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For some time now you might have been struggling to make sense of how you are feeling and wish to talk things through with a professional. This could relate to difficulties with your mood and some behaviours you are not happy with. You might wish to explore and work on these. Perhaps this was because of a recent event, or something that is related to your early childhood experiences, or even a combination of different life circumstances.

You may also be thinking that despite already seeking help for some of the issues that you have been facing, you feel unfulfilled and think that something is missing in terms of healing. I believe that my specialism in working with trauma, using a variety of specialist trauma approaches which include, Therapeutic Reparenting, EMDR and Somatic Psychotherapy models, can benefit your healing journey.

Spending this time to stop and reflect can offer new understandings and paths to move forward, enabling a deeper understanding and acceptance of yourself. Stepping Stones Psychology could help you with this.

Thank you for taking time to view my page. Have a wonderful day.

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Training, qualifications & experience

I am a psychologist trained to doctorate level. As a scientist-practitioner, my clinical training involved a strong foundation of research and scientific practice. This means that I place a great emphasis on psychological theories and recent scientific research; I am dedicated to using evidence-based practices to help you identify your strengths and move through difficult times.

I am trained within the discipline of Counselling Psychology which means that my practice of psychology will be grounded in humanistic values and that my role includes being a reflective practitioner. This involves working with your frame of reference – seeing the challenges from your perspective and adapting therapeutic interventions to your needs. This means that I work as both a reflective and integrative practitioner.

Specialism:                                                                                                                 Trauma and Attachment, including Therapeutic Parenting and Blocked Care, PTSD and C-PTSD.

Client groups I am experienced and qualified to work with:
Adults
Children
Adolescents (Teenagers)
Older adults
Family
Couple
Group

Clinical/Counselling Experience:
Adult Mental Health Services (in NHS)
Children and Adolescents Mental Health Services in NHS (CAMHS)
Adult Physical Health (within NHS Psychological Services in Clinical Health Psychology Department)
Family Therapy within CAMHS Specialist Team (NHS)
Private Practice (Lewis Psychology, Wolverhampton)

Further details about my experience:                                                                             My greatest experience in therapy includes, but not limited to:
Abuse (emotional/physical/sexual), addiction, anger, anxiety & nervousness, attachment issues, bereavement, bullying, children & problem behaviour, Chronic pain, Complex Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), depression, developmental trauma, eating disorder, family issues, LGBT issues, identity issues, minority issues, personality disorder, phobia, physical health issues, Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder (PTSD), relationship issues, self esteem issues, self harm, sexuality and trauma.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of offering therapy in all the aforementioned issues. However, my specialism is in trauma and attachment. This includes, abuse, attachment disorder, blocked care and secondary trauma in parents/carers, therapeutic parenting, PTSD and C-PTSD.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Discount/Concessions
Rates for those affected by financial issues are negotiable. For those on low income or benefits, proof of benefit letter may be required.

Consultation Services
Initial Consultation: £80 – 90mins
Consultation sessions: £35 – 60mins

Therapy Services
Adult Therapy: £55 – 50mins
Child Therapy: £55 – 50mins
Couple Therapy: £60 – 50mins
Family Therapy: £65 – 50 mins
Group Therapy: £45 PP – 50 mins
* Adult Therapy/Child Therapy will take place as Individual Therapy

Online Psychological Services
E-mail sessions:
Initial Consultation E-mail: £25
E-mail Therapy: £20 per e-mail reponse
Skype Sessions (Instant Messenger/Skype call)
Initial Consultation: £55 – 60mins
Online session: £55 – 50mins

Telephone Psychological Services
Initial Consultation £55 – 50mins
Individual Therapy via Telephone: £55 – 50mins

Psychological Reports
£50 – An hourly rate for an in-depth psychological report
£80 – A flat rate for a one-page psychological report of a brief summary

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Tamil, Danish and English

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My main venue do not have wheelchair access. However, I do use other venues occasionally in order to meet the needs of my clients, e.g. venues that are wheelchair-accessible. Please let me know when of your accessibility needs when booking. Thank you

Availability

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Sharmi Gowri-Kriszyk

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