Holistic Therapy & Personal Development Services
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Qualified to real standards
Adhering to NOS
Dedicated to Ongoing development
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Involved in training provision
Therapists with Supervision access
First established 1993
Welcome to Scotland's Premier Therapy and Holistic Personal Development Site'Therapeutic care & Personal Development - The solution to your problems is in you'
Both of our practitioners are fully registered, insured and qualified. You have a choice of a male or female practitioner. Stuart is the senior partner and usually deals in the more complex cases. Denise is more usually involved in nutrition, healing and herbalism cases but is also a trained and qualified coach. Both practitioners however have a broad range of qualifications and competencies allowing them to cover a range of areas.
Stuart and Denise are Life Coaches and Solution Focused Holistic Therapists & psychologists who also have qualifications at levels 3 and 4 in Psychotherapy and Counselling. Stuart is a psychotherapist, counsellor and hypnotherapist. Denise is a counsellor and coach. Both therapists are dedicated to and have achieved higher levels of examination as part of degree and post graduate level assessment. Both are involved in training professional therapists.
Stuart began his career with training in analysis, stress counselling and hypnotherapy. This training took 3 years to complete, over 200 assessed client cases under supervision, and a required client approval rate of 80%. In 1996 he was assessed in his ability to provide analysis, hypnotherapy, stress management, stress counselling, NLP and complementary health therapies including specific training and coaching provision as part of an NVQ Level 4 in Training and Development assessment. This included assessment of lecturing provision for a local education authority. Since that time he has also trained in counselling and psychotherapy. He has also completed a variety of training courses in different models of psychology and philosophy, both eastern and western models. Stuart has also worked for Children's Services, in Youth work and in Intensive Service Support work with clients with violent behaviour. Before beginning this formal career Stuart was involved in multiple forms of martial arts including Karate, Wing Chung, Tai Chi, Feng Sau and kickboxing. This was complemented with transendental meditation, self hypnosis, Taoist Yoga, Taoist meditation and multi faith therapy since 1988. Since 1988 Stuart has studied and personally as well as professionally applied eastern philosophical traditions and has recovered from two injuries that western doctors told him would mean no more sport or martial arts (on two occasions). Since then he has gained his 5th Dan and has relearnt to walk and train without walking sticks. He employs spontaneous style Qi Gong, Chi breathing, Zen Reiki, meditation, visualisation and mindfulness techniques from Buddhism in his practice. He also employs Taoist philosophy, buddhist philosophy, interfaith philosophy and japanese complementary holistic styles in assisting his clients. Stuart undertook personal psychoanalysis before commencing professional practice, and is committed to ongoing analysis and support in the Naikan tradition. Stuart has completed an MSc Psychology and will officially receive the award 31st July 2011. He is due to complete an Open Degree (BA) in psychology, politics and philosophy based topics in either 2012 or early 2013, and a BA Hons degree in Philosophy in late 2013 or early 2014.
Denise began training in complementary health in 2004 and has completed training in crystal therapy, nutritional therapy, herbalism, life coaching, counselling, oriental health diagnosis, hypnotherapy and complementary therapy. Methods include coaching, energy kinesiology, relaxation therapy, visualisation, meditation and holistic psychology. Denise has completed a range of vocational training awards externally accredited at levels 4 and 5. She has also completed undergraduate university modules in social policy, health, biology, counselling and psychology. Denise is a complementary health therapist and holistic psychologist. She also assisted Stuart in co-writing the Level 4 Holistic Therapy Practitioner training course and elements of the Japanese Holistic Practitioner (level 5) course. Denise has also worked in childcare. Despite severe dyslexia Denise has proved her ability to assist clients using eastern models of healing and therapy.
Naturally analytical and listening skills from psychotherapy and counselling are often used in coaching, personal training, NLP, hypnotherapy and generally in holistic and complementary therapies.
Solution focused therapy is results and outcome based, but is often guided by theory and thinking from subjects including Eastern Medicine, Philosophy, Theology, Social Policy, Health Education and Psychology.
Stuart and Denise have completed a range of training courses and qualification courses in these topics and are committed to further University study of these topics in order to inform and develop professional practice.
In both cases the practitioners:
Denise is a CCC registered counsellor, Stuart is a NCP and NACHP registered psychotherapist and counsellor.
We adhere to appropriate National Occupational Standards, carry professional insurance and support regulation of therapists. We support the coming voluntary regulation of psychotherapy and counselling. Stuart is a CNHC registered hypnotherapist (voluntary regulation of hypnotherapy).
Please note that the degrees held by Stuart and Denise from the International Interfaith Seminary are earned theology degrees and not purchased or honorary degrees. They required substantial work that has taken over 15 years to complete. The work has also gained substantial recognition in different formats gaining a clinical award of excellence in practical therapeutic use, and external accreditation in training use, both in the UK. We are NOT medical doctors and our doctorates are in pastoral and divinity based topics. This degrees are NOT from a "degree mill" or other fraudulent source, such as those recently publicised in the UK media, and we join in condemning such misleading organisations. Indeed both Stuart and Denise have completed UK University training and continue to do so as part of their Ongoing Professional Development.
In the first instance drop us an email or use the feedback form to contact us. We can then advise whether we feel we can appropriately assist you.
- main base we practice from
Note: this is a centre used by many different therapists including ourselves and is not our listed business address. We practice from here "on demand" among other locations. Please do not send mail or post here.
Payments: Cash, paypal. NO credit or debit card facilities on site.
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LOCATION IN EDINBURGH
The Healthy Life Centre
35-37 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AL
This centre is just off Lothian Rd near the City Centre and has Multistory Car Parking nearby.
Payments: Cash and Paypal only.
- Main base we practice from (as of August 2009)
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