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 we will talk about what you would like to gain from our sessions and agree on how to proceed. Sessions could be either weekly or fortnightly.
I offer face to face sessions in Kingston or Skype sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited practitioner in EMDR therapy for adults, adolescents and children and a member of the EMDR association UK and Ireland. I am a graduate member with the British Psychological Society. 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 have a MSc in Psychology and I'm trained to a degree standard in Counselling and Psychotherapy. 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. I have over five years of experience working with children and young people in care, including unaccompanied seeking children, for a London local authority.
My area of expertise lies in working with trauma. These could be single events trauma or complex trauma such as adverse childhood experiences including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. I also specialise in attachment difficulties, relationship difficulties, anxiety, phobia and addictive behaviour.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
EMDR Association UK
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Pain - chronic or somatic.
I also provide group supervision and training to professionals or carers in attachment, trauma and mental health.