Therapist & Clinical EFT Expert
Over the next few paragraphs I intend to give you an idea of the therapist behind the picture with hopes that my approach is something that resonates with you.
I am a person-centred experiential (PCE) therapist whom also incorporates EFT tapping (emotional freedom techniques) into my sessions. The two therapeutic techniques work in harmony with one another and I have found that I am able to use both with great success.
Having my foundation in PCE therapy allows me to empathically attune to your distress ensuring that I hold a safe, non-judgemental therapeutic space for you to explore your experiences whilst I guide you through each of our sessions with much care and compassion. PCE therapy alone is extremely powerful because it allows you to gain self-awareness and self-understanding around your emotions and behaviours, which often translates into growth and a certain ‘freeness’.
EFT comes under the umbrella of energy psychology; it is a mix of both psychology and energy medicine. We tap on acupoints positioned on the body’s meridian system which releases stuck energy and/or emotional distress. Using EFT helps to regulate emotions as it down-regulates your amygdala (or as most people know it, your fight/flight response), ensuring that you always have a resource to cope with emotional distress.
My style in session is not dissimilar to how I am in my everyday life. You will be met with a warm energy every time we work together. I am caring, compassionate, a great listener and I also have a professional but fun side. More than this, I hope to be part of your journey to becoming your authentic self by being the light that guides you in your struggle.
In regard to qualifications, I have a BA (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am also qualified to practice clinical EFT and I do regular CPD and Supervision.
I am a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) as well as the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP); I adhere to both parties’ ethical framework.
GENUINE, COMPASSIONATE, HEALING
I am a genuine, authentic person both in my working and personal life. It has always been important for me to be as open and as true to myself and others as possible. In the past if I haven't done this, I have felt a weighted, negative energy holding me captive. I prefer to feel free like a bird and light as a feather.
I have always been compassionate. I remember being a little girl and just wanting to take peoples' pain away from them. Even walking past strangers - I could always feel when they were in pain, just as if it was my pain. This need to help others in times of distress has extended into my adult life and I am lucky enough to do this for a living. You will find that I bring this empathy and compassion into each of our sessions.
I have experienced huge amounts of sadness and heartbreak in my life - I lost my Mum at an early age and then I lost my Dad a decade later. However, I have always healed from it - I have always grown. Healing is a huge part of why I chose this profession, as to be a part of someone else's healing journey is the most gratifying experience one could wish for.