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The 'Why' Behind The Company

About Me

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Greetings, I'm Kerry, and I warmly welcome you to the world of holistic well-being at the Martial Arts Mental Health & Well-Being Company. As a qualified and compassionate therapist, I'm here to guide you towards greater mental, emotional, and spiritual balance.

My credentials include being a certified Trauma and Recovery Practitioner, Holistic Counsellor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Life Coach, and NLP Practitioner, with ACCPH, IGCBT, IGCLC, and IGNLP membership. I am also insured by The British Martial Arts And Boxing Association, Additionally, I also have a background in the NHS and trained as an NHS Lean into Life Mental and Emotional Health Education coach.

My commitment to holistic healing began in 2009 when my family and I established our first Martial Arts School. This endeavour has thrived and expanded with the opening of our second school in 2018, earning us the prestigious Quality Business Award for the best martial arts school in Dudley in July 2023.

In 2018, I observed that many of our students were waiting for CAMHS support, prompting me to take action. I initiated a supportive drop-in hub where parents could openly discuss concerns and receive guidance on supporting their children's mental health at home. This initiative included early intervention workshops, journals, worksheets, and personalized holistic therapy sessions.

The culmination of my efforts was the launch of TRIBE in 2019, a transformative boxing and mental health program for young people. The program brought about remarkable improvements in our students' mental health, including reduced self-harm, enhanced sleep, improved behaviour at school, increased self-confidence, and decreased anxiety.

Adapting to the challenges of the pandemic, I transitioned my services online, offering support through Zoom and socially distanced meetups. In 2022, my dedication to early intervention in mental health earned me a nomination and shortlist for the West Midlands Combined Authority Mental Health Star Award, a recognition I hold dear.

In 2022, my journey led me to Q3 Academy Tipton, where I initially provided martial arts therapy and later joined as an academic learning coach and mentor. By July 2023, I took on the School and student Counsellor role, furthering my commitment to nurturing young minds. 

In 2024 I was awarded Black Country Women's Aid inspirational woman of the year 2024 award which was an honor to receive. BCWA is a charity organization close to my heart for all the inspirational and empowering work they do for men, women and children. I was also once in one of their refuges many years ago and they helped me take my power back over my own life.

Behind my professional credentials lies a deep well of personal experience, including overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Childhood Trauma and Domestic Abuse. I also spent a lot of my younger years in the foster care system.

My journey has been enriched by the unique perspective of being deaf and wearing a cochlear implant.

In July 2023, I was approached to become a coach and mentor for Advanced Bionics, the manufacturer of my cochlear implant. I'm excited to share my experiences and empower others on their cochlear implant journey.

Beyond my therapeutic endeavours, I find joy in photography, kickboxing, staying fit, and travelling, which serve as a testament to the importance of balance and holistic well-being in my own life.

If you seek a therapist who embodies a holistic approach to well-being, I invite you to explore this transformative journey with me. Together, we can uncover the path to a healthier, happier, and more fulfilled you.

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The Mission

The importance of early intervention in nurturing mental health and well-being cannot be overstated, particularly for young individuals often left waiting for support for extended periods. Our mission is clear: to offer comprehensive early intervention through a holistic approach that transforms lives.

Martial arts, a cornerstone of our approach, imparts the invaluable lesson of balance between the body and mind. It serves as a powerful catalyst for cultivating resilience, self-esteem, self-awareness, and empowerment. When we integrate these principles with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Counselling and Life Coaching, the possibilities for personal growth and transformation become limitless.

Our programs, coupled with one-on-one holistic therapy sessions, present a unique and empowering pathway for our clients to rediscover the strength, power, and equilibrium within themselves. We understand that true healing requires addressing emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs, placing the individual at the very heart of their treatment plan.

At our core, we adhere to a holistic, trauma-informed approach to mental health, where the focus is firmly on the client as a whole, not merely their diagnosis or symptoms. We recognize that to achieve well-being, we must acknowledge the intricate interplay of every facet of their being, offering a comprehensive approach that resonates deeply with each individual we serve.

Join us on this transformative journey where we empower you to embrace your full potential, find your inner strength, and create the balanced, harmonious life you deserve. Together, we'll navigate the path to holistic well-being and personal growth.

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