Mental Health & Wellbeing

Waite Wellbeing

About me

I’m Louisa, I specialise in helping adults and adolescents (aged 12+) to ditch self-doubt and cultivate confidence to achieve their full potential. I have over 15 years experience in practice and have completed further training in Coaching, Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and 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, overthinking, low self-esteem, perfectionism and depression to imposter syndrome, burnout and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTDS).

Who I Work With

I work with individuals from secondary school aged plus, who struggle to have faith in their abilities and experience difficulties with overbearing and burdening negative emotions, such as overwhelm, anxiety and self-doubt. Often these difficulties have a chronic and debilitating impact my clients everyday routine or may have surfaced during a significant life events. Typically clients may come to me following a period of change or prolonged stress, such as prior to exams, interviews or presentations, or following a change in personal or professional circumstances where feelings of vulnerability, crisis, inadequacy and incompetence may have arisen.

My sessions are ideal for those who are struggling to manage worrying thoughts or to overcome their limiting beliefs, that may be holding them back professionally or personally. 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 my therapy sessions are for you!

Key specialist areas

Performance anxiety

General Anxiety Disorder

Chronic Stress & overwhelm

Limiting beliefs

Emotional dysregulation 

Imposter syndrome / Self-doubt

Low self-esteem


People pleasing & difficulties with assertiveness

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Trauma (including PTSD)

Depression or low mood

Shyness & social anxiety

Challenging life transitions

Emotionally-Based School Avoidance (EBSA)

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 a good fit to working together. After this, if you wish to, you can reach out again to book a date to start sessions.

How much do sessions cost?

Sessions cost £85 per hour and £42.50 per half hour. Please note, first sessions are always 1 hour in duration to allow for sufficient time to explore the root cause of your difficulties and case formulation. Sessions of Phase 4 EMDR also require a session duration of 60-90 minutes to allow for time to effectively deliver this protocol, in line with NICE Clinical Guidelines. 

How many sessions will I need?

Most clients I work with require 6-12 sessions for optimum and lasting results, with frequency and duration varying depending upon individual needs and budget, sessions need to take place at a minimum frequency of monthly for clients to remain active on my caseload. 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 to secure each session, sent 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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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.