Clinical expertise enables the offer of effective outpatient, individualized, psychotherapy to enhance mental wellbeing. . I treat trauma, social and other phobias, anxiety and depression.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing: It is an holistic and integrative psychotherapy approach developed by Francine Shapiro that has been researched extensively and proven effective for the treatment of trauma, phobias, anxiety, depression and other issues. EMDR incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR has helped millions of people of all ages find relief from many types of psychological stress.
I promise to ensure clients have a safe and non-judgmental space to move towards improved mental wellbeing. I promise to listen, value and respect you during this therapeutic process.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful traumatic memories, that impact on all areas of their life. Anxiety, anger, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Utilising your existing network and resources in your community, will assist you with recovery. Providing advice, guidance, and helping you determine how to meet your goals is a part of our service. Development of a therapeutic relationship is key to the process during treatment. This type of therapy may take several sessions to complete and in-between sessions you will notice further processing in the brain.
I have worked in mental health and social care for 24 years. My area of interests include trauma, PTSD, attachment, impact of family separation, sexual, physical, emotional, and financial abuse. My career has included work with older persons, adults, adolescence and children. I have been a private and statutory psychotherapist, clinician, social worker and manager and brings this wealth of experience to the therapeutic experience.
I can offer assistance through counselling for the following:
* Anxiety, anger, and lack of self-esteem
* Depression and lack of motivation
* Trauma including combat stress, road traffic accidents, phobias, and domestic and sexual abuse/assault. abuse.
* complex trauma with dissociation
* Relationship difficulties.
* Family work: difficulties with bullying, parental and child conflict, school or social anxiety, and family concerns in general.
I have a Bachelors Degree in psychology and social work, and a clinical Masters Degree in social work with focus on psychotherapy and assessment. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches including solution focused, systemic family therapy, dialectic behaviour therapy, narrative, play therapy, CBT, EMDR, and motivational interviewing. Through my social work, I have benefited from a strong knowledge of child attachment issues and family discord. Nancy has a registration with Social Work England, formerly HCPC.
Calling a counsellor is a brave and an important step towards mental wellbeing recovery. At an initial assessment we can assess your concerns, and decide what type of counselling is best for you. EMDR treatment can involve small "t" traumas such as phobias, incidents of bullying/harassment, interpersonal conflicts, legal or financial struggles, marital and relationship difficulties, abandonment, etc. EMDR also treats large "t" traumas including combat/warfare stress, domestic abuse (emotional, physical and financial), sexual assault/rape, natural disasters or terrorism. Before embarking on EMDR treatment, we would need to establish a therapeutic relationship with you in order for you to "trust" us and the process. In some cases assessment, history taking and preliminary counselling may be warranted.
I have lived in the Bristol/Portishead UK area for 17 years. I have worked for three mental health trusts and IAPT Talking Therapy services in the area as a senior manager and practitioner, My career includes psychotherapy, case management and management across the US and UK. My links to local resources is strong including statutory services, charities, foster care agencies, social services, schools, acute and inpatient psychiatric hospitals.
Explanation of EMDR can be found on the American Psychological Association site: https://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/treatments/eye-movement-reprocessing. EMDR is acknowledged as effective in the treatment of PTSD by The UK DOH National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) March 2005 in the Guidelines for the Management of PTSD. We are confident in the brain's ability to heal itself through this therapeutic process.
Mission statement– North Somerset Mindful Therapy provides a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore concerns impacting your daily life. I work to empower and work with you in order to recover from feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma and other concerns that stifle your capacity to be your "whole" self.
Please contact us with questions.
Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20, United Kingdom
EMDR therapy and psychotherapy is standard rate of £70, including the initial assessment. Please email or call me for flexible and available clinic times. I work both F2F and remotely.