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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

WHY THERAPY

The aim of therapy is to increase understanding and awareness, and to integrate it into everyday life. Whatever problem we experience we feel fragmented, disconnected and often hopeless and isolated. 

 

Some people may feel empty, tired, lost or unlovable. Feelings of despair, loneliness, shame or grief can be overwhelming and powerful. Others have to wear a mask to hide their shame, and have a constant feeling of being inadequate and "different" from others, despite successful careers and achievements.

 

As individuals, we use different ways to cover our pain: food, alcohol, sex, work, computer games, or the internet. But despite a short feeling of relief, that pain always comes back. 

"It's not a question of learning much.  On the contrary.  It's a question of unlearning much"

OSHO

MY APPROACHES

I combine Attachment-Based approaches and techniques with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) to help my clients gain insight into what is happening to them, why it is happening and how to change their patterns that are no longer helpful (or often even harmful).

Attachment based therapy is an umbrella for different approaches that are based on attachment theory (such as IFS, Sensorimotor therapy, EFIT and others). Attachment Theory puts an emphasis on attachment security - an indicator that predicts positive functioning. . 

Attachment-based therapy dives deep, guiding you through the process of unraveling, understanding, and restructuring your emotional experiences. The ultimate goal is to achieve a "resolution" – a transformative shift in your relationship with yourself, replacing feelings of shame, hopelessness, self-blame, and anxiety with compassion, safety, acceptance, and connection to our different internal Parts. 

 

 

 

 

I have recently completed Part 1 of EMDR trauma training which I incorporate in my practice.

If you are looking for EMDR treatment only, I'm currently offering (up to 6) low cost sessions.

EMDR is a unique, integrative therapeutic approach that is very different from talking therapy. It is one of only two therapeutic approaches officially recommended for PTSD treatment by both the NHS and the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

EMDR therapy is based on the concept that our intensified negative emotional experiences (feelings, thoughts and behaviours that seem disproportional) are the result of unprocessed memories. It means that some events in the past stay inside our system and affect our brain. The treatment involves Bilateral Stimulation (BLS: through eye movement, taps or sound) and Dual Attention (bringing up images, memories, sensations while simultaneously paying attention to BLS). This process increases the brain's capacity to process traumatic events and clears any blocks that keep us being stuck in pain and avoidance. 

EMDR is considered a softer approach compared to CBT as it doesn't require: 1) a detailed description of the traumatic event, 2) extended exposure, or 3) homework. As such, EMDR often achieves results in fewer sessions than CBT.

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Attachment Based Therapy

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Processing)

Some of the areas it is effective with:

  • unresolved childhood trauma

  • recent trauma

  • relationship issues

  • anxiety (including social anxiety)

  • depression

  • low self esteem

  • prolonged and intense sense of shame and guilt

  • feeling of inadequacy

  • jealousy

Some of the areas it is effective with:

  • trauma (sexual and phisical abuse, natural disaster, accidents, violence, traumatic birth and other)

  • traumatic loss and grief

  • PTSD

  • flashbacks

  • phobias

  • painful memories

  • OCD 

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY CAN HELP WITH:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Depression

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Cronic arguing

  • Divorce / Breaking up

  • Co-Dependency

  • Trauma

  • PTSD

  • Self-sabotage

  • Loneliness

  • Self harm

  • Suicidal thoughts 

  • Bereavement

  • Low self-esteem

  • Lost sense of purpose

  • Substance abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Domestic violence

  • Emotional abuse 

  • ROCD (Relationship OCD)

  • Procrastination 

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Borderline Personaliy  Disorder

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