Take control of YOUR LIFE- Make the fog clear
Some of the more formal methods i use are details below. Some or all of your treatments may cover more than one of these therapies
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
I use EMDR for a variety of issues including the management of pain be it explained or medically unexplained. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) was created by DR Francine Shapiro, a Psychologist and Senior Research Fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, USA. It is a clinical treatment that has been developed and improved over many years, this treatment has successfully helped over one million people who have experienced a wide range of psychological difficulties which originate from some kind of traumatic experience, such as sexual abuse, childhood neglect, road traffic accidents, surgery, childbirth, health concerns and violence. EMDR is also successful in treating other complaints such as performance anxiety, self-esteem issues, pain, persistent physical symptoms, phobias, and other trauma related anxiety disorders. EMDR therapy is a scientifically supported treatment for PTSD recommended by numerous organisations internationally (e.g., World Health Organization, 2013). It is characterized by standardised procedures and protocols that include a bilateral sensorial stimulation such as repeated eye movements, tapping and is aimed at processing and working through memories of trauma and other adverse life experiences. EMDR utilises the natural healing ability of the brain and allows it to heal psychological problems at the same rate as the rest of the body heals physical wounds. Because EMDR allows the mind and body to heal at the same rate, treatment can be rapid, and magical for some people. The number of sessions required for EMDR treatment, however, will vary according to the complexity of the issues being dealt with. In general and in my experience, the more isolated the traumatic memory being treated, the shorter the treatment tends to be. I am a member of EMDR UK and Europe.
Ego-state therapy is a psychodynamic approach utilised to treat a variety of behavioural and cognitive problems within a person.It uses techniques commonly used in group and family work, except with an individual patient, this can resolve conflicts that manifest in a “family of self” within a single individual.
Please contact to arrange a time for your free telephone assessment (around 15 mins)
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. Kate has been using it to help people reach their potential in her work for in excess of 10 years. Kate is licenced to practice as a Master Practitioner by the Society of NLP I use NLP to manage conditions such as, Goal Clarity, Confidence, Sport Performance, Managing Habits, Interview Skills, Navigating Relationships, Balance, Performance, Overcoming Personal Barriers, Phobias, Management of long-term conditions and persistent physical symptoms
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The process itself aims to alter our state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind while simultaneously stimulating and focussing the subconscious part. This heightened state of awareness – reached using skilled relaxation techniques – allows the therapist to then make appropriate suggestions.
Where might hypnotherapy be useful?
Hypnotherapy is widely endorsed as a treatment for habit breaking, stress related issues and for a range of long-term conditions, and in recent years has been gaining steam in the medical world after a recommendation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognised hypnotherapy as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). While more concrete evidence is needed to support the use of hypnosis in additional areas as an alternative to conventional medicine, many have found the process has been incredibly effective either when used in tandem with traditional treatment or when used independently after other avenues have been exhausted.
People often look towards the future/ or ruminate over the past and are rarely present in the moment. Mindfulness practice allows the person to be present and enjoy the moment exactly as it is. Mindfulness practice includes becoming aware of our self and our connection to the environment in all dimensions of the senses, through touch, sight, sound, smell and taste through participation and observation. When practicing mindfulness we train the mind to participate fully in an experience and concentrate on one thing at a time, for example with mindful breathing we breathe in and out concentrating only on the breath, when we notice thoughts come in, we simply bring our attention back to just the breath. Almost reminding ourselves to concentrate on the task at hand. Mindfulness practice enables the individual to become aware of themselves in the moment, to become more aware of day to day experiences thus enjoying things as they are. How many times have you looked forward to a holiday and once you arrive spend the time not focussed on the moment and the experience rather focussed on where the next holiday might be, by slowing down we are able to enjoy life as it is without worrying about the future or being reminded of the past. When I first started to practice mindfulness on a daily basis I suddenly became massively aware of the beauty of the environment, the symphony of sound of the birds singing in the morning and the extensive colour’s in my garden, much of which is had spent time not noticing previously. Life became so much more enjoyable.
Mindfulness practice helps
- emotion regulation
- anger management
- anxiety management