Meet the Therapist: Heather Elston
What attracted you to become a therapist?
Being able to make a difference in peoples lives and help them.
Where did you train?
Life Practice UK Ltd
Can you tell us about the type of therapy you practise?
I practise hypnotherapy and life coaching; hypnotherapy can help with so many issues and I have great success with doing sessions online. Coaching is a brilliant and effective way to help people when they are stuck in a rut or need to reach a specific goal.
How does hypnotherapy help with symptoms of anxiety?
I help a lot of people with anxiety and stress – also depression, rates of which have increased since the start of the pandemic.
What sort of people do you usually see?
I see all age groups, with all types of issues.
What do you like about being a therapist?
Helping people and improving their lives.
What is less pleasant?
How long you’ve been with welldoing.org and what you think of us?
I’ve just been with welldoing.org for two months; I like the layout and hope to gain more clients through it.
What you do for your own mental health?
Taking walks, doing something I enjoy, and keeping a mood diary.
What do you wish people knew about therapy?
With hypnotherapy, some people worry about getting stuck in a trance or not being in control, but I like to reassure them that you can’t get stuck in hypnosis and you can’t do anything you don’t want to.