Sarah Bullock MA Creative Psychotherapy and EMDR
What is Creative Psychotherapy and EMDR?
Creative Psychotherapy offers a different approach to counselling and psychotherapy.
Where 'talking therapies' may sometimes feel too challenging, combining talk and working with art and metaphor can offer a new dimension. There is no pressure to find the exact words to convey a feeling and it is not necessary to talk in detail (although this is also very welcome) about difficult or painful experiences - an image, movement or metaphor can 'speak' for you. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
About Sarah Bullock
I am an experienced Creative Psychotherapist working particularly with women. My aim is to support you on a journey that guides you through the ‘grit’ you are experiencing which could include DEPRESSION, LOW SELF ESTEEM, TRAUMA, GRIEF or FEELING STUCK to discover the ‘gratitude’ and ‘grace’ of embracing a fulfilled and fully expressed life.
Working with story and myth there are also opportunities to work with the Women Who Run With The Wolves transformative book by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes. I also hold regular Grief Support groups.
EMDR is an acronym for ‘Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing’. EMDR is a powerful psychological treatment method that was developed by an American clinical psychologist, Dr Francine Shapiro, in the 1980s. As a Senior Research Fellow at the Mental Research Institute, she published the first research data to support the benefits of the therapy in 1989.
EMDR is a complex and powerful therapy. All practitioners have a background in mental health before undertaking training in EMDR.
Now recognised by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organization as a treatment of choice for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
What is EMDR?
EMDR therapy involves the identification of unprocessed traumatic or other distressing experiences that are continuing to drive an individual’s psychological disturbance. Without going into details the client is asked to recall the worst aspect of the memory together with the accompanying currently held negative cognitions and associated bodily sensations. Simultaneously they are directed to move their eyes from side to side, or employ some other form of bilateral stimulation (BLS). The effect is to desensitise the client to the distressing memory but, more importantly, to reprocess the memory so that the associated cognitions become more adaptive.
EMDR can be useful for:
Panic Attacks, Complicated Grief, Dissociative Disorders, Disturbing Memories
Phobias, Pain Disorders, Performance Anxiety, Stress Reduction, Addictions
Sexual and/or Physical Abuse, Body Dysmorphic Disorders, Personality Disorders
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Dramatherapy, EMDR, Holistic Pelvic Care, Amastu Physiotherapist, NLP, Shamanic Practitioner. I have worked with groups and 1:1 for 15 years assisting women to become more confident and self expressed in their lives.
I have a keen interest in working with grief and loss. I have volunteered at a local hospice supporting those that have suffered a bereavement.
I am a registered member of HCPC (Health and Care Professionals Council) and BadTha and am governed by their Code of Ethics.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Creative Psychotherapy sessions costs £60 with follow up sessions £50.
EMDR sessions £80 per session.
Some concessions for low wage and unemployed available.
Insurance claim clients NO concessions available.
With deep empathy and grace, Sarah invites you to wander off the well worn path of past familial behaviours onto the path of rediscovery and soul-liberation. Sarah specialises in empowering women to live full lives and KNOW their worth. To live fully embodied; to be expansive, expressive, creative, daring and in tune with their sensual lives. To be in full integrity with self. Creating a place to heal the deepest of wounds. To allow joy and wonder to entertain the spirit and entice it to be fully present in the body. To be embodied for all of life’s pleasures once again.
I am a dancer and body worker and believe our body holds much of the information we need in order to heal. I work with a very somatic based approach to my work.
What can you expect?
Confidentiality - for me this is key!
A compassionate and empathetic approach to the work whilst also working towards empowering you to lead and live a full life, from a person who is DOING HER OWN WORK. I fully believe that i can only take someone where I am prepared to go, therefore I regularly have my own therapy, supervision, attend CPD training and have a vested interest in exploring my own soma and psyche.
A creative and cognitive experience in session
An invitation to explore the blocked emotions that hold us back from living fully
Someone who will support you and encourage you to heal and be the best person you are able to be.
I also believe in an honest and interactive client/therapist relationship which means I will often invite you to undertake homework in order to fully develop the tools you explore in session.