Shelley Downs

Professional Hypnotherapist + NLP Practitioner + Life Coach

About ➡️Shelly Downs

My Story

Hi 🙋‍♀️Shell here! What can I tell you?
Well, I’d describe myself as a very down to earth person.
What you see 👀 is what you get!
I come from a debilitating lived experience of depression/anxiety and even though I’m thriving, I’m human so I’ve reserved the right to be imperfect and to be a work in progress.😉
I struggled💪for years and tried😩 every avenue to get out of depression!
I did everything I was told by psychologists 🥼 and psychiatrists.
Every program, therapy, medication, 💊books 📚and courses ect.
You name it! I did it, and 🤷‍♀️ nothing worked until…
I came across a coach 🏃‍♀️who taught me about neuroscience 🌌 how to use my brain🧠 effectively and how to rewire it.
🙋‍♀️What you should know about me is that I am definitely NOT your typical Recovery worker (Support Coordinator) and hey🤷‍♀️ I’m not everybody’s cup of tea 🫖🍵either.
I’m and an advocate ☮️for human rights.
I am a Mum of 2 amazing teenagers who identify under the🏳️‍🌈 LGBTQAI+ umbrella.
My family is a rainbow🌈one and I practice inclusion.
Personally I dislike labels🏷️ even though I definitely have ADHD traits, I choose to never limit myself by the label. If you find your diagnosis a strength💪 I have no issue with that.
I never judge anyone’s behaviour as I understand that underlying it always exists a positive 🥰 intention.
Issues such as 😥depression/anxiety, self sabotage, procrastination and self harm, even drug addiction they all hold the positive😊 intention of keeping us safe and ensuring our survival.
What I won’t do⚠️is tell you what to do! And not just because I hate being told what to do.
It’s because I know 😊you already have the answer to the issue you seek 🎁to resolve.
You just don’t know it, yet!😊
So, I will guide ➡️ you to that internal answer.
Most people just need support🤗 understanding, a plan ✍️with accountability and a few new tools 🛠️for the tool box 🧰,
That’s me in a nutshell🥜 and if your ready to work with me please feel free to give me a call📱text or email 📩.
Cheers Shell

My Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

Shelley is a professional hypnotherapist certified by the Mike Mandel Academy and holds a diploma in Hypnotherapy from the Jacquin Hypnosis Academy. Additionally certified as a life coach and NLP practitioner Shelley has 20 years experience within the disability and mental health sector and continues to assists NDIS participants as a Psychosocial Recovery Coach (Support Co-ordinator).

Shelley has trained with Russ Harris- Acceptance and commitment therapy, Neami National- Peer life coaching, Mental health, Community work, NDIS training and holds a current mental health first aid qualification. Current Blue card