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Berkshire, Hampshire & Oxfordshire's
Leading Therapy Providers

Welcome from Vanessa and Jacqui 

Changes 4 Life Ltd is known as one of the most well established therapy practices in Berkshire,  with Vanessa, Jacqui and the team having an impressive combined 28 years of full time therapeutic experience.  This experience is the reason their clients experience significant change, move towards their goals, build their resilience, create success, build self esteem and confidence.

Most clients are referred from previous clients, local doctors and other healthcare professionals who know of our work and recognise the success and relief it has brought many people over the years. Our work has also been regularly featured on the local Radio (for anxiety and confidence issues) plus featured on the BBC (for weight loss) in addition to local community publications over the years.  

 

Vanessa, Jacqui and the Changes 4 Life team are able to combine different therapeutic methods to tailor their treatment specifically to their client’s needs and offer a clear, “down to earth," professional, caring approach. Both undertake regular continued professional development ensuring they are up to date with the latest regulations and developments in counselling, psychotherapy, coaching and hypnotherapy. We have also created a highly successful range of helpful downloads to support the more sought after areas people request help with using hypnosis. This is continually being added to.  

 

Life has a little habit of ‘happening’ and when it does we can sometimes experience significant challenges in different degrees at various times in our lives and need a little helping hand to work through them. When this happens, it is important to reach out and engage with trained professionals who are approachable, professional and compassionate.  Our team understand that clients may benefit from an integrative approach where counselling and psychotherapy can also include Hypnotherapy, Coaching, NLP or EMDR to help them work through the challenges in the shortest possible time with an approach tailored specifically for them.  

 

Within Changes 4 Life the quality of therapeutic relationship is nurtured, focussing on helping their clients to feel comfortable, safe and able to express themselves, which means they can make sense of their challenges quickly and work towards taking control back of their life once again.  


It can be very normal for new clients to feel a little nervous, apprehensive or even vulnerable when considering disclosing private and personal information to someone you don’t know very well yet. This is the reason that we offer a free 20 minute telephone or video call session with one of our directors to help you to explore and identify together the best approach for you and to help you feel at ease with the process.

The majority of our services can be offered remotely. Please call or email us to discuss your needs.

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Jacqui Vaughan

MNCS(Accred)  MHS(reg)  Prof.Dip.Psyc, 
Dip.Cst  Cert.Hyp.cs   Cert.lc.wb   Cert.SFBT

Specialist Areas

 

  • Overcoming depression and anxiety

  • Adolescent and student mental health 

  • Bereavement

  • Relationship issues and couples counselling 

  • Surviving and moving on from divorce

  • Health and wellness coaching

  • Executive Coaching

  • Equine therapy for ASD

  • Working with Young People

 

 

Qualifications 

Full Enhanced DBS Certificate for working with children and young people.

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

Counselling Skills and Theory Diploma 

Clinical Hypnotherapy Certificate

Solution Focused Brief Therapy Practitioner 

Life and Wellbeing Coach Practitioner

Executive Coaching Practitioner

Equine Assisted Therapy Practitioner

Professional Organisations:

I am a member of the following: 

National Hypnotherapy Society, 

National Counselling Society,

E3a (USA)

Vanessa Boudier

MNCH (Acc), MNCS(Accred), Dip Couns, Dip Cog.Hyp, Dip Adv.Psych.Coun, HPDip, MPNLP, Cert.EMDR
Hunt ADR Accredited Mediator 

Specialist Areas

 

  • Advanced ADHD Practitioner

  • Overcoming anxiety and panic states

  • Overcoming Depression 

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Phobia Release

  • IBS - Gut Directed Hypnotherapy

  • Working with Young people 11-24

  • Hypertension/Hypotension

  • Working with childhood sexual abuse

  • Natural Childbirthing​

  • Accredited Mediator 

Qualifications 

Full Enhanced DBS Certificate for working with children and young people.

Advanced ADHD Assessor

Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma

Cognitive Hypnotherapy Diploma 

Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma

NLP Master Practitioner

Certified EMDR Practitioner

Hypnobirthing Practitioner

Hypnotension Practitioner

EFT Practitioner 

Mindfulness Coach and Teacher

Advanced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Professional Organisations:

I am a member of the following: 

National Council for Hypnotherapy, 

National Counselling Society,

Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council

Disabled clients

 

Unfortunately we are unable to offer wheelchair access at the consulting rooms due to layout, however we will happily see disabled clients at their own homes.

Vanessa, Jacqui and the team work with you, providing an integrative approach to treatment that encompasses counselling, hypnotherapy, coaching and psychotherapy. Using a combination of these tools your sessions can be tailored to your specific individual needs. Their goal is to help you gain understanding and take control of your life, so that you can make the decisions that move you forward. Addressing the symptoms of your problems and helping you deal with any underlying issues that may be holding you back, ensures long lasting, sustainable change.

By remaining in the forefront of modern therapeutic methods we are bound by the NCH, NCS and BACP to a strict Code of Ethics emphasising integrity and competence, ensuring the highest standards of ethical conduct. This ensures all our clients of the best attention through their treatment.  We hold full Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Abuse (including sexual)
Addictions 
ADHD / ADD*
Agoraphobia  
Alcoholism* 
Allergies 
Amnesia 
Anger Management 
Anxiety* 
Anorexia* 
Asthma* 
Bed wetting 
Bereavement 
Blushing 
Bulimia* 
Childbirth 
Claustrophobia 
Compulsions 
Concentration 
Confidence 
Depression* 
Driving Test Nerves 
Eating Disorders* 

Eczema* 
Exam nerves 
Fears 
Frigidity 
Frustration 
Grief 
Guilt 
Headaches* 

Health Anxiety
Inferiority feelings 
Insomnia* 
IBS* 
Jaw Grinding 
Lightheadedness 
Memory 
Migraine 
Motivation 
Nailbiting 
Nausea* 
Nightmares 
OCD
Pain*

Panic attacks*

Phobias 
Post Natal Depression* 
Public speaking 
Relationships 
Self-consciousness 
Self-worth
Sexual abuse 
Shyness 
Smoking 
Sports Performance 
Stage Fright 
Stammering 
Stress 
Tension 
Trauma 
Tremor* 
Twitching* 
Weight loss

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