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About me and my therapy practice
I am an Integrative Counsellor, EMDR therapist and Couples Therapist for Depression— with over fifteen years experience.
As an Integrative counsellor I blend together different therapeutic theories depending on the individual’s needs, issues or where they are in their therapy journey. My aim is to support individuals to understand where their difficulties may have originated— how to change their beliefs about themselves and therefore look towards a more positive future.
This is achieved through a non-judgmental, empathic, good therapeutic relationship. I respect the individual’s right to confidentiality.
For the last eight years I have also worked within NHS IAPT services (increased access to psychological therapies). Combining Counselling, CBT and EMDR; this enables me to work with a range of issues and symptoms: stress, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, addictions, OCD, low self-esteem and confidence issues, PTSD and childhood trauma. Grief and bereavement. Eating disorders/disordered eating. LGBT— sexual identity, sexuality.
Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing -
The mind can often heal itself naturally, in the same way as the body does. Much of this natural coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Francine Shapiro developed Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 1987, utilising this natural process in order to successfully treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Since then, EMDR has been used to effectively treat a wide range of mental health problems— (get self help).
For more information on EMDR-
getselfhelp.co.uk (for EMDR handout)
I am accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work within their ethical framework. This can be viewed at: www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
I also undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.
My first session
The initial session will give us an opportunity to ascertain what you and/or you and your partner require from counselling
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Eclectic, EMDR, Emotionally focused therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited