About Brigid Wells
Working with PTSD and Complex PTSD; reducing flashbacks and supporting you to repair self-trust and trust in others.
I offer a range of recommended ways to support you feeling more at ease - including embodiment, psycho-education, talking, compassionate and mindful attention, image making, creative arts, movement and metaphor. Engaging with creative, developmental therapy can support your self understanding, the processing of difficult events, reduction of stress, transitions, and help to build / re-build your self-trust and internal resources - so that the bumps on life’s journey can be better managed; you feel more ready to embrace challenges and opportunities with more confidence and exuberance!
The early sessions will focus on feeling comfortable, compassionate and creatively identifying the areas with which you want support. I will share some educational information with you, to help you understand the process of change and how you can get the most from therapy. My practice is not ’goal oriented’, and I believe that the themes and areas that are limiting your vitality and keeping you from being ’present’ in your life, will be revealed as we work together. We would usually meet once a week and continue to consider what is causing you difficulty / distressing you / what is important to you, at each session.
We will keep mindful of the themes you initially identified, and we can decide if fewer sessions / less regular meetings will be supportive of your needing the therapy space less, until you are ready to end therapy - with the option of ’drop in’ future sessions if and when needed.
About NARM Therapy
- The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is a somatically based Psychotherapy that addresses the nervous system dysregulation, distortions of the identity, and the interplay between the two that result from childhood and complex trauma (C-PTSD).
- The NARM* approach works to achieve mindful regulation and an understanding of relationship patterns – removing the need for out of date survival strategies.
My training, work experience and any achievement
- PTSD; Complex PTSD - NARM - Neuro-Affective Relational Model - Heller & LaPierre (2014-2016)
- Creative Arts Therapy - Dramatherapy MA (2006) - working with adults, young people, families, foster and adoption families; using a Developmental model
- In addition to the MA, I have continued to specialize in Trauma and attachment / Developmental Trauma.
- I provide Clinical Supervision; and trained (2012-2013)
- Creative Expressive Therapies BA Hons; Anger Management Counsellor; Trainer and Facilitator (2001)
- Online Service offered too - if accessing therapy time / venue is problematic.
Space to Thrive uses both ’top-down’ and ’bottom-up’ approaches to support well-being, vitality and resilience.
Clinical Director, Brigid Wells, integrates Embodiment and Sensory Play, Creative Arts Therapy, EMDR, and Ego-State Therapy into a Neuro-Affective-Relational Model (NARM) approach. These models recognise the resources an individual possesses in order to survive challenging experiences.
Other concerns & issues I deal with
Child related issues
Generalised anxiety disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Separation and divorce
Work related stress
- Art Therapy
- Relationship Counselling
- Couples Therapy
- Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Therapy
- Online Talk Therapy
- NARM Therapies
- Life Coaching
- Embodiment and Vitality
Special Online Booking Offers
Free 30 minute consultation
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