Living a Life in Fear is not a life Well-Lived.
Fear of rejection, survival and the unknown will not allow you to take risks and find your true potential and life- purpose. So first deal with and transform your fears before looking for your life purpose.
Moda Elea Dalan
What To Expect At Your First Visit
I have a professional, relaxing room in the City Center with free car parking a couple of minutes walk away. It’s important to think about what you’d like to gain from your therapy sessions, as this helps in deciding when you’ll feel like therapy’s accomplished its purpose. Make a list of things you’d like to bring up in your first session. Note down any questions about the logistics, such as appointment timings. During the first session, I will ask you:
What brought you to therapy?
What do you feel is wrong in your life?
What are your symptoms?
Some questions about your history, including your childhood, education, relationships (family, romantic, friends), your current living situation and your career.
If we decide that you could benefit from therapy and you feel we would work well together, we can then arrange a regular time to meet.
Services I Offer
Evidenced- Based Psychological Therapies
Evidence-based practice (EBP), is simply practice that has been proven to actually work and efficiently produce desired results. This means that the approach I use has been tested in many research experiments and studied in real world settings. The evidence consistently produces effective outcomes and is recommended by NICE Guidance.
I offer psychological therapy to individuals aged 16 years to people aged over 65+ with a range of difficulties including General Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, work-related stress, Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphia, Depression, Loss, Bereavement, Low Self Esteem and PTSD and Long -Term conditions such as IBS and pain. Often people are unsure of what they are feeling or just feel so overwhelmed, they don’t know where to start. Together, we will explore your difficulties and come up with a plan together, in how you would like to move forward with your life.
Each session lasts 60 minutes
Self funding Initial Session £65 Ongoing Sessions £65
EMDR £65 (some sessions up to 90 mins £75). I offer reduced fees for longer term therapy and students. Payment taken by cash, cheque, bank transfer, debit or credit card. I can take private healthcare insurance referrals for Aviva, AXA PPP and Vitality. For individuals covered by Health Insurance there maybe an excess.
If you feel you would like to meet to discuss your needs further and take the next step, then please do contact me.
Integrative therapy is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client. With an understanding of normal human development, an integrative therapist modifies standard treatments to fill in development gaps that affect each client in different ways. By combining elements drawn from different schools of psychological theory and research, integrative therapy becomes a more flexible and inclusive approach to treatment than more traditional, singular forms of psychotherapy. An integrative approach can be used to treat any number of psychological problems and disorders, including depression and anxiety. The therapist matches evidence-based treatments to each client and each disorder.
EMDR was developed by American psychologist Francine Shapiro in 1988 and stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. EMDR is recognised by NICE as a recommended therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is becoming more widely recognised as an effective therapy for many other difficulties.
Aim of EMDR therapy include the following:
Reduce the re-experiencing trauma memories.
Help you feel more able to cope with and manage trauma memories without needing to avoid potential triggers.
Help you feel more able to engage in and enjoy pleasurable activities and relationships.
Reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, irritation and hypervigilance - allowing you to rest well, address pressure and/or conflict and go about your daily business without feeling fearful and prone to panic.
Reduce feelings of isolation, hopelessness and depression.
A boost in self-confidence and self-esteem.
What to expect
I will ask you a range of questions to determine whether or not EMDR is the best course of action for you.
The goal of EMDR therapy is to process the distressing memories, reducing their negative effects and allowing you to develop better coping mechanisms. This is done in an eight-step protocol that includes recalling distressing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input E.g. Eye movements, that are recreated by asking you to watch the practitioner’s finger move backwards and forwards across your visual field. Usually, I use a bar of moving lights or can use headphones instead.
The eye movements will last for a short while and then stop. You will then be asked to report back on the experiences you have had during each of these sets of eye movements. Experiences during a session may include changes in thoughts, images and feelings.
Your sessions may be weekly or fortnightly and you will have an opportunity to agree the number of sessions dependant on your treatment plan.
EMDR sessions lasts between 60-90 minutes.
Cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT, is a form of talking therapy based on the theory that thoughts, feelings, what we do and how our body feels are all connected. If we change one of these we can alter the others.
When people feel worried or distressed we often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT works to help us notice and change problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns so we can feel better. CBT has lots of strategies that can help you in the here and now. CBT has a good evidence base for a wide range of mental health problems in adults, older adults, children and young people.
NICE recommends CBT can help with the treatment of the following conditions:
Anxiety disorders (including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
There is also good evidence that CBT is helpful in treating many other conditions, including:
Physical symptoms without a medical diagnosis
Follow the link for more details to see if this approach might work for you.
Benefit from taking that next step. Take control and live the life you want.