EMDR Trauma Counselling
- What is EMDR Trauma Counselling?
What Is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro in 1980’s
What does it do?
EMDR resolves the development of and reprocesses a trauma related disorder caused by exposure to distressing events
What are EMDR’s goals?
The goals of EMDR therapy are to:
- process distressing memories and past traumatic events by reducing their lingering influence
- re-integrating events allowing individuals to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms
- help facilitate activation of the brain’s inherent information processing system
- enable transformation of the sense of self in relation to the traumatic memories
How does it work?
EMDR uses a structured eight-phased approach to address the past, present and future aspects of a traumatic or distressing memory that has been dysfunctionally stored in an isolated memory network and may overwhelm usual cognitive and neurological coping mechanisms. EMDR allows assimilation to take place enabling information to move towards resolution, causing spontaneous insight and change
- My background, training and experience
My psychotherapy/counselling and supervision trainings
- Certificate in CBT accredited by British Psychological Society
- Certificate in the Principles of the Theory and Practice of Supervision, Metanoia Institute, London, accredited by Middlesex University
- Consultant in EMDR Trauma Counselling, EMDR Workshops, EMDR Europe Association
- MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute, London, accredited by Middlesex University
- Diploma in Clinical Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute, London, accredited by Middlesex University
- MA Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent’s College, City University, London
- Certificate of Family Therapy, Kensington Consultation Centre
I work to the Code of Ethics and am a member of both the following organisations
- Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
- Accredited Member of United Kingdom Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKCP)
I have many years experience working with people encountering a wide range of difficulties including:
- depression, anxiety/panic attacks and phobias
- relationship difficulties
- bereavement and major life-changes
- trauma and abuse
- feeling that life has no meaning
- Contract & Fees
If we decide to work together we will agree a set time, on a set day each week to meet. If there is a need to rearrange sessions I will try to be flexible about changing appointments but all sessions will be chargeable unless otherwise agreed
An individual session is £60.00 for 50 minutes
Concessionary rates are occasionally available