Treating anxiety, trauma & PTSD/CPTSD
Whether you’re suffering from anxiety, OCD, PTSD, or another issue, I help you find the root cause and origin of the problem. As a science devotee, my approach is entirely research-driven and based on a rigorous methodology.
Having devoted many hours to studying the brain’s anatomy – the prefrontal cortex, limbic system, amygdala, wiring, cellular makeup, and more – I have a clear understanding of how the brain develops and functions at an essential level. And how there is a link between neuro- and brain development and functionality to issues and problems.
My mantra is: “You can’t fix what you don’t understand.” By changing the ‘story’ of an experience, you can change the effect of that experience on your life.
You and I can work together to redefine the details of your narrative and, in doing so, set you on a path to freedom. My method of working with clients’ subconscious and conscious minds is the very reason that results are so remarkable and fast – by transforming subconscious beliefs, conscious actions change.
Therapy techniques I use
I achieve results quickly because I use a highly effective range of techniques. Every one of these techniques has a basis in extensive therapy research and proven extremely effective in combating different issues and problems. In each case, I draw on – and sometimes combine – these techniques depending on unique issues and goals:
EMDR-based Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing
A structured therapy that encourages you to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements or body tapping), it reduces the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. EMDR is one of the two trauma therapies recognised to be effective by the World Health Organisation.
Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM)
The Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM)® is a trauma-specific model that combines sensory processing, art, breath work, somatic therapies, embodied awareness, toning and movement, bilateral stimulation, resource installation, parts work integration, and amygdala reframing messages.
A form of therapy that uses the state of mind of hypnosis – a relaxed and focused mindset similar to meditation. Hypnosis is essential to facilitating the brevity and efficacy of treatment because it: 1) enables you to take a unique perspective on your issue and your past, and 2) facilitates the mind being calmer, more focused, and (as studies have shown) more receptive to change.
Rapid Transformational Therapy® ("RTT")
A series of powerful techniques that combine hypnotherapy with aspects of psychotherapy. RTT is like intensive psychotherapy in which you are actively involved. Marisa Peer honed this technique for over 30 years.
Somasense TM is a therapeutic approach, designed to allow you to move forwards from life experiences which have left you feeling“stuck”.
When you experience a traumatic experience – anything from ongoing emotional abuse or bullying to more acute forms of trauma like an accident or event – your body responds by going into fight, flight or freeze.
This memory can become trapped in your body, especially if you weren’t able to respond in the way you wanted to at the time. So no matter how much you change your thoughts about an incident, it can continue to play over and over again every time you are in a situation which triggers a body memory of an earlier experience.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming® ("NLP")
A model for understanding people’s thought and behavioural patterns and a series of techniques to help change those patterns quickly.
I believe in insight, empathy, care, and kindness. By asking the right questions, I can get to the crux of the matter very quickly. In addition to this, my personality radiates calmness. I am unflappable and ensure patients feel extremely safe in my presence at all times.
Therapy for the LGBTQ+ community
I am very adept at communicating with oppressed and marginalised community members or anyone who may feel that elements of their life make it difficult – for whatever reason – to discuss private details.