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24th June 2019 
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0777 312 4854

Welcome to my mentoring practice specialising in support and development for Highly Sensitive People, Parents, Professionals, Employers and Family members. I offer information, mentoring support, workshops and coaching for sensitive people, plus training for professionals as individuals or within organisations. Coming from a background of twenty years as a therapist, with ten of those specialising in anxiety, self-esteem, relationship, confidence and work issues, I understand the unique challenges for anxious or stressed adults and children. I have insight into the relationship challenges that occur when one partner is naturally more sensitive. Sometimes it helps to talk about things, and whilst mentoring is not a substitute for weekly counselling, it can be therapeutic and it does offer the opportunity for periodic, supportive meetings, to draw on the life experience and knowledge of an experienced professional who has been walking the path of sensitive authenticity in relationships and in the workplace. Mentoring can help you identify areas for change and support you to reframe your stressful situation in a more positive context and secure those changes in place.

My practice is based in Andover, Hampshire although I provide training and workshops for sensitive people and professionals throughout the UK, Europe and USA. You will find that face to face meetings offer the most benefit, but I do offer Skype, Zoom or FaceTime calls or support by email.

Go HERE for a short arts film including an interview with me about self-care for highly sensitive people.

I am also the founder of the National Centre for High Sensitivity, a non-profit organisation that aims to promote the wellbeing of sensitive people on a national level, both personally and within organisations and our community. We do this by providing accurate information about high sensitivity, promoting and sharing research and creating places and spaces where those interested in improving opportunities for sensitive people can meet. We promote information and insights to decision-makers and support the development of networks of professionals interested in working with us. The NCHS aims to change the way society sees high sensitivity, also known as sensory processing sensitivity and to foster healthy environments in which highly sensitive people can flourish. I have received training directly from Dr Elaine N Aron and am listed as a UK- based speaker on the topic of high sensitivity.

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To find out how mentoring might help you, or to make an appointment for an initial consultation, call or leave a message at Growing Unlimited on 0777 312 4854, or EMAIL


According to Dr Elaine Aron, at least 15% of any population are born with the trait of sensory processing sensitivity, being highly sensitive. Talking to highly sensitive adults, they often point to being misunderstood or misinterpreted by important professionals or family members, leading to failure to reach potential or even failure to thrive. At these workshops you will find out what SPS is and what it is not. Why it really matters that Highly sensitive children are understood. How to identify and support highly sensitive adults and children. Explore ways in which you could improve your practice. Above all else, you will come away with knowledge and inspiration, knowing you really can make a difference to the wellbeing, education and support of highly sensitive adults or children who have so much potential. Dates for upcoming training are listed on the Events page at If you would like in-house training, do contact me to discuss.

BARBARA'S LEAVE DATES 2018: 9-18 Feb, 13-21 May, 26 May to 2 June.

Barbara Allen-Williams
Founder, Growing Unlimited Therapeutic Consultancy (2002)
& Founder, Director, Senior Mentor at
National Centre for High Sensitivity (2010)
CAS Counselling Supervision (Southampton University)
Accredited member, National Counselling society

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If you prefer to make on-line payments for our work together, please pay by PayPal to growingunlimited at hotmail dot com, or email me for direct banking details.