Mike Bellew BSc (Psych) MBACP (Snr. Accred) EMDR Practitioner
Taunton Psychological Therapy Centre
As a mature professional counsellor with many years experience I offer compassionate non judgemental, interactive and engaging solution seeking therapy.
I have are a special interest in anxiety and stress related conditions and use a combination of CBT and EMDR therapies to address these issues. If you are struggling with anxiety do give me a call.
In addition I also have very extensive experience of using Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) for trauma resulting from assault, accidents, and childhood abuse.
EMDR can also be effective as part of an integrated therapy for the treatment of unresolved trauma stemming from childhood experiences which repeatedly have a negative influence on adult behaviour, often resulting in negative self belief, anxiety and panic attacks, depressive episodes and Obsessive Compulsive disorders (OCD).
EMDR appears to mimic what the brain does naturally during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, as such can be thought of as an inherently natural therapy which assists the brain in working through distressing material. The process of mimicking or bi-lateral stimulation involves the client following the therapists fngers as they move from side to side.
EMDR is recommended by NICE as a treatment of choice for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
I also have considerable experience of dealing with the following issues;
Worry, stress and depression
Relationship issues, e.g. affairs, separation and divorce
Work related relationship issues
Anger Management and communication e.g. arguments or not talking
Bereavement and loss
Difficult childhood memories
Health related issues and life changes
Dealing with difficult memories or trauma after accident, assault, childhood abuse and rape
Maybe you just need to talk things over with an independent professional who is 'outside' the situation..
I will welcome and deal sensitively with you inquiry. Messages left by answer phone are secure.
I use a sensitive non judgmental solution orientated approach to help you find solutions to the problems you are experiencing in the shortest possible time.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Critical Incident Debriefing.
I have many years of experience dealing with a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression, and have extensive experience of working with relationships (personal and work related), teenage problems and trauma, with referrals from emergency services , solicitors, insurance companies and the NHS.
I offer counselling / psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and integrated CBT,
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
£45 per hour session individuals
£55 per hour couples and EMDR therapy
I hold clinics in central Yeovil and Taunton and will undertake domiciliary visits for clients with limited mobility.
Free parking is available at my Yeovil clinic and a public car park is adjacent to my clinic in Taunton.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm
Types of client