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HELPING YOU COPE THROUGH THE COVID-19 CRISIS
Are you suffering during this COVID-19 crisis? Are you feeling low and would like a more mindful approach to help you cope? Are you more anxious and want to learn practical coping techniques?
Anyone with pre-existing anxiety, trauma or OCD is likely to be triggered by everything that is currently happening. In fact the trauma of COVID-19 – loss of control, feeling of helplessness and overwhelm – is triggering for all of us.
Here are some of the trauma responses that you might experience:
- Trouble sleeping
- Feeling easily overwhelmed (even writing a to-do list is hard)
- Easily irritated
- Paranoid thinking (such as people are deliberately ignorning you)
- More of a tendency to be mean to people to hurt them
- Feeling like you don't have a future
I’m a UKCP-registered clinical psychotherapist based in Stafford. I’ve have set up a group offering many FREE resources and support during this time. This includes a FREE online course ‘Emotional Wellbeing’ to help with anxiety and depression that may be causes by the crisis.
You can access this online course anywhere and at any time. Find out more here:
In trauma, the body itself becomes unsafe. Yet by learning to reconnect with our self through learning to be with our body we can learn to find safety within again. Here is a simple guided body-based meditation podcast that you can try now:
HOW PSYCHOTHERAPY CAN HELP
Sometimes our problems can seem too overwhelming or difficult to understand. Yet somehow they keep happening. We bury our head in the sand and hope they will go away, yet they don't. Sometimes all we want is to get back to 'normal', get back to 'being me'.
"I just want to feel normal again"
"Everyone around me seems happy and I am not!"
"I'm worried I will lose people I love"
"I've been living like this for too long"
Talking to a therapist or counsellor is talking to someone who is totally accepting, non-judgemental, understands because he or she has gone through their own difficulties and come out the other side. It is someone who is outside your family and friends circle. A therapist is there just for you and will not only listen but help you find ways to make a difference to your life. This will help you to sort out why you are like you are, why you do what you do, why you have your problem and provide you with a more balanced, content and confident outlook on life.
My unique, multimodality approach to working with individuals is inspired by my own experience of the power of these modalities to change my life in a deep and transforming way. My work is influenced by a variety of powerful modalities including yoga, breath work, mindfulness, self relations therapy, somatic and body-based psychotherapy and neurolinguistic psychotherapy. By working with the positive aspects of problem and symptoms, I help people cultivate balance and harmony in their lives.
Depending on the presenting issue and desired outcome the therapy can be brief and short-term (up to 10 hours) or for others more long-term work is needed. In my work I aim to quickly get to the source of the problem, and do not need to dwell too much on personal history, only using it to look for less productive ‘patterning’ to restructure the client’s model of the world to a more productive and useful one for them.
Give me a call today on 074111 78380 to have a quick no-obligation chat.
Sessions are offered the same week.
Training, qualifications & experience
She has a postgraduate diploma in psychotherapy (masters level) and is UKCP registered. She has trained at Postgraduate level in neurolinguistic psychotherapy and is also a trained Pesso Boyden system (body based) psychotherapist. She is committed to at least 50 hours CPD each year for her own personal development. So far she has over 2,500 hours face to face training.
She has also done 14 days of face to face trainer training, so understands the principles and practice of good teaching. She has been teaching / training for over 7 years. Sue is currently studying psychoanalysis.
Sue’s Qualifications and Credentials:
- Couples/Relationship Therapist (COSRT)
- Trained in Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor Therapy (2018)
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (reg. No. 2011165086)
NLPtCA Accredited Psychotherapist
Post Graduate Diploma in Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy (NLPt Dip) - 2013
- Certified Ericksonian Hypnotherapist - 2011
- Advanced Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (over 120 days NLP training) - 2011
- Accredited therapeutic coach (INLPTA) - 2005
- Qualified Yoga and Yoga nidra teacher (BWY Dip), (Yoga Academy/Satyananda accredited) - 2006
- Foundation course in Shiatsu and diploma in acupressure (SAC Dip) - 2010
- Accredited executive coach (Academy of Executive Coaching) - 2007
- Certified trainer of business-focused NLP (ANLP) - 2007
- NLP Certificate in Teaching Excellence (Society of NLP)
- MSc and BSc (Hons) degrees - Aston University (1991) and University of Aberdeen (1992)
- Member of the International Stress Management Association (ISMA)
- Member of the Neuro-linguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (NLPtCA)
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.
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
NLPtCA is a not-for-profit company, dedicated to developing and promoting the use of NLP in therapeutic and counselling settings.
They are the only professional association for psychotherapists and counsellors using Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 - £50.00
Concessions offered for
- Private and self-funding clients: £50 per hour depending on affordability
- Organisations: by arrangement
- Session fees are payable at the start of each session
- Payments accepted by Cheque / Cash / BACS and Card
- Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel, I need 24 hours notice, cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice are payable. If I cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you get the next session free.
When I work
Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturdays 9.30am to 12 noon
Based in Stafford, Staffordshire, with easy access by road, rail or bus, I provide a safe, private therapeutic space in Stafford. My therapy room is a light, airy and spacious space in business premises with plenty of parking, close to Junction 14 of the M6 and walking distance from the town centre. Disabled access is excellent.
Sessions are also available via Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, telephone and email.://www.embodiedliving.co.uk