Are you aware of difficulties in your past that are causing you distress in the here and now to the extent that you are unable to function as well as you would like ? Perhaps you are affected by chronic depression or anxiety issues that seem hard to explain. If you have suffered significant adverse childhood events- abuse of any sort for example emotional, physical, sexual, neglect or parental alienation- it is highly likely that you may have post traumatic stress symptoms. Your attempts to process this trauma may have resulted in addictions to alcohol or drugs. Or a range of other problematic behavioural coping strategies such as eating disorders, difficulties establishing personal relationships, unsatisfactory work and career experiences.
Perhaps you have suffered a more obvious traumatic experience such as a road traffic accident, messy relationship breakup/divorce, domestic violence, been a victim of crime of any type ? You may be experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The good news is that Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing -EMDR in combination with CBT is a very effective in resolving psychological problems that have been caused by these traumatic life experiences.
My starting point on assessment is always " What has happened in your life that has resulted in you feeling or acting in this way? ". From a thorough assessment of the cause(s) it is then possible to process the trauma memories using EMDR.
The aim of EMDR is to resolve the traumatic memories so that you are no longer troubled by your past. It is a more efficient and effective psychotherapy as it deals with causes not just current symptoms. It is likely that fewer sessions will be needed than other types of psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (2006)- UCE
Diploma Humanistic Counselling (2003)- Kidderminster College
PG Dip Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (2010)- Birmingham University
EMDR parts 1 to 3 (2011)
Accredited with BACP since 2005
Full accreditation with BABCP since 2014
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner (2016)
Counsellor in private practice and Supervisor since 2003 worked for many EAPs and as a service provider to several large organisations,
Visiting lecturer in FE colleges teaching on various counselling courses to Diploma level (2004 to 2006)
CBT practitioner in NHS 2008 to 2017
Full time Private Practice since 2017
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Schedule of Fees
Psychotherapy- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and EMDR: £80 per hour- suitable for problems with a trauma basis such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTS symptoms ( resulting from a range of causes); Chronic Depression; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Eating Disorders, Relationship Problems. Please enquire about other conditions- I may be able to offer treatment.
The number of sessions needed will depend on severity of problem and progress in therapy. Sessions are frequently longer-up to one and a half hours which is reflected in the fee charged.
Medical Insurance Companies/Managed Care Companies/ Occupational Health Companies where a basic initial report is required- fee charged for 1.5 hour psychotherapy session £120
A more detailed report at start or end will be charged at £130
Cancellation policy 24hrs minimum notice required. £40 will be charged for non attendance without notice.
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