I'm passionate about helping people to resolve their emotional problems and achieve their goals. I have 24 years' experience helping people overcome PTSD, OCD, childhood abuse, depression, social anxiety, lack of confidence or assertiveness, need for approval, and many other issues.
This is therapy not simply to talk about or understand yourself, manage your emotions or control your behaviour but, rather, to resolve therapeutic problems permanently. The main approach used, Relearning Experience Process (REP), is a brief, solution-focused therapy requiring only a few consultations to achieve complete resolution. It works by identifying the biographical origins of the problem, even if you have no idea what this could be, and 'relearning' the experience that underlies the problem (for more information, see www.relearning.co.uk).
In addition to anxiety, trauma, addiction and depression, I help people overcome sensitivities and allergies (e.g. to pollen, dust, animal fur) (but not if at risk of anaphylaxis).
As well as REP, I use EMDR for trauma (PTSD), energy kinesiology, TAT, NLP and hypnosis. Most people receive complete resolution of their problem in two to five sessions.
I also love helping couples to re-establish connection and resolve their resentments - uniquely achieved with REP. Occasionally, the outcome when working with couples is separation or divorce, and here I can help the partners to repair the breakdown in communication, which is especially important if children are involved.
If you're not sure whether or how I can help you, please call to discuss, with no obligation.
I have a background in education and have been involved in education and emotional health for over 30 years. I have two grown up sons and two growing daughters. I have worked with villagers in Tamil Nadu and young people in South African townships. I have a passion for diversity and enjoy working with people of any background, race, gender and orientation.