Lisa Murphy, Anxiety Counsellor Glasgow
When I was 25 I woke up one morning and couldn’t get out of bed. My back, for no apparent reason, had completely seized up. Over the next few weeks it gradually got easier to move, but the pain didn’t budge.
I went to my doctor but his only advice was to tell me to take painkillers. This didn’t make sense to me – I knew there must be some way to resolve the issue rather than masking the symptoms with medication.
At the time it felt like the worst thing that could happen, but I look back now and realise it made me the person I am today. It took me on a quest to find out everything I could about natural healing, both in the mind and body.
It took me eight years to heal my chronic back pain, and during that time I learned yoga, meditation, mindfulness, reiki, hypnosis, and made radical changes to my diet.
The whole experience awakened me to the link between the mind and body, and I decided to go to university and study health from both a physiological and psychological perspective.
After gaining my degree I went on to train as a counsellor, Yoga teacher, Reiki practioner, NLP coach, and hypnotherapist. I continue learning and researching to this day, keeping up to date with the latest training in natural therapies so that I can offer my clients the best support possible.
Now based in Glasgow, I specialise in anxiety counselling, and I also bring my other holistic therapies into my work to enhance and support the healing process.