Deborah Battams

HNLP accredited practitioner certificate; ANLP registered professional member; Mental Health First Aid certificate; BSc (Hons) Human Biology; BOst (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine; Osteopathy Diploma; Naturopathy Diploma

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) empowers, enables and teaches us to better understand the way our brain (neuro) processes the words we use (linguistic) and how that can impact on our past, present and future (programming). It gives us strategies for observing human behaviour and learning from the best (and worst) of that!   Humanistic NLP refers to the school of NLP that developed the person centred approach.

Humanistic NLP strategies, tools and techniques can be applied to a wide variety of scenarios, challenges and changes and can help you take control of your thoughts and emotions enabling you to better able navigate challenges and changes with a more positive and empowered outlook.  All you need is a desire to change and a willingness to learn new ways of being, with yourself, your thoughts and with others

Deborah specialises in helping you to change unwanted behaviours and habits you are experiencing following traumatic events such as sudden illness, chronic illness, near death experience, loss and bereavement.

Deborah herself has experienced lifelong chronic health challenges, post-traumatic stress, loss and bereavement.  Deborah decided to qualify as an osteopath and naturopath having found the benefits of osteopathy and naturopathy in managing her own physical and mental health.

After setting up TOMClinic in 2007 with her late husband Sean, Deborah recognised the impact of language on her own and her patient’s experience, recovery and pain perception.  Deborah chose to further qualifiy as a Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Programming professional with the ANLP accredited Positive School of Intrinsic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology and further qualified in Mental Health First Aid with the mental health charity MIND in 2011.

In 2017, due to a sudden, significant change in Deborah’s health, which meant that she was no longer able to deliver the standard of excellence as that she expected of herself, she withdrew from both registers to invest her expertise in supporting the TOMClinic team to ensure the maintenance of the highest professional standard of care and the smooth running of the practice.

Following recovery from her lifesaving double lung transplant in 2018, Deborah has returned to practice to offer her professional HNLP to TOMClinic’s healthcare services.