West Midlands EMDR Regional Group Committee Members
EMDR Europe Approved Consultant, BABCP Accredited CBT Supervisor and UKCP Registered Cognitive Therapist. She is an Associate Director for Trauma Studies at the Centre for Stress Management (UK) and co-author of “Understanding Trauma” – Essential Skills for working with Emotional Shock ( McMahon, G and Doggart E 1997). She trained as a Play Therapist at the Park View Clinic in Birmingham in the 1980s. She is an Accredited Mediator and a Former Chair and Co-Founder of the Association for REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) and a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development. She works with both adults and children who have experienced PTSD and trauma from road traffic accidents and personal injuries utilising EMDR as a treatment approach. More recently she has studied BSP (Brainspotting) and became a fully Accredited BSP Practitioner in 2015 following four years of study (including the Institute of Trauma Therapy in Berlin). Following the approved EMDR Child training in London she now integrates both Art and Play therapy into her EMDR practice with children. She has co-edited with Derek Farrell the “EMDR Clinical Supervision & Consultation Resource Pack” (June 2014).
Secretary and Treasurer
I am a Chartered Psychologist with 20 years experience in Primary Care Settings, Clinical Psychology Departments and Private Practice dealing with a range of mental health issues. I am an EMDR Adult and Child & Adolescent Consultant with 10 years’ experience of using EMDR therapy.
I am an integrative practitioner and can work effectively with people presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties and mental health problems. I am particularly interested in working with children and adolescents. My experience suggests that if trauma in childhood is recognized and treated at an early stage, the intensity and duration of negative symptoms would be reduced. Subsequently, years of turmoil and pain would be reduced
I am an EMDR Europe Approved Consultant and Integrative therapist with 30 years experience working with adults, children and adolescents.
I have worked in the NHS in a GP based Counselling Service and in Hospice work and now work privately seeing a wide variety of clients who come with trauma, relationship, health, and mental health issues.
I worked for 9 years in South Asia raising a family, teaching nurses and community workers counselling skills for people with leprosy and spinal injuries and helped Humanitarian Aid workers and their children cope with the stresses and strains of living abroad in the developing world where there are few health resources.
A special interest of mine is working with people who have grown up cross-culturally and/or lived or worked cross-culturally. Whilst most people feel very privileged to have lived abroad, there are particular issues that arise in these situations when people integrate into their new country such as bullying & coping with the traumas they may have seen whilst abroad> Both of these can greatly inhibit their lives and relationships.
I am an experienced Clinical Supervisor and Supervise EMDR trainees and practitioners.