What I Do
I’m a Trauma Informed Visions Coach specializing in Somatic Experiencing Therapy. Somatic Experiencing is a pioneering body oriented approach to relieving the physical, psychological, emotional and physiological effects of acute and chronic stress and PTSD. Please get in touch for a free consultation.
Trauma can manifest as a variety of symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, relaxing or sleeping, having a cruel inner critic, experiencing unexplained aches and pains, anxiety, depression or angry outbursts. Trauma can have many different origins. It can set in as a result of an accident or other single traumatic event, it can be developmental and develop over a prolonged period in childhood or adulthood. Sometimes the origin of trauma is unknown and cannot be unexplained.
Traumatic symptoms arise when residual energy from a distressing event is not discharged from the body. This energy remains trapped in the nervous system where it can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds.
Wild -animals have the ability to "shake off" this excess energy. Although humans are born with virtually the same regulatory mechanisms as animals, the function of these instinctive systems is often overridden or inhibited by, among other things, the "rational" portion of our brains. This restraint prevents the complete discharge of survival energies, and does not allow the nervous system to regainits equilibrium. The un-discharged "survival energy" remains "stuck" in the body and the nervous system. The various symptoms of trauma result from the body’s attempt to "manage" and contain this unused energy.
Some of The Benefits of Somatic Experiencing
Somatic Experiencing is especially effective in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from distressing events such as aggressions (physical, sexual, verbal, emotional), accidents, medical procedures, natural disasters and experience or testimony of violent acts. It can also be helpful in easing the effects of abuse or neglect in childhood and of carrying trans-generational trauma, anxiety, depression.
Every client’s recovery is different so together we create a bespoke intervention based on individual needs. Please get in touch for a free consultation to see if my practice is a good fit for you.
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Who I Am
I am an experienced visions coach and Somatic Experiencing practitioner. In addition to my therapeutic training, I have a MA in Photography and spent the first 25 years as a TV director and creative. I draw upon a range of different approaches and frameworks that integrate the Minnesota Model with Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing (SE), and client-centered models. I hold a Level 2 certificate in Counselling with five years clinical experience working with treatment centres and 14 years working with vulnerable adults in the community. I have delivered over 400 workshops in institutions across the private and charitable sectors.
In 2021, I joined the AzuraMinds clinical team at Harley Street, London.
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