Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a form of psychotherapy in which the person being treated is asked to recall distressing images while generating one of several types of bilateral sensory input such as side to side eye movements or hand tapping. Research has shown this treatment to be very successful for those who have suffered trauma.’ One client of mine had 12 sessions of EMDR and reported to me he no longer had any post traumatic feelings associated with the traumatic event.
I work with couples who are experiencing negative and destructive patterns of communicating and help them develop the skills for forming and maintaining healthy and loving relationships. I also work with couples who have committed to a relationship and want to learn how to make it work as well as they can. Visit my “My Approach” page to read more.
Developed from Thought Field Therapy by psychologist Roger Callahan, this is an energetic therapy which uses our body’s energy system to release blockages created by negative thought patterns. We release these by tapping on accupressure points throughout the body, rather like ‘do it yourself’ acupuncture, without the needles! I have been doing EFT with my clients for 14 years and many report feelings of immediate relief as well as the reassurance and comfort that comes with knowing you have a tool you can use any time you need it. It works especially well for those who have experienced a trauma of some kind.
I can help you to free up from unhelpful beliefs, habits or negative thought patterrns with the use of Eriksonian hypnosis. This method allows us to create a script together, using words and phrases that have meaning for you, facilitating a way to loosen blocks you may have to change or to help with pain management.
I have extensive experience and training in many areas of the counselling field, however my speciality is working with individuals who are experiencing relationship pain, whether with partners, or with various family members or even within friendships. Visit my “My Approach” page to read more.
Psychotherapy offers you the chance to understand how your current problems stand on the shoulders of your history, in your family of origin relationships and throughout your childhood and young adult life. It gives you the chance to uncover patterns and themes that endure to this day and contribute to the triggers you experience in your relationship with others.