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I have been providing psychotherapy for a very wide range of presenting problems since 1992.
I believe that most difficulties that psychotherapy can address including trauma have at their roots, experiences that the mind/body/brain has not been able to integrate into a healthy self-structure, or where development in some areas has become blocked. In psychotherapy one works to resolve the specific problems and to build a stronger and more resilient sense of self.
Short-term psychotherapy can in many cases be suitable for addressing the problems, but for others, a longer period of time is needed. This can be discussed at the first meeting, and a clearer idea gained after an initial assessment.
Working with trauma
These days there are excellent, effective and gentle ways of facilitating the healing process after trauma that lead in almost all cases to the resolution of the disturbing memory experience and all the related symptoms. One does not have to live with it.
In most cases where a person has had a traumatic or disturbing experience, the effects settle down naturally over a period of a few weeks, and although the event(s) will continue to be available to be remembered, they will no longer cause ongoing disturbance.
Sometimes though, the symptoms related to having had a traumatic experience do not settle by themselves, and cause ongoing distressing symptoms of post traumatic stress. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can happen to anybody, it has nothing to do with degree of toughness of character.
EMDR is a very valuable treatment for trauma and many other unresolved or disturbing life events.
It is an evidence-based treatment recommended in the NICE Guidelines as a treatment for trauma. I trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) over fifteen years ago and have considerable experience in its use. I am also an Approved Consultant to other EMDR-trained therapists. My training and experience includes a number of related approaches which, together with EMDR form a holistic approach for trauma and/or more general problems.
I also work with chronic traumatisation and dissociative disorders.
My clients / patients find me through my web site or other professional web sites where I am listed, or are referred by GPs, psychiatrists, insurance companies, psychological services providers, professional colleagues or by personal recommendation.
Consultation / Supervision
I offer consultation /supervision to psychotherapists and psychologists working in the field of trauma and dissociation, and have presented papers and workshops at various conferences and other meetings.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
EMDR-Europe Approved Consultant
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Trauma Training
BACP Senior Accredited Practitioner 509758
Accredited Voluntary Register 001495
Member of the British Psychological Society
Member of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation
Member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me for my fees.
There are a certain number of reduced fee concessionary places available.
I continue to learn, teach and aim to be up-to-date in all the exciting developments that are taking place in the field of psychotherapy, especially concerning trauma, dissociation and the sense of self.
Please visit my website www.nelwalker.com for further information. Or feel free to email or phone to ask any questions.
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