Some important health online support below. Our Psychotherapist Matt Wesson (http://www.stressandtrauma.co.uk) & Psychologist Nicola Sorfleet (http://www.drnicolasorfleet.co.uk) are available for online support please email : firstname.lastname@example.org for Matt Wesson or via Nicola’s website fill in an enquiry form or ring direct. Any counselling with Rose or Amber contact Zenchi 01829 781155
- Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak | World Health Organization
- Information handout download
- Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19 | Emerging Minds (University of Reading, University of Oxford)
- Advice for parents, carers and people that work with children and young people download
- Talking To Children About Coronavirus | British Psychological Society
- Information handout download
- Advice for Sustaining Staff Wellbeing in Critical Care During and Beyond Covid-19 | Intensive Care Society
- “It is okay not to be okay”. A fantastic resource for those who will be working to support front-line healthcare staff link
- Sustaining The Well-Being Of Healthcare Personnel During Coronavirus And Other Infectious Disease Outbreaks | Center For The Study Of Traumatic Stress
- Includes strategies for sustaining healthcare personnel well-being download
- Managing Healthcare Workers’ Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak | National Center For PTSD
- Details institutional support and self-care strategies download
- Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty | Psychology Tools
- Practical help and guidance link
- FACE COVID | Russ Harris
- Practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). link
Matt is an enthusiastic, friendly, caring and confident psychotherapist who is accredited in both CBT and EMDR with over 18 years’ experience in the field of mental health. He is able to treat a wide range of difficulties and has a track record of success with people from a variety of backgrounds.
He specialises in trauma, PTSD and other common mental health problems through his 21 years’ experience in the military both in the UK and combat zones abroad.
Matt is a skilled supervisor, presenter, trainer and author in psychotherapy and health promotion.
Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitisation (EMDR)
EMDR is an innovative type of approach that can work where other therapies have failed because it goes deeper than just talking. It is very effective in a wide range of conditions including PTSD, trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement, phobias, depression, chronic pain and performance anxiety. EMDR can help unlock difficult past memories helping you recover from them by utilising the brain’s ability to heal itself.
How does it work?
The alternating left-right stimulation of the brain with eye movements, sounds or taps during EMDR, stimulate negative memories in a way that then lose their intensity, so they become less distressing and seem more like ‘ordinary’ memories. Its sounds strange but it really works and it now has a huge scientific research base to prove its effectiveness.
CBT is a structured form of therapy. Research has shown that CBT is probably the most effective treatment for a variety of emotional and psychological problems. In short – it works! It tackles how your thinking & actions in the ‘here & now’ are keeping your problems going. It teaches you to become your own therapist leaving you more able to deal with your problems effectively in the future.
You can find out more at Matthew’s website.