What is Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Counselling and Psychotherapy are ‘talking therapies’, suitable for anyone who is experiencing distress or difficulties in their life. They provide a safe, confidential place to talk and share your feelings with a therapist who is qualified and trained to listen in an understanding and non-judgemental way.
If you wish to find out more about person-centred counselling please visit: www.the-pca.org.uk
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) was developed in the 1980s by Dr Francine Shapiro. It is considered to be a powerful therapy that helps people to recover from distressing events or memories. These past, unprocessed memories can result in a person re-experiencing past events as if they were occurring again, in the here and now. EMDR utilises bilateral stimulation, usually in the form of eye movement, but this can also be achieved through other methods such as self-tapping, hand buzzers and audio effects. It can help with a wide range of presenting issues, including trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, phobias and many other conditions.
If you wish to find out more about EMDR please visit: emdrassociation.org.uk
How can Counselling and EMDR help?
Many people may find themselves at some point in their life when they could benefit from the kind of help that counselling, psychotherapy and EMDR can offer. Your reasons for coming will be personal to you, but for many of us, when life is challenging, we can become overwhelmed and may feel anxious, depressed, ashamed and alone. The therapeutic relationship can help to ease feelings of isolation and provides caring support which not only helps clients to cope, but also helps them to become more confident in themselves and be able to find their own inner resources to deal with their problems.
Is it right for you?
I believe it is important that you find a therapist who is right for you, which is why I offer a reduced rate introductory session. This first session gives us an opportunity to meet, I will explain how I work, covering boundaries and confidentiality and we can explore your requirements and expectations. I can address any questions or concerns you may have, providing an opportunity to determine if we are comfortable working together.
What to expect.
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long held on a regular basis either weekly or fortnightly. EMDR sessions can either be 50 or 80 minutes long (longer sessions can be useful in the processing stage). In this safe, supportive environment you can explore your feelings and behaviours around the issue, or issues, that brought you to counselling. The therapeutic process can facilitate better understanding of yourself and assist you in finding a way forward that is right for you.