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Tina Shorrocks (BSc(Hons) Psychology, MBSsS
MBsS, BABCP, EMDR UK & Ireland

I am an experienced, caring and ‘genuinely’ passionate Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner who works to help people overcome their problems and achieve their goals. 

I have over 13 years experience as a Psychotherapist and am consistently facilitating very good outcomes for my clients. Specialising in EMDR and CBT

I specialises in working with adults presenting with:

  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Health Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Long term conditions which impact on mood,
  • Other individual psychological problems

As a guide a course of psychological therapy usually lasts between 6 to 8 sessions, depending on severity and complexity of history. Session fees are £50 per session.

If you would like to know more about EMDR and CBT then you can read about them on this site. If you would like to find out more about what I can do as a therapist to help you then please visit my contact page or call me on 07901 228 511 for more information or to book an appointment in Matlock Derbyshire

CBT

What is CBT?

CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; the therapy focuses on the way people Think (Cognitive) and Act (Behavioural). The concept behind CBT is that our thoughts or the meanings we give situations affect how we feel (emotionally and physically) and how we behave in the situation. However, our experiences, including our early learning experiences and any other significant life events, shape our thoughts and we often don’t realise that two people can give two very different meanings to the same event, resulting in differing feelings and behaviours. Consequently. the ‘meanings’ that we assign to the situation and not the ‘situation’ itself determines how we feel and act. In addition, sometimes such thoughts and assigned meanings are not always accurate, realistic, or helpful and they can lead to unpleasant emotions and unhelpful behaviours (i.e. avoidance behaviours) that serve to reinforce the negative thoughts because they are not challenged for evidence or updated. A vicious cycle is created which maintains the problem.

Although we all have negative thoughts every now and then, if we consistently apply negative meanings to events and situations, then we are likely to experience problems with anxiety and/or depression.

CBT is an evidence-based psychological treatment proven to be effective and recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression. Nice guidelines is part of the NHS and is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on treatments and care and it is recognised as being a world leader in setting standards for high quality.

There are a few principles that are important to understand when using CBT.

1. CBT focuses on the here and now.

An important principle of CBT is that treatment involves dealing with the symptoms that you are struggling with right now, rather than focusing on the cause of your problem. Although it can be interesting to understand how your anxiety or depression developed, just knowing why you have these problems is often not enough to help you manage your anxiety and mood.

2. CBT emphasizes the importance of homework

Homework is a key component. Doing homework for CBT basically means that from week to week, you will need to practise the new skills that you are learning and apply them to your daily life. The good news is that the more you use your CBT skills, the easier it gets, and the better you will become at managing your anxiety and/or depression.

What to Expect if You See a CBT Therapist

1. CBT is structured and educational:

Treatment sessions in CBT involve learning new ways to think about and understand your symptoms. Because of this, sessions are structured so that you are usually reviewing the homework you did, learning new information and skills, and then developing a new homework assignment for the next session.

2. CBT is collaborative:

Because you are learning new skills in CBT, therapy is very active. Both you and your therapist will be working on helping you to understand your symptoms and ways to manage them. You can expect to participate both in and out of session in order to see positive changes.

KEEP IN MIND: When it comes to CBT, you get out of it what you put in, your best efforts are important.

EMDR

What is EMDR

EMDR is an acronym for ‘Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing’. It is a complex and powerful psychological treatment method that uses protocols and procedures with the goal of reducing distress in the shortness period of time.

The treatment method was developed by Dr Francine Shapiro in the 1980’s in order to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health problem that some people get after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.

EMDR is an evidence-based practice and is recommended by The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as an effective treatment for PTSD. In addition to the treatment of PTSD, research has also shown that EMDR has been successfully used to treat a wide range of other psychological problems.

During EMDR treatment you remain in control, fully alert and wide awake. EMDR utilises the natural process of the mind often being able to ‘heal itself’ naturally, in the same way that the body does. Much of this natural coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.

What is an EMDR session like?

After a through assessment and preparations to help you manage the process, you will be asked specific questions about a particular disturbing memory. Eye Movement similar to those during REM sleep, will be recreated simply by asking you to watch the therapist’s finger moving backward and forwards across your visual field. Other forms of left-right alternating stimulation, such as taps, or sounds can also be used.

The eye movements or other stimulation will last for a short while and then stop. The therapist will then ask you to report back on the experiences you had during these sets of eye movements, examples of such experiences may include changes in thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and images.

With repetition, EMDR helps process trauma memory by creating connections between your brain’s memory networks, enabling your brain to process the traumatic memory in a very natural way. The memory tends to change in such a way that it loses its painful intensity and becomes a neutral memory of an event in the past.

Contact

For  enquiries please fill out the contact form below or email tina@dalescbtandemdr.co.uk

 

Contact...

Phone Tina on 07901 228 511 for more information or to book an appointment