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Psychotherapy for human rights professionals and those working with traumatised clients.

The Centre for Emotional Health specialises in providing counselling for professionals who work with distressed or traumatised client groups, including those in humanitarian, human rights, social work, nursing, legal and related fields.

Looking after you, whilst you look after others
Working with people who have experienced hardship and abuse can take its toll on your own emotional health. Counselling is a supportive way of maintaining your well-being and ensuring that emotional content generated by your work has an outlet, preventing the build up of tension which can become overwhelming. Counselling can support you to support others and help keep you resilient.

Well being at work
Its important to give yourself the space to reflect on the impact of your work on your emotional life, to prevent burnt out and stress.

Why do I do what I do?
Explore how formative personal experiences relate to the work that we’re attracted to and help make sense of your clients' experiences.

Common issues affecting this group include;

• Trauma/PTSD/Stress – difficulty concentrating, irritability, poor memory, sleeping difficulties, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks
• Detachment, disillusion with injustice in the world
• Feelings of inadequacy – enormity of challenges they see in the world –bravado cultures where not coping is seen as failure, ‘burden’ to their project,
• Working with minimal support/supervision in highly stressful environments with limited resources
• Desensitisation, over exposure to distressing stimulus
• Culture shock - difficulties adjusting to new a culture (whether away or returning home)
• Rescuing – saving others to save them selves
• Guilt at surviving/being able to return to higher living standards

Skype based appointments are available to those who's work takes them abroad so that sessions are not interrupted.

For more information or to book sessions please contact us on 0208 144 0536 or email beth@centreforemotionalhealth.com.


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