A few years ago, I reached that point in my life where I was more able to focus on my career than raising my children. This coincidentally was around the same time that I was having a relapse with my own mental health, including recovering from two small strokes and keyhole heart surgery. When I became well, I retrained and started a new career. I also started running and subsequently took part in the London marathon and the Great North Run to fundraise for MIND, a mental health charity.
Now, after retraining, I am lucky enough to follow my passion for helping people improve their own wellbeing and help them work out the first step towards recognising and strengthening their potential. I help people with low mood and/or anxiety but poor mental health manifests itself in many ways. Clients come to me because they need more focus or more control in their lives to enable them to live a healthier and happier life, or maybe to carve out a new career or to finish what they may perceive as an impossible task. Using solution focused brief techniques I help my clients work out their own solutions. My skill set reflects those of coaches and counsellors and I use my skill set in solution focused way.
I am currently in the second and final year for a Masters Degree (MSc) in Psychological Well-being and Mental Health at Nottingham Trent University. I will complete this on a part time basis whilst still offering wellbeing therapies or coaching sessions from my therapy room in Caythorpe. This additional training enables me to keep abreast of contemporary issues around mental health and wellbeing, including the latest research in the UK and abroad and I can share this knowledge with my clients when appropriate.
I am also a qualified First Aider and Youth Mental Health First Aider.
‘You lifted me off the floor’ is one of the comments I have received as feedback. Words like that motivate me to continue working with clients form all walks of life to help them achieve their true potential and be the best they can be.
If you read my reviews you can see how I have already helped some of my other clients.
If you would like to book an initial consultation, or if you have any questions, get in touch. You can text or call me on 07903 774961
Lisa Hartford DHP CNCH (Reg.) AfSFH (Reg.)