Maeve Allison B.SC (Hons), Dip Couns, MBACP (accred), Cert EMDR(accred)
01502 712803 / 07570 798917
I am an experienced and accredited counsellor and an EMDR Europe accredited Practitioner. Counselling offers space for you to talk about your problems in a confidential setting, and find ways of coping better. We all have hidden resources inside,and counselling can help us to tap into these resources, resolve inner conflicts, increase our self-esteem, and have better relationships. I offer short-term or medium-term counselling i.e. 6-20 sessions.
1986-89 Gestalt Therapy.
2001-5 Integrative Psychosynthesis counselling, a holistic approach which includes mind, body, heart, soul and spirit.
2012 EMDR Therapy ( Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
2015 EMDR Accredited Practitioner (EMDR Association Europe)
2017 Mindfulness for Health - an eight week programme delivered by Breathworks
EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a powerful therapeutic approach which enables the brain to heal memories of distressing past experiences, which at the time were not adequately processed and filed away. These "stuck" memories can give rise to difficulties, such as anxiety or low self-esteem, which may surface many years later. By stimulating the brain's natural self-healing abilities, EMDR therapy appears to enable the nervous system to process, or "file", the memory, by connecting the part of the brain where the memory is stored with another part, which has the useful information necessary to resolve the problem. This results in a reduction in distressing symptoms, including flashbacks and triggers, and a more neutral or helpful perspective on the past experience.
EMDR therapy is practised in many countries, and is consistently reported in research to be effective in significantly reducing or eliminating symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is approved by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and the World Health Organization as a treatment for PTSD. It is also being successfully used by EMDR practitioners to treat symptoms such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems and low self-esteem. My focus is on working with you as quickly as possible while ensuring that you feel safe, and confident that your issues are being addressed.
EMDR is also very effective in helping you to use your imagination to develop inner resources which you can use outside sessions, and these resources can also reduce trauma symptoms.
I sometimes suggest simple, effective mindfulness techniques to use in conjunction with counselling and/or EMDR to aid the healing process.
My work is guided by the BACP's Guide to Ethical Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have professional insurance.
You can find further information at:
www.re-vision.org.uk (about Integrative Psychosynthesis)
www.emdrassociation.org.uk (about EMDR)
Training, qualifications & experience
- B.Sc (Hons) Human Relations
- Certificate in Applied Social Studies
- Diploma in Counselling (Re-Vision, Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis)
- Certificate in Couple Counselling
- MBACP (accred)
- EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- spirituality and meaning
- mid-life crisis
- long-term illness and disability
£60 per hour.
My counselling room is in Beccles town centre. Please let me know if you need disabled access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime appointments Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Types of client