Linda Dowey

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MA; PG Dip; Sup.Dip; MBACP (Accred/Reg); EMDR practitioner
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Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA11 3BH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Europe Accredited EMDR Practitioner specialising in trauma including PTSD and Complex PTSD. I am a BACP accredited, registered psychotherapist with over 18 years of post qualifying experience. I also have a diploma in clinical supervision. I work within the BACP framework for ethical practice. I am a humanistic practitioner believing that everyone has the potential to determine their own lives. I believe that through awareness it is possible to identify choices that will enable growth and change unhealthy patterns of behaviour and relating. I work empathically and with compassion in a non-judgemental way to establish a collaborative and confidential relationship of trust with my clients.

"There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in"
by Leonard Cohen

I have undergone extensive training and have many years of experience in working with trauma. One of the ways I work with trauma is a method called EMDR an acknowledged safe and effective method of working with trauma to reduce many of the debilitating effects (recommended in the N.I.C.E. guidelines). I also work with the methods promoted by Babette Rothschild (a psychotherapist with much experience and expertise in the field of trauma). These methods focus on the safety of the client to avoid re-traumatisation. I have worked for many years with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional/psychological abuse and domestic abuse. I have also much experience of working with developmental trauma, attachment disorders, dissociation and bereavement.   I am passionate about my work with abused and traumatised people and will work ethically to ease the distress and effects including flashbacks, nightmares and panic attacks.

I have experience of working with trauma in many different areas including road traffic accidents. Although I have specialised in working with abuse and trauma I also have much experience of working with many other areas such as depression, low self-esteem, phobias and relationship issues and find there is often a crossover between issues.

I offer therapy to individuals. I also offer clinical supervision to qualified and trainee therapists individuals and groups

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Psychotherapy

Post Graduate Diploma level 7 in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Cascade Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Attachment Focused Therapy with Laurel Parnell

Dissociation eg DID with Sandra Paulsen

Somatic therapy with Sandra Paulsen

UK /Europe Accredited EMDR practitioner.

Accredited and Registered BACP member

Extensive training in PTSD, C-PTSD, trauma and abuse including Babette Rothschild training.

Many years of experience of working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, also physical and emotional abuse in childhood.

Many years of experience of working with the effects of Domestic Abuse, including trauma and changing unhealthy relationship patterns.

C-PTSD Relational and developmental trauma


Many years of working with trauma in different areas including road traffic accidents, bereavement and veterans

Many years experience of supervising groups and individuals

Extensive training in many areas of psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Trauma

Flashbacks

Nightmares

Dissociation

Developmental Trauma

Attachment disorder

Birth trauma

Relationship issues

General anxiety disorder

Road Traffic Accidents

Fees

£70.00 per session

Additional information

Venues: Magnolia House,  Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Neath

When I work

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Further information

Clinical supervision is also available for counsellors,  psychotherapists, trainee counsellors and those working in the caring professions.

Magnolia House, 44 Victoria Gardens, Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA11 3BH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

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Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a qualified supervisor having gained a diploma in individual and group supervision with Cascade training Associates.

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Linda Dowey
Linda Dowey