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.
Throughout our lives we have many different experiences or we can be faced with traumatic events which can lead us to become highly anxious, depressed or to develop a variety of symptoms some of which may be associated with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). We are individuals and so may develop different ways of dealing with distress. In some cases people engage in unhelpful behaviours that can be counter-productive and which in turn can lead them to become even more depressed or to experience increased levels of anxiety. Anxiety can take many forms; all of which can be debilitating. The types of presentations that I, as a psychotherapist and counsellor, most frequently work with are:
- Anxiety and Panic
- Depression and Low Mood
- Bereavement or Grief
- Low self-esteem or lacking in self-confidence
Traumatic events can occur at any time and be the result of early life experiences, an accident or as a result of the work that people carry out on a daily basis. Some of the symptoms of trauma such as flashbacks, hyper-vigilance, hyper-arousal, nightmares, and avoidance of certain situations carry with them increased anxiety which can have far reaching consequences in daily life. A number of the people that have sought counselling, and whom I have worked with, have come as the result of being the victim of sexual abuse, bullying, assaults and/or being in abusive relationships. Others have experienced traumatic events as a result of an accident, a sudden death or as a consequence of their employment. People who work in the following services; police, ambulance, fire or the military may be exposed repeatedly to traumatic events as part of their daily working life which can make them more vulnerable to low mood and anxiety. Whilst initially these experiences may have a limited impact, over time emotional distress can build up leading to increased difficulties.
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 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.