The frequency and length of sessions depends entirely on your personal circumstances, you may need a couple of sessions and feel ready to stop or your counselling journey may be more complexed, and you require longer.
Everyone is unique!
Sessions last for 60 minutes and can be accessed weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. Sessions can either be held online, via telephone or face to face (see pic below)
Keep reading to find our more about person-centred counselling and rewind therapy.
Person Centred Counselling
Person-centred counselling provides a confidential, safe, supportive, and non-judgemental setting in which you can talk through any issues causing you difficulties or concern.
You are the expert; I will encourage you to bring and discuss your own issues but predominantly all sessions are led and directed by you.
With support, empowerment and the right therapeutic setting a person can reach their ‘full potential’ and become their true self (self-actualisation).
What I offer you
- unconditional positive regard (UPR) – accepting and valuing you.
- congruence – being honest and transparent in how I experience you and your world.
- empathic understanding – seeing your viewpoint as if I were you.
- Non-Judgemental setting
- I will help you explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs and behaviours in a confidential setting.
- Increase your Self-awareness allowing you to achieve greater independence.
- Offer available resources and support.
- Build self-confidence and discover your own abilities.
Counselling can help you identify, focus and work towards overcoming many issues or concerns such as, understanding or making sense of your feelings, thoughts, beliefs, childhood issues, coming to terms with change, accept things that can’t be changed, increasing your self-awareness, identify problems and issues.
At no point during the Rewind session do I ask you to disclose your event/trauma – Hence the treatment is known as “closure without disclosure”.
Rewind offers a way of permanently stopping the involuntary recall by filing away the traumatic event.
The technique is a comfortable and effective treatment predominately used for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, and anxiety.
The rewind technique can also help reduce, or in some cases remove:
How Rewind works?
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
The Rewind technique is performed whilst in a state of deep relaxation enabling the brain to process the memory of the trauma calmly, transferring it from short-term memory to long term memory.