Case Study: The Pebble Ridge Practice
The Pebble Ridge Practice Embraces Growth Plans
Charlotte King is an experienced therapist who runs The Pebble Ridge Practice. An accomplished Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, Charlotte specialises in solution focused strategies to help people make positive changes in their lives.
Working one-to-one with clients to help treat depression and anxiety; panic attacks; confidence and self-esteem; stress; bereavement; phobias and giving up smoking. Her services include working with children and young people.
Previously a lecturer and course manager at South Devon College, Charlotte became increasingly involved in the pastoral aspect of her role as many of her students suffered from anxiety and depression. This inspired her to re-train in Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Charlotte took the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy in 2018 to expand her own business working one-to-one with clients suffering from mental health, low confidence and stress. She has expanded into working with children and young people as well as offering weight loss workshops focusing on a mindset approach.
Charlotte found out about TDA Business Support in the Summer of 2019, at a networking event. With her business up and running, this was an opportunity to receive independent business advice, explore opportunities to help with business development, and make use of local resources readily available to support business growth.
Charlotte has been part of the ERDF Growth Support Programme in Torbay, as well as the EPIC Sessions workshops being delivered as part of the EPIC business support in Paignton. Both the one-to-one sessions with TDA Business Advisor, Nick Williams and the workshops have given her new challenges which in turn, have enabled her to develop and grow the business in the direction she wants. Talking about the programme Charlotte said:
“TDA Business Growth has been absolutely brilliant, I liken it to having a personal networker. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to grow their business.”
Areas covered have included; business planning, marketing, networking and signposting to business resources.
With demand for services continuing to grow, and Charlotte’s passionate approach continuing to receive outstanding reviews, the future is looking positive for 2020. Plans are underway to deliver treatments in additional settings and locations. Packages with local spas are in development, and Charlotte is keen to extend the corporate wellbeing services, and packages to more local businesses aiming to support the wellbeing of their employees.
To find out more about The Pebble Ridge Practice visit: www.thepebbleridgepractice.com
The Heart of the South West Growth Support Programme project is receiving up to £904,945 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European
Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.
For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding. The accountable body for this programme is Devon County Council, working with the following delivery partners: BIP, Cosmic, North Devon +, Somerset Business Agency, TDA and YTKO.