Hello! My name is Sarah Brambleby - I am an integrative trauma informed therpist and experienced Accredited Hypnotherapist, Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner, BWRT® Certified Practitioner, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I am registered with the AVR – Accredited Voluntary Register and a member of several accredited bodies. I work with a wide range of issues but especially with anxiety in all its forms, depression, stress, trauma, PTSD, IBS, OCD and sleep difficulties.
I offer a professional, confidential, caring and supportive private mental health service for Adults and young people over 16 years old. My private clinic is based near Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire which provides a large comfortable, safe and non-judgemental environment. I can work either in person and also work online via a dedicated Zoom room. My clinic is conveniently situated in the heart of the Chilterns which is close to Oxford, Thame, Aylesbury and High Wycombe. I aim to empower my clients by building on their own strengths and internal resources to grow more resilience for life’s challenges. Additionally, I also provide self help sheets with useful tips, tools and techniques, creating a virtual toolbox that can improve emotional wellbeing for everyday life.
Through my Havening training in March 2014, I became fascinated by the neuroscience and neurobiology of trauma, how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) changes the landscape of the brain, which increases the risks for mental and or physical illness, disease later in life. Long after the distressing event has passed, the nervous system can still remember a traumatic memory, which is like an open wound that hasn’t been allowed to heal. That can leave people in a vulnerable state for years, feeling hypervigilant, anxious, stressed, depressed, dissociative or numb. Traditional techniques like counselling, CBT & Mindfulness often struggles to help release the deep-seated emotional distress.
Being trauma informed I believe is essential to effectively work with the mind and the body’s connection. The Polyvagal theory which defines the way that the Vagal Nerve reacts to the experiences and its role in safety as the Autonomic Nervous System regulates the responses.
A trauma-informed therapist’s approach understands the adverse impacts of trauma, life experiences and distressing memories. I have a number of effective trauma treatments for recovery. We can more easily recognise the signs and symptoms and use a compassionate approach, which minimises re-traumatisation. It also helps prioritise treatment, as trauma can keep you stuck or trapped in the past no matter how old it is.
The priority for trauma recovery is to re-establish feelings of safety first and to grow more stability throughout the following sessions. If you have found traditional mental health services have not helped you, it may indicate that your issues have a basis in trauma or adverse childhood experiences (ACES).
The priority for trauma recovery is to re-establish feelings of safety first and to continue to grow more stability throughout the following sessions. If you have found traditional mental health services have not helped you, it may indicate that your issues could have a basis in trauma.