Mick Armstrong
Adv.Prof.Dip. in Psch'y, MNCS, MBA and Qualified Clinical Supervisor
Diploma in Transformational Coaching and Diploma in Neuro Linguistic
Programme methods.
Although Mick practices a Person Centred approach he is also an integrative counsellor. This means he can tailor his approach to an individual's needs by adopting the appropriate model be it person centred, psychodynamic or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  He also practices Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) therapy. This is an innovative model that connects body and brain with internal resources to help the client move forward. This is especially effective for treating long held trauma.

He welcomes couples or others who are experiencing issues with relationships, for this he finds that Transactional Analysis can be particularly beneficial. Also available to deliver group support for critical incident support.
Your therapy journey will be given full attention and confidentiality is assured in a non-judgemental environment. Mick is ready to listen to your concerns and to support you through a recovery process so that you can move on to a better place both emotionally and psychologically. 

With a wide experience of life and extensive employment in a high pressure environment coupled with broad training and experience of teaching Psychotherapy Mick can offer a rounded, well informed approach that enables him to support people with:

  • Relationship issues
  • Any kind of trauma including Domestic abuse and PTSD
  • Emotional, physical, emotional or sexual abuse from childhood or in adulthood
  • Bereavement
  • Lack of confidence
  • Stress management
  • Self-harm, phobias
  • Critical incident support (group or individual sessions

Mick is also a trained Clinical Supervisor for other therapists, facilitates stress management sessions, and is a Lifestyle CoachMick is a fully qualified Transformational Life Coach and Mentor, the ethos in coaching is around achieving goals and working on the future, in that respect it’s different to therapy.  He enjoys supporting people through difficult circumstances, be that at work or in life in general and uses his mentoring and coaching skills to help  with issues such as:

  • Relationships at work
  • Performance or anxieties around managing time and people.
  • Stress management
  • Managing time and Prioritising
  • Leadership Skills
  • Softer management skills
  • Appraisals and managing poor performers

He also carries out couple coaching

With a wealth of life experience and success in many positions of management, teaching, staff support and counselling Mick looks forward to using his skills in coaching to support people through change. Skills like assertiveness and delegation can help to build proficiency at work, relationships and leisure.

After an initial assessment coaching can be a relatively short intervention to help you to start the improvements straight away and take advantage of ongoing support for 4 - 6 sessions to ensure life changes are embedded and effective.

He is already experiencing a lot of interest in this side of his practice and is looking to welcome people into Carlisle Therapies for face to face session.

For further information please email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Or visit his counselling directory profile here.

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Chris Bell
RGN Specialist Nurse

From an early age Chris wanted to be a nurse. Always wanting to nurture and help others she completed her nurse training at John Moores university in Liverpool. Her intention was to nurse patients at home and she joined the Liverpool District Nursing Team.

Later she moved with her family to Glencoe, continuing her District nursing career . Embraced by patients and colleagues she was privileged to spend 6 wonderful years in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland It was here that her eyes were opened to benefits of complementary therapies and Chakra realignment. Chris went on to complete a course in Indian Head massage but due to the demands her nursing role put this on hold.

Later moving to The Eden Valley she continued her District Nursing career. Her passion for Palliative care was growing at this point and wanting to enhance her skills in palliative and end of life care she was delighted to secure a post at a local Hospice. It was here that, "Reiki found me," and her own Reiki journey began.

Now trained as a Reiki Practitioner it is her privilege to share this beautiful therapy with clients. Used as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medicine, Reiki helps to ease tensions and promote well being on all levels - physical, emotional and spiritual . Helping to promote a deep sense of relaxation it may help reduce anxiety, nausea, pain ,insomnia and hormonal imbalance. Due to the purity of Reiki it can do no harm and makes an ideal therapy for clients who are not able to try conventional medicine. or patients going through or recovering from chemotherapy.

Chris provides professional, confidential sessions bespoke to the needs of clients on the day so no two sessions will be the same.

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Awakened Belly Dance with Jana-Marie ...

Sound has been used for 1000s of years as a tool for healing. Modern science now supports the ancient belief that all matter comes from vibration or sound. Even physicists have found that the physical world is made up of vibrating energy. Every organ, every bone, every cell in the body has its own resonant frequency and through the stresses of daily life these can go out of tune. When one organ in the body is out of tune it will affect the whole body, just like one instrument in orchestra being out of tune affects the whole performance.

People have reported many benefits to having a sound therapy session including:

  • reduced stress and worry
  • improved sleep
  • experience of deep relaxation and peace
  • letting go of physical and emotional tension

During the session the client remains fully clothed and lies on the therapy bed while the practitioner walks around sounding various sacred instruments such as Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, rainstick, shamanic drum, tuning forks, etc.  Tailored with client’s safety and needs in mind, Master bowl is placed on the body at the sacred healing points along the energy channels and whilst the practitioner sings the bowl the healing vibrations pass through the body, powerfully yet gently shaking loose what is stuck, aligning the molecular structure and restoring the free flow of vital energy through the body. Balancing the mind, body, heart and spirit.  This leads us to live more balanced, peaceful and healthy lifestyle

Regular sports therapy may help improve sports performance.  Specialist rehabilitation and sports injury treatment is available at our Carlisle Therapies sports injury clinic.

A session may include:

Injury assessment and diagnosis  Injury assessment by means of a thorough subjective and objective examination

Remedial/Sports Massage Massage is a common intervention for recovery and rehabilitation from sports injury and may include tigger point therapy and myofacial release.

Stretching and Strengthening Programme
Functional Rehabilitation

Contact us to book your initial sports therapy assessment.