EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing which is an evidenced-based treatment for PTSD recommended by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence). It is a therapy used to help people recover from distressing events and associated problems such as flashbacks, upsetting thoughts, images, depression and anxiety.
The aim of EMDR is to help the brain to process distressing memories and to “unstick” and reprocess the memory properly so that it is no longer so intense. This helps desensitise you to the emotional impact of the memory, so that you can think about an event without experiencing such strong feelings, thereby enabling you to develop skills and techniques to help you move forward with your life.
EMDR has been successfully used for Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression, Bullying, Stress, Phobias, Grief and Mourning, Trauma and Pain relief.
Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. Sweating, increased heart rate, insomnia are responses to a stressful or scary situation when we feel under pressure—this is a normal response. When feelings of anxiety continue resulting in sympthoms e.g insomnia, lack of appetite, muscle pain, panic attacks, chest pain or struggling to focus, this is not a normal response
Depression can be linked to a single or a combination of negative recent events and/or other longer-term or personal factors such as Personality, Family history, Health issues, Drugs & Alcohol, rather than one immediate issue or event.
Talking therapy and EMDR are beneficial in helping you making changes to both anxiety and depression enabling you to move forward with your life rather than feeling stuck.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact me on 07985323030
In our lifetime most couples will experience relationship difficulties which can leave us feeling helpless, angry and mistrustful. Relationships are never straight forward and finding time to deal with issues privately can be difficult.
For relationships to work positive communication and a willingness from both parties to want to make a change is needed. This is easier said than done as people are naturally different and come with their own stories and expectations of what a relationship is or how they want theirs to be.
Whatever is causing emotional pain in your relationship, I can offer you the time to talk to work through privately and confidentially any issues without fear of judgement
If you are on this page then you or someone you care about is struggling with an experience that has occurred recently or in the past. Whilst working with people who have been assaulted, I can see and acknowledge the impact this traumatic incident can have on your (or their) relationships with partners, family and friends. Every day functioning may be just one of the areas in your life which has been turned upside down.
It is never too late to look for help and support. I can offer you privacy and confidentiality whilst guiding you towards the right support services. I also offer pre- and post-trial therapy and EMDR.
If you feel able, contact the Police or go to your local A/E for medical help and support, or contact the Rape Crisis Centre
But if you feel this is not an option for you right now, please book an appointment to discuss further support.
Due to Covid-19 many of us have been left with a negative life experience which is impacting on our daily lives leaving us question ourselves about our future .
Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (GTEP): Is a highly structured six step worksheet with embedded resourcing, stabilisation, containment and grounding. GTEP offers the additional advantage of not encouraging any verbal articulation of traumatic material, the advantage being the ability to treat large numbers of people simultaneously.
G-TEP is suitable for working with businesses, groups of adults or children impacted by large critical incidents. It is also suitable for couples and families and can be done remotely or face to face.
If you have been impacted by the above and are considering this for yourself, family or business please get in touch.
Even if suicidal ideation appears to be fleeting, the risk of a suicide attempt is very real. The line between passive and active suicidal ideation is blurry. The transition from one to the other can happen slowly or suddenly, and it’s not always obvious to the casual observer.
While someone might admit to wishing to die, they may deny making plans to do so. Warning signs that suicidal ideation has become active include giving away possessions, getting affairs in order, and saying goodbye to loved ones.
No one could ever predict with 100 percent certainty if someone will or will not take their own life. Even trained medical professionals can’t predict who will commit suicide. This is why you need to take threats or thoughts of suicide seriously.
An underlying condition such as substance abuse, major depression, or other mood disorders may lead to a preoccupation with dying. Added stressors such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or a job loss can trigger thoughts of hopelessness or worthlessness.
It’s impossible to predict who’s likely to act on these thoughts. That’s why anyone who expresses passive suicidal ideation should be considered at risk for suicide.
Contact me for support or see your doctor or for a careful evaluation to get appropriate treatment .