Sandra Figgess MSc UKCP EMDR AIT
36 Southdale Road
I believe that people are born with the potential to live satisfying and creative lives. Sometimes people still carry the residue of earlier pain and get stuck in beliefs and ways of behaving which have been useful in the past but have become limiting. Many present day symptoms such as anxiety, depression and stress related physical conditions have their roots in unresolved distress from the past.
People who have suffered traumatic or distressing experiences may not be helped sufficiently by talking therapies alone because we hold memories of distress in our bodies as well as in the mind. My trainings in EMDR and in the Energy therapies allow me to work with these memories at an embodied and energetic level.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) is a treatment approach that has been validated by research for the treatment of traumatic memories. It has also been shown to be effective in treating more chronic problems such as anxiety, phobias and lack of self confidence.
AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy) is an energy based therapy which is very gentle and effective in treating distressing memories. For further information on energy therapies, see my website http://www.counsellingoxford.co.uk
My core psychotherapy training is in Gestalt and I have a previous background in teaching and Advice work.
My practice is in North Oxford with very good access by buses along the Banbury Road and is also easy to reach from the ring road by car with good parking options available.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy
UKCP registered (4156583)
EMDR Europe approved Practitioner
Advanced Integrative Therapy - certified Practitioner
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I charge £50 for a 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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