Sandra Gladh Dip CP. Acc NCS
Sometimes events happen that leave a lasting impact on our lives and shape our future responses and decisions in ways that we can't control. These events can be traumatic, but they can also be around loss or other adverse life events, for example being diagnosed with a life threatening illness or going through a divorce.
In my work I have been able to help children, young people and adults to process the things that are holding them back and enabled them to create new pathways that opened up more choices and possibilities in their lives.
I am able to provide you with a safe and confidential space and offer a non-judgemental therapeutic experience. I am a qualified EMDR therapist in addition to being a psychotherapist, counsellor and hypnotherapist and the sessions will be tailored to meet your needs and preferences.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. EMDR is a comprehensive method of psychotherapy that addresses problems that are based on earlier, traumatic and/or psychologically distressing life experiences or events. EMDR helps reduce the distress of all different kinds of memories, whether it was what you saw, heard, smelt, tasted, felt or thought.
EMDR is a proven treatment for trauma, but it has also been found to help with the following problems: Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Behavioural & Substance Addictions including smoking and food, Co-Dependence, Chronic Pain, Complicated Grief, Eating Issues, Insomnia, Low self-esteem, OCD, Phobias, Performance Enhancement, self-harming Somatic Pain.
Please call me or email me to find out more about what I can offer and to set up an initial session. During the first session, which normally is 90 minutes, we will talk about what you would like to gain from our sessions and how to proceed. We will agree on a number of sessions, which will be reviewed on a regular basis. Sessions would be either weekly or fortnightly.
I offer face to face sessions in Kingston or Skype sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of EMDR association UK and Ireland and I am accredited by the National Counselling Society (NCS).I am a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society and HCPC registered as a Social Worker.
I'm trained to a degree standard in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am a fully trained EMDR therapist (both for children and adults). I have a BSc in Social work, which included psychology and professional research and I am a trained hypnotherapist.
I have several years’ experience of working with adults, adolescents and children. My area of expertise lies in working with trauma, specifically childhood trauma (physical, sexual and emotional abuse), attachment difficulties, relationship difficulties, and anxiety and anger issues.
I am currently employed by a London local authority (30 hours a week) where I work extensively with looked after children/yp/unaccompanied asylum seekers. I also have a private practice, where I see adults/young people/children to help them towards overcoming difficulties.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Pain - chronic or somatic.
Please contact me to discuss price as it will vary depending on time, location and type of treatment.
I also provide group supervision and training to professionals or carers in attachment, trauma and mental health.
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Types of client