Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS18-07292
There are times when you need a therapist to do more than just listen, you need some guidance, some support, and help finding your own strength whether problems are sudden onset, temporary or long-standing.
I offer a variety of techniques and we can choose those which suit best your personality and preferences. These techniques work at a deep level and are especially helpful for anxiety, stress, fear, anger, depression, low-confidence and self-esteem, loss, loneliness, relationship issues and in relieving the pain and grief suffered by those who have had the misfortune to experience emotional and/or physical abuse. I like to keep up to date and have found the most recent developments in treating PTSD and c-PTSD help clients enormously and often very quickly.
I will help you to explore and express your feelings in a safe, confidential and supportive way. While doing this we, together, develop strategies to manage current difficulties while simultaneously releasing pain from the recent, or even very distant, past.
As well as Emotional Therapeutic Counselling we can use yoga techniques, (I am fully qualified) such as breathing, as many of these are simple yet bring great relief. Bodywork is especially effective with PTSD and c-PTSD using the 'bottom up' model.
When appropriate I also draw on my background as part of a psychiatric team in a hospital including a drug and alcohol addiction unit and later carrying out research into mental health (public attitudes in particular) for the World Health Authority. You will be in safe and caring hands.
- Qualifications & ExperienceEmotional Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
ETC Foundation Certificate
British Wheel of Yoga Diploma
Traditional Yoga Diploma (qualified to teach other Yoga Teachers how to teach Advanced Yoga from India) + ditto from Yoga Alliance USA
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: labour
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Start exercising
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken