Shane Lutkin
Founder

Emotionalskills founder Shane Lutkin's life was increasingly blighted by anxiety, depression and irritation and eventually he realised that he wanted to change. He could find no meaningful help to ease his all consuming tensions anywhere and struggled for decades.

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Debbie Hague MBACP Adv Dip Couns, BSC Hons
Therapist - Hertfordshire

An experienced counsellor/therapist, Debbie has over 20 years of experience. She understands first hand how anxiety and depression can be having experienced these issues in her teenage years and in her twenties. She discovered the power of talking therapy and learnt the skills to manage her thoughts and feelings and find a balance in her life. This in turn, inspired her to train to become a therapist.

Professional, open, down to earth, friendly and approachable, she is able to quickly build a rapport with clients. She loves to spend time with family and friends, travelling, reading, walking in the great outdoors, practising Mindfulness and Meditation, Pilates and Yoga.

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Maxine Freshwater
Therapist - Norwich

Maxine is a BACP accredited counsellor who has worked with a varied client base including clients from blue light services, the prison service, and the NHS. She has helped many people break free from anxiety, stress, and depression, and has a strong belief in the benefits of the therapeutic relationship.

In her spare time Maxine enjoys walking, bird-watching, reading, music and creative writing. 

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Sally Taylor
Therapist - Norwich

With a degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, Sally has worked as a Counsellor in a variety of settings. She has helped adults, young people, and their families, overcome a wide range of issues and has witnessed many people making lasting positive changes to their lives.

In her spare time, Sally enjoys swimming and spending time with the family.

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Shane Lutkin
Therapist - Norwich & Hertfordshire

Shane, who was hindered by his own issues of depression, irritation and stress has been helping clients lose their anxiety, low mood and frustration and live life to the full with the Emotionalskills model since 2013. He has a masters degree in psychotherapy and created and developed the Emotionalskills programme.

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Sonya Bell
HR and Client Co-ordinator

Sonya gained her professional HR qualification with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (MCIPD) in 2005. She manages the diaries of all our therapists and is the initial point of contact for client queries and bookings. Her interests include designing outdoor spaces, walking with her dog and regularly plays tennis.


Sandeep Cavill
Marketing and Administration

Sandeep has been working in Marketing for over 12 years and has a Chartered Institute of Marketing diploma, and a Law degree. Sandeep manages the execution of the marketing strategy, online and offline, and assists team members with day-to-day administrative tasks. Her interests include attending hot yoga sessions, playing badminton, spending time in the great outdoors and cooking.

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