About Us

Welcome to The Trows

 “It’s not the things that happen to us that matter, but what we make of them…”

More about Chrissie

My adult life has been spent working with people, I trained as a learning disability nurse and have worked in social care for over 30 years. When my sister died in 2000, I became guardian and ‘mother-figure’ to my girl and boy, who are now both adults. Both have autism.  Initially, this was what led me to training as a therapist. Seeing people who most need coaching and therapy, and few people about to provide it. I’m passionate about people, and that everyone can reach their potential. I totally believe that we all have the tools we need, just sometimes we get a little stuck and need someone to guide us to get past the blocks that we put in our own way.

As a therapist, my mantra is ‘have a word with yourself’ – it may sound a little blunt, but often we are our own worst enemy. Cognitive hypnotherapy enables you to have that word – not in a judgemental way, but guided gently down a path of personal development that is tailored to you.


I am an official Ollie Coach (Ollie and his Super Powers) working with children and adults, helping children and young people to build resilience, recognise and regulate their emotions.

I specialise in working with people who are on the autism spectrum and have learning disabilities. Each session is bespoke and designed to enable change at the level suitable to the person.

Chrissie’s personal blog, about living and working with people with autism & learning disabilities, can be read at www.moregooddays.co.uk .

More about Simon


Like Chrissie, I also have over 30 years experience of working in social care and in my other role I run a successful training company Promote Training.

I’ve spent the whole of my adult life working with people and recognise that everyone is different. Because everyone is different we tailor every person’s therapy in a different way. No two people will ever get the same results and this is why a ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t work.

I believe in honesty and at times can be a little too honest. I strongly believe change is always possible, but there are no magic wands. My mantra in life, and not just in therapy, is “If you don’t like something, change it, and if you can’t change the situation then change the way you think about it!” Most importantly be kind to yourself…

Our qualifications

Q LOGO trainWe both are qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapists (DipCHyp). We trained with leading Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Trevor Silvester at the internationally recognised Quest Institute at Regents University, London.
In addition we are both NLP Master Practitioners, qualified life coaches and relationship therapists.

If you feel that you are committed to bringing positive changes into your life; then please contact us so that we can talk to you in a confidential no-fee initial telephone conversation about how we can help.