Catherine Gray

Cup-O-T: Wellness and Therapy Services for Mental Health. Occupational Therapy & EMDR.

Contact Catherine: 07305 879 545 / info@cup-o-t.co.uk

COVID-19 UPDATE: Catherine is offering sessions online & twice weekly Facebook lives. Please read below for more details.

Cup-O-T: Wellness and Therapy Services is a non-profit Occupational Therapy and EMDR trauma therapy service for young people and adults. Our registered therapist works with people ages 11 years and upwards.
Join us over on our Cup-O-T Community Facebook group for twice weekly Facebook Lives that offer strategies and discussions on ways to look after your physical and mental health.
We are currently offering 30 minute appointments to manage your mental health, anxiety, stress and routine during the pandemic. These sessions are £20 and can take place on the telephone or as a video-call.
We are continuing to offer occupational therapy and EMDR assessments and therapy sessions via video-call.
Book you sessions via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CupOTServices
Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/CupOTcommunity
Visit our website: www.Cup-O-T.co.uk
Occupational Therapy:
Occupational Therapy can help you manage your life and mental wellness in a variety of ways. ‘Occupation’ refers to the things you do day to day. This might be self care activities, work/education or things that you enjoy.  Occupational Therapy works with you to build skills to enable you to complete the activities of daily living that you need or want to do. It also helps you to adapt the activity or environment that you do it in.
Occupational Therapy sessions are very practical and will look at the occupations you do day to day or use new occupations / meaningful activities to build your skills. Sessions are 60 minutes long and all resources will be provided.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is an advanced psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. It recommended by the UK’s National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. EMDR can also be used to overcome low self esteem, anxiety, reoccurring depression and other conditions by processing memories that have contributed to the negative sense of self you have today.
The treatment will consist of several sessions which are 60-90 minutes long, dependent on the nature of the problem. In the case of a single trauma sustained in adulthood, there will be 1 or 2 assessment sessions, followed by 1 or 2 sessions discussing and preparing for EMDR treatment, using some preliminary exercises (e.g. safe place imagery), and at least 1 or 2 treatment sessions.
The number of actual treatment sessions will again depend on the nature and number of distressing memories or nature of the problem.