About Maureen Courtney – Inventor of The Courtney Process

Throughout my career I’ve worked with a diverse range of people, providing support services to prison inmates, assisting young people in crisis situations and working directly with patients dealing with depression, low self-esteem and self-confidence and personality disorders.

I have also developed and facilitated a number of successful workshops such as ‘Healing & Balancing the Chakras’ and ‘Design Your Destiny – Roadmap to Success’.


Able to work with individuals, groups and couples, my style includes warmth, openness, and humour. In particular, I help people uncover and connect with the real reasons behind their issues, rather than just speculate about them. My training and influences include visualisations, bodywork, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), hypnosis, family taboo and anger release work. The combination of intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual work provides an all-round and integrated approach to resolving many of life's problems.

How Breakthrough Retreats was born

Having always been passionate about helping people to develop their potential and live the life they’ve always wanted, I came up with the concept of health-centred, spiritual retreats as a direct result of talking with clients.


Although tackling personal issues in the form of hourly sessions is undoubtedly helpful, increasingly I found there was a need for a more concentrated, focused and integrated experience that allowed clients to work on their issues on a one-to-one basis over several days.

With this in mind, I decided to establish Breakthrough Retreats in 2006 with a simple mission – to show clients how to be at one with themselves and regain self esteem and self confidence.


I am a Professional Psychotherapist who is registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). As well as holding Diplomas in Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am also a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Master in Ericksonian Hypnosis, Master Results Coach, Performance Consultant, a Master in Advanced Neurological Repatterning, and hold a Level 3 Award in Workplace Coaching for Team Leaders and First Line Managers under the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

With my help and that of my team of experts, at Breakthrough Retreats we can trace the origins and consequences of your behavioural patterns in order to help you transform your approach to life.

If you’re interested in the idea of a personalised retreat designed especially for you and are ready to make a change in your life, just call us on 07800 570 701We are always happy to answer any questions you may have!

Maureen Courtney

Managing Director, Breakthrough Retreats