Somatic Trauma Therapist
Registered Craniosacral TherapistCall Now
I have practiced in and around Brighton for over 20 years. I am a Somatic Therapist and Craniosacral Therapist specialising in trauma, addiction and psychosexual issues. Further details are available at www.learninginthebody.com
I work with people who want to feel more comfortable in their own skin. They may be feeling overwhelmed, numb or disconnected and are experiencing symptoms of PTSD. I also work with people who are at various stages of recovery from addiction. My approach combines somatic (body based) and psychological approaches to cultivate a deeper physical presence with more awareness of the relationship between body and mind. How stress is held varies with each individual and context. During periods of high stress, it’s common to feel physically and emotionally overwhelmed. Learning to negotiate, accept and eventually welcome a wider range of sensations, feelings and emotions offers more choice in how to interact with the world around us. Meeting ourselves in this way opens the door to resilience and healing so that life can be experienced more fully. When I use touch in therapy sessions, sustained and gentle contact is made through the client’s clothing. This offers a way of being held that encourages a sense of safety and connection through the body that can be difficult to access during periods of high stress. As these feelings grow and become more integrated, we can meet and hold ourselves with more awareness, compassion and patience. How we hold our feelings changes our biology, so this helps us to regulate sleep, digestion, and muscular tension, as well improving psychological and emotional wellbeing.
Since 2003, I have practiced in private clinics across Sussex including 12 years in a residential hospital within the NHS. I have trained extensively in body oriented approaches including Somatic Trauma Therapy, and Craniosacral Therapy which I taught internationally for over a decade. My training includes working with psychosexual issues and sexual addiction and compulsivity. I am accredited through the Craniosacral Therapy Association and the Association of Sex Addiction Therapists.
- Addiction Therapy
- Craniosacral therapy
- Emotionally Focused
- Psychosexual Therapy
- Somatic Therapy (Body Centered)
- Touch Therapy