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The Wimborne Clinic,
Wimborne, BH21 1NL
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For the task I charged you with - facilitating an anxiety-free build-up to the holiday, journey and arrival - I am pleased to report that I followed instructions to the letter and you scored 100%. If anything, I was a bit too relaxed!!!!
I have known Richard for some time and find him very professional and caring. He is very easy to talk to and will listen to what you have to say when I have to go to see him he is friendly and chatty and just a very nice man doing an excellent job.
I am no longer a smoker. The hypnosis gave me the belief I could control the desire to smoke.
Our elderly mother, who has Parkinsons has benefited greatly from the treatment and practical advice received at home. She looks forward to her treatments(from Meryl) which are professional, friendly and caring . We could not ask for more.
I was referred (by BUPA) to the Wimborne Clinic following a brain haemorrhage. With Meryl Goddard as my physio and Margo Stephens as my speech therapist, my progress has described by my Consultant as ‘remarkable’ and by my GP as ‘brilliant’. Without them I wouldn't be where I am today.
B Ed(Hons) RMN
Counselling (EMDR) - Ginny Dobson
More about Ginny
Ginny specialises in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and she is also a Cognitive Therapist, EMDR Accredited Consultant and Supervisor and Licensed HeartMath Coach.
Ginny is an EMDR Consultant and Supervisor and is very experienced.
Ginny underlying ethos is a practical science-based approach which is sensitive to individual client needs. The advantage of this approach is that it can deal with traumatic and other challenging life events without delving into private matters. By reducing self-doubt and anxiety, by building personal resources, clients are equipped to maintain and build on their increased confidence and enjoyment of life.
This approach enables Ginny to help her clients overcome anxiety, combat stress, strengthening confidence, building better home and work relationships, improve work performance, manage exam nerves, release creativity and perfect your sporting game. So that they ENJOY LIFE!
What is EMDR?
Highlighted by David Servan Schreiber in ‘Healing without Freud or Prozac’ Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) was discovered by accident in 1987. Like all effective forms of therapy for post traumatic stress it is based on exposure therapy but taps into normal brain physiology to produce a ‘compelled’ relaxation response. The particular strengths of EMDR are that it produces long lasting results extremely quickly, is very well tolerated by clients and can even be done ‘blind’ to therapist (that is in very sensitive issues, the client can be treated without the therapist ever knowing what the traumatic event was).
Normally, the individual processes traumatic experiences naturally. However, when a person is severely traumatised, either by an overwhelming event or being repeatedly subjected to distress, this healing process may become overloaded, leaving the original disturbing experiences unprocessed. These unprocessed memories can be stored in the brain in a ‘raw’ form where they can be continually re-evoked when experiencing events that are similar to the original experience.
It differs from CBT in that EMDR focuses on how the brain ‘deals with’ information rather than the learning theories.
Clients generally report that the emotional distress related to the memory has been eliminated or greatly decreased and that they have gained important cognitive insights. Importantly, these changes usually result in spontaneous behavioural and personal change which are further enhanced with EMDR.
It is an effective and thoroughly researched treatment for post traumatic stress and associated anxieties. (NICE 2005). Further details can be found at www.emdrassociation.org.uk.
Who can it treat/What can it treat?
EMDR is efficient in treating individuals who have experienced psychological difficulties arising from traumatic experiences, such as assault, road traffic accidents, war trauma, torture, natural or man-made disasters, sexual abuse and childhood neglect. It is increasingly used to treat complaints which are not necessarily trauma-related, such as panic disorder, phobias, performance anxiety, self-esteem issues and other anxiety-related disorders.
The Ministry of Defence has recently contracted for 50 mental health professionals in the Army to train in EMDR. They will work with soldiers returning from Afghanistan who may be experiencing combat stress, adjustment difficulties and relationship problems.
Ginny Dobson is a psychotherapist with over 25 years experience of working with a wide range of emotional problems. She trained in EMDR in 1996 and is a Europe approved EMDR practitioner and cognitive therapist. She is a clinical supervisor and provides a counselling service to Dorset Fire and Rescue Services and the corporate sector. She has worked as a volunteer clinician with veterans and first responders in California and studied at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She works with adults and children. She worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the NHS before taking up private practice in 1996.
Call to Book an Appointment:
Depression Excessive or Lack of Confidence Low Self Esteem Relationship/Sexual issues Family/work problems Stress Anxiety Anger Personal Trauma: accident, PTSD etc. Self-defeating behaviours Addictive behaviours Grief/Bereavement or loss of any kind: family member, friend, friendship, job, lifestyle etc. Abuse: Emotional/Sexual/Physical etc. Self Harm Coping Mechanisms PTSD