I’m an experienced EMDR practitioner and counsellor specialising in trauma and post traumatic stress (PTSD).
I have particular experience and skills in working with childhood sexual abuse or any form of sexual violence in adulthood, and I understand how these issues can impact on every part of your life: work, relationships, thinking, emotions and behaviour. I am very knowledgeable about working with any issues from your childhood, issues of abuse, loss, family relationships; anything that has followed you into adulthood and gets in the way of you getting on with your life. I’m also skilled in working with traumas you may have experienced in adulthood, for example, accidents, being the victim of a crime, medical issues, or work related trauma.
I’ve learned a lot about how to help people tackle pain, confusion and distress over the past 30 years. I won’t be shocked by what you say, I will understand how difficult it can be to get the words out, I know that there can be a huge amount of discomfort in your body at times, I know it can feel difficult or shameful to cry or feel other strong emotions.
People have told me that they feel safe with me and have been able to recover from trauma with my help.
I have the following qualifications:
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Advanced Certificate in Transactional Analysis
- EMDR Practitioner levels 1-3
- Diploma in Supervision
- MA in Social Work/CQSW
I belong to the following:
- British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – member
- EMDR Association England and Ireland – accredited member
- Social Work England – registered Social Worker