Founder of aceholdsthespace
Founder of aceholdsthespace
I am a Recovered or Recovering Human, is the best way I can describe myself.
The Stability I now enjoy has not come without work and commitment to myself and my own Personal Development.
How I overcame anxiety, depression, compulsions and low self-worth required firstly being able to ask for help, then the grasping of a number of principles which required 'practice'. Much of these I transmit in my offerings.
I was coping with feelings of abandonment from childhood as a result of both my sister and I being rehomed in a foreign country when we were very young. My mother did return for us later and I was reunited with my father after 25 years finding I had a young brother I had no idea existed!
My sister lives in Sussex along with her 3 gorgeous boys and I have found my snuggly base in North Devon, England right near the west coast surfing beaches.
I get a lot of inspiration watching the surfers braving the waves!
My Self Development Journey has been a long one. It started in 2005 where I had to completely change my way of relating to myself and the world around me literally to survive! My life tools were thin as a young person and I had to learn how to make better life choices.
The practices I have learned in the last 16 years have been no less than astounding and miraculous in my own life and I have mentored many others throughout that Journey with equally life-changing results.
My Self-development practices and wider research into Community Resilience are ample therefore I had to find a way of bringing all the elements I felt of value, together. I have created Self Development Journeys, dedicated myself to supporting People, Communities and Organisations and am always looking for new paths towards inner-strength, stability and resilience.
~ Jennifer Carlton ~
BA (Hons), Dip COUNS, Dip Hyp/Master Practitioner NLP, P.G Cert Ed. H.E
Life experience and a desire to make a difference have brought me to where I am in my life now. I grew up with a desire to help others and a change in my own circumstances as an adult fostered the notion of eventually becoming a counsellor.
As Senior Lecturer in Psychology, my interest in researching the effects of bereavement arose from working with recovering addicts, many of whom had experienced a significant loss during their developmental years.
Prior to this, I had recently been divorced and the break- up of the family home was subsequently overshadowed by the sudden death of my oldest son in a car accident at the age of 17. As I gradually began to rebuild my life a single parent, I knew I had to support others who had experienced trauma and so the journey into education began. Alongside my educational growth, I grew Spiritually too, strongly believing that I owe it to my son to continue with this work.
Throughout my professional life, I have worked with a diverse range of client groups in many areas of mental health rehabilitation and emotional well-being. I am passionate about helping people to develop their potential, whether it is through teaching new skills, or through counselling, hypnotherapy or training.
My approach is an integral one, that is to say, the aim of my work is integration. Integration consists of integrating body mind and spirit, thoughts behaviours and emotions, past present and future. The focus is on client strengths and developing potential in an emotionally healthy way. It is by addressing these aspects of an individual that the client’s needs are met as an alternative approach to a prescriptive “one package suits all”
I currently work with a variety of organisations and individuals. My work involves one to one support and often includes the dynamic aspects of working with groups depending upon the particular requirement.
I offer psychotherapy, counselling and hypnotherapy sessions to individuals on a range of issues and Spiritual counselling/mentoring to anyone who feels they are experiencing a Spiritual crisis or is feeling lost or confused.
These are listed in my website. Jennifercarlton.com