I offer a time for you to reflect and share your thoughts and feelings. An opportunity
for you to feel heard and supported to enable you to gain a perspective for the future.
I offer short term counselling and longer term therapy. You may be able to resolve
difficulties in a few sessions. Sometimes it may take longer, allowing sufficient
time for gaining appropriate trust, looking at past experiences, and improving how
you feel in your current life.
Counselling can help with a range of issues including:-
loss of confidence
bereavement and sudden death
trauma in childhood
violence and abuse in adulthood
anxiety and depression
Experience or exposure to traumatic events including traffic accidents, sudden or
unexpected death, violent personal assault, rape can influence our lives in ways
we have not prepared ourselves for. People respond to trauma in a number of ways.
Often reactions to trauma and the ways of coping become a problem and distressing
responses can affect us physically and emotionally. Trauma therapy includes establishing
safety, developing a positive therapeutic relationship, providing tools to contain
hyper arousal or overwhelming feelings, identifying and building resources.
Somatic Trauma Therapy
I have completed a postgraduate training in Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild
that incorporates different techniques and models for working with disturbing experiences.
Including the SIBAM model, which helps us to understand, unresolved dissociated memories
that become disconnected from our consciousness.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)
I offer EMDR as part of my practice, a therapy cited in the NICE guidelines as effective
with post trauma difficulties. This combines the principles of Cognitive Behaviour
Therapy (CBT) with side-to-side eye movements (bilateral stimulation). It has been
found to re-start the processing of traumatic memories and helps to integrate disturbing
elements that would ordinarily take place during our REM or dream sleep.