Articles by Ann Lowe

The Hope Street Centre welcomes on board Natasha Harvey

Natasha Harvey

The Hope Street Centre is delighted to welcome on board Clinical Hypnotherapist Natasha Harvey in 2015. Natasha says: 

"I am a clinical hypnotherapist, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Matrix reimprinting and reiki therapist based in Shropshire and Cheshire. I qualified in Ericsonian hypnosis and neuro linguistic programming (NLP) in 1988 and in 2009 qualified as a EFT practitioner. In 2010 I qualified to post graduate degree level in hypnotherapy with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis and I am a licensed practitioner for the hypno-band the virtual gastric band procedure of weight loss and specialize in creating a healthy relationship with food and emotions."

Introducing a free Family Mediation Service at the Hope Street Centre

Kay Masters

Local Solicitors Hall Smith Whittingham are now offering a free Family Mediation Service at the Hope Street Centre, Sandbach to those who qualify.  Mediation can be used to resolve issues arising from relationship breakdowns including problems relating to money and arrangements for the children.

Kay Masters, who will be staffing the service at Hope Street says, ‘Legal Aid for Mediation is available for anyone on certain benefits or a low income.  If one person is eligible for Legal Aid both parties get the Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting and the first Mediation Session free. Nowadays, the Courts require applications relating to children or finances arising from marital breakdown to be preceded by an assessment for suitability for Mediation before issue.  Statistics show that over 70% of couples who use Mediation reach agreement. This helps to avoid costly and emotional court battles.’

Congratulations to Patty Everitt on her diploma in Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy


In early December, and with great pride and joy, I completed my training placement with Brightstone and successfully completed my diploma in Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy (DipNLPt).

I have worked in multi-national corporates, large and small national companies in the nuclear, pharmaceutical and IT sectors for my entire career so it seems odd to many of my friends that I should have chosen to become a psychotherapist. It doesn’t feel at all odd to me just a change of focus, a natural bringing together of all of my experience and learning to do something that I feel is important.

Have you decided to invigorate your career in 2015?

CV writing

The Office of National Statistics report that 8400 people in Cheshire are unemployed (figures dated to July 2014). Many people who have been employed in the same role for a long period and have recently been made redundant can feel intimidated by new recruitment methods, and might lack confidence in what value they can offer in a rapidly changing world. 

Half price offer on Calm Zone download - £4 instead of £8

Bamboo 6 (2).jpg

Calm Zone is much more than a relaxing audio. Created and delivered by Tianne Croshaw, a Master Clinical Hypnotherapist and Stress Management Consultant, it is filled with subliminal messages to programme your subconscious mind to  remain calm in every day and more challenging situations that would normally 'niggle' you and spoil your wellbeing. After 7 days of listening you will notice a big difference in your calm levels and after 21 days of regular listening you will have created a new automatic habit of being more mentally and emotionally resilient.

Join our resilient community

Resilient community

What does being 'resilient' mean to you? What tools and techniques do you use to build your own resilience? We'd love to hear from you and so hereby invite you to join our resilient community. The community is made up of hundreds of like-minded individuals who are coming together on social media to provide support and guidance to one another on a range of topics relating to resilience. By 'Liking' our Facebook page, you will have the opportunity to connect with other people, share knowledge and receive our regular updates. 

Coaching for resilience


One-to-one coaching is a core element in The Resilience Programme, and our clients consistently feed back that they would like to have access to regular support whilst they work towards their goals.
We understand the importance of continuing to support our clients on an individual basis, and we therefore offer the opportunity for anyone to book one-to-one coaching sessions with a coach of their choice. Coaching provides you with the opportunity to continue to check in and work on your personal goals, challenges and development as time progresses. Our coaching is delivered in the tranquil environment of The Hope Street Centre, giving you the opportunity to leave behind the demands of day-to-day life and focus for a while on yourself, your work and what you are aiming for.

Understanding your 6 Human Needs can help you with your career choices

6 Human Needs

Have you outgrown your current role, or are you looking for work which you can feel good about? Having an understanding of your 6 Human Psychological Needs can help you to learn what type of job will make you feel most fulfilled. In the article that follows, Ann Lowe, professional CV Writer provides more information about each need so that you can identify your key drivers. 

How to recognise trauma

How to recognise trauma

Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the psyche which occurs as a result of a severely distressing event. In Greek, the word trauma means “wound”, it is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds your ability to cope.

Emotional or psychological trauma tend to be a result of extraordinary stressful events that happened unexpectedly, you were unprepared for, someone was intentionally cruel, you felt powerless to prevent it. These can crush your sense of security, which in turn make you feel helpless and vulnerable in a frightening and ‘dangerous’ world.

Inviting you to a FREE networking event - various dates available in 2015

From stress to resilience

The Resilience Programme's calendar of free networking events in 2014 events was so popular (each date was over subscribed) that we have scheduled in an 3 additional meetings for 2015. Below you can find details of times and dates, as well as information about what we cover and how to book on.

About us

The Hope Street Centre is an independent centre located in the attractive rural market town of Sandbach in South Cheshire, with easy access to the M6 motorway and the railway network at Crewe.  The centre is readily accessible from the neighbouring towns of Congleton, Alsager, Middlewich, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Crewe, Kidsgrove, Winsford, Northwich, Warrington and Stoke on Trent.

To contact one of our therapists click this link
Our Address: 10 Hope Street, SANDBACH, Cheshire, CW11 1BA
Telephone:      01270 764003 (weekday afternoons only)

Related Sites

Brightstone Clinic - a not for profit organisation operating from The Hope Street Centre premises, offering low cost counselling. Placements available to volunteers in training or recently qualified counsellors.
The Resilience Programme - resilience building programme for mindful employers looking to invest in the health and wellbeing of their workforce.

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer