Trauma therapy with eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) in West London
How can therapy help?
Therapy can offer a new perspective, the opportunity for personal growth and in-depth self-discovery into difficult thoughts, feelings, and belief systems that we may not be aware of or may find too complicated to discuss with loved ones.
“By trauma we could understand a situation where a person is completely helpless, completely powerless, at the mercy of the event, which they cannot influence.” (Reddemann, 1999)
In the case of trauma, the event is stored partly or in fragments, not as a whole experience. The memory is not connected with the centres for time, logic, and language. Through bilateral stimulation such as eye movement or alternate tapping above the knee or on the palms of the hands, while at the same time concentrating on the traumatic situation, impulses are sent alternately to the left and to the right hemispheres. The previously split and unconnected network are reconnected and recognised by the cognitive brain as “the past”. The fragmented memory is slowly transformed into a whole memory. ‘Emotional brain’ and ‘Cognitive brain’ are now both active and linked concerning the information around the traumatic event.
After EMDR sessions clients become aware of the trauma as belonging to the past and not to present circumstances.
Zoom, Microsoft Teams or FaceTime counselling sessions offered in English and Turkish.
£55 per hour
In-person long and short term therapy offered on a weekly basis.
£60 per hour
The relationship that develops between therapist and client is of paramount importance for change. To build a healthy therapeutic relationship based on empathy, mutual respect, and acceptance, I work relationally with clients – allowing both myself and the client to be in an equal position of power to make decisions.
I aim to be creative in my approach during sessions. I use Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) skills to work with trauma when appropriate.
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and currently completing advanced training at Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).