I am passionate about helping people be the best that they can be.   My journey began in 1997 in South Africa when I joined Life Line as a voluntary telephone Counsellor (they are a crisis line similar to The Samaritans here in the UK).  I went on to offer face-to-face counselling as well as assisting in the training and mentoring of new counsellors.  I became familiar with group work when I co-facilitated on Life Line’s 8 week personal growth course.

My skills are broad-based as I am passionate about continuing education. I commenced training in hypnotherapy in 2006, and over the intervening years qualified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Coaching, Imago Couples & Family Counselling and Mindfulness Meditation. This skills set enables me to offer my clients a wide range of modalities to help them make changes in their life.

In addition to helping a person understand themselves and what causes them to think, feel and behave the way they do I give them tools and strategies to cope with whatever life throws at them.

Part of the human experience is pain, worry and suffering, that is a given; our attitude, what we say to ourselves, can compound those difficult times.  Self-Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Mindfulness techniques provide several useful self-help tools that a person can learn to ride the wave of the ups and downs of life.  I teach my client these skills not only during our sessions together but also in the free self-hypnosis or meditation CD’s that I provide to support them between sessions.

My dream is that everyone can live their lives free of the learned behaviours, negative emotions and limiting beliefs that they adopted in childhood or in later years as a result of wounding or traumatic experiences.  This might be overcoming addictions, eating disorders, managing a healthy body weight, or releasing negative emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, resentment, guilt, stress, anxiety and depression or giving up self-sabotaging themselves with perfectionism, procrastination or negative self-talk.  This will open a person up to living life to the full in harmony with their true essence of joyful aliveness.


2006 Translife Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Diploma:  Basic Hypnosis
Advanced Hypnosis
Analytical Hypnotherapy

2007 Translife Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Diploma:  Abnormal Psychology

2007    HypnoBirthing®the Mongan Method (Northampton, UK)
Certification Course for natural childbirth preparation

2008    South African Hypnotherapy Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa
Diploma :  Past Life Regression

2009   The Fertile Body Method®
Hypnotherapy and Mind/Body Processes for infertility

2010   The Cutting Edge Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa
Certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and

2010   The Mind-Body Fertility Connection® Johannesburg, South Africa
Hypnotherapy for infertility

2012   South African Institute of Hypnotism, Johannesburg, South Africa
Parts Therapy
Hypnosis for pain management

2012   South African Hypnotherapy Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa
Masters Certification

2014   Imago Professional Facilitator
(Couples, family counselling and processes for businesses and organizations)


I have been in private practice since 2007.  I have now returned to the UK after an absence of 34 years and look forward to meeting new clients and developing further.

I was privileged to have the opportunity of teaching Mindfulness to patients in a Rehabilitation Treatment Centre in Johannesburg for 10 months.  It was gratifying to see how the gentlemen experienced an awakening to the fact that they can change how they think, feel and behave.

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Our Rooms

There are five rooms, all suitable for couples or individual Counselling. One of these is large enough to use for family therapy, groups or training workshops. The therapy rooms are furnished with large leather chairs with cushions, solid oak side tables, classic floor and table lamps, plants and framed photos or pictures of landscapes.

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We are offering qualified Counsellors/ Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers the opportunity to hire rooms.

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,
SN1 4AS.

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Abortion - Abuse: Emotional/Physical/Sexual - Addiction - Adolescence - Affairs and Betrayal - Anger - Anxiety - Asperger's Syndrome - Attention Deficit Disorder(ADHD) - Autism - Bereavement - Boarding School Experiences - Breastfeeding - Bullying - Calling in The One - Cancer - Career - Childhood - Children - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) - Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), - Confidence issues - Conflict - Conscious Uncoupling - Couples - Crisis - Critical Incident - Cross Cultural Relationships - Death & Dying - Dependency - Depression - Discrimination - Dissociation - Divorce - Domestic Violence - Eating Disorders - Emotional Health and Wellbeing - Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), - Families Coping with Members of their Family with Substance Abuse - Family Breakdown - Family Mediation, - Fear - Fear of Public Speaking, - Fertility Massage Therapy - Financial Matters on Divorce, - Gender & Sexuality - Grief - Health Issues - Help with developing Resilience and Confidence, - Homophobia & Discrimination - Hypnobirthing - Hypnotherapy - Identity & Change - Imposter Syndrome - Infertility - Insecurity - Insomnia - Intimacy - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - LGBTQ - Life Changes & Challenges - Life coaching - Loneliness - Loss - Love Relationship Coaching - Low Mood - Low Self Esteem - Low Self-Confidence - Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) - Men's issues - Menopause - Mindfulness - Miscarriage - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) - Online Counselling - Pain Management - Panic Disorders - Parenting - Passive Aggressive Behaviour - People & Families with Military Backgrounds - Phobias - Physical Illness and Injury - Play Therapy - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) - Postnatal Depression - Pregnancy issues - Psychodynamic Therapy - Rape - Redundancy - Reflexology, - Relationships - Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD) - Self Sabotaging Behaviours - Self-Harm - Self-Image - Separation - Shame - Sleep Problems and Insomnia - - Spiritual issues - Stress - Suicidal Thoughts/Attempts - Supervision - Telephone Counselling - Trauma - Traumatic Health Experiences - Traumatic Life Events - Trust and Commitment - Under Achievement & General Dissatisfaction in Daily Life - Weight Loss - Work Related Stress - Young People -

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 23 Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4AS
Directors: Christine Fishlock & Heather Garbutt

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