I work as an integrative counsellor, which means that I draw upon a range of different approaches and methods, tailoring them to best meet the needs of each individual I work with. I have a particular interest in brain body connections as it is widely acknowledged that up to 80% of traumatic experience is stored in the body. I am fascinated by this aspect of our psyche and the way in which psychological difficulties show themselves through our bodies. Using a variety of creative and integrative approaches to encourage access to the emotional memory, in addition to our cognitive memory.
Brainspotting makes use of a natural phenomenon through its use of relevant eye positions which help the Brainspotting therapist to locate, focus, process and release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based conditions. When a Brainspot is stimulated, the deep brain appears to reflexively signal to the therapist that the source of the problem has been found. Evidence suggests that trauma is stored in the subcortical/ mid-brain (emotional brain), which regulates much of what the body does. As a result, traumatic events can leave a physiological imprint in the body. Brainspotting allows the therapist to access a client's emotions on a deeper level, processing and releasing the neurophysiological effects of trauma, thus activating the body's innate ability to heal itself.
Brainspotting is also a brain-based tool to support the therapy relationship. It is a powerful tool in identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional or body pain, by tapping into and harnessing the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability.
Approved by the British Psychological Society, Brainspotting is a powerful relational, brain-body therapy, which is used widely within the field of trauma. Brainspotting helps clients to process and release core sources of emotional/ physical body pain, trauma, and various other distressing symptoms. It is found to be an effective treatment option for those experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Physical Illness (pain/ chronic fatigue), Stress, Complex Grief, PTSD, ADHD, Phobias, Anger Issues, etc.