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Magenta Counselling & Psychotherapy

Surbiton, Surrey

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I support clients seeking solutions to a wide range of issues, challenges & distress. This can be achieved through Counselling (shorter term), Psychotherapy (longer term), EMDR Therapy (can be integrated to either of these therapeutic approaches or to Life Coaching if considered appropriate).

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Committed and passionately curious about the latest developments in the field of psychotherapy and counselling, I have embraced a non-parochial and open-minded pursuit of independent research and academic development to enhance and deepen both my theoretical understanding and the renewal of my therapeutic skills (thus seeking true integration of perspectives rather than a mere eclectic collection of modalities). To name a few: - Trauma, PTSD and the development of Resilience, Abuse and Addictions, Personality Disorders, Attachment and Neuroscience, CBT, Schema Therapy.

What is paramount in my work for my clients is an integrative, collaborative and pluralistic approach to helping those with distress, trauma or simply those who find that they are at a cross road in their life and have lost a sense of direction. The feeling of stuckness can be as damaging to our ability to be engaged in our life and with others as a traumatic experience (the latter is known and can be attributable to an incident, the former is vague and difficult to articulate)

Foremost, we aim to build a good therapeutic alliance (a good rapport) where trust and authenticity enables real work
• We work cooperatively to find a resolution of the problem;
• This is done gradually by exploring your thoughts and feelings;
• We pay attention to your developmental history, looking at important formative experiences that have contributed to your core beliefs and expectations;
• We help you to look at situations and problems from different points of view;
• We seek to provide empathy and compassion and these help foster your own empathy and compassion towards the self;
• We explore together your (maladaptive) attempts at solutions to problems, they may involve attempts to avoid emotional pain (through addictions and impulsive behaviours etc)
• We support you in facing situations that you have avoided in the past (both external situations and inner emotions), and try to find realistic adaptive solutions to alleviate life's problems.
• Most importantly, in all of this, we attune finely to timing and context as we cannot “expect the grass to grow faster by pulling at the blade” (proverb from Africa)


What is EMDR Therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy (approved by NICE and WHO) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardised protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches.
What kind of problems can EMDR treat?
Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, it also proved successful using in treatment of the following conditions:
Panic Attacks, Complicated Grief, Dissociative Disorders, Disturbing
Memories, Phobias, Pain Disorders, Performance,Anxiety, Stress Reduction, Addictions
Sexual and/or Physical Abuse, Body Dysmorphic Disorders, Personality Disorders.

If you would like to know more about EMDR (approved by NICE and WHO) please contact me; a consultation can help you see more clearly what sort of approaches is best for your situation.

(NB: :If this approach is not suitable to your situation, I can offer other ways in psychotherapy to address most of the above)