Anne Reynolds BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
If you are struggling with difficult feelings, some of which you may not understand, counselling and psychotherapy can help. As a psychodynamic counsellor I am able to help you explore your feelings and life experiences in a safe, non-judgemental way, to gain an understanding of the reasons behind your difficulties and begin to ease your levels of distress and discomfort. However, sometimes distressing events can leave us with unwelcome emotions or bodily sensations that are more difficult to ease, and on these occasions trauma therapy could help.
Trauma therapy can be used to ease the distressing effects of major events such as a car crash or assault, but it can also help with things which, although perhaps not initially thought of as traumatic, may leave us feeling confused, fearful, angry, anxious or depressed. Examples of such things could be - having been made fun of by those around us, feeling neglected or uncared for as a child, or not feeling heard in our relationships. Trauma therapy works well with almost anything which has felt distressing or disturbing to us, and I have found that combining it with talking in a trusting therapeutic relationship, is particularly effective in making long term positive changes to our lives.
There are many ways of working with the effects of trauma, and the methods I use are EMDR and Energy Psychotherapy. EMDR works to unblock distressing memories that have become 'stuck' during processing resulting in us being triggered by situations which perhaps unconsciously remind us of these memories. Energy Psychotherapy incorporates energy psychology methods into psychotherapy and these methods work to remove disruptions in our energy system caused by distressing events. Both methods have a calming effect on our minds and bodies.
The energy psychology methods I currently use are Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT).
I provide short-term or long-term therapy for individuals and couples. I am fully insured and supervised and an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). As such I work within the BACP’s Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
Qualified EMDR therapist (and member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland)
Foundation in Energy Psychotherapy including Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Foundation in Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT)
In addition to my private work I have experience of working in the charity sector and in GP surgeries for the NHS.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
On some occasions EMDR and Energy Psychotherapy sessions may last for up to 90 minutes and on these occasions will incur a higher fee.
EMDR is recommended for the treatment of PTSD in the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Guidelines and more information can be found about it at http://emdrassociation.org.uk.
Energy Psychology is a collection of mind-body approaches which focus on the relationship between thoughts, emotions, sensations and behaviours, and the known bioenergy systems (meridians, chakras and the biofield). These bioenergy systems and processes interact within individuals and between people and are also influenced by cultural and environmental factors. Energy Psychotherapy is an integration of gentle energy psychology methods into psychotherapy.
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