Thanks for taking the time to get to know me, Kim Clayden behind online-psychotherapist.com. I am a Solution Focused Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist. I trained with the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) in Peterborough and also received the advanced Practitioners Diploma.
I will admit, I never thought this is the career I would see myself doing after being an Ice skating coach for many many years. This is a very brief story of my journey.
I saw myself doing coaching until I retired unfortunately, my body started giving out on me though. I was eventually diagnosed with a condition called hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and later on Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome. This meant that the job I was doing, was too much for my body, I was getting injury after injury. My body hurt every day, most days I would finish work in floods of tears and try to drive home. This was no way to live and eventually had a breakdown. Something had to give and I changed jobs for a year before having to stop work completely, which my awesome husband supported me through. I went self-employed though, as I couldn’t sit still and thanks to an awesome friend I came across the course that has changed my life permanently for the better.
I now run my own practice from home and all sessions are done securely online via Zoom.us. I have the opportunity now to help others change for the better too with neuroscientific/brain-based therapy. It really does transform lives in a positive way. So whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, drop me a line. For a full list of mental health conditions, I can help with, click here.
Through all of this life experience, I have become an expert patient too and now pass this knowledge on through professional talks/presentations. I teach others through webinars and events how their brains work and also talk with other health care professionals as an ‘expert patient’, what my journey to diagnosis was like and beyond.
To contact me about sessions or to book me for a webinar or presentation at an event, please fill in my contact form here.
I truly look forward to meeting you 🙂