Mental Health & Wellbeing

Waite Wellbeing

About me

I’m Louisa, I specialise in helping tweens, teens, parents and adults to ditch self-doubt and cultivate confidence to achieve their full potential. I have 14 years’ experience in practice and have also completed further training in Coaching, Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and more recently Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) psychotherapy for trauma.

I also support clients experiencing a range of dis-ease and psychological distress. This can range from difficulties such as anxiety, stress, overwhelm, low self-esteem, perfectionism and depression to imposter syndrome, burnout and the impact of enduring childhood trauma.

Who I Work With

I work with those aged 10 plus, teens, parents and adults who struggle to have faith in their abilities and feel burdened or overwhelmed with anxiety or self-doubt. These difficulties can have a chronic, debilitating impact on our everyday routine or sometimes only surface during significant life events. These may include periods of change or prolonged stress, such as prior to exams, interviews or presentations and can lead to feelings of vulnerability, crisis, inadequacy and incompetence.

My sessions are ideal for those who are struggling to manage worrying thoughts or to overcome limiting beliefs. These difficulties often hinder us from flourishing and thriving and hold us back from achieving our true potential. If you’re experiencing the impact of chronic or fluctuating low self-esteem, overwhelm, negative self-narrative, debilitating over-thinking, difficulties with decision making or various insecurities and are ready to find freedom from this then Wellbeing Coaching is for you!

Theoretical Models

I use various theoretical models, frames of reference & modalities to inform my work including:

What is wellbeing and why’s it worth it? Current research, challenges and it’s effect on general performance

Mentally healthy workplaces, spaces and teams

Wellbeing at work – impact of posture, DSE assessments, digestion and diet

Managing conflict and effective communication skills

What is stress – the good, the bad and the ugly, influencing factors, work-based stressors and management tools

Sleep hygiene – nourishment and narratives

Trauma and the stress response – why they wreak havoc on productivity and strategies to support

Difficulties Supported

Performance anxiety

General Anxiety

Chronic Stress & Overwhelm

Anger Management

Emotional Dysregulation 

Imposter Syndrome / Self-doubt

Low Self-esteem

Carer Fatigue

Reduced Assertiveness Skills

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Trauma (including PTSD)

Depression or Low Mood

Shyness & Social Anxiety

Challenging Life Transitions

Emotionally-based School Avoidance

If you would like further information regarding any of the above treatments, or would like to book an appointment, please contact me.

Your Questions Answered

How do I work with you?

I offer a free 15 minute online consultation to explore your needs, and to establish if we’d be suited to working together. If we agree, we then organise a time and date to commence your first session and confirm where you’d like to attend; online, or in person in my session space in north Carlisle.

How much do sessions cost?

Sessions cost £75 per hour & £40 per half hour. Please note, first sessions are always 1 hour in duration to allow us to have sufficient time to explore the root cause of your difficulties. Sessions of EMDR also require a session duration of 1 hour to allow for time to effectively deliver this protocol. 

How many sessions will I need?

Most clients I work with require a course of 6-12 sessions for optimum results, frequency and duration of which will vary depending upon their individual needs and budget. Some clients may also opt to access top-up sessions where they have experienced a recent, new trauma or where they are enduring some challenging life transitions.

How do I pay for a session?

Session payment is required 48 hours in advance of appointments and is made via bank transfer.

EMDR Explained

The mind can often heal itself naturally, in the same way as the body does. Much of this natural coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Francine Shapiro developed Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 1987, utilising this natural process in order to successfully treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Since then, EMDR has been used to effectively treat a wide range of mental health problems.

Alex, a student counsellor at Plymouth University explains what EMDR therapy is and how it can help people that have experienced trauma.
In his Apple TV+ show, “The Me You Can’t See,” the prince invited the world into his private EMDR therapy session, which is typically recommended to patients who experienced trauma.

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What do my clients say?

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I’ve slept so well the last few nights, best in about 2 years! Back and hip feel great. So enjoying a good night’s sleep and waking pain free. Definitely coming again, can hardly believe it, so grateful.


I’ve slept so well the last few nights, best in about 2 years! Back and hip feel great. So enjoying a good night’s sleep and waking pain free. Definitely coming again, can hardly believe it, so grateful.


Thank you so much for yesterday, I feel top of the morning this morning, I rested last night and slept like a bug in a rug. My body feels symmetrical this morning, thank you Karen for doing such a good job.


If you’re prepared to work hard, and challenge yourself, then you can achieve incredible results on Ben’s Alpha plan. I did. I signed up as a disillusioned but fit cyclist, who’s performance had stagnated. 12 weeks down the line my physique has completely changed from being droopy, saggy and baggy to what my physio friend described as Kick Ass!! I’m also way stronger and crucially more motivated to keep on working and changing myself. Ben is a great guy, who will in supportive and encouraging ways help you achieve amazing things.


I came to Ben as I had seen his previous work with clients and results in the triathlon game. I was looking for guidance on how to loose a good amount of body fat while still being able to follow a solid training plan to put me on track for my goal, a sub 5 hour half ironman. This is exactly what I got, from over 16 stone to 12 stone, a training plan to achieve a sub 5 in my first triathlon made it an amazing experience.


I was recommended Ben Hale through a friend of mine. I was a bit sceptical about using a long distance coach whereby not having the interaction of someone nearby, however Ben is on hand every day, he understands and caters to individual needs such as creating a program around my shifts. The interaction and communication from Ben has been second to none, he contacts me regularly through the week to ensure I’m on track and discuss any issues I may have. In short I highly recommend Ben Hale as coach.


Louisa is the most amazing therapist and coach. I did not know what to expect from my first session with her and I’ve been blown away by the deep emotional trauma that came up from my childhood. I look forward to our follow ups and cannot recommend her highly enough.


I met with Louisa, not really knowing what to expect as I’d never explored my mindset issues before. All I knew is that I definitely had unresolved issues. Wow, we uncovered a lot and I feel mentally refreshed and like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I would highly recommend Louisa to ANYBODY seeking help. She is very good at what she does and is clearly very passionate also.


Louisa’s aura is instantly calming. Within the first 10 minutes of our meeting, I felt a little better already. Her soothing voice is warm, understanding and non-judgmental. I think Louisa is very aware of the things people need support with and acts accordingly being mindful and efficient. She gave me some clarity I needed on an issue that has been deep rooted within me for as long as I can remember. I can’t wait to continue my journey with her to recover from old wounds that need to be healed.