Interdisciplinary Psychologist Trauma-Focused EMDR Therapist Qualified Teacher, Assessor, IQA, Advanced Menopause Practitioner and Author

Helping you channel your full potential

Welcome to my website.

I specialise in reminding people of their capacity to heal using twenty six years of experience within integrative health spaces.

Master’s Graduate (Level 7) Interdisciplinary Psychology and  registered Trauma-focused EMDR therapist (National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists registration Number 361856).

I use Holistic and Somatic Psychology which combines a number of factors, based on the relationship between the mind, the body and the psyche and analyses how issues in one of the three aspects (mind, body, psyche) can affect the other areas of life. 

It is a way to understand and accept the self better. I treat people as a whole being and show them the connections between emotions, thoughts, physical wellbeing or ailments and the psyche.

I specialise in supporting people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex PTSD, Post-natal depression, birth trauma, those who feel ‘stuck’, emotional regulation, sexual trauma, stabilization, anxiety, addictions, phobias, depression, self-harming, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Eating Disorders, Grief, Inflammation and Pain.

Listen to this episode of my podcast, Introduction the The Gateway

A journey to re-claim your power from stress and anxiety , Introduction to The Gateway Journey

I am the founder of the Community Interest Company – The Trauma Centre based in Ripon and North Yorkshire.

I am an ambassador for Psychologies Magazine, a freelance wellness writer and blogger, part of the writing team for Beauty Despite Cancer.

I am a regular contributor to Radio and available for guest speaking.

I have an acreditted training school and provide internal verification services for other colleges and training schools.

About My Work 

Holistic and Somatic Psychology is not about symptom elimination, but to see symptoms as a way the body communicates and asks for a person’s conscious attention and awareness in relation to the problem. 

Additionally, in helping the person heal, this approach supports improved self-awareness, better self-esteem and self-acceptance.  Acceptance (of what is going on within) and relaxation are two important tenets of holistic and somatic psychology.

I am a supporter of my clients rather than diagnosing, fixing, curing or treating what is “wrong” with them. I offer activities, therapy models, stabilisation, psychological education and topics of conversation that will help clients grow and learn.

I am also a lifetime learner, I have an open mind and am self-aware to equip myself to go on a journey with my clients.

 I have written two holistic mental health and wellness books – “The Gateway” and “The Gateway – Junior Edition” series are an introduction and modified version of my work with a choice for anyone to continue their journey. Both books are available on the ‘shop’ page.

 

My Approaches

My approaches support and empower clients through Western Psychological approaches such as trauma-focused EMDR  (eye-movement de-sensitisation re-processing), psychological education, Inner Child Therapy, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), Western Psychology blended with Eastern philosophies and ancient time honoured techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, touch therapies and energy psychology. I have personally dealt with trauma, anxiety, panic and depression so my approach is from two perspectives, one as a survivor and two as a trained practitioner. I can support clients to “treat” their symptoms and also take therapy a step further to discover the roots causes of emotional pain in a safe and professional environment.

Gail has recently been speaking on the benefits of Mindfulness & Meditation to 30 teaching staff at Moorside School Ripon

All ready for a meditation session for staff at Ripon Grammar school on their staff well-being training day

Gail has recently been invited to speak at Harrogate Ladies College Wellness Centre for The Lighthouse mental health charity

Gail has also recently run a mindfulness session for Wetherby Explorer Scouts

Staff from RAF Menwith Hill completed their two day accredited Mental Health First aid and wellness at work Diploma with Gail

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