My Integrative Approach

I have an integrative approach to therapy, which means I use the latest theory and techniques from a variety of theoretical backgrounds. My preferred approaches are EMDR and Image Transformation Therapy (Imtt) as in my experience they are the most effective however I also draw from CBT, Psychodynamic and Person Centred theory. I’ll tailor my approach depending on what works best for you and best suits your therapeutic goals. 

EMDR

EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) shows that difficult experiences or relationships can get stuck or frozen in our minds. When this happens we are hindered from thriving because these past wounds live on within us and get triggered by present experiences. For example if you were bullied at school and these experiences were not healed you may now feel inferior in group situations. Or if you had a critical parent you may feel inadequate in relationships or at work.

In EMDR we track back from the present issues to find the initial experiences that are stuck in the brain. We then heal these old wounds by using eye movements or hand taps to trigger the brains natural healing system.

For more on EMDR, emdrassociation.org.uk/whatis-emdr/ www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/ 

Image Transformation Therapy (Imtt)

Image Transformation Therapy is a new, cutting edge therapy developed by Dr Robert Miller. 

It’s a gentle therapy that involves identifying the negative images that are energising your feelings, reducing those feelings with a visualisation and then releasing those images permanently from your sense of self.

It’s fairly simple and leaves you feeling lighter and freer to live your life. My clients have described Imtt as ‘transformational’ and ‘really effective’.

For more info, see Dr Miller's website www.imttherapy.com 

 

Getting Started

You may be ready to check availability and arrange a first session or you may want to have a phone consultation to explore if I am the right therapist for you. Wherever you're at, you can email or call me with any questions at salfulcherpsychotherapy@gmail.com or 07955233898. I'll get back to you within 24hrs.

The first session will be an assessment session where you can express what's going on for you and ask me any questions you have about the therapy. I will be aiming to get a full picture of where you're at and give you my first thoughts as to how we might tackle your issue. 

After the assessment session, we will arrange a weekly day and time to begin.

Number of Sessions

The number of sessions you have is up to you. Some clients want a short burst of therapy and have 6 sessions. Many clients find a set of 12 helpful. Some clients prefer to have ongoing long-term therapy. 

However many sessions feels right for you and suits your issue, we will review your progress along the way and you can decide when it's the right time to end.