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About me

My training and experience enables me to walk alongside you with empathy and understanding

Training

I have done a Diploma in Integrative Counselling with a a Christian Perspective 

It is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies in order to support my clients. As an Integrative Therapists I take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations.  Therefore, in order to know if my client and I will be a good fit to work together.

I offer Trauma informed Therapy:   Trauma-informed therapy considers the complex impact of trauma on an individual's well-being and how it shapes a person's ability to cope. Unlike traditional therapy, trauma-informed treatment integrates an awareness of trauma into every aspect of treatment while making safety a priority for clients.

I have done numerous courses in trauma treatment following: and hold certificates in the following:  

Porges: Polyvagal Theory 

Peter Levine: Addressing  Emotional Roots of Physical and Emotional pain

Peter Levine:  Working with what the body knows : Introduction to Somatic Experiencing

Creative Counselling:  Exploring Creative counselling - The What, The How and the Why

I steer away from talk therapy and use numerous Therapeutic Interventions to help individuals processing their pain on a deeper level and to get unstuck.  I have done the following training to equip me to use Therapeutic Interventions: 

Deep Release Training:

  • How to work with Trauma in the Sandtray in the office and onlineRelease of Anger

  • Eating Disorders - Disordered Eating and Attachment.

  • Healing of the Inner Child

Couples Work

Gottman Method for Couples Therapy  including additional Gottman training working with couples going through addiction recovery. 

ERCEM model  (Early Recovery Couples Empathy Model) for couples to heal  when pornography affected and wounded the marriage relationship.   The ERCEM model offers a unique approach for couples who are not ready for couples counselling based on well known models.  

Brainspotting - Certified

 

Brainspotting,  Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing.  

Brainspotting for addictions.   I trained in Brainspotting for Addiction with Dr. Roby Abeles and in Brainspotting for Substance Abuse with Jeff Ryan, and would be happy to talk to you about the treatment process. There is no need to continue to struggle. Please text or email me for a free 20-minute phone consultation.

Tapping as a powerful intervention :   EFT tapping is a somatic intervention to reduce psychological distress through self-stimulation of acupoints on the face and upper body while focusing on sensations in the body, or a distressing thought or feeling 

 

My therapeutic experience includes working with individuals since 1982.

I specialised in working with betrayed partners and I am facilitating small therapeutic groups since 2015.  

I enjoy working with couples to build communication and intimacy. ​I strive to help you and your partner connect in deeper ways by unlocking unhelpful relationship patterns and fostering movement towards empathy, understanding, and secure bonds.  

I worked in Safe Space - clinic for sexual abuse survivors.  I have done some training through them:

  • Insiduous Impact/Vicarious Trauma 

  • Dissociation/Self-Injury/Eating Distress

  • Sandtray Therapy

I am happy to speak with you to see if I am the right fit to accompany you on this path of self-discovery and healing.  Please feel free to contact me for a free consultation or schedule an appointment.

Credentials

  • APSATS MPTM - The Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model 

  • APSATS-CCPS - Certified Clinical Partner Specialist 

  • ERCEM - Early Recovery Couples Empathy Model 

  • CPTM - Certified Partner Trauma Mentor 

  • BRAINSPOTTING Certified Practitioner

  • BRAINSPOTTING for Addictions - how to heal the space between the urge to act out and the consequences of acting out.  ​

  • Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS) - Multi Diimensional Parter Trauma Model.

  • ​​Completed Level 1 Gottman Couples Training Work

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