My original training was as a Person-centred counsellor. Within the context of a confidential, safe and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, the client is helped to trust herself/himself and to tap into inner resources for personal growth and healing. The Person-Centred counselling approach places a high value on the experience of each individual human being. It embraces the idea that it is the client who is ultimately the expert on her/his own life, who is the one who senses what hurts and who has the capacity, within the therapeutic relationship, to heal herself/himself. The qualities of respect, deep acceptance, genuineness and congruence are consistently and professionally offered within this approach.
I am trained on EMDR therapy, which is comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of much effective psychotherapy in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. I will offer you the opportunity to work on life events that may have affected you, and together we will aim to help you move forward, and to promote change and stability. I have recently trained with Laurel Parnell on Attachment-Focus EMDR.
Credential/Qualification: BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, EMDR Accredited Practitioner
Years in Practice: 20
- EMDR Certified
Approving/Certifying Organization: EMDR UK AND IRELAND
- Attachment Disorders
Date completed basic EMDR training: 2010
Trainer: Richard Mitchel and Manda Holmshaw