Mic Austen Counselling, Psychotherapy and EMDR
Brentwood, Essex and Online

Trauma-Informed Counselling and Psychotherapy

Offering Online Therapy

EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner

Quote for the month:

“The past effects the present even without our being aware of it” Francine Shapiro

Offering Online support during this difficult time.

For online or in-person psychotherapy:
I am an Accredited EMDR Practitioner and trauma-informed psychotherapist and use the latest research into neuro-biology to get to the roots of how you feel, why you feel the way you do and how to change that so you can live the life you want.

How we feel, whether it is anxiety or depression, stress, distress or just not living life well, are symptoms of something deeper. Counselling and psychotherapy offer a way to gain insight into our distress and how we come to be how we are. Change, both good and bad, can also sometimes trigger anxiety, stress, a sense of loss, relational problems, even depression. Counselling and psychotherapy help us gain understanding and insight.

For really profound change, I now offer EMDR (Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization) a treatment recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. Please see the webite of the EMDR Association . Recent research and developments in neuro-psychology, the brain and body have shown that certain experiences from our early years can effect the way we deal with change, stressful situations, family breakups, bereavement and lots of everyday situations, in our life now. Insight doesn't necessarily lead to change. EMDR can provide lasting and profound change, not just insight. EMDR can be a quick and profound way to deal with a number of common issues such as: depression, anxiety, stress, distress, ptsd, phobias, addictions and many other life-affecting problems. If we assume that these distressing, yet pretty common issues, are the result of deeper problem and earlier distressing experiences, they become easier to fix and their effects are certainly easier to change so we can live life well.

You may have seen that Prince Harry is currently undergoing his own EMDR therapy for early trauma. There are articles in the press explaining what EMDR is and how it helps here, here and here

Counselling and psychotherapy, can help gain insight; EMDR can alleviate symptoms such as:

- anxiety and depression
- problematic personal relationships
- work-place stress
- loss and grief - of a partner, parent, child
- phobias
- addictions
- self-esteem and self-confidence
- ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder)

I offer a confidential, supportive and caring space for you to explore what is troubling you so that you can make sense of your life. Whether you are looking for short-term support or want to explore deeper issues, I am experienced in working with a wide range of symptoms from anxiety, depression, low self-worth and self-esteem, childhood abuse and trauma. After our first or second meeting, we would certainly have an idea about how I can help. Please see the page on Counselling and Psychotherapy

My counselling and psychotherapy practice is in Brentwood which is close to Billericay, Shenfield and Chelmsford areas of Essex. I am ideally placed near Brentwood station for easy access to and from Chelmsford, Romford in Essex and London. I also have a practice in London, near Paddington/Maida Vale/Warwick Avenue/Little Venice, within walking distance of Warwick Avenue and Paddington Underground stations, making it easy to travel from the West End, the City and West London.

I also offer online therapy via Bilateral Base, RemotEMDR and Zoom or whichever platform works for you.

Therapy is dependent on the relationship you create and in these troubled times, online therapy offers a safe and comfortable way to get your needs met, whilst remaining in the comfort of your own home.

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Mic Austen MA, MSc, MA, Dip
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
Attachment-Focused EMDR
Advanced Trauma Training
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Brentwood Counsellor and Psychotherapy

Tel: 07445-672295
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UKCP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist
EMDR Accredited Practitioner
Sensorimotor psychotherapy for trauma

Trauma and Dissociative disorders
Individuals, Relationships and Couples Therapist
IMAGO Relationship Therapist

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Brentwood, Shenfield, Chelmsford, Upminster, Hornchurch, Billericay in Essex
Paddington, Maida Vale, Little Venice, Bayswater, West London
United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy

Please see my BLOG for more information on how I work...
Latest BLOG entry is: Counselling and Psychotherapy: What to expect in the first session?

I am an experienced UKCP registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor and EMDR Practitioner working in private practice in Brentwood, Essex near Shenfield, Billericay and Chelmsford, I also work in Central London, near Maida Vale/Paddington.

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