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  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Stress
  • Bereavement
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • Relationship issues...
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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), EMDR Therapy, Counselling & Supervision

on the Isle of Wight

Case Study 1 - PTSD

ClientA was a 36 year old client who presented with PTSD and reported the trigger for her disturbance had been her husband attempting suicide in front of her via an attempted hanging. Sue initially learned the CBT theory of it’s not what happens to you but how you perceive it that causes our emotions, not the events in and of themselves. Time was spent identifying the irrational beliefs that had had led her to have such a traumatic reaction to the event and then she worked on disputing these irrational beliefs and creating and strengthening new rational beliefs. Historical events & beliefs that may have compounded her reaction were identifyed and She was socialized into the EMDR treatment process.

EMDR was successfully used to treat the traumatic event, in combination with CBT which was used to help dispute the irrational beliefs formed at the time of the event, and to help build new healthy rational beliefs concerning the event. Sue had three sessions of EMDR & CBT with another follow up session a month later and reported no further PTSD symptoms.

Case Study 2- OCD

Client B was a 25 year old female who presented with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and reported washing her hands up to 30 times a day, and obsessively checking the cooker to make sure it was off. This was seriously effecting her life, she had very sore hands and found it difficult to leave the house due to the need to check the cooker. CBT was used to successfully address the reasons behind her anxiety and then behavioural assignments were used to address the washing and checking behaviours. Very quickly she learned to reduce then cease the behaviour and she attended top up sessions to monitor and re-enforce her continued success.

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