Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, challenging life transitions? Do you feel stuck in your job or relationship? Talking to a counsellor can help. We can explore your difficulties with the aim of understanding more about your feelings, thoughts and behaviour - enabling you to move forward with your life with a greater sense of well being and new strategies for navigating your family, relationships and work!
I strive to develop supervisory relationships that are collaborative, explorative, supportive, informative, trusting, open and honest. It is important to me that you feel safe to explore all aspects of your work without fear of judgement.
My supervisory approach is underpinned by Inskipp & Proctor’s model of the functions of supervision: Normative (practising ethically, lawfully), Formative (learning, growing) and Restorative (letting off steam, re-balancing).
I also use Hawkins and Shohet' 7 Eye Process model and work with the unconscious process to explore parallel process, that may exist between therapist and client.
Sometimes when we experience significant or disturbing events, our brains store these memories in unhelpful ways that are then triggered in your daily life. Difficult memories often have negative effects that affect the way you approach relationships, experience the world, and process information.
EMDR works by stimulating the brain in ways that lead it to process unprocessed or unhealed memories, leading to a natural restoration. An experience that may have triggered a negative response may no longer affect you the way it used to after EMDR treatment. Difficult experiences will likely become less upsetting.
What can EMDR be used for?
Addiction, Anxiety, Complicated Grief, Depression, Phobias, PTSD, Self-Esteem, Sleep, Stress.
As an EMDR therapist, I can offer Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP). This works more effectively with a trauma that has recently occurred i.e. accident, COVID, traumatic death etc.
This can work with a group of friends or colleagues, couples or family members that have experienced a recent shared experience. This will involve a structured group process whereby as a group you well learn resourcing, processing, stabilisation, and grounding.
If you are experiencing relationship difficulties, I can support you both to express your feelings, explore your difficulties in a safe environment and look at solutions and strategies.
The long-term aim is so that you will both be able to -
Talk and listen to each other
Improve your communication
Have a better understanding of yourself and each other
I have worked in East Sussex area as an intergeneration mediator for over 15 years. For the last 7 years, I have also been a trainer and supervisor for a local Charity Mediation Plus.
My role as a mediator is to help you and your family to come together and communicate in a safe space; to identify what the issues are; help you all to reach an understanding of each other and find a resolution. My aim is to facilitate a solution
that is realistic, practical and workable.
The process is:
Impartial - I do not take sides or tell you what to do.
Independent - I am therefore not linked to any other agencies or organisations.
Voluntary - it is a voluntary process.
Confidential - I will not pass information between family members unless you ask me too.
Not legally binding - the aim is to reach a win-win agreement between the family members.
Group psycho-educational anger management.
Group CBT based psycho-educational training in anxiety and depression.
Race inequality in mental health courses for those working in the mental health sector/care sector/prison services.