I am Sian Charman, owner of Sian’s Purple Therapy. I am an Aylesbury based counsellor, hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and EMDR trauma therapist. I have been trained to be an integrative psychotherapist which means I can help you by using all different types of therapy. Depending on your needs, I will suggest which therapy would meet your needs best and discuss it with you to ensure you are comfortable with this.
I experienced bullying and harassment at my previous job which had a negative impact on my mental and physical health. I attended counselling with Sian and she put me at ease as soon as I met her and for the first time I could speak about my experiences without worrying about retribution or judgment. She was brilliant and helped me with my anxiety and stress. Sian’s very easy to talk to, kind, considerate and reassuring. Talking things through really helped but Sian also gave me practical skills which I can use to help ease my anxiety when faced with a difficult situation. Sian is lovely and I definitely recommend her counselling sessions. Thank you Sian!
Deciding to book in for therapy with Sian is one of the best things I have ever done for my mental health. I found it easy to open up to Sian, and she’s helped me to a point where I don’t need her anymore! Her approach to helping me was just what I needed. There was no judgement and I really enjoyed all of our sessions. Even the ones that I found hard felt like a great release. If you’re struggling, I cannot recommend Sian highly enough. I’ve already recommended her more times than I can count, and will continue to do so. Sian - thank you so much for helping me, I feel strong & happy in life.
I went to Sian regarding a general lack in self-confidence and fear of public speaking. I had a number of failed promotion opportunities which involved my two biggest fears: a presentation, and question and answers. I dreaded the process. It would leave me physically sick and anxious. I began researching hypnotherapy and stumbled across a recommendation for Sian. After session 1, I felt an instant change. After three sessions, I was ready to conquer my fear. I entered the promotion process and passed with top marks.
I can’t recommend Sian enough.
Having hypnotherapy for my fear of flying has taken away the fear. I am often going away now. This confidence to fly has given me more flexibility and I feel so much more relaxed. I even flew on my own this year, which is a great accomplishment and something I would never have considered previously.
Thanks to the amazing Sian, not only am I enjoying a glass of wine in London, but I am doing it alone. I never thought I would see this day!
I suffered a lot of trauma in my childhood. It stuck with me for 30 years. I met Sian and she just felt right. She created a safe space. There was no judgment. EMDR was very thought-provoking. I’ve gone through a whole EMDR process and feel so much better for it. I am no longer stuck by the limiting beliefs that I had. I feel more confident. My self-worth is through the roof. I’m actually looking after myself. Sian helped me a vast amount.
For many years, I had been unable to watch certain television programmes. Working with Sian, I came to the realisation that this was rooted in childhood trauma. EMDR has enabled me to work through the trauma and process my childhood anxieties of not being accepted by my peer group. I am now able to watch the television without the need to hide, and feel I am back in control of my life.
I came to see Sian with depression and overwhelming anxiety. I was having frequent panic attacks and was utterly exhausted all the time. Now, I am able to function and do things I could not even think about before. Sian helped me laugh and remember that, even on a bad day, there is a positive in there somewhere if you just look.
Following many traumatic losses of close family members, my anxiety had peaked. I couldn’t do even the smallest tasks without feeling trapped. A friend mentioned Sian’s Purple Therapy in conversation, and I am forever grateful that she did. From the moment I met Sian, I felt at ease. Sian could relate. She gave me coping mechanisms, listened without judgement and provided a safe environment for me to express my feelings and worries. I cannot recommend Sian enough.
Years of suppressing what I was going through had left me feeling isolated and broken. Sian helped me to pull down the walls I’d built for myself, making it clear that I wasn’t alone.
When I first arrived at Sian’s clinic, I felt lost and alone. I came out of my last session feeling invigorated, confident, and ready to enjoy life again.