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I am Accredited counsellor & EMDR Practitioner with 20+ years experience; specialising in Trauma and trained in Flash Technique.
We all need support at different times in our life and counselling can help in understanding what is happening to you and finding a way forward. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed or stuck in a situation that no longer works for you.
You will experience an empathic listener in a safe, non-judgemental space to work together. The therapeutic relationship will be at the heart of the therapeutic process, deepening your insight and understanding to reduce your symptoms and empower you to attain a richer life.
As an Integrative Counsellor in the Relational Model, I apply myself to the needs of the individual in a way that is appropriate therapeutically. This incorporates psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioural and attachment theories, techniques, and psychoeducational tools. The Relational Model recognises that relationships with significant others in our life shapes our emotional development and how we relate to ourselves. Given our history and experiences, we can become conditioned to unhealthy relational patterns whereby we are not fully ourselves or are connecting to others in the truest sense. This may manifest as depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem and more, rooted in a negative cycle of thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical symptoms. The Relational model recognises your past to help with your future.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, is an evidence-based powerful therapy best known for treating PTSD. It is recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). It can also help with anxiety, depression, phobias and more.
EMDR involves a thorough assessment that will help you understand and assess; how your nervous system responds to overwhelming threat, emotional dysregulation and your readiness for treatment. It is a structured therapy that encourages you to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation to help the brain reprocess the memory properly. Reducing the vividness and emotions associated to the traumatic memory and seeing a different perspective will integrate body and mind.
Flash technique is usually combined with my EMDR work, it is one of the most recent advances in processing traumatic or distressing memories without clients having to think, feel or discuss memories.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Therapeutic Counsellor
- Trained in EMDR & Accredited
- Trained in Flash Technique
Since qualifying in 2001, I have extensive knowledge and experience working with a wide range of issues in multicultural settings: Occupational Health Counsellor for the Council and NHS, Primary Care Counsellor in GP Surgeries, Student Counsellor in Education and Private Practice. I have also taught a certified course in counselling skills within colleges and delivered various psycho-educational courses to staff groups in the NHS. I have worked as a volunteer for 20 years; Childline, Victim Support & CRUSE Bereavement Care Scotland.
I have gone through a rigorous assessment process on my practice, professional development and ethical thinking to be accredited in both BACP & EMDR.
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.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
£60.00 per hour, sometimes EMDR can be 60-90 minutes.
I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday day or evening ONLINE ONLY.