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RESTART THERAPY

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ABOUT ZOE HAWTON

I am an experienced accredited therapist offering counselling in person, as well as virtually through video calls and phone sessions. Based in Manchester and London, I assist clients in navigating emotionally challenging periods, providing support to help them move forward. My main areas of expertise are working with employees in the tech sector and supporting those who have PTSD symptoms or have been affected by abuse and trauma, including CSA. I have additional expertise in working within the LGBTQIA+ field. As an accredited member of the B.A.C.P. and GDPR registered, my combined credentials ensure quality and confidentiality in my practice. Additionally, I have undergone a police background check (DBS registered) to further guarantee safety and trust.

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ABOUT ZOE
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THERAPIES I OFFER...

  • One To One Talk Therapy

  • CBT (Cognitive Behaviour) Therapy

  • Motivational Coaching

  • Trauma Informed Therapy

  • Employee Assistance Programme 

WHY THERAPY CAN HELP

Often, people experience significant stress or worry about various aspects of life, even though it may not be apparent from an external perspective. Such concerns can include challenging life events, job insecurity, comparing oneself to others, or feeling overwhelmed by pressure.

Many individuals have what therapy refers to as "an elephant in the room," meaning they have a hidden, recurring problem or worry that they attempt to ignore, hoping it will simply disappear. However, this issue can consume more and more of their energy and thoughts, similar to having too many programs open on a computer, straining the CPU. This background anxiety drains them, making their thinking slower and less efficient. These unresolved issues continue to run unconsciously in the background, even during sleep, and can contribute to strain in all areas of life.

 

If any of this resonates with you, talk therapy can help you manage and cope with these worries more effectively. It can facilitate processing life events, allowing your brain to return to optimal efficiency as information is appropriately stored away. Consequently, your system is less likely to be in panic mode when it should be relaxed.

WHY THERAPY

I will support and challenge you, working collaboratively and with respect for your own life choices and beliefs.

WHAT IT HELPS

COMMON ISSUES PEOPLE BRING...

I can assist you in managing life's challenging aspects. Many people seek help for issues such as workplace stress, anxiety, depression, feelings of sadness or unfulfillment, anger management, addiction concerns, panic attacks, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress symptoms, and bereavement, among others.

This type of counselling aims to boost your self-confidence. It can aid you in managing a history of abuse, imposter syndrome, and dissociative disorders. By gaining a better understanding of past experiences, you can learn more effective ways to cope with present difficulties.

Alongside working as a private therapist in London and Manchester, I have extensive experience as an N.H.S. specialist practitioner, consultant, and supervisor. I use an integrative approach, which means that I tailor my methods to meet the unique needs of each person, drawing from a variety of tools.

Knowing when you need some extra help is a sign of strength.

HOW IT WORKS

My approach focuses on empowering individuals to navigate stress more effectively, rather than simply enduring it and allowing it to take control. Rather than solely addressing symptoms, I aim to support people in making positive and lasting changes. This is achieved by building upon their existing strengths and resources. Through therapy, individuals learn skills for managing stress. Often, it is not the actual circumstances that cause distress, but rather our interpretations of those circumstances, or our outdated reactions to them. By learning to pause, reflect on our inner experiences, and avoid reacting hastily or emotionally, we can ease stress and anxiety.

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

In addition to my targeted EAP (employee assistance provider) work, I have a specific interest in working with individuals who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), including survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and those who experience dissociation after trauma.

To better understand the impact of difficult life events on individuals, I am trained to use empirical diagnostic tools. I work as a therapist and coach in private practice and also have experience as an N.H.S. specialist practitioner and within the voluntary sector as a consultant, and supervisor.

Understanding why past life events can sometimes trigger overwhelming feelings, is a process that can be thought through, understood and changed.

COACHING

COACHING

Coaching provides individuals with a safe and non-judgmental environment to explore life-limiting blocks, develop emotional intelligence, and overcome automatic thinking patterns that may hinder their personal goals and aspirations. Drawing on both psychological and philosophical approaches, coaching can help individuals find meaning, direction, and unlock their full potential.

TESTIMONIALS

Thank you for the opportunity to be able to open up. You‘ve helped me see many choices I've had to make and have given me useful tips to bear in mind.

I enjoyed talking to Zoe. I felt able to talk honestly to her and talk to her like I don't talk to other people I will miss explaining my worries.

It's still there in my head of course, those past events, but now I don't think of it every day and if I do go there I don't feel I am reliving it.

MANCHESTER LOCATION

Piccadilly House,

49 Piccadilly, 

Manchester M1 2AP

Venue is 5 mins from Piccadilly mainline station and a short distance from tram stops.

LONDON LOCATION

Stratford Workshops,

Burford Rd,

London E15 2SP

Nearest tube is Stratford Station or High Street Stratford (DLR only) which are a short walk away. 

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