I have been offering support to people since 1981 with a variety of problems, including bereavement, post-traumatic stress, weight problems, relationship difficulties both in the workplace and personal life, the emotional aspects of health issues, habit difficulties such as alcohol and drug abuse, compulsive eating, anger management and childhood abuse.
As well as my own private practice, seeing individuals and couples, I work with agencies that deal with families of homicide victims, adults abused as children and alcohol/substance abuse. I also work with employee assistance programme companies both with individual employees and give on-site support to staff where there has been a traumatic incident.
I have considerable experience providing CBT and EMDR I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy trained and Accredited Practitioner Member of the EMDR Association, providing therapy in the community and workplace.
Sessions can be time limited using Brief Solution Focused with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or longer term, including Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing for such difficulties as pain management and trauma VIDEO – How does EMDR work? The first session is for us both to assess whether we feel we could work together and if we feel that the work could be promising, then further sessions may be booked. I do not have answers but hope to provide you with the tools to help you turn your life around – and to begin to feel better.
EMDR Therapy is primarily used to alleviate the symptoms caused by distressing memories as a result of being exposed to severe traumatic situations. EMDR therapy provides a coping mechanism using eye movement to stimulate neurological pathways associated with stored memories and has proved to be successful in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My clients include: *adults with childhood abuse issues (these can be physical, sexual and/or psychological abuse)
To satisfy a variety of clients I accommodate specific needs with a range of flexible methods, including: Face to face, Online and Telephone counselling – or a combination of all three.
Businesses using my services include: personal injury claims insurers, the NHS, a well-known telecommunications company, East Sussex County Council and the BBC
I admit it – as a counsellor who includes specialising in trauma
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