Counselling4you has been helping people for nearly 10 years
My name is Adrian Spencer, i have a BSc Hons in integrative counselling, a Level 5 Diploma in Supervision and am a EMDR Clinician, an accedited member of UKCP, a member of BACP, ISSTD, TAG and First Person Plural
I have many years experience (over 6000 hours supervised counselling) in all of the subjects on our Problem Pages and a particular interest in DID, (MPD), Depression, anxiety, panik attacks, PTSD, trauma and childhood sexual abuse
I am a registered Creative Deep Release Counsellor (See the Deep Release Page)
Eye Movement Desensitisation Repossessing
I am an EMDR Clinician and a specialist in providing assessment and treatment for individuals suffering from psychological or mental health problems including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, RTA's, Anxiety, Abuse, Trauma, Dissociation also related conditions such as plane, spider and other phobias.
( See more on the EMDR page)
Counselling4you is a member of the UKCP MBACP and adheres to the appropriate practises and codes of ethics.
My name is Marika, I am a counsellor trained to Diploma level and during the last 5 years have completed over 1,000 supervised clinical hours. I recently completed Level 1 training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy techniques.
Like Adrian my speciality is working with adults and young people who have been emotionally, physically or sexually abused. As well as my private practice, I work for an organisation/charity based in Chichester which is dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse. My passion is helping people unlock the past enabling them to live better lives in the future.
In addition I have experience working with bereavement and loss, helping couples gain a better understanding of their relationships and how they are affected by patterns and experiences from the past. I have also worked effectively with people with eating disorders, depression and addictions. I have both long and short term clients, where we continuously review our work together to ensure that I offer the right healing environment and best course of counselling/therapy.
My counselling approach is "integrative", where I lean more towards humanistic and person centred. l believe in treating the whole person, mind body and soul, not only the immediate or presenting problem. I use creativity to inform my work but I work with the individual and what they bring, not to any set pattern or belief system. I also use mindfulness and meditation as a form of deep relaxation and reflection. New research in neuroscience suggests that the brain can be re-programmed, the neural path ways re-written. This is wonderful news for anyone suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other Trauma. I believe that most of us given the right environment and understanding are capable of deep healing and change.
Sensorimotor techniques have helped me deepen my work, and this is particularly helpful when working with trauma and body memory, which can be the cause of long term pain.
In my work I am non-judgemental working with Christians, non-Christians, people from different faith systems, cultural background, those of no particular faith, both male and females of any age group. I believe that the most important thing about counselling and psychotherapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client. If for some reason the relationship is not well matched and trust does not develop, then the change or healing is unlikely to occur.
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I work to their ethical framework. Confidentiality is of the foremost priority. Should you wish to learn more about the ethical framework you can access this through the BACP website.
My hobbies are walking, gardening, interior design and enjoying the beauty of a glorious sunset across the sea.