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'Tranquility is a state of mind, desired by the soul,

to calm the spirit, and make the body free from stress' 

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What to expect

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First session

The first session is an assessment session where a full history will be taken and a recommendation of the best therapy or combination of therapies.

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Dr. Margaret Jordan
PhD, CQSW, CPsychol​, AFBPSs
I help children and adults to achieve optimum psychological wellness using a unique blend of cutting edge therapies. I have specialised in the treatment of psychological trauma for the past thirty-five years and worked in the NHS, private & voluntary sector with children and adults in a variety of settings.
I practice as a Clinical Psychophysiologist having previously qualified as a Chartered Psychologist, Psychotherapist & Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive experience in both residential and outpatient services. I founded and ran a trauma centre for people addicted to drugs and alcohol with co-occurring psychological trauma and a residential psychological trauma centre. I have worked with a diverse range of clients including professional footballers, CEO and military veterans. I worked with those affected by natural disasters & tragedies (e.g. 7/7, 9/11, Grenfell Tower, Haiti earthquake) as well as critical incidents in organisations.
Research has shown that talking therapies on their own are often limited in their effectiveness and understanding brain function is essential to lasting recovery. I combine traditional talking therapies with therapies that improve synergy between brain and body to enhance everyday performance. I offer an individual bespoke approach to resolve obstacles to optimum psychological health. I specialise in the treatment of psychological trauma in children and adults. 
 
Professional Experience (35 Years)
NHS, Private Statutory & Voluntary Sector
Clinical Director Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Residential Trauma Centre
Disaster work Grenfell, 7/7, Haiti Earthquake
Chartered Psychologist (Adults, Couples, Children & Adolescents)
Psychotherapist & Counsellor (Adults, Couples, Children & Adolescents)
Clinical Social Worker
Qualifications

PhD Clinical Psychophysiology (CCP)

Diploma Counselling Psychology (British Psychological Society)

Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Trauma (University of Chester)

MSc Psychodynamics of Human Development (Jungian Analytic; BAP/University of London)

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (British Medical Hypnotherapy Examination Board)

Postgraduate Diploma Staff Development & Education (University of Sheffield)

Postgraduate Certificate & CQSW in Social Work (University of Stirling)

BSc Psychology (London Guildhall University)

Therapy Training

Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Advanced Diploma Systemic Integrative Psychotherapy

(Adults, Couples, Children & Adolescents, Physis, London)

Couples Counselling (London)

EMDR (New York - Francine Shapiro)

Neurofeedback (Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, London)

NLP Master Practioner (Richard Bandler)

Clinical Hypnosis (British Medical Hypnotherapy Board)

 

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Psychological and Psychotherapy Evaluations as well as Psychophysiological treatments for Chronic pain, Stress, Anxiety and Depression are provided.

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Psychotherapy

Traditional counselling & psychology use talking to bring about relief from emotional and psychological symptoms and there is a lot of overlap between the two terms. 

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Integrative Psychotherapy is a blend of different approaches to talking therapy to suit the individual. It can be utilised on its own or in combination with neurofeedback. 

Clinical Hypnotherapy is an altered state of awareness, perception or consciousness that is naturally used to effect therapeutic change. It is a highly relaxed state during which a person is amenable to suggestions for change whilst remaining in control.

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There are different types of therapy available:
  • cognitive behaviour (CBT)
  • psychodynamic
  • psychoanalytic
  • sensorimotor psychotherapy
 
Each of these will suit different individuals and ta blend isusually required. This is discussed
at the first session.
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It is often the case that more than one type of treatment is needed for an issue and the assessment is a way of finding out through taking a detailed history, the type of therapy that would be most effective for you. It is important to note that our therapies are not medical treatments. 

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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-centred approach that aims to treat the somatic/body symptoms of unresolved trauma. While traditional talking therapies utilize the words of a person as the entry point for treatment, this type of therapy depends on the bodily experiences of the individual. The five senses are engaged as a gateway to awareness and improved mental health.

Traumatic experiences may become trapped deep within the body, with those who are affected remaining completely unaware of the existence of unresolved trauma. Whilst traditional talk therapies may fail to unearth these unconscious issues, sensorimotor psychotherapy helps the individual to process and integrate the traumatic experience in order to feel a sense of completion and closure.

 

The therapies work to change and improve an individual's functioning in order to ensure permanent change. There is ample research to show that when emotions become regulated through therapy, changes also need to occur in the brain for lasting change. 

 

Neurofeedback therapy enhances our ability to self-regulate improving emotional and psychological wellbeing. Beneficial change is achieved by regulating the nervous system. It is a safe and effective method with no negative side effects.  

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Neurofeedback is a computer-aided training method in which selected parameters of the patient´s own brain activity, which can normally not be perceived, are made visible to the patient. Via monitor and headphones the brain is shown what it is doing in the moment (feedback).

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So why is it so important to train the brain?

A flexible brain can send the right information with adequate intensity to all the other systems in the body with a global, beneficial improvement of symptoms.

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Many emontional and psychological symptoms are associated with physical health issues. Neurofeedback therapy is a way of supporting emotional and psychological stability.

Through this feedback, the patients learn to better self-regulate their brain activity. Many illnesses, disorders or unwanted behaviour patterns are due to dysregulation of brain activity. With Neurofeedback patients can learn to better compensate for these dysregulations

Neurotherapy aims to improve the brain´s capacity to self-regulate. The procedure is non-invasive and gives reliable lasting results for a variety of symptoms because of the learning effect.

Emotional and psychological aspects of the following issues respond well to neurofeedback:

  • ADHD

  • Addiction

  • Autism

  • Auto-Immune

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Epilepsy

  • Post Natal Depression

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Personality 

  • PTSD & Complex PTSD

  • Sleep Difficulties

  • Stress

  • Vertigo

 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a therapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. 

 

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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a therapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. 

 
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Directed lateral eye movements are the most commonly used external stimulus, other stimuli include hand-tapping and audio stimulation

EMDR therapy helps to activate innate natural healing processes to alleviate a range of distressing symptoms including psychological trauma, anxiety, and other stressful symptoms. 

When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with psychological processes. 

 

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EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. Once the block is removed, healing resumes

Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. 

 
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“Theres no such thing as an infant - there is an infant and someone" 
 (Winnicott 1952 99).

Being a 'good enough' parent amidst the pressure of everyday busy lives can be challenging. Its easy for a parent to feel overwhelmed and guilty when the everyday demands get in the way of their ideal as parents. 

Parents of children with disabilities experience additional societal pressures that add extra layers to the demands of parenting (stress management)

 

Mindful Parenting, based on principles of neuroscience, invites caregivers to improve how they meet their child's attachment needs by reflecting on how their own positive and negative experiences influence the relationship between parent and child including adopted and fostered children. 

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A course of eight online sessions can be taken by individual parents, couples, groups, tailored to suit your particular needs and the developmental stage/age of the child.