I am an experienced counsellor and EMDR practitioner specialising in the treatment of Trauma, PTSD and Depression. I am based in the Cockenzie Business Hub in Cockenzie and I offer Transactional Analysis (TA) counselling and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).
If you are struggling with a traumatic past, be it a single incident or a prolonged exposure to abuse and trauma, then you may want to try EMDR. This is a highly effective treatment for PTSD recommended by NICE and I have found it to be a powerful tool in helping clients reduce flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts. I use an adaptation of EMDR called the Flash technique which can reduce symptoms rapidly without any dwelling on unpleasant memories.
When you are in a crisis and you are struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression then counselling is a really helpful and powerful therapy. I use the concepts of TA to help you understand your situation and your relationships, helping you to gain insight and clarity. I believe that once we understand our thinking, we will begin to understand why we behave in a particular way and why we feel particular feelings. With greater insight comes empathy and compassion that helps us make lasting change in how we interact with others and ourselves.
I offer long term psychotherapy and short-term solution focused counselling contracts (6-10 sessions). EMDR takes on average 8-10 sessions depending on the issue. I am currently offering both these treatments online via Zoom or Doxy.me and also via the phone.
I also am interested in working with people who have experienced a hostile work environment particularly if they feel they are being bullied. I have studied this issue in depth, and it was the subject of my MSc. thesis in 2015 and it continues to be a research interest. I also give talks and presentations on this subject to organisations on request.