Temi Towry Coker MBACP(Accred)
I offer a safe and confidential environment for you to collect your thoughts, worries and life problems with no judgement or assumptions.
Therapy is successful when there is a unique relationship between client and therapist. Working together I hope that we can develop new perspectives to your problem by supporting, affirming as well as gently challenging you to become more self confident, self aware and independent.
I have extensive experience working with relationship issues, bereavement, emotional difficulties, depression, racial discrimination, sexual health, HIV, sexual abuse and in many other areas and have worked with charities and government organisations in a counselling capacity.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP accredited psychotherapist and Counsellor.
Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.
MA in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling.
MA in Development Studies.
Diploma in clinical supervision.
Other Training and Experience
- EMDR 1&2
- Couples Counselling and Sex Therapy Training.
- Child protecting training.
- Time limited and solution focused training.
- Transgender Awareness training.
- 'Making Trauma therapy safe' training.
- Critical Incident debriefing.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor/ psychotherapist.
I have experience counselling people with a wide range of emotional and mental health issues in various settings in the public sector, sexual health organisations and psychiatric units.
I also currently work with children and work as a supervisor for a mental health charity.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anger, Anorexia / Bulimia, Incest, Lesbian or Gay issues, Narcissism, Obsession, Racial discrimination, Rape, Sexual Orientation, Trauma, Addiction.
Individuals- I charge between £60 per hour. (Students and low income rates at £40-£50).
Couples- I charge between £70 per hour. (Concessionary rates at £55).
Supervision- I charge £65 for 1 hour and £ 70 for 11/2 hour sessions. (Concessionary rates at £55 and £60)
EMDR- I charge £70 (Sessions are an hour and a quarter)
I am a registered BUPA, Cigna® and Aviva provider.
I also offer EMDR sessions.(Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
How does EMDR work?
When a person is involved in a distressing event, they may feel overwhelmed and their brain may be unable to process the information like a normal memory. The distressing memory seems to become frozen on a neurological level. When a person recalls the distressing memory, the person can re-experience what they saw, heard, smelt, tasted or felt, and this can be quite intense. Sometimes the memories are so distressing, the person tries to avoid thinking about the distressing event to avoid experiencing the distressing feelings.
Some find that the distressing memories come to mind when something reminds them of the distressing event, or sometimes the memories just seem to just pop into mind. The alternating left-right stimulation of the brain with eye movements, sounds or taps during EMDR, seems to stimulate the frozen or blocked information processing system.
In the process the distressing memories seem to lose their intensity, so that the memories are less distressing and seem more like 'ordinary' memories. The effect is believed to be similar to that which occurs naturally during REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement) when your eyes rapidly move from side to side. EMDR helps reduce the distress of all the different kinds of memories, whether it was what you saw, heard, smelt, tasted, felt or thought.
Please see: http://www.emdrassociation.org.uk/home/about_EMDR_therapy.htm for more information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Spanish, Italian|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor working within a relational and existential model of supervision.View supervision profile