Professional One To One Therapy Sessions In Northamptonshire

Hello, I’m Louise Hunt.
I am a professional therapist in Northampton.

I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy. Operating from my home practice in Great Doddington, I am dedicated to improving the life of every client of all ages.

I am Certified member of The Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches with 7 years experience. I believe with the help of therapy sessions, you can change your life!

Therapy changed my life and I know it can change yours too.

Having suffered with many different conditions over the years including Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and Fibromyalgia, I have first hand experience of what its is like to live with these challenging obstacles.

After years of suffering and countless remedies and treatments, the break-through came when I visited a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist during my early twenties. I started to re-build my life, gain confidence and seriously improved my health.

With my life and health back on track, I was inspired to take Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness courses to help other individuals of all ages who may be going through similar life situations.

After coming on my own a very long journey, I am dedicated to giving my clients the necessary support, coaching and tools they need to improve the quality of their own lives. 

Therapy Sessions

My training covers the core elements of counselling, self-hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and self-help methods. I practise with empathy which occurs through being non-judgemental, non assuming and using a caring environment that allows you to explore, learn and most importantly heal.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

From anxiety, depression, OCD, addictions, to eating disorders and self esteem issues, cognitive behavioural therapy sessions can help you change how you think and act. These changes can help you to feel better about yourself.

MINDFULNESS THERAPY SESSIONS

Mindfulness based therapy is a psychological therapy, designed to aid the training of our attention and help individuals who are prone to recurring problems such as stress and anger.

CORPORATE THERAPY SESSIONS

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I work as a complementary therapist who works in co-operation with medical doctors. I do not claim to cure or treat medical illnesses, injuries or conditions. Having completed the courses, I proudly hold two ‘Diploma’ qualifications for Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Advanced and Diet & Nutrition Therapy.

I am qualified and registered as a ‘Full Practitioner’ and also a member of ‘The Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches’.
Membership number #LH13102014

Trusted by my clients

Read what my clients have to say about my therapy sessions…

Kerris Newell
Kerris Newell
18:55 10 Jan 22
Louise has been amazing and someone I'll continue to come back to when my brain/life needs an MOT. A comfortable, welcoming space to simply talk things through without fear of judgement or misinterpretation.To anyone who wonders whether therapy would work for them, please give Louise your time, she's worth every penny x
Caitlin Nunn
Caitlin Nunn
20:32 09 Dec 21
I had gone to Louise after losing a lot of weight after dealing with eating issues. I had previously had one session with another therapist beforehand but it wasn’t right for me as I didn’t feel comfortable. Whereas, with Louise she’s the most genuine and easiest person to talk to who I can trust with anything. Her practise had taught me about self love and how to take care of myself. I was also introduced to meditations, gratitude lists and affirmations. Through this practise I had not only gained back my weight but I have overcome fears of foods that I avoided and am intuitive with my exercise and through taking care of my body I had gained back my period and my personality that began to fade and have more confidence in myself now than I did at my smallest. Because my smallest doesn’t mean my healthiest and I can now go out for meals with family and friends and be present in the moment rather than worrying about what I’m eating or gaining weight. So I would definitely recommend Louise as I wouldn’t be at the place I am now without her.
Vanessa
Vanessa
19:06 12 Oct 21
I saw Louise for therapy after a traumatic experience which left me suffering with PTSD. Through CBT and additional supporting tools I have now gained the skills and confidence to work through it and not allow it to consume me. Louise is a consummate professional, it's very obvious she is passionate about her work. Warm, excellent sense of humour (it really helps) very easy to talk to, I always left our sessions feeling 'lifted'. I look at things so differently now, my focus is on the joy in my life, not something I could claim prior to meeting Louise.
Hannah Hunt
Hannah Hunt
19:45 13 Jul 21
Like some of the other reviews say.. if you’re thinking about doing this then you should definitely take the leap! You will have no regrets. Louise is professional and puts you completely at ease. Her home is a calm and safe space where you don’t feel judged. She is so lovely and I’m so glad I went with Louise. I started to feel better after just a few visits. She really gives you the tools and confidence to go back into the world being and loving your true self.
Georgina Rees
Georgina Rees
21:18 05 Jul 21
12 months ago I found myself in a very lonely and dark place, my choices were questionable at best and I felt generally lost in my life.Louise gently nurtured and guided me to become the strongest, most confident version of myself I have ever been.Louise’s bright and super positive outlook on the world is almost contagious. No matter how I feel when I arrive I have always left smiling and feeling like I was committing a valuable and worthwhile investment in me and my future by seeing Louise.Her CBT approach has just worked for me. The world is a colourful and joyous place and I honestly do not think I would feel this way without her.As cliched as it sounds, I really do owe my progression and recovery to the guidance, patience and support of Louise and her beautiful ways.I honestly couldn’t recommend Louise more highly. If you need an honest whilst heartfelt, spiritual whilst grounded guide around the troubles or difficulties in your life then Louise is a very safe bet towards your happier ever after.
Georgia Knight
Georgia Knight
10:57 03 Dec 20
I have spent the best part of a year following the guidance and counsel of Louise and can safely say she has brought light to my once dark world. She is the most genuine and considerate person, it doesn’t feel as though I’m visiting a therapist, I am visiting a friend.I was definitely someone who felt strong enough to tackle my demons alone however after seeing Louise I have reached my best a lot sooner in many areas. Not just my mental health but my physical wellbeing as well.During my time with Louise I have experienced so much growth in my personal and professional life when practicing her advice, giving me confidence to push beyond what I felt was unachievable.Thank you Louise, I look forward to our future sessions.
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Therapy Prices

For therapy session prices, please view my prices document.

From 1:1, couples, groups, Skype, FaceTime, telephone and even email therapy sessions, I’m here to work around your commitments.

Booking package sessions could save you up to 15% with reduced rates available on 8, 16 and 30 session packages.

Every initial individual session includes a free and extra 30 minute assessment – sessions are 1 hour.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or require any further information.

FAQs

Therapy can be confusing. Read some of the most common frequently asked therapy questions below.

WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY?

CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, is a talking therapy. It has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children.

CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel. We work together in changing behaviours, or thinking patterns, or both.

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS THERAPY?

Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based training that helps people to change the way they think and feel about their experiences – especially stressful experiences – and is recommended as a treatment for people with mental health problems.

Mindfulness exercises are ways of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing, and yoga. Training helps people to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, they are better able to manage them.

Practising mindfulness can give more insight into emotions, boost attention and concentration, and improve relationships.

Mindfulness can be practiced by children, young people and adults. You don’t need to be religious or spiritual to practise mindfulness – it can help people with or without religious beliefs.

HOW ARE COGNITIVE THERAPY SESSIONS DELIVERED?

Cognitive therapy sessions are offered in individual sessions, couples or as part of a group. The number of sessions you need depends on the difficulty you need help with. Often this will be between six and 20 weekly sessions lasting 60 minutes each. Cognitive therapy is mainly concerned with how you think and act now, instead of focussing too much on your past.

We will discuss your specific difficulties and set manageable goals for you to achieve. Therapy is not a quick fix. It involves hard work during and between sessions.

My job isn’t to tell you what to do but to help you decide what difficulties you want to work on in order to help you improve your situation. I will be able to advise you on how to continue using Mindfulness and CBT techniques in your daily life after your treatment ends.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THERAPY SESSIONS?

Before therapy sessions, a full assessment is vital to ensure you are in the right place and that I have all the required information to set a plan of action. After our initial meeting, I will ensure that you clearly understand my role and have realistic expectations of my service. I will clearly set the objectives of the coaching and counselling. This might involve determining whether the therapy is to be brief intervention, deeper intervention or flexible treatment. Mindfulness and cognitive therapy sessions can be for individuals, couples, families or groups.

THE WORK

– Together we will break down each problem. To help this process I may ask you to keep a diary to help you to identify your own pattern of thoughts, emotions and actions.

– Throughout the sessions, we will look at your thoughts, feelings and behaviours – we will then work out how to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours.

– After you have identified what YOU want to change, it’s time for you to do your homework. You can practise these changes in your everyday life and report back during the next sessions.

– You decide the pace of the treatment and what you’re comfortable with.

– The strength of mindful and cognitive therapy is that you can continue to practise and develop your self-help skills even after our sessions have finished.

 

THE SESSIONS

– Sessions with me last 60 minutes and I recommend that we meet between 6 and 20 times over weekly or fortnightly treatments.

– I will ask questions about your past life and background. Although therapy sessions concentrate on the here and now, at times I may need to talk to you about the past to understand current situations affecting you.

– YOU decide what you want to address in the short, medium and long term.

– We will then start by agreeing on what to focus on during the sessions.

IS THERAPY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A MEDICAL CONDITION OR CAN ANYONE BENEFIT FROM IT?

Whether you want to learn new techniques for coping with stress in the workplace or at home, manage anxiety or depression or improve your concentration, energy levels and enjoyment of life, mindfulness therapy sessions can be a valuable tool.

Many people testify to the difference it can make to their general mental health. In fact, mindfulness meditation can have such a positive impact on our mental and physical well-being that many GPs say that all people could benefit from learning the techniques.

WHAT CAN THERAPY SESSIONS HELP?

THERAPY SESSIONS CAN HELP…

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Phobias and panic attacks
  • Stress and anger management
  • Low self esteem
  • Emotional issues
  • Physical health problems
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
  • Bipolar, bulimia or psychosis
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Grief and loss
  • Eating disorders
  • Sleep problems
  • Balance disorders
  • Relationship issues
I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH DEPRESSION AND PRESCRIBED ANTIDEPRESSANTS. WILL THERAPY SESSIONS HELP ME TO BE ABLE TO STOP TAKING DRUGS?

Cognitive behavioural therapy works as well as antidepressants for many forms of depression. It may be slightly better than antidepressants in helping anxiety.

For severe depression, therapy should be used with antidepressant medication. When you are very low, you may find it hard to change the way you think until the antidepressants have started to make you feel better. Tranquillisers should not be used as a long term treatment for anxiety.

Therapy for depression is a better option. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a complementary therapy and therefore works alongside your doctor’s advice prescribed medicine as long as your doctor does not advise against therapy sessions.

Consult your GP or medical advisor first.

WHAT IF MY SYMPTOMS COME BACK?

There is always a risk that the anxiety, depression or other symptoms can return. If they do, your self-help skills should make it easier for you to control them.

So it is important to keep practising your skills even after you are feeling better. There is some research that suggests therapy may be better than antidepressants at preventing depression coming back. If necessary you can have a “refresher” course.

Get in touch

 

If you are interested to find out more information about the therapy sessions I offer or you would like to enquire about making a session appointment, please contact me.

For therapy session prices, please see my pricing PDF.

I try to answer emails within 24 hours (Mon-Fri). If I do not answer my phone, please leave a message.

07715 102 083

info@louisehunttherapy.co.uk

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Great Doddington, Wellingborough