Psychotherapy focuses on transforming problematic feelings, thoughts and behaviours into workable solutions. I honour my clients’ capacity to make rational, appropriate choices and develop their maximum potential. To achieve this I blend elements from different approaches and tailor treatment to each client’s needs. Working together will build awareness, understanding and acceptance of yourself and others.
Memory Reconsolidation was detected by neuroscientists around 20 years ago. It had always been thought that implicit (unconscious) learnings (the ones that drive most of the symptoms and problems addressed by psychotherapy and counselling today) were permanent. But we now know that neutrally encoded and problematic learnings can be updated and revised, once they have been reactivated, deconsolidated, and disconfirmed by the client. The neural pathway in the brain then becomes unstable and unlocked, and one’s experience of life becomes reorganised. The change that ensues is Transformational.
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Also see “Unlocking the Emotional Brain” by Bruce Ecker
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy)
EMDR is a technique developed in the 1980’s and is now widely and successfully used in the treatment of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Using bilateral stimulation (of sight, sound or touch) EMDR reduces and often eliminates distress that has been frozen in a part of the brain by something traumatic or overwhelming. It creates a connection in the memory networks, enabling the brain to process the memory in a more normal way and to strengthen adaptive beliefs related to the traumatic event. EMDR has also been repeatedly shown to decrease stress caused by depression, anxiety, negative thoughts or memories, compulsive behaviours and phobias. In my own practice I have witnessed amazing changes in children I have worked with, eliminating a phobia of buttons in only 2 sessions, and an overwhelming fear of dogs in just one appointment. EMDR is also approved by the WHO and NICE.