Within a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic space you can explore your experiences and core values – uncovering unconscious beliefs and healing from trauma that may be blocking you from moving forward.
Integrative therapy utilises an array of counselling and psychological theories, centering on those that are relevant to your journey, such as:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
- Trauma Narrative Exposure Therapy
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Whilst being in a present state of mind session by session, we use whatever technique or theory necessary – to explore what can be learnt from the past and understand what can be adjusted in the present moment.
As the client, the time we have will be entirely yours as I assist and guide you.
Just as everyone is unique, so is every therapist.
If you feel ready for support, do not give up.
There is hope.Please contact me and we can discuss a way forward.
How does online therapy work?
Telephone & Zoom appointments work in the same way as other in-person counselling agreements. Weekly or fortnightly sessions work well however many people usually start having weekly appointments and reduce to fortnightly when they are ready.
One can expect the same level of confidentiality online as in person and it can remove the barrier to fitting in a counselling session around a busy life. It also offers the opportunity to find the best therapist for you specialising in particular areas of expertise.What will I need?
A telephone or an iPad, laptop or PC.
Once sessions are agreed I will send you a Zoom link which opens up easily in a web browser or the Zoom App.
EMDR – Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
I have witnessed how, when EMDR is integrated throughout therapy, major changes happen.
EMDR is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a way of processing and recovering from past experiences and traumatic events that are affecting you now.
Talking therapy, combined with movement of the eyes, integrate the body and mind’s natural healing processes in order to process traumatic memories that feel stuck.
Trauma is any event or period in your life which consists of too much too soon, too little for too long or too much too quickly. These events can be big or small in terms of how you think they have affected you. I believe, however, that the more we gently process these memories the more our body and mind can feel at peace with ourselves and who we believe ourselves to be.
There is a right time and place to use EMDR. I will carefully assess with you how helpful EMDR might be and integrate it when necessary.
EMDR can help decrease the intensity of a traumatic memory, reduce the affect it has on your life and help you view the memory from a different perspective.
It has been proven to relieve symptoms of:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
And process some of the memories of:
What happens in EMDR?
Sessions run the same way as other types of therapy, except they are more structured.
An assessment of your needs and your readiness for EMDR.
Explanations of how your trauma may be affecting you.
Accessing the traumatic memories and stimulating either side of your brain in an alternating left-right fashion with various movements such as:
- Making eye movements side to side.
- Listening to sounds that move from one ear to the other.
- Tapping either side of your body.
- Recreating the eye movements found in REM sleep – like when you dream.
Unlike other trauma therapies, EMDR does not need you to go back to the trauma itself. Although we bring the memory to mind we stay very much in the safety of the present moment and the therapeutic relationship.
60 minute session for adults: £90
50 minute session for child or adolescent under 16 years of age: £80
I am registered with the following insurance providers: Vitality, AXA, Aviva, WPA & Cigna Healthcare. Please contact them in the first instance and ask for their procedure to work with me.
60 minute session through insurance cover: £110 due to necessary paperwork.