I am an MBACP Counsellor, Trauma Specialist (PTSD and C-PTSD), EMDR Therapist Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychoanalyst Psychotherapist and Etiquette Life & Executive Coach. I am fully CRB checked and fully insured. (I'm a Registered Member of the BACP (Registered MBACP) and a member of the EMDR Association [which is the approved method of treatment for the management of Trauma (and Depression) by NICE]. I have 12 years+ experience and expertise within these fields.
My special interests include Trauma (Complex PTSD and PTSD), long term illness and disease and oncology (Cancer). I am a member of SIG (Significant Interest Group) in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) which is a UK, Ireland and Europe members only forum for open discussion among fellow EMDR Professionals on various topics of interest relating to EMDR. There are over 200 members in the SIG. These groups give me access to the latest developments and protocols in EMDR Therapy.
I initially started my training in Psychology and I use methods and models drawn from the science of Psychology in my work. Following on from that, I trained as a Psychoanalyst and use Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in my work which means I place huge emphasis on the importance of unconscious and subconscious in the way our powerful mind works.
My Clinic is Billericay, Essex, where there is ample free parking and it's Covid-secure.
My specialism, in addition to the above, is Severe Anxiety and Depression (including Suicide and Self harm). The main reason is due to the fact that I myself suffered badly with my mental health when my 5 year old daughter was diagnosed with Cancer, Leukaemia, (a few years ago). In addition, I specialise in Couple / Family Therapy helping them understand the effects and affects of Mental Health illness and help guide them through it. I work with Adults, Adolescents and Children of all ages and all ethnicities. Specifically, I work with Children and Adults with ADHD and ASD (my daughter and I are on the ADHD Spectrum).
I offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), TA (Transactional Analysis) Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Short Term and Long Term Therapy, Talk Therapy, Emotional Support Therapy, Grief & Loss / Bereavement Therapy, Couple Counselling (Marriage Counselling), Cheating and Betrayal, Family Therapy, Children and Adolescent Therapy and Adult Counselling; Family and Relationship Issues Counselling (to name but a few).
As mentioned, my Specialism is in Severe Anxiety and Depression; Panic Disorders & Panic Attacks; Generalised Anxiety Disorder; Low Self Esteem/self worth and Low Self Confidence issues; Phobias; Suicidal Thoughts; PTSD & C-PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Complex PTSD; Cross Cultural Relationships; Work Related Stress; Bereavement and Loss Counselling; and Help with Self Harming; Family issues, Feeling Sad (seasonal disorder), Affairs and Betrayal, Separation and Divorce, Postnatal Depression (PND) and Bipolar Disorder and Eating Disorders (specifically Anorexia and Bulimia).
I offer F2F / One2One Counselling, Telephone Counselling, and FaceTime Counselling. I offer a calm, relaxed, safe and non-judgmental setting (Clinic) for clients to explore their issues whatever they may be. All sessions are strictly confidential and non-judgmental.
As an experienced and professional Therapist (whether it is Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Coaching or EMDR), my approach to therapy is holistic in nature exploring cognitive, emotional, cultural and environmental elements of a client’s life. My intention at all times is to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental, comfortable, calming, relaxing and tranquil space for my clients to explore any issues affecting them. Although I do not give advice, I explore what is best for my client. As a Counsellor, Traumatologist, EMDR Therapist, Hypnotherapist & Coach, I believe that where necessary emotional issues can be best explored and challenged by using elements of counselling, hypnotherapy, EMDR and/or coaching combined.
My clients include; TV personalities, business professionals and business owners; families suffering the effects of Depression and Anxiety issues, and ADHD & ASD issues; young adolescents battling with sexuality issues; women suffering postnatal depression as well as domestic abuse and nurses and GPs suffering with Anxiety and Depression as a result of the huge pressures of working within the NHS; as well as Firefighters & Police Officers. My clients are of all ethnicities, backgrounds, ages and sexualities.
Please see my website for all (recent) client testimonials.
Training, qualifications & experience
EMDR Level 1 & 2 (EMDR UK & Europe)
EFT Practitioner (AAMET, London)
Advanced Diploma in Counselling (Victoria Counselling Service, Essex)
Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy (Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Essex)
ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching (Compass Training and Development Ltd, Essex)
MA in HRM (University of Westminster, London)
BA in Economics (AUC, Egypt)
I am a member of SIG EMDR Association UK & Ireland (Significant Interest Group)
I am a member of SIG in EMDR and Eating Disorders.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples and Families offering whatever therapy is suitable for the client(s).
I have excellent results working with Clients with ADHD both Adults and Children. Both my daughter and I are on the ADHD Spectrum.
Having lived in Egypt for a number of years I have a deep understanding of cultural / religious / cross cultural issues. I also speak Arabic fluently.
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I am bound by the strict BACP Ethical Framework and I take it very them seriously. I attend regular CPD sessions and seminars and also attend monthly supervision for counselling. My experience is working privately, in schools and in the voluntary sectors.
As a Hypnotherapist I am bound by the CNHC's strict Framework. By using the CNHC's quality marks this show my commitment to professionalism and high standards which reinforces the confidence the Public can have in choosing a CNHC registered Hypnotherapist Practitioner.
I attend monthly EMDR & Counselling Supervision sessions.