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Hello and thank you for taking an interest in my profile, just to say a little about me. I am an EMDR and person centred experienced practitioner.
I enjoy working with people, enabling you to find a place of insight and self compassion. I am particularly interested in how our bodies and mind work together and if out of balance, can cause anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, unexplained body ailments, constant worry, dread and self criticism.
The way in which i work is sensitive to your needs. I attune to your body senses as this is the first language we learn. We respond to life firstly, through our sensory system way before we develop language. However, for many of us, we can tune out from this language our ( instinctual self ) as a response to overwhelming or difficult life events. Many of us who have experienced difficult or traumatic life events can respond by activating the fight/ flight/ freeze response which becomes our habitual way of being in the world. This way of being can result in the myriad symptoms many doctors see such as anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking/feeling and behaving. Low self esteem, relationship difficulties and more.
The person centred non directive approach complements EMDR as it is client centred and aims to give you the space and respect to stay out of your way when processing, this allows your body and brain to do its natural healing. Having trained in a variety of approaches I am able to facilitate your process in a way which aims to bring about positive changes.
Together we will explore the root cause to your symptoms and in doing so, you will learn many tools to be able to manage these symptoms thus, bringing you a sense of calm, groundedness and confidence.
Additionally, I will endeavour to work towards understanding you from your point of view, free of any interpretation or analysis and seek to allow your process to unfold.
Person centred therapy is not about techniques or being the expert as such rather, it is about the relationship between counsellor and client.Together we will work in a collaborative way exploring what brings you to therapy.
I continuously update my practice by attending regular training courses and having good supervision.
Please feel free to check out my website for more information and www.emdracademy.co.uk for more information about how ( EMDR ) eye movement desensitization can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Client Centered Psychotherapy
BA Honours in Social and psychological studies
Group work and counselling skills training
Compassion focused therapy
Trauma informed therapy
Emotion focused therapy
Critical incident debriefing
Please see my website for more details
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked as a counsellor/ psychotherapist for many years in various organisations. I am able to work with a wide range of people.
I am available most days
I am trained in EMDR which I incorporate into my practice.
EMDR is a holistic approach and has been proven to bring about rapid changes.
Many people come to see me because they are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, domestic violence, ptsd, relationship difficulties, panic attacks, depression and more.
'Thanks for helping me through the struggles and coming to the realisation that I have now. I'm a completely different person, the person I want to be.'
'I'm so so grateful for everything you've done and you taught me so much about myself and how I work. You're a true angel and I'm so glad to have met you.'