Been a bit of a rollercoaster already, but here I still am! Taking joy in the small stuff – my allotment and garden; my partner, friends and family; my animals; reading FOR FUN; the sunshine (can it be 20 degrees not 28 though?) my superstar clients!
Hi all, Hope you have stayed well, safe and happy. Although online therapy has been just as successful as face to face in my view, I’m aware that for legitimate reasons there are people who are requesting face to face therapy. Having had my vaccinations, and being Covid tested twice weekly, which will aid client safety too, I am now in a position to consider opening face to face, as approved by my professional organisation, and have a provisional opening... Read More Read More
I and almost 500 other EMDR therapists took part in a Zoom seminar this week on EMDR and Mindfulness, led by Alexandra Dent and colleagues. It was amazing! Really gave me food for thought. When lives are busy and stressful it is so easy to lose sight of self care, and I reconnected with mindfulness practice myself. It has also given me further strategies to support clients with the grounding and resourcing required for EMDR.
Hi all, I closed Mindscape to face to face contact on 16th March due to the Coronavirus. However, I am providing contact and sessions by Skype, phone, Zoom, WhatsApp and email currently until this crisis is resolved. I have no symptoms of the illness and neither does anybody I have been in contact with to my knowledge. However, the fact remains that I have a number of clients with serious medical conditions who would be significantly impacted on by Coronavirus... Read More Read More
Conversation with a client today food for thought… I have always loathed the label of BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) in particular. I feel complex trauma/C-PTSD captures this constellation of symptoms so much better and is far more respectful than labelling somebody, who is already struggling with horrific events and difficult feelings about themselves, with a personality disorder. It also honours and validates the impact of trauma, and by treating the trauma, recovery can happen. I work with C-PTSD all the... Read More Read More