As 2017 gets well underway, I have made a decision to refocus my therapy and coaching business on the unique needs of women. Over the coming months you will see this reflected more and more in my website, marketing materials, and services offered. So why this change of focus?
Firstly, being a woman myself I can relate to many of the problems and concerns my clients come to see me about. Not only that, but before becoming a hypnotherapist I have worked with and supported many women through pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood.
It goes without saying that there are a number of issues and concerns that are unique to women, for example pregnancy, childbirth, and the menopause.
However did you know that there are a number of physical and emotional problems that are more common to women than men, or that women experience in a different way?
One area of concern for many of my clients is anxiety and depression. A number of studies suggest that depression is not only more common in women than men, but women may experience it more severely and for longer periods. Similarly, women seem to suffer from anxiety related disorders more commonly than men, including social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, and phobias such as agrophobia.
More surprisingly perhaps it seems that women are much more likely than men to suffer from autoimmune disorders, including lupus, Hashimotos disease, fibromyalgia, and some types of arthritis. There are also other conditions that are more commonly reported in women, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The psychological impact of living with these conditions is often underestimated and has an enormous effect on quality of life and family wellbeing.
With all this in mind, I am taking the opportunity going forward to focus much more on women’s mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.
I am very excited about this new direction for my business, which gives me a greater sense of clarity and focus. Not only does this help me to meet the specific needs of my clients, it also gives me a focal point for keeping on top of the latest research and developments that might be of interest to them.
Does this mean I will no longer work with male clients? Absolutely not! If you are a man with a problem such as anxiety, depression, or addiction then I am more than happy to see you. And of course if you are a partner of a women experiencing infertility, expecting a baby, or who has recently given birth then I would be delighted to support you as a couple.
I am also more than happy to continue to work with children and teenagers who may be experiencing anxiety related problems, including social anxiety, school anxiety, or phobias.
Over the next few weeks I will be updating my website and marketing materials to reflect this new direction, and watch out too for some special offers and brand new services for the coming months.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my clients both past and present a very Happy New Year. For new and future clients, I am very much looking forward to working with you.
“One woman can make a difference, but together we can change the world”