I have worked with those who have experienced traumatic event(s) such as road traffic accidents, childhood abuse, sexual assault, bullying, medical trauma and birth trauma. I have also worked with those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress and low self esteem.
Whatever the difficulty, talking therapy can help. I use a range of evidence based approaches integratively (combining elements from more than one model) because we are all different and there is no “one size fits all”. The approach I take will be personalised to you and what you want to get out of your sessions with me. The therapy models I use are detailed below.
CBT focuses on the problems you are having now. By recognising problematic thinking and behavioural patterns, you can then break out of vicious cycles that keep your problems going.
CFT focuses on helping you to consciously develop more compassion for yourself and others. It is an effective approach for shame and self-criticism; this often underpins depression and anxiety.
ACT focuses on helping you create a rich, meaningful life by accepting what you can't change. It also helps you learn how to deal with difficult thoughts and feelings so their impact and influence over you reduces.
EMDR is an effective treatment that helps you process distressing events and the associated images, emotions, and beliefs. Once the processing has been completed, the distressing event(s) have less of an impact upon you.