Hypnotherapy in South London. Picture of therapist Amanda Stewart.

We're All Fellow Strugglers

About me

We all have a story of our lives. Here's mine, what I did before being a therapist and what I love about being a therapist.

  • I've always been interested in people - why we behave like we do - and this led me to a degree in Criminology. I found it fascinating (and still do) but I chose not to work in this area....
  • ...Instead, I worked with people with learning disabilities and autism. Many who had challenging behaviour. It was a lot of fun and the people were great.
  • Then I started supporting people with chronic mental health issues in London. I had a caseload and saw how resilient people can be, even when things were hardgoing and they hadn't always been dealt the best cards in life.
  • I re-trained as an English teacher and taught in Tunisia and Vietnam. I now teach academic skills to international students. I love working with young people; it's lively and I really enjoy passing on skills and knowledge. It's taught me a lot about group management, motivation and how to get the best out of people.
  • Somewhere along the line I did an MA in Creative Writing. I haven't written a book yet, but it's definitely inside me. One day it's going to spill out.
  • I trained as a therapist so I could help people change and be the person they want to be. I've realised we all share a lot of fears and worries and this human element is important to me.  I love the connection I get from working with people.
  • I am a Therapeutic Coach in a London secondary school, supporting young people with their mental health.

If you're re-writing your story & need some help, get in touch.

  • Quest Institute Trained
  • HPD (National Council of Hypnotherapy Diploma)
  • DipCHyp (NCH accredited Cognitive Hypnotherapy Diploma)
  • Certified NLP Coach
  • Certified Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • EMI (Eye Movement Integration) Trained

As a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy I am bound by their strict code of ethics.