I am a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist.
I have also been delivering CPD workshops for counsellors and psychotherapist as part of Professional Training in Mental Health project.
I have an extensive experience in dealing with anxiety disorders and complex trauma.
I often work on the root cause of the problem, neutralise associated emotions like guilt or hatred, helping you to live a happier more fulfilling life.
I believe everyone has an ability to change in a positive way. I put strong emphasis on building up trust, instilling hope and motivation; creating a warm and non-judgmental environment. At the same time I incorporate interventions that – based on solid research- proved high efficacy:
– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
– Jungian psychology
– Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
– Schema Therapy
– Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
– Meta Cognitive Therapy
-Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
I am also a great believer in the power of forgiveness therapy – a healing method which aims to free the person from the shackles of hatred. This technique has the potential to release a lifetime of accumulated emotional baggage.
Structure, collaboration, innovative interventions and drive to improve – have been helping me to achieve continuous good therapeutic results.
My qualifications include:
MSc (cognitive behavioural psychotherapy – University of Salford)
BSc (social sciences, psychology)
Diploma in clinical hypnotherapy
Diploma in counselling
Imagery and cognitive behavioural psychotherapy
Parts therapy, hypnotic weight loss surgery (The Oxford School of Hypnosis)
Effective pain control (London College of Clinical Hypnosis)
Irritable bowel syndrome & hypnosis (Melissa Roth PhD)
First & second degree Reiki
Here are samples of my work:
Philanthropic activities are very close to my heart.
I support Cyril Flint.
With over 5 million elderly people living on their own, and 50% citing television as their main source of company, loneliness is an ever-present problem within our community (Campaign To End Loneliness).
Cyril Flint, an elderly pensioner, spent 20 lonely Christmas holidays on his own, since the passing of his wife. Cyril’s story evoked a wave of compassion within the community. Setting up an informal befriending service, designed to help prevent social isolation, seemed like the perfect solution. Since its creation, the scheme has considerably grown throughout the Manchester area.
I am also a blood donor : https://www.blood.co.uk/why-give-blood/
Another one of my passions is the art of Reiki.
What is Reiki?
‘Reiki’ (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’. This tradition was founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us, and we experience a sense of well-being.
Reiki has no connotation with any religion.
Reiki is suitable for everybody, no matter what age, the situation, physical or emotional condition. To receive Reiki all that is required is an open mind and a willingness to accept the healing being given. The method of receiving Reiki is simple. The recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas.
Each person experiences Reiki differently depending on their individual needs at the time. You may or may not feel sensations during a Reiki treatment. Benefits reported by recipients include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of well-being on all levels. Some people feel sensations of heat, tingling, or experience seeing colours, whilst others can have an emotional response, indicating that shifts are taking place, allowing harmony to be restored.
Reiki helps to:
~ reduce stress and tension
~ stimulate the body’s natural healing processes including recovery after surgery and injury
~ cleanse the body of toxins
~ remove mental blocks and negative thought patterns.
Reiki in combination with guided meditation is effortless and an incredibly relaxing way to achieve inner peace.
I trained in the Reiki School www.thereikischool.co.uk The School honours the history and energetic integrity of the Usui system of Reiki and encourages each individual to heal the mind-body-spirit to a state of wholeness and balance through its practice.
The Reiki lineage of Kinga Oldham
Mikao Usui – Japan => => Chujiro Hayashi – Japan => Hawayo Takata – Hawaii => Barbara Weber-Ray – USA => John Latz – USA => Clarity-Ann Martin – USA => Carrlyn Clay – USA => Chris Parkes – UK => Kinga Oldham – UK
The Reiki principles
Just for today do not worry
Just for today do not anger
Honour your parents, teachers and elders
Earn your living honestly
Show gratitude to every living thing