Counselling

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

       self esteem

       bereavement and sudden death

       trauma in childhood

       violence and abuse in adulthood

       anxiety and depression

       relationship difficulties

                

Trauma Therapy

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.

       

To make an appointment -

Rachel  – 07725356266

or email - rg_therapy@yahoo.co.uk

 

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