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Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome

Seeking help is
your first step to positive growth whilst working from your perspective. As a committed, professional Psychotherapist, your well-being and mental strength is my number one priority. I’m happy to facilitate in your process through all of life’s challenges with the attention and care you deserve.

Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, in our sessions I facilitate in the behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. Together, building a therapeutic relationship and working at a depth, you have the tools and understanding within, your experiences and perception's will  help guide you back on the right track.

I am a qualified Psychotherapist and  have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences.

I specialize in  Trauma & Bereavement , as i can associate deeply with the challenges these life changing issues bring to your life, I use several techniques that can help in your process to alleviate suffering  

The Rewind Technique & Mindfulness 

Client's well-being is my number one priority, and I go above and beyond to help them through all their obstacles.

Practicing as a Person Centered Psychotherapist (MBACP) who see's the individual person, respect &

encourage  personal autonomy, whilst  offering a safe  space to explore their troubles.

We have the strength and unique capabilities within us to develop our own sense of resourcefulness and find fulfillment

in our personal potentials. Working with the Person Centered framework is something i feel very passionate about,

it's important to me that i see the individual as self  whilst being free from judgement and offering a transparent relationship.

My private practice in Bishop’s Stortford & Stansted, as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist I  work from a therapeutic  framework,

my skills and training fit's your individual needs. As I facilitate in your process, in doing so you are able to know

what sits and feel’s right for you to move forward to find your true self.

 My qualification's include...

  Foundation Degree in Counselling

Diploma in Counselling

   Diploma in Social Sciences

 Diploma in Business & I.T

Level 7 Integrative Counselling

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The Rewind Technique

The rewind technique is a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, and anxiety. For many years, severe anxiety-based conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder or phobias were considered only treatable through long, painful exposure therapy, and sometimes not at all. The rewind technique is a comfortable and effective treatment that can greatly reduce, and even remove, traumatic or phobic symptoms quickly through relaxation and guided imagery, all without even having to talk about the details of the traumatic incident(s) in question. This technique has originated from NLP and is also known as the visual/kinaesthetic dissociation technique. The rewind technique can help reduce, or in some cases remove, the following PTSD symptoms:

  • flashbacks

  • intrusive thoughts or images

  • nightmares

  • intense distress at real or symbolic reminders of the trauma

  • physical sensations such as pain, sweating, nausea, or trembling

How does the rewind technique work?

The key to understanding how the rewind technique works is to understand how both non-threatening memories and traumatic memories are processed.

Information from a non-traumatic event will normally be transferred from short-term memory (also known as working memory) to long-term memory through a very old part of the brain called the hippocampus. However, during a traumatic experience, because the body’s survival mechanism (fight, flight or freeze response) is activated, the presence of stress hormones within the body inhibits the hippocampus from processing the information in the usual way. Therefore, the memory of the traumatic event becomes trapped or stuck in short-term memory, and a person will feel like they are involuntarily re-living the traumatic event in the form of flashbacks, nightmares, repetitive and distressing images, or physical sensations.

Since the rewind technique is performed whilst in a state of deep relaxation, the body is not in a state of high alert, and therefore will not produce the same hormones which inhibit the hippocampus from working normally. Therefore, the brain can process the memory of the trauma calmly, transferring it from short-term memory to long term memory.

What happens during the rewind technique?

The rewind technique is completed when someone is in a deep state of relaxation.  

To achieve this level of relaxation, the client is taken through a guided visualisation into their 'safe place', which is a place where they feel totally peaceful and at ease. From this imagined safe place, the client is asked by the practitioner to visualise a TV screen which has a video recorder near it, accompanied by a remote control.

They are then asked to imagine floating out of their body (in their visualisation), and watch themselves watching the screen, without seeing the picture on the TV screen which creates a double dissociation. They watch themselves watching a 'film' of the traumatic event that is still affecting them.

They go on to imagine floating back into their body and experience themselves rewinding backwards through the trauma, as if they were a character in a video that is being rewound. They then watch the same images in fast forward (dissociation). This cycle is repeated several times with each traumatic memory.

Room for Growth Counselling

rfgcounselling@gmail.com

+44 (0)7367110710

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