Charlotte Hirst

Head of Training and Development

Charlotte began her career as a professional actor & playwright, performing in theatre and television. At the age of 21, she established the successful ‘PQA Richmond’, a part-time performing arts school for children aged 3-18 in London. It was during her time as Principal that she discovered a love for the well-being and pastoral care of young people and found her love and expertise in the arts complimented this work. Charlotte subsequently trained as a professional coach, gaining master practitioner status in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy and postgraduate qualifications in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. More recently, Charlotte has trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Zones of Regulation. She is currently in her third year of MSc Psychology at the University of Glasgow.

Over the past decade, she has worked in a range of educational and healthcare settings including NHS inpatient acute psychiatric wards, engaged in a range of public speaking commitments including SKY News, and supported groups and individuals of all ages with their mental health.

Her practice is a hybrid model which blends elements of Occupational Therapy with Coaching, Psychotherapy with Neuroscience and Creativity with Mindfulness.

She is an associate member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and is therefore bound by a strict ethical code of conduct.

Special Interests:

  • Neurodiversity
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Child and Adolescent
  • Creative individuals/ professionals