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NAOMI TWIGDEN

Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Australian College of Applied Psychology, Melbourne (distinction)

British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists Member (MBACP, 00971893)

Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Dream Haus

Breathwork Teacher, Breathwork Mastery (currently in training)

Certified Psychosexual Therapist (Level 5); Kink, BDSM, sexual compulsivity, sexual trauma, disassociation & shame, physical issues, relationships and desire, sexuality and relationship diverse client affirming. I believe in sex-positivity and avoid assumptions of normativity.

 

Certified Trauma Therapist (Level 6); Emphasis on creating a sense of safety and emotional stabilisation & practical tools for addressing intrusive imagery and triggers. Evidence-based therapies, somatic focussed, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, EFT (tapping), cognitive processing, trauma-focussed CBT, disassociation, avoidance, mind-body awareness, psycho-education.

EXPERIENCE

I'm Naomi. I identify as part of the LGBTQIA + community and use she/they pronouns. I trained as a therapist in Melbourne, Australia. Themes I have trained in and work with include grief, anxiety, depression, alcohol & drugs, cross-culture counselling, neurodiversity, trauma, family and relationships.

 

I have extensive training and experience in working with young adults (18 - 35) and GSRD (gender, sexual and relationship diverse) clients. My experience includes working as a freelance psychotherapist for MIND, a university campus counsellor and as a LGBTQIA+ crisis line telephone counsellor.

 

I'm an integrative therapist, which means I draw on several modalities. This is likely to include person-centred, compassion-focussed, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodynamic, attachment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and existential approaches. Where appropriate, I use my experience as a meditation and breathwork teacher to work somatically with the body.

 

Before becoming a therapist, I worked in the food industry as a start-up founder and then as a marketing and branding manager and consultant for other start-ups. I have also written a cookbook. 

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THERAPY WITH ME

I aim to create a friendly, warm space where clients feel safe and able to open up in their own time. I'm aware that therapy can be a daunting prospect, so I will ease you into the process as much as I can. I won't probe you with questions, nor will I sit silently making notes, instead we will collaborate to find our own rhythm and way of working.

I hope to provide clients with tools to allow them to deal with the challenges that life can bring. This may be learning how to manage a diagnosis of adhd, dealing with challenging interpersonal relationships, alleviating social anxiety, or coping with feelings of low mood. The therapy space can also be used to process past experiences or as a sounding board to explore a new identity or a different direction in life. 

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Unfortunately my practise is currently full but I have a waitlist available.

 

I'd love to hear from you. Get in touch and we can organise a 20 minute intro call and take it from there.

Fees for sessions are £80.

Weekly, fortnightly, short & long term therapy is available

I work via zoom and in person from my practise on Brick Lane (Shoreditch). 

naomi@naomitwigden.com

Thank you, I'll be in touch

REACH OUT

the one person who will never leave us, whom we will never lose, is ourself

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