I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, which means that I am trained in the various models of psychotherapeutic understanding. There can be more than one approach in order to gain insight into an issue. It could involve looking back to the past to find the cause, starting in the present to explore the impact of an issue and ways to resolve it and looking towards the future with the changes in place. My focus is on the client, where they would like to begin and what they want to address.
I specialise in Trauma, either single incident Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) or Complex Developmental Trauma. I am an eye movement desensitisation reprocessing(EMDR) trained therapist and an attachment focused EMDR trained therapist. EMDR involves accessing a memory in the present which holds a level of distress, a belief about myself combined with strong feelings. Stimulating the memory using bi-lateral stimulation such as eye movements can reduce a clients distress and strengthen adaptive beliefs related to the traumatic event. It can enable the brain to process a traumatic event in a natural way. EMDR is evidence based and recognised by the NHS.
I also specialise in bereavement, bereavement by suicide, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and addiction.
As a psychotherapist I offer a confidential, non-judgemental space in which to work alongside a client exploring issues in order to gain understanding and insights, better ways to cope, changes to behaviour and the discovery, acceptance and integration of disowned aspects of who we are which results in a more authentic way of being.
I have been seeing clients since 2011 in Buckinghamshire and London. My work can include visualisations and dream exploration. I can also integrate cognitive behavioural techniques into the work if necessary.
It is important to find a psychotherapist you are comfortable working with. I offer a thirty minute consultation in Beaconsfield at no charge in order to help you make that decision. It is a chance to meet and talk about what you would like to work on.
There is a choice of locations- Beaconsfield, Bucks or London, W2.