My name is Becky Armstrong-Corbett. I am a qualified psychotherapist and solution focused clinical hypnotherapist.
Unlike other forms of therapy, this does not require delving into the past and replaying traumatic events. Instead, it encourages a positive and forward-looking approach.
I have always been in caring professions; my very first job was as an auxiliary nurse. Following the experience of mental health challenges in my own life I started on a career path focused on mental health. I started my journey into brain health as a qualified NHS CPFT mental health Peer Support Worker at Addenbrookes Hospital Psychiatry Liaison Department. My role involved assisting patients in A&E or CDU, usually with an underlying mental health crisis.
Many A&E departments have patients that attend repeatedly as a result of physical injuries that have an underlying mental health cause.
The problem is that such patients often present in a condition where they are least able to articulate the real problem so, while they can be patched up physically, the real problem goes unaddressed and within a short time the patient is back.
Peer Support Workers are uniquely placed to spot the symptoms of an underlying mental health challenge and to advocate on behalf of the patient to ensure they receive appropriate support and treatment.
During my time at Addenbrookes I also completed an Introduction into Counselling Course. This additional training was of great benefit in my role at Addenbrookes; it emphasised the importance of listening carefully and actively.
The training, combined with my experience at Addenbrookes helped me to confirm that I wanted to make mental health care the focus of my career.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy proved to be a perfect and natural next step on my journey of understanding how the brain works. Understanding that the brain has different parts that respond in very different and sometimes conflicting ways to the same experience is key to addressing problems that start with the brain.
By harnessing the full potential of the intelligent part of the brain, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can assist those facing mental health challenges, as well as those who simply wish to take back control and restore order to their lives, being the best they can be.
I trained as a psychotherapist and solution focused clinical hypnotherapist at the world renowned Clifton Practice founded by David Newton. It is a prestigious and well respected college which places a high degree of emphasis on practical training which means that it produces highly skilled and confident Hypnotherapists.
I also have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Clearance (DBS) which is required in order to work with children or vulnerable adults.
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