Mental Health Awards 2023

11 GHP Mental Health Awards 2023 Susan J Braddock Counselling and Mental Wellbeing is an independent practitioner that specialises in EMDR therapy. With 20 years of experience, which includes over 10 years working in the NHS, Susan has provided her services to a variety of people in different settings. This means that she has the necessary experience to help her clients thrive again, no matter what they may be struggling with. Trauma can have a detrimental effect on one’s mental health, especially if this is not processed carefully. Unprocessed memories can be fragmented resulting in intrusive thoughts and intense emotions which can be distressing causing the sensation of being on edge. Unprocessed memories can feel like living in survival mode and left untreated can lead to mental ill health. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing simply uses the body’s own ability for healing using bilateral stimulation, usually in the form of eye movements. With the help of a professional, these unprocessed memories are corrected so that the distress associated with them loses its intensity. This can help to overcome the past and stop it from negatively affecting the present and future. Opening up about mental health can be daunting and not something that always comes naturally, which is why Susan believes it is important to provide people with a safe space to do so. Her services are available either face to face or online, and clients can choose which format they feel most comfortable with. A problem shared is a problem halved, so reaching out for help can bring a world of difference to one’s quality of life. The approaches that Susan uses to support her clients vary between brief therapy, CBT, cognitive, EMDR, integrative, personcentred, and relational. Given that each person is different, Susan tailors the therapy to best support her clients. Whether it is an individual or a group, she can help with abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, disability, health related issues, identity issues, infertility, loss, men’s issues, post-traumatic stress, pregnancy related issues, redundancy, relationships, self-esteem, self-harm, spirituality, women’s issues, work related issues, and more. In addition, Susan provides courses that can be beneficial for individuals, groups, and employers. One is the Public Health England Mental Health First Aid Course which is designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental illness and provides help on a first aid basis. She also offers the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) courses which provide the opportunity to explore how mindfulness can help reduce stress. The trauma and stress experienced by a lot of people throughout the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that the need for mental health services has increased. Susan plays a valuable role in society as she supports those that are experiencing difficulties that not everyone understands, including those living with them. She has recently been recognised for her incredible work as she is able to help people through one of the hardest battles of all, Susan J Braddock Counselling and Mental Wellbeing now holds the title for Most Inspirational Integrative Counsellor and Trauma Specialist 2023 – Manchester. To make use of her life changing services, you can reach out on [email protected] Contact: Susan Braddock Company: Susan J Braddock Counselling and Mental Wellbeing Web Address: Most Inspirational Integrative Counsellor and Trauma Specialist 2023 – Manchester Feb23570