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I'm a complex trauma and PTSD specialist. Trauma can impact us physically, energetically and emotionally; filled with depression and anxiety; anger; intrusive memories, flashbacks or nightmares; dissociation, addictive or avoidant behaviours, stubborn negative beliefs and relationship difficulties. You might experience physical aches, pains, which the doctors can't find any cause or you may have had talking therapies previously that have left you feeling no better. Your symptoms may be leaving you feeling stuck, overwhelmed and feeling a million miles away from the person that you want to be. Trauma memories need to be processed thoroughly and visually to allow the memory to pass into our long term memory bank where they belong.
After a full assessment, I provide psychoeducation, so that you understand what's going on for you, along with practical tools to use between sessions. We can prevent flashbacks and nightmares and explore emotional regulation and stabilisation, before thoroughly processing traumatic memories, so that they don't have the power that they may have had in the past. Whilst trauma therapy isn't easy and may feel daunting, please know that I work holistically, working at the pace you need to ensure that you feel safe.
You want your life back, to feel resilient, happy and grounded with a sense of inner peace. I will help you to feel empowered, have the courage to be your authentic self and make positive lasting changes so that you can live your best life.
I work with individuals and couples and am experienced at working with neurodivergent individuals. I'm currently working for the Clinic of Dissociative Studies, working with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Photos of my therapy room are below, we can also work online. Take a look at my website www.healingcptsd.co.uk or visit my meditation channel on You Tube - Healing cptsd with Amanda https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCslHSoXuGCJk3_wJEcKT13w.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, I'd be happy to answer. Based Watford WD24 or online. Parking available.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Level 7 in traumatology and PTSD. Trauma specialist, trained in a variety of evidence-based trauma therapies including narrative exposure therapy (NET), prolonged exposure therapy (PET), Image Re-scripting and Reprocessing (IRRT), Exposure, Relaxation and Re-scripting Therapy (ERRT) protocols for dreams/nightmares, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
- ESTD Foundation in Complex Traumatic Dissociation (Dissociative Identity Disorder and Dissociative conditions)
- Internal Family Systems informed
- Certificate in Integrative Somatic Therapy
- Emotional Freedom Technique with Matrix Re-Imprinting
CPCAB Diploma Integrative therapeutic counselling, registered member of the BACP and the National Council of Psychotherapy.
- NUCO Mental Health First Aid Instructor, levels 1-3
- Certificate in Couples Therapy
- Specialise in mental health, anxiety, depression
- Understanding autism, ADHD, sensory processing
- Gender exploration, transitioning
- Working with mental health charities, writing and teaching a range of Wellbeing Courses
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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£90.00 - £120.00
Trauma-focussed work £90 per hour includes full assessment, diagnostic tools, safety and stabilisation, flashback reduction, emotional regulation work, creation of a treatment plan and trauma treatments.
Couples therapy £120 per hour.
48 hours notice for cancellations, if less than 48 hours, full payment required.
When I work
Week days between 9am and 9pm.