Since qualifying in 2003 as a Registered Mental Health Nurse I have work with adults, children and young people. I have worked in the NHS and the private sector in inpatient and community settings. I have worked in adult acute and intensive care and acute adolescent inpatient. I have worked in adult and child and adolescent crisis community teams.
My background is in mental health where I have been a nursing assistant and then through university and qualifying as a mental health nurse. I am registered with the & Nursing Midwifery Council and a member of the Royal College of Nursing.
For the last 10 years, I have been in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services CAMHS, inpatient, community crisis and for the last 2.5 years based in a mainstream school.
I was already working with young people on the basis that they were not good enough and assisting them to break and let go of limiting beliefs. I had great success in doing so.
When I found Marisa Peer and how she worked it fitted like a glove. Marisa pioneered a process called Rapid Transformational Therapy, RTT. As I read more and delved deeper into RTT I realised that this was a tool that could transform people’s lives.
In September 2018 I trained with Marisa Peer in Rapid Transformational Therapy RTT. RTT gives you a tool that no other therapeutic modality provides. It takes you to an understanding of the root of the issues and then sets in motion the minds ability to transform rapidly.
There is no other therapeutic modality that has the ability to create such rapid and sustained change as Rapid Transformational Therapy. I would not have taken on this process if I could not see the effectiveness of this.
This process offers participants an opportunity to be able to let go of past experiences that have had a continued impact on their day to day experience of the world. It moves then to a new found sense of self. A sense of self that is based on who they are today, not what happened to them in their past.
I was one of the lucky recipients of a live session with Marisa. I am living breathing proof that this method can alleviate a whole lifetime of pain, hurt and living a mediocre life because your past has determined your present. You become present, you live in the present and each day life becomes a present. You live from the basis of who you are, whole and complete. Balance and harmony return to life and the things that previously concerned you become of no concern. Your attitude and behaviour change. Habits of a lifetime begin to fade away as you no longer have any need for them.
I was discharged from the hospital straight into foster care. I spent 3 years or so with the same family until my foster mother fell ill and couldn’t look after me. We were taken into social services care and into a children’s home. Social Services decided to reintegrate us back into the family home with both my parents.
This was the most horrendous decision as neither of my parents was capable of providing a warm, loving, caring and nurturing environment. In fact, it was quite the opposite of this. Both of them were abusive and exacted their own lack of love, self-worth and self-esteem onto me.
At the age of 5.5 years, my mother left my father. He did not want to look after 3 children on his own and asked social services to take us into full-time care. We went to a children’s home in the Gloucestershire countryside run by Catholic Nuns. I was already traumatised having been terrorised by the abuse I endured.
I was running on a program of fear, anxiety, insecurity, vulnerability, guilt, sadness and anger. The Catholic children’s home was an invalidating environment run on strict discipline and order. Catholicism was rammed down your throat every day. There was some warmth when I was a small boy which came from one of the care workers employed there.
I managed fairly well until I was 11 at which point we left the safety of the village and went to a city school. It was then my life came into sharp focus. Here were lots of young people who most of the had parents. I didn’t, I was different. I didn’t want to be different, although I knew I was. I didn’t want to be known as or be the ‘kid in care’.
From this point on I had to bury that part of me and bury him deep, and I did. I could not be that kid in care because of the potential for pain. I know from RTT that the brain steers us away from pain and towards pleasure. My association with the world was that it was painful and that became how I experienced the world.
I went through school trying to be something I was not. Trying to appear as if I did not care and that nothing affected or bothered me. I put up a hard exterior, walls made of steel. I smiled through the trauma to hide it.
I failed at school, failed in my relationships, failed at work. I was on the wrong side of everything. No matter what I tried or how hard I tried nothing really made much of a difference. At 25 I had reached my lowest point and was nagged by a then partner to go and speak to someone which I reluctantly did. It was that hour verbalising my thoughts and feelings in response to the questions asked that I realised that I was not in a good place and had not been for a long time.
I embarked on a process of unlearning all that I had come to learn and believe to be right. It was a very daunting place to be. Here I was at the beginning of attempting to piece my life together and having no clue where to start or how to do it. I had no one to turn to either. I was on my own. But I did it, I read many books the first being You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. I studied practical philosophy which was huge help. I was taught how to meditate using Transcendental Meditation. I trained in Thought Field Therapy TFT.
Cut to 25 years later and I have made huge advances in my life. I have a wonderful family and have been working as a Registered Mental Health Nurse for 15 years and a total of 21 years in psychiatry. In early 2018 I came across Marisa Peer and was hooked on her method. It made so much sense to me, it bought my whole life into perspective.
I never thought I was good enough. It was a very simple decision to train with her as a Rapid Transformation Therapist. During the training, I was the lucky recipient of a live session with her which helped to clear to the residue of the past that I had been hanging onto and couldn’t get past. For this, I am truly grateful.
My life experience taught me so much and now I can combine my life experience, my nursing experience and Rapid Transformational Therapy to be able to help you move beyond the past and live fully the life you came here to live. I am well placed to be able to provide you with a deep understanding of life’s issues and how they affect us. And to offer a first class Transformational journey.