A very warm welcome: I really hope to help and support you whether in person or online. I’m an accredited integrative transpersonal psychotherapist with over 10 years’ experience. This means I work holistically (mind, body, feelings and spirit) and tailor my skills to match your needs. I am trained in a number of modalities and work in a variety of creative ways; as well as listening and reflecting, we can work with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and related energy therapies, mindfulness and meditation, body and breath work, multi-modal CBT, visualisation, drawing and working with your dreams and archetypal energies. I integrate both EFT and Matrix Reimprinting into my psychotherapy practice and also offer them as stand alone therapies. EFT – The Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT (also know as Tapping), was founded in 1995 by Gary Craig, through simplifying Dr. Roger Callahan’s Thought Field Therapy (TFT). It’s a form of psychological acupressure based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture, but without the needles. It involves gentle tapping with your (or your therapist’s) fingers on specific points of the head and upper body while you think about your issue and voicing your experience. EFT is a wonderfully safe, gentle and effective method for removing the charge of strong, emotional and physical pain. It’s also used to enhance positive and nourishing feelings too. The technique is easy to learn and can therefore also be used as a safe and effective self-help tool, but please always work with a therapist on issues with a very high emotional charge. I use EFT to gently clear the root causes of trauma symptoms, core issues, unhelpful behaviours and limiting/negative beliefs resulting in significant improvements in physical, mental and emotional well-being, and freedom from traumatic memory (for example, abuse, rape, birth trauma and war). Overall, EFT is effective for trauma, PTSD, anxiety, anger, depression (and all manner of mental and emotional issues), fears, phobias, addictions, and physical conditions (e.g. menstrual issues and pain, fatigue, insomnia). EFT is also very helpful in supporting clients towards their goals including general self-development (more confidence, self-esteem, peace and calm), fertility, and gentle birth. Matrix Reimprinting – Matrix Reimprinting is a powerful therapy which combines EFT with visualisation techniques to process and release the chronic effects of past trauma and stress in the subconscious mind. It is effective and gentle and in contrast to other therapies doesn’t require the client to necessarily relive the actual past traumatic event and risk re-traumatisation. It works by acknowledging and releasing the emotional charge from the event, identifying the core belief made at that moment (many core beliefs are made before the age of seven), and then creating new positive images, outcomes and beliefs in relation to the original event and reimprinting these in the mind and body. This isn’t about denying what actually happened but instead evolving the unconscious information/belief that for example, is telling us the world isn’t safe. The effect is often a profound transformation in physical and emotional wellbeing, freedom from the traumatic memory, and a cognitive shift in insight, belief and perception through the deep reframing of the event. Matrix Reimprinting was developed by EFT Master, Karl Dawson, in 2006, and takes into account scientific developments in the fields of cell biology (in particular, the work of Bruce Lipton who correlates the connection between beliefs and biology), trauma psychology, neurodevelopment and quantum physics. The term ‘matrix’ comes from quantum physics and refers to the understanding that the universe and everything in it (including our bodies, emotions, thoughts, memories) are forms of energy connected in fields of information. As with EFT, Matrix Reimprinting is effective for trauma, PTSD, anxiety, anger, depression, fears, phobias, addictions, and physical conditions (e.g. menstrual issues and pain, fatigue, insomnia). It is also very helpful in supporting clients towards their wellbeing and other issues such as fertility, and gentle birth. A note about visualisation techniques: You don’t have to be a highly visual person to benefit from this. The word ‘visual’ is a little misleading as visualisation involves all the senses, not just internal ‘seeing,’ and the whole person, not just the mind. It is enough to simply have ‘a vague sense of something.’ Matrix Birth Reimprinting – The experience of life and how life is perceived begins in the womb. In utero, a growing baby absorbs its mother’s feelings and emotional responses which influences its developing attachment relationship to mum. Inside the womb, a baby is already learning whether the world is either a safe or an unsafe place to be. Babies have what’s known as implicit memory. This is memory that isn’t within consciousness, and indeed we generally have no memory of our birth and preverbal years, but which can be accessed later in life through the felt-sense in our bodies. Therefore if a baby is handled roughly at birth it creates an imprint, an implicit memory, that the world isn’t safe and which then influences a whole range of fear-based beliefs throughout life. In fact any issues that happen in utero, during and immediately after birth, and during the hours and days after being born may be precursor, the root cause of mental (inc. negative beliefs), emotional and physical issues later in life. Through working with the sub/unconscious mind and metaphor, Matrix Birth Reimprinting (utilising EFT) gently releases pregnancy and birth related stress and trauma bringing relief to present day symptoms and unhelpful beliefs even if there is no specific information about the actual events from pregnancy, birth and neonatal time. Matrix Birth Reimprinting is helpful for the following, for both women and men, whether their own experience or their child’s: Infertility issues IVF Antenatal depression Issues during pregnancy (including issues with partner and wider family/friends, bereavement) Birth complications Birth trauma PTSD Post natal depression Miscarriage Abortion Loss of a child Loss of mother at birth Abandonment at birth Lack of bonding and attachment Loss of parent, bereavement after birth Adoption Matrix Birth Reimprinting is also very helpful during pregnancy and as part of preparing for a gentle and optimum birth experience. It can also be used to enhance an already positive birth experience and deepen bonding and attachment to parent or child. I look forward to working with you.
-Certificate in Cyber Therapy – Online Therapy Institute. -Certified Accredited EFT Practitioner. (level 1 & 2). -Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE). (This included a minimum of 160 hours of individual therapy, at least 550 hours of supervised counselling practice and 100 hours at a clinical psychiatric placement). -Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Skills – Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE). -BA Hons Degree in Human Communications (2:1) – Lancaster University. (Psychology, sociology, linguistics).
-UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Registrant. -British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Registered Member. -The Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Online (ACTO). Professional Member. -EFT International. Professional Member.
I include EFT and Matrix Reimprinting in my psychotherapy practice and also offer them as stand alone therapies. £50 for a 50 min In-person or online therapy session.