Many clients with anxiety cannot attribute them to particular events or experiences and these can still be worked with (see below).  Some however experience anxiety linked to difficult or traumatic events.  I have worked with survivors of rape, sexual assault, racial harassment, violent assault, war and persecution, medical negligence, kidnap of children, burglary, armed robbery, road traffic accidents, religious cults, childhood emotional, physical and sexual abuse, childhood neglect, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, bereavement, bullying, fraud and predatory behaviour.  This list is not exhaustive.  

 
I work using the arts, play and active imagination techniques. This enables us to approach and explore difficult feelings and issues under the safety of metaphor and imagery.    (You do not need to be creative or artistic.)
 
I have specialist training in a sensori-motor approach to trauma which enables me to pace the work so that it is tolerable for you.  I will also help you to develop an awareness and diminishment of bodily sensations.  

I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body. 

Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here - www.anxietyuk.org.uk/getinvolved/therapists-at-anxiety-uk Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here www.anxietyuk.org.uk/membership