I offer treatment for clients with chronic pain conditions and those suffering the effects of exposure to traumatic experiences or prolonged stress. The chronic pain conditions I treat include: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Low Back Pain and others. Some chronic pain conditions defy being labelled. Most clients can expect a substantial reduction in their symptoms or to become completely symptom free. I also offer help to those suffering the effects of trauma or prolonged stress including PTSD, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety and depression. I employ two types of therapy: Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Exposure to stress and/or trauma exhausts the nervous system, causing it to malfunction and produce the symptoms of chronic pain. SE works with the body to heal the nervous system and ACT helps to correct damaging thought and behaviour patterns. I feel deeply privileged when someone shares their concerns and distress. I respond by being an attentive, respectful listener and with empathy for your painful experiences. Therapy does not start until you feel heard and understood. I will check regularly with you to make sure I am addressing your concerns and that you are happy with your progress.