Therapy for Clients


My Mission is to Empower Your Life

Transform your life and achieve your goals with professional and personalized support.

I use a variety of therapies and work in an integrative way to address the assessed needs of my clients.

Therapy in my practice always begins within an initial assessment to discuss the presenting issues and to tailor an individual therapeutic approach to address the problems and needs discussed.

We may then go on to use one specific therapy or we may use different therapies to address different aspects as we move through the process.

This is to provide you with a service that allows you to work through blocks and defences to unlock potential for change in your life and relationships.

Duration of therapy varies according to what your needs are and how they need to be addressed.

Therapies that I use:

EMDR is an internationally recognised treatment for trauma involving bilateral stimulation (eye movements or sensory taps) and the desensitisation of traumatic memories.  It processes traumatic events, physical traumatic symptoms, negative ideas about the self, emotional and physical flashbacks and maladaptive attachment patterns from the past. EMDR allows frozen traumatic memory or pattern to be processed like any other memory. The effect for clients is that often trauma responses reduce, and the memories lose their power so that they can be placed with other experiences and processed memory.

I am also trained in the flash technique developed by Dr Philip Manfield as a way to process traumatic memories without constant reference to them when clients are in overwhelm.

Attachment Focused or Attachment informed EMDR is a version of EMDR created by Dr Laurel Parnell in the US.  It was specifically created to process attachment related patterns and trauma within a safe framework using EMDR.  This involves processing attachment memories and patterns at different stages of life to change the maladaptive patterns a client may be experiencing in the present.

Internal Family Systems is a therapy created by Dr Dick Schwartz in the US.  It is based on the idea that parts of the self can be forced into extreme roles to deal with difficult feeling and experience.  IFS is a way of speaking internally to parts to allow them to let go of the original traumas that burdened them. The effect for the client is often that they feel compassion and warmth and more of an internal sense of control by managing their system of parts internally and providing themselves and their system with self-compassion and understanding.

Psychodynamic therapy works with unconscious patterns and processes that are causing clients problems in the present.  As these patterns and unconscious defences were often forged in early life, they often present unconsciously causing problems and blocks in our everyday lives.  Psychodynamic therapy works with difficult attachment backgrounds and experiences from the past, allowing the client to connect to the root of these patterns.  As the client becomes more conscious of the way these patterns and defences play out, they can begin to address them on a conscious level and make changes in their lives and relationships.

Polyvagal therapy was developed by neuroscientist Steven Porges and Psychotherapist Deb Dana. It focuses on helping the client understand and better manage their nervous systems when they are dealing with stress and trauma.  This is based around regulation of the Vagus nerve and how it affects physical and psychological responses to trauma and stress.

CBT focuses on addressing learnt behaviour and breaking negative cycles of behaviour and thought that have become obstructive or damaging in client’s lives.

Brief Solution Focused Therapy is a brief model of intervention based on working affirmatively to create change and build confidence and self-esteem and is person-centred at base.