Personal Integrative Therapist, and addictions Counsellor
I provide one-to-one treatments for a whole range of substance and behavioural addictions; mental health problems, and Personality Disorders.
I have extensive experience in supporting people to overcome their addictions, and manage other difficult behavioural problems by exploring underlying issues, helping them develop more resilience, and discover new ways of responding to thoughts and feelings that promote a commitment to long term payoffs, in preference to the gratification of immediate urges, or reverting to habitual coping strategies that are self defeating and injurious.
My Areas of expertise include:
Drug Addiction (Recreational & Prescription)
Eating Disorders (Over-Eating, Anorexia, Bulimia, RFID)
Sex & Love Addiction
Mental health issues (Disorders)
Personality Disorders (BPD)
Trauma/adverse childhood experiences
- General Counselling
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive-behavioural therapy that was developed for the treatment of individuals with chronic suicidal thoughts and urges and individuals suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD).
DBT has many principles that organise the treatment but predominantly tries to balance opposite strategies of acceptance and change. For instance, in DBT therapists accept clients as they are whilst also acknowledging that they need to change in order to reach their goals.
DBT teaches clients skills to manage their emotions as it makes an assumption that individuals suffering from emotional dysregulation lack self management strategies. The four sets of behavioural skills that are taught in DBT are mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotional regulation.
DBT has a significant evidence base and has been shown to be effective in reducing suicidal behaviour, self harm, substance misuse, anger and depression. It is now recognised to be the gold standard psychological treatment for individuals with borderline personality disorder.
GUIDING YOU TO SELF HEALING
I offer a wide range of counseling and psychological services to guide you through life’s most challenging and trying times.
I provide a warm safe place to talk through difficult emotional and/or psychological issues that may be causing great distress.
I believe we are all wounded in one way or another. I call this the primal wound. For most it has its roots in early childhood experiences; for others it may occur later on in life in various ways at various points.
The healing of the inner child often feels like a vital part of the recovery process.
I offer a relational experience, that is warm and caring; curious, and empathetic.
I will support and guide you through painful places to recovery, and transformative self healing
The healing from within that comes about from this cathartic experience is about obtaining a life that's free from pain and suffering, and ultimately "worth living"
If you are worried that you or a family member may be suffering from an addiction or self-defeating behaviour, or if you are being adversely affected by the behaviour of someone suffering from addictive disease, or mental health issues, please call Vas on 07933 726 455 or contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that, in accordance with the BACAP & FDAP Code of Ethics, all calls and appointments will be treated in the strictest confidence.