Making a difference through counselling and psychotherapy.
Welcome; If you are looking to make changes in your life, to deal with something that has been bothering you or causing you emotional pain and distress, don't hesitate to get in touch to see how we can work together to help you reach your goals. I offer a professional and sensitive approach to all my clients and bring over 25 years of professional experience to my private practice.
In uncertain times access to services and our day to day lives have changed dramatically. You may have been directly or indirectly effected by COVID-19 or you may indeed find that being on 'lockdown' has meant you have had more time for reflection or you could be struggling with anxiety, isolation, grief, relationships and much more.
Since the middle of March 2020 I have moved to working online; utilising ZOOM and have been surprised at how many clients have adapted to the move to working online. Working online enables you to access one to one counselling, EMDR and Hypnotherapy from your own home. I have attended online trainings and continue to build on my knowledge and expereince of working online.
Due to some of the potential initial challenges of working online I am currently offering an initial session through ZOOM so that you can begin to get used to accessing therapy online. It is interesting to note that for some people they find it easier to share and open up online.
I hope my website gives you the information you need about Counselling, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Integration Plus (EMI+) and the issues and difficulties that I can help you address, If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to offer a free telephone or online consultation to discuss your needs and potential way forward.
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, I am trained in Person-Centred Counselling and in the Egan Model of Counselling alongside other therapeutic approached including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy.
I have significant experience in working with people who have experienced trauma, including Domestic Abuse, Rape or/and sexual abuse, road traffic accidents, traumatic grief including expereince in working with individual bereaved by suicide and sudden infant cot death. Through this i have worked with individuals experiencing post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, stress, pain, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and phobias.
I have worked with Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) since 2008 in treating serious trauma, post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, flashbacks and phobias. EMDR is very effective at relieving the distress and resolving the impact of a traumatic event. I am a fully accredited practitioner with EMDR UK and Ireland (Further information about EMDR can be found at www.emdrassociation.org.uk/home/index.htm)
I also trained in Eye Movement Integration +. This offers a unique way of working with emotional distress and trauma, enabling you to address trauma, anxiety, grief, without having to re-experience traumatic and distressing memories. There are many similarities between EMDR and EMI+ which enable an integrated approach to help you best address your needs.
There is a large amount of evidence and research which shows that both Hypnotherapy and EMDR help with a wide range of problems. Stress, Trauma, Pain Management, Phantom limb pain, Anxiety, and Phobias are all areas where Hypnotherapy, EMDR, EMI+ have been used with success. Utilising any of the techniques can help, being able to use both, or a combined approach can further increase the chances of success.
Additionally Hypnotherapy can help with weight control, I am trained in the Release Me weight loss program, developed by Rae Jenson. This offers a 3/6/9/12 session program to help address underlying issues and lose weight. I am a Licensed Practitioner of the Hypno-band
I am a fully qualified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, a member of The National Council for Hypnotherapy and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council(CNHC) a Voluntary Register for fully trained therapists (Please note that if you have private medical insurance it may cover you for accessing Hypnotherapy).
I also trained in the Comprehensive Resource Model which is an approach that enable me to teach techniques to clients that can be utilised out with the therapy room that can help individuals on a daily basis.
Following an initial session to discuss the issues and problems I discuss and agree with you a proposed course of treatment. If you have any mobility or other difficulties in getting out home visits will be considered. I also offer sessions through ZOOM.