emotional impact of neurological problems, adjust to your illness and develop strategies to manage your symptoms.

I am registered with the HCPC and the British Psychological Society (BPS). I hold the BPS’ “gold standard” Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology and I am listed on the BPS Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. If you need someone with the highest level of expertise in clinical neuropsychology,   I can help. Therapist:  Vikki Hunkin

Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychologists aim to reduce the distress and improve the psychological wellbeing of their clients. They use psychological methods and research to make positive changes to their clients’ lives and offer various forms of treatment.They work with clients of all ages who have a variety of different mental or physical health issues, such as depression and anxiety, mental illness, adjustment to physical illness, neurological disorders, addictive behaviours eating disorders, personal and family relationship problems and learning disabilities.

Clinical psychologists work in partnership with their clients over a series of sessions in order to build a shared understanding (‘formulation’) of their difficulties, explain why they may be happening and to make sense of them.  This may include past difficulties and experiences if these are relevant to the present.  This understanding informs the next steps which may include therapy.

Therapist:Tim Keen, Daniel Robins,

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

CAT is suitable for treating low mood (depression), anxiety, stress, low self-confidence and low self-esteem. CAT can work with difficulties born of childhood trauma. It focusses on the underlying relational patterns learnt early in life that can make it difficult to share vulnerability and ask for what we need in a healthy way.

CAT is a very active therapy, inviting you to be the observer of your own life and to take part in what needs change. The changes needed may be small, such as stopping being caught in a trap of avoiding things, or they may be larger, such as finding new ways of relating to other people. The first thing that happens with any human encounter is our reaction to the other person. If we feel warm and happy, we are likely to feel accepted. Conversely, if we feel got at, criticised or humiliated we tend to feel hurt and misunderstood, we might respond by being angry and defensive or give up trying and get depressed and isolated. Many of our automatic responses to other people stem from patterns of relating in early life.

For example, if you had learned in your childhood that you only received love and care by pleasing others you might have the belief: ‘Only if I always do what others want will I be liked’ which puts you in a trap of pleasing others, and can lead to you feeling used and abused. When you realise you have got used to being in this trap you can start to notice how often it catches you and can begin to change what you do and learn to find other more useful ways of standing up for yourself and relating to others. CAT shows you the way to change your learned attitudes and beliefs about yourself and others, and helps you focus on ways to make better choices.

The process of a CAT therapy is to help us look at patterns of relating, and the effect these patterns are having on our relationships, our work and the way we are with ourselves. Together, in the safety of the therapeutic relationship you will gradually develop an understanding of the ways in which you have learned to cope with what has happened in your life. Often people who have been through abuse, neglect or trauma feel bad about themselves and this can affect self-confidence. The active part of CAT helps you to take part in the process of change in your own way.

Therapist: Tim Keen


All this I now place in the broader context of Deep Ecology and
Ecopsychology.  I have trained with Joanna Macy and am accredited by her as a
facilitator of what is now called The Work that Reconnects.  Ecopsychology
considers human identity as inseparably and intimately part of the natural world.
Ecotherapy can involve simply enjoying the support of the Natural Environment –
and we have access to woodland adjacent to the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre – and
recovering our relationship with it as a member of the Earth community.
Ecopsychotherapy admits the distress we all feel at some level at environmental
destruction and the climate crisis.

Therapist : Martin Paine

EMDR Trauma Treatment

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR therapy is a phased, focused approach to treating trauma and other symptoms by reconnecting the traumatised person in a safe and measured way to the images, self-thoughts, emotions, and body sensations associated with the trauma, and allowing the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward adaptive resolution.

It is based on the idea that symptoms occur when trauma and other negative or challenging experiences overwhelm the brain’s natural ability to heal, and that the healing process can be facilitated and completed through bilateral stimulation while the client is re-experiencing the trauma in the context of the safe environment of the therapist’s office (dual awareness).

According to the EMDR Research Foundation, over 30 studies have documented the effectiveness of EMDR therapy over the past 30 years for problems such as rape and sexual abuse, combat trauma, childhood trauma and neglect, life-threatening accidents, and symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.

By processing stuck trauma, you can move those experiences to regular autobiographical memory and, in doing so, you are far better placed to get past your past and move forward with your life.

Therapist Tim Keen, 


The unconscious is the part of your mind that deals with habitual and automatic reactions, feelings, emotions, processes and functions that are outside of our conscious awareness – things that you literally don’t need to think about because you just do them.

Therapist: Isi Murray 

Life Coaching

Life Coaching can help address a wide range of needs including anxiety , depression , stress, health , fitness, personal relationships, personal development and much more….

Therapist Brian Tregunna, Ruth Freeman

Low Cost Counselling

Supportive. Empathic. Confidential.

Therapist : 

Macrobiotic Health Coaching

Macrobiotics, the Greek term meaning “Big Life”, is a holistic life philosophy developed in the 20th century by Japanese pioneers, George Ohsawa and Michio Kushi. Macrobiotics mainly focuses on wholefood diet and nutrition, but also takes into account personal and spiritual development, based on traditional Oriental medicine and philosophy principles.

Macrobiotic Health Coaching takes a comprehensive consultation, looking at the client’s constitution and health condition, diet, exercise, emotional and life history.  Using assessment process based on Oriental diagnosis, a Macrobiotic Health Coach provides a detailed health and lifestyle plan, which may include: dietary advice, meal planning and wholefood cooking tuition, exercise routines, massage and bodywork treatments, and emotional work.

Macrobiotic Health Coaching is not a substitute for medical care but is a form of guidance and education to help enable the client to fine tune and optimize their health and wellbeing.

Therapist: Dave Sowden


Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is aimed at enhancing the healing process by changing the conscious and subconscious beliefs of patients about themselves, their illnesses, and the world. These limiting beliefs are “reprogrammed” using a variety of techniques drawn from other disciplines including hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.


Relationship Counselling


Consultations for Stress, Fatigue and Chronic Illness

Support for reducing stress, improving your emotional well-being, and for managing chronic fatigue or long-term health conditions. 

Practical guidance for reducing your symptoms, changing your thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns, and developing skills which improve your quality of life and well-being. 

Therapist: Isi Murray

Stress management & Life Skills Consultancy

Talk , share and learn in a supportive, safe environment.Learn a range of cognitive behavioural skills as well as physical, practical and relaxation techniques that can help you manage stress and the challenges of everyday life and regain some balance. Available on an individual or group basis with Kate King.

Therapist : Brian Tregunna Ruth Freeman

Therapeutic Counselling

Has an emphasis on self-development, growth and responsibilities. Therapeutic counselling seeks to help individuals recognise their strengths, creativity and choice in the ‘here and now’. Person-centred therapy (also known as “client-centred” counselling)



Is a healing system of theory and practice. It is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years.


Therapist : Ruth Bennett offering 1:1 sessions