ACCREDITED EMDR AND CBT PSYCHOTHERAPIST
I'm an experienced professional psychotherapist and counsellor offering psychological therapy such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in central Brighton & Hove.
MY EXPERIENCE AND OUTLOOK
I have over 20 years experience working with people in distress and/or with mental health issues. For the past 8 years I have been working as a Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapist (CBT) focusing on anxiety and depression. More recently I have been specialising in working with trauma using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I am an accredited CBT and EMDR therapist and am currently working towards accreditation as an EMDR Consultant.
In the past I was employed in areas requiring a social work qualification working extensively with people who were experiencing a number of difficulties in their lives. These often resulted in high levels of distress leading to psychological problems such as anxiety and depression sometimes as a result of traumatic early life experiences. My work then, and now, involves enabling people to make sense of their anxiety, their lives as well as their behaviour so that they can start to make changes and move forward towards a more fulfilling lifestyle. What motivates and encourages me in my work as a psychotherapist and counsellor is hearing from clients that our work together has resulted in them regaining their lives and in some cases it has been life changing.
My work as a psychotherapist in the Brighton & Hove area can be either on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period but I am committed to providing a psychological intervention in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
Psychotherapy and Counselling has been found to be beneficial in helping people with a variety of psychological difficulties. The approaches that I have found most useful in my work as a psychotherapist have been EMDR and CBT. These approaches are at the cutting edge of therapeutic intervention, are known to give good outcomes, resulting in people achieving their personal goals.
It is my experience that people do better who are able to commit to therapy by attending sessions regularly. Furthermore those who make most progress are those that set time aside for reflection betweens sessions and if appropriate are able to undertake some reading or practical tasks as well outside of the therapy room. Therapy is often about making changes and so it is important to bear this in mind thereby being open to change before embarking on this journey.
My practice is within easy reach of public transport in the central Brighton & Hove area just off Church Road.
I am able to offer supervision of EMDR primarily for those undergoing or having recently completed training in this therapeutic intervention. I can offer supervision face-to-face in the central Brighton and Hove area or online via Skype whichever is more convenient.
I can offer therapy in Danish.
Please contact me for further information about Psychotherapy, Counselling or Supervision for a brief discussion and/or to arrange an initial consultation so that we can explore what you wish to bring to therapy, whether I am able to accommodate your needs and to see if we can work together in achieving your goals.