‘Change occurs when one becomes what he is, not when he tries to become what he is not’.
The paradoxical theory of change, Arnold Beisser M.D.
Trauma, loss, bereavement, addiction, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, ill-health and major life changes can affect us all at some point in our lives, and sometimes we can feel overwhelmed. Counselling aims to offer an accepting, compassionate and safe place for us to express our thoughts and feelings about whatever is troubling us at these times; to accept and acknowledge ourselves as we are so that healing can take place and change can occur. In counselling we may be encouraged to explore and challenge unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and behaviours, and to rediscover our own innate strengths and wisdom, so that we can look beyond the immediate problem and gain new perspectives. With increased awareness comes the possibility of making more creative choices which, in turn, enables us to lead more fulfilling lives.
EMDR Therapy & Trauma
‘Trauma is not a life sentence'
Traumatic symptoms can result from the experience of an overwhelming event or a series of distressing ones. Common symptoms include irritability, anger, panic attacks, feelings of shame and guilt, isolation and fear, hypervigilance, poor sleep, restlessness, being easily startled and avoidance behaviours. Research has been conducted demonstrating the benefits of EMDR in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences as diverse as war related experiences, childhood sexual and/or physical abuse or neglect, natural disaster, assault, surgical trauma, road traffic accidents and workplace accidents. EMDR can also be extremely effective in healing early attachment issues and in the relief of panic attacks and phobias. The National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) has validated EMDR as a preferred method of treatment in the NHS for post-traumatic stress disorder.
About Supervision & Supervision Groups
‘Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I offer EMDR and Counselling supervision on a one-to-one basis and in small groups. Small groups offer the added richness of peer interaction while, at the same time, remaining intimate. They are also a cost effective alternative to one-to-one supervision. Please enquire either by email click here, or by telephone on 01580 714255, if you are interested in joining a group or if you and a group of peers would like to establish a new group. I am able to travel to your place of work to provide group supervision