“ The wound is the place where the light enters you” Rumi
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist providing both short and long-term therapy to adults. Due to the pandemic I am currently working online using Skype, FaceTime and Zoom. I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 30 years.
I aim to bring those I work with closer to the centre of the circle of their own lives. Like the rings within a tree, we are that inner central ring which can become damaged or misshapen by trauma and loss. I seek to discover a deeper knowing of that inner self so that we can heal and recover. I offer a my depth of seeing and listening into that central ring where depression, anxiety, fear and loss are often experienced alone.
There are times when events, relationships or traumas can affect you deeply, often not knowing how it happened, but you know that deep down there is discomfort, a disconnect with the world and those around you. This can affect work, relationships and how you feel about yourself. You might want to make changes but are not sure how to go about making those changes
What is needed at that time is a place of retreat, of quietly sharing feelings and thoughts in a supportive and held space. Here you can begin to explore what is troubling you or your relationships, and together we can gently begin the journey of creating the space to find that centre within and begin to recover and heal.
Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take – but it can be a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.
Both psychotherapy and counselling are ways of helping to overcome stress, anxiety or depression and other emotional or relationship problems. They can also help with difficult behaviour such as addiction, anger or eating problems. Both are ways of making sense of your thoughts and feelings. which can release you from old patterns of behavior and this in turn can allow more realistic and effective ways of improving the quality and satisfaction of your life.
Therapy for Therapists and Counsellors
I offer support and therapy for therapists and counsellors.
Trauma is the result of a very stressful event or series of events that shatter our sense of security, leaving us feeling helpless and vulnerable. Difficult experiences can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused and afraid. In a state of trauma our bodies can respond in ways they didn’t before. Memory of that trauma is held in your body and brain and it’s possible to develop illness, tensions, or find that breathing is difficult. In order to manage trauma you may have found ways of surviving which might include depression or anxiety, addiction, phobias, relationship issues
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR is one of the ways I work with trauma. I work with in a grounded way, establishing safety and resources and the process of healing trauma can begin.
As a supervisor I seek to offer a safe, gently challenging, space, to think about and explore the issues that arise out of discussing thereapeutic work. A space within which you can reflect deeply and openly on the process and meaning of your client work in its context. I seek to provide a collaborative learning environment that will support you to make use of your knowledge and strengths, attending to areas in which you might usefully develop your practice further.
I will help you to grow your professional confidence, broaden your skill set, and ensure you are fully supported in doing this important work.
Deepen your sense of connection with yourself with friends, partners and family.
Recognise the challenges of living with chronic illness / health issues and how that impacts you
Find the bridge between your depression /anxiety and what supports healing
Connect with your inner wisdom and intuition
Explore trauma & PTSD symptoms, ground the trauma in the past where it belongs, and begin to heal
Accept all of who you are from your deepest despair to your most joyful self
Align yourself to your true self
Tune into your body’s messages
Share the journey of grief, loss and mourning
Strengthen your compassion and kindness towards yourself
Through EMDR work on trauma, performance, anxiety and depression, sleeping problems and many more.
©2021 Joanna Goodfellow
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