Teri Spinks

Trainee Therapist

Teri is a trainee therapist who has experience in working with trauma, anxiety and grief.

Hello

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My Areas Of Interest & Specialism

ANXIETY
BEREAVEMENT
BINGE EATING
DEPRESSION
EXERCISE COMPULSION
MISCARRAIGE
SELF SABOTAGE
SPIRITUALITY
TRAUMA

Something About Me

Bio

I have a holistic approach to therapy, with an extensive tool-kit to work with you to help you discover what it is you want to achieve, and how to get there.  Having 25 plus years experience of working in Complementary Therapies I understand the mind/body connection very well. What you think, you feel, your body responds to.  I understand the effects of stress and what toll this has on our psyche and our physical health.  My areas of interest and experience lay with trauma, childhood traumas, anxiety and panic attacks, PTSD, sexual abuse, grief and loss.

My approach is very flexible, I am down to earth, compassionate, I have a sense of humour,  i’ll also laugh, probably cry, and celebrate with you.  Therapy can be rewarding, challenging and humbling but we can also have fun too.  Ultimately my aim is for you to get balance back in your life, taking a holistic approach and giving you some headspace where you have the freedom to make healthy choices for you, maybe for the first time, without guilt or shame.  There are many reasons we eat – not just for survival. 

Changing your relationship with yourself will change your relationship with food.

My History

I have been running my own private psychotherapy practices since 2020 and holistic therapies since 1996.

As a holistic therapist for over 25yrs, initially I discovered Reflexology in 1994, I found it so rewarding, and my passion grew from there. I studied complementary therapies, working with stress, pain, mobility, posture, pregnancy & fertility, autoimmune conditions and many more, and continued in my studies and practise working with a chiropractor until around 2018.  In that time I also fell in love with Reiki, The Emotional Freedom Technique, Mindfulness and officially started my hypnotherapy and psychotherapy training in  2017. I use all these experiences to inform my approach to counselling.

I have engaged with counsellors on my own journey through life at various different stages in the past,  so I understand the vulnerability and stress we can experience at times in our life when we need change.

Trauma and painful experiences can live in the body memory and can trigger responses that we don’t want or frighten us. Becoming aware of these responses can give you the freedom to make changes and healthy choices going forward.  I will be with you every step of the way. I work to educate and empower the individual.  I am endlessly curious as you will see from my qualifications / CPD work. I love learning and I shall love learning about you, together.

As part of my Psychotherapy training I was on placement with a charity who worked with Adults Sexually Abused as Children. I also volunteered at a local Hospice for 1 year offering telephone counselling  to bereaved families in my local community.

MY FEES

Standard Session

£65

Standard 4-Session Block

£240

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING

  • 2022
  • CBT Practitioner – Academy of Modern Applied Psychology
  • 2020
  • Advanced Integrative Counselling psychotherapy – Chrysalis Lvl 4 Aims  
  • 2018
  • Therapeutic Hypnotherapy & Counselling – Chrysalis Aims Lvl3  
  • 2015
  • Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Diploma
  • 2014
  • Advanced EFT practitioner lvl 3 AAMET

CPD

  • Ongoing
  • Gabor Mate – Compassionate Inquiry Master Class, for healing anxiety, addictions, ADHD and more
  • IFS Immersion: integrating internal family systems (IFS) across clinical applications.
  • Elliot Connie’s Solution Focussed brief therapy certification course lvl 1 Ongoing. 
  • 2023
  • Christiane Sanderson Intensive Trauma informed Practice, treating complex PTSD                                            
  • Introducing creative arts in counselling                                                                   
  • Working with the inner child
  • Counselling for chronic illness
  • Applying attachment theory in Counselling
  • Intrusive Thoughts, MBB workshop July 2023
  • Culturally sensitive approach to trauma healing (IFS)
  • 2022
  • Sex in Counselling
  • Working with anxiety disorders and supportive strategies
  • Understanding and managing loneliness
  • Building relational depth with traumatised clients
  • Recognising & working with Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Working with Dissociative Disorders In Clinical Practice-Carolyn Spring –
  • Child sexual Abuse – Hope for Healing – Carolyn Spring
  • Working with Eating Disorders
  • Dealing with Distress – Working with Suicide & Self Harm
  • 2021
  • Tackling destructive thought patterns 
  • Building relational depth with traumatised clients
  • Working with clients who self harm
  • 2020
  • Working with Implicit and Explicit patterns of relating
  • Working with Loss & Bereavement        
  • Counselling for Chronic Illnesses