Holistic Psychotherapist, Trauma-Focused Therapist, Interdisciplinary Psychologist, Teacher & 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.

I have a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Psychology, am a registered Psychotherapist and a trauma-focused EMDR psychotherapist. I use Holistic Psychotherapy which combines a number of factors, based on the relationship between the mind, the body and the psyche.  Holistic Psychotherapy 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, Post-natal depression, those who feel ‘stuck’, emotional regulation, stabilization, anxiety, 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 also the founder and director 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 and am a regular contributor to Radio.

I am the founder of the accredited training school The Mindfulspace Wellbeing Company.

About My Work 

Holistic Psychotherapy 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 psychotherapy. I am passionate about reminding people of their own capacity to heal and whilst I have the academic qualifications, I also have the life experience.

I am a supporter of my clients rather than diagnosing, fixing, curing or treating what is “wrong” with them. I offer activities, therapy models, stablisation, 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 work with a multidisciplinary approach of psychotherapy, Trauma-focused EMDR (Eye-movement De-sensitisation and Re-processing), meditation, creative therapy, Inner Child Therapy, Music therapy, somatic therapy (body), Emotional Regulation, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), Neuro -Linguistic Programming, Bach Flower Remedies and Reiki.

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 Values & Beliefs

Empowerment

to teach clients the skills to empower their lives

Permission

to support clients to grant themselves permission to understand that happiness is not a permanent state and that healing is possible

Knowledge

to support clients to realise that anxiety, panic, trauma and depression are not something to be scared of, to understand how their body works and to avoid feeling like a failure

Awareness

to support and remind clients of their capacity to heal 

My Approaches

My approaches support and empower clients through Western Psychological approaches such as EMDR  (eye-movement de-sensitisation re-processing) psychotherapy, psychological education, psychoanalysis techniques, Inner Child Therapy, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), PTSD therapies (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) blended with Eastern philosophies and ancient time honoured techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, touch therapies and energy medicine. 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.

We have ancient minds living in a super modern, fast and ever changing society. Reading my books, having therapy,  attending a course or workshop will shed some light on why the effects of trauma are so overwhelming.

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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