Soraia Crystal
Soraia Crystal

EMDR
Hypnosis
Family & Couple Therapy

MA In SFBT, Dip. In Hypnosis,
EMDR Consultant and Practitioner

I specialise in Brief Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Hypnosis.

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), which provides guidelines and recommendation of treatments for all diseases, has recommended EMDR as one of the treatments of choice for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the adult population.

I have also been a Psychiatric Social Worker since 1994 in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (NHS). During the past few years I have developed a range of psychotherapeutic skills, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress symptoms.

In addition, my background in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) also influences my ideas and beliefs, namely the aim to help clients to get in touch with their own resources to build their preferred future. As part of my work I also routinely use session by session (simple and quick to complete) outcome measures that enable me and my clients to have a measure of changes and progress, as well to utilize the techniques that will best suit their needs (for further information see www.heartandsoulofchange.com and www.ICCE.com).

I am registered with the following governing bodies: General Social Care Council (GSCC), EMDR UK&I Association and British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH).

EMDR Supervision

If you have just completed your level 1, 2 or 3 EMDR training I can support you through your process of developing your knowledge and skills in EMDR incorporating this wonderful approach into your existing areas of expertise.

Further, I can coach you through the process of becoming an accredited EMDR practitioner, and all the way through to becoming an approved European EMDR Consultant.

Testimonial - G. A.

I have had a background feeling of anxiety, with frequent ’spikes’ of fearfulness, since childhood. I had used various means of coping with these feelings: jogging, Tai Chi, herbal teas, as well as facing the fear and doing it anyway.

While many of these techniques did help, they never quite got to the core of my feeling of unease. I had heard of EMDR a number of years ago but had not pursued it, I always seemed to be too busy and anyway, I was sort of coping. My wife suggested I make the time to try it and after a bit of research I saw that it was a technique with an evidence base arising from research.

I contacted Soraia and had a few sessions; we focussed on childhood traumas, which date back decades. The surprising thing is that it works; it works really well and carries on working. I trusted in the process and now say to myself "so this is what normal must be like".

Posted on December 2011

Testimonial - M.

The relationship hit rock bottom in many ways without either of us realising it.

The approach of Soraia enabled us to really understand the many factors from our past and present which enabled the marriage to repair replenish and now flourish into a state where most of the time we understand and enjoy each other in a deeper way than ever before.

Posted on December 2011

Testimonial - Val.

We had a brilliant time in Cyprus, although a little too hot. I did lots of chilling out, reading, swiming and sunbathing, more than I have even done on a holiday with my husband and came back to work stress free. I suffered no panic/anxiety attacks and had a great flight both ways. A few times I did put into practice all that you taught me and it did the trick!

Posted on October 2011

Testimonial - A.

I can’t express enough my gratitude towards Soraia. I had tried several therapies in the past, but only EMDR allowed me to become free. Soraia is extraordinary, she is patient, caring, non judgemental and well...talented! Her experience, intuition and kindness helped me, sessions after sessions, finding myself and be in harmony.

Posted on January 2012

Contact

For more information please call Soraia directly on 07813066993.