- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Video and telephone consultations
I am fully qualified, professional therapist, accredited and registered by the National Counselling Service (NCS) in the United Kingdom. I have undertaken extensive training in counselling and have accumulated many years of experience in client work. In addition to private practice, I have worked as a counsellor in a range of settings including a Rape Crisis as well as a leading UK Cancer charity.
As a member of NCS, I am committed to meeting ongoing requirements for training and supervision the maintain the standards of my practice.
I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our interaction and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
I work with clients across a wide range of presenting issues. However many of those who attend for therapy are affected by problems around anxiety, depression and low self esteem.
I always practice ethically to ensure that clients remain at the centre of the process and that they are getting the best therapy possible.
As a counsellor my approach is integrative. This means that, rather than working with a single mode or theory, the therapy I offer is tailored towards presenting issues and individual needs and requirements. This allows me to be more focused on my clients and work flexibly towards the outcomes they wish to achieve. Always at the heart of my work is building a strong effective therapeutic relationship to offer the best possible outcomes.
I am also a licensed Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) Protocol Practitioner.
RTM is a non-traumatizing therapy that allows you to be in control. You will know it works after one session and within 3-5 sessions, you will disconnect emotions that can often surpass logic and hijack your brain from the event. You still have the memories, but they are reconsolidated safely so you are no longer triggered.
It requires 3 to 4, ninety minute therapy sessions,
Sessions are clinician-led during which the client sits in a comfortable chair and visualizes pictures on an imagined movie screen in a way that separates the traumatic memories from the traumatic feelings.
The sessions require no homework or practice outside the therapy sessions.
Clients remain completely relaxed and comfortable while they construct the images on the imagined movie screen during the treatments.
The treatments completely eliminate traumatic nightmares, flashback and directly related emotional problems for over 90 of clients.
After RTM therapy, people can remember past traumatic events with no traumatic feelings
RTM has proven particularly effective for treating veterans who have experienced combat, sexual, childhood and other severe traumas.
The focus of RTM is to separate the traumatic feelings from the memories using a relaxed re imaging process. Clients are guided to dissociate themselves from the traumatic memories and while separated from feelings of fear, terror or helplessness, make changes, so that the memory no longer signals fight, flight or danger. Following RTM treatment, people find they are no longer feel preoccupied with trauma events and their nightmares and flashbacks no longer trouble them.
What are the goals of RTM
Alleviate flashbacks and nightmares
Eliminate re-living stressful events, including negative physical reactions like sweating, muscular tensions and heart pounding.
Improved sleep, concentration, emotional control.
Increased freedom in thought and action
Areas of interest
Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Counselling session - (>50)