What’s offered, what can be treated & what to expect from therapy

What’s Offered:

Individual Psychotherapy & Counselling

EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

EMDR Therapy ‘intensives’

Couples Counselling/Therapy

Group Therapy

Clinical Supervision – face to face or video call (Skype orZoom)

Training for Professionals

Typical presentations I have worked with.

Current problems stemming from adverse childhood experience (even very early pre-verbal period) including abuse/neglect/trauma, anxiety, depression, insomnia, trauma and post traumatic stress (including PTSD & Complex-PTSD), dissociative issues (including DID), obsessive and compulsive behaviours, low self-esteem, low confidence, bi-polar personality issues, phobias, smoking, problem alcohol or drug use, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, tinnitus, relationship problems, non-epelectic seizures, physical pain, and just needing a good mental and physical boost.

The therapy I offer can also be used to enhance physical and psychological performance in sports, performing arts, exams, interviews, performance at work, driving tests etc.

The process a client might expect.

1. Initial contact by phone or email. This is when you can ask any questions you have, including a request for an assessment. I may ask some very basic questions, but nothing difficult or too personal or probing. You do not have to talk about anything you might find difficult.

2. The assessment session lasts for about 50 minutes. This is an opportunity to talk some more about what you want to get from therapy. I can tell you more about how I work and if what I offer would be of benefit, and if so, how it might help you and how long it might take to get results.

3. After assessment: If we decide to work together you will be offered an individualised treatment plan specifically designed for your presentation and aimed to accurately match you needs as efficiently as possible. There may be more than one way forward and there will be plenty of opportunity to ‘fine tune’ the plan to suit you. If we decide not to work together, I can usually offer support with onward referral to another service, should you wish to build on the findings of the assessment. There is normally no extra charge for this.

4. After therapy: The positive changes gained with EMDR Therapy are permanent, so the healing is lasting.  In many cases the positive treatment effects continue to grow beyond the actual therapy period.

Treatment Duration.

Concentrated treatment means that results are often gained surprisingly quickly. Therapy can be structured in two ways and its duration varies accordingly:

a) Therapy in once or twice weekly sessions:  This is a more traditional way to do therapy, allowing you to fit in therapy with other commitments and to spread the cost over time. This way, lasting healing is often brought over several weeks.

b) Therapy-‘intensives’ or ‘Fast Track Therapy’: This is a fairly unique and more efficient way of working, made possible by the rapid neurological processing within EMDR.  Such intensive treatment is often more convenient for those wanting to resolve issues quickly.  In some cases, treatment can be completed in less than a day, though more often takes longer, depending on the presentation.  Intensives usually involve less overall treatment time and therefore costs less. As far as I am aware, there are few, though a growing number of, EMDR clinicians offering intensive treatment of this sort in the UK. It has proved highly effective and very popular with my clients. (Please click on “intensives” for further information)