Sessions usually take place in the adjacent private woodland, in the garden, or along local lanes and bridleways (‘Walk and Talk’), as well as the more conventional setting within Thinking Space itself. However, at present, all sessions are either outside or using Zoom video conferencing.
It’s not about ‘What’s wrong with you?’ it’s about ‘WHAT’S HAPPENED TO YOU?’ (Eleanor Longden, 2013)
Thinking Space offers…
…a range of trauma-based interventions, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, to help people of all ages cope with and recover from the impact of traumatic, distressing, and disturbing events, however large or small, and whenever they occurred. Therapy can be specially adapted to suit the needs of those with neuro-developmental differences, such as autism, ADHD, tic disorders, sensory processing or learning difficulties.
Events that may appear small to adults can have a devastating impact on children, and those who experience any difference or disability are more likely to have experienced such events, especially in childhood. Even seemingly minor events, if they occur several times or over the course of time, can have long-lasting effects on adults as well as on children.
About Clare Smith
Clare is an EMDR Therapist (EMDR Europe levels 1, 2, 3 and 4), currently studying for a Masters Degree (MSc) in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.
Clare is a former Associate Specialist Psychiatrist who was based in the Worcestershire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for 14 years. As a psychiatrist, her specialism was the assessment and mental health of children and young people with neuro-developmental differences, such as autism and ADHD. She has now retired from clinical medicine and is no longer working as a doctor but brings the knowledge and skills she gained to her EMDR Therapy practice.
Clare lectures part-time at the University of Worcester, teaching Child and Adolescent Mental Health and offering occasional Twilight Talks at The Hive.
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