Qualifications

Diploma in Counselling, EMDR European Standard Accredited Training

Therapeutic Approach

EMDR, Integrative

Membership body

BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

10 years

Issues worked with

Adoption, Aspergers, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Cultural identity, Abuse, Autism spectrum disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Bipolar, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, ADHD, Personality disorders, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Fertility and pregnancy, Addiction, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Anger, Grief, Parenting, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, Sexual matters, Loss, PTSD, Phobias, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma, Gender identity.

Special interest areas

EMDR therapy is a phased, focused approach to treating trauma and other symptoms by reconnecting the traumatized person in a safe and measured way to the images, self-thoughts, emotions, and body sensations associated with the trauma, and allowing the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward adaptive resolution.

Personal Statement

I have 10 years' experience in supporting individuals who are struggling with feelings of low self esteem, loneliness, isolation and issues around intimacy, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, work related problems, childhood/adult trauma and loss and bereavement.

I offer a non-judgemental, empathic safe relationship and my approach is to support clients to understand how their current emotional and psychological difficulties may be unconscious and related to their past childhood experiences. I feel the unique relationship between us is of the utmost importance, this will allow you to feel safe, open up and share with me your issues and concerns.

I use EMDR treatment for working with distress caused by traumatic memories as well as a spectrum of other issues ranging from anxiety (phobias, panic attacks etc,) to experiences such as grief, pain and depression.