BWRT Therapy

BWRT Therapist

I am a BWRT Practitioner, Levels 1,2 & 3, ,Addiction Counsellor, Counsellor and Family Therapist. BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® is a new model of psychology and psychotherapy that embraces the latest thinking on neuroscience and psychological health. It is determinedly solution-focused and in the hands of a trained practitioner can provide speedy and permanent help for many mind-related difficul?es however stubborn or deep-rooted they might seem to be. To find out more about how BWRT® might help you, contact any of our practitioners who will be happy to discuss your needs in detail. BWRT® - what is it? BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® - BWRT® - is an advanced model of therapy based firmly in neuroscience and created by UK Professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It’s a totally confidential method that doesn’t require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist. It does not use hypnosis or any concepts that might be considered by some to be mys?cal or unscientific. It is in fact completely logical, prac?cal and downto-earth and for it to work only needs you to know what you want to change in your life. Our registered practitioners are all fully trained in the process, fully insured, and have to adhere to a strict ethical code. How BWRT® works BWRT® is unique in the world of psychological therapy. It uses the same subconscious thought processes that caused the problem to appear in the first place, to sort it all out quickly and cleanly - you don’t have to delve into your deepest thoughts, or examine your childhood in fine detail, since BWRT® simply does not need such information. THE GAP In 1983, scientific experiments revealed the interesting fact that we don’t actually have free will in quite the way we tend to think of it. Those experiments showed that there’s a tiny gap between the moment our brain starts to react to something and when we become aware of whatever it is, and it’s in that gap that stuff like anxiety, fear, anger and just about everything else ‘fires up’ - and by the time we notice it, we’re already doing it! That part of the brain does something else, too… it stores a record of everything we react to. So if it learnt you thought something was dangerous - and it can be almost anything - it will trigger anxiety or fear everytime it finds anything even only remotely like it. There’s a special psychological process that locks those things in place and because they are in the part of the brain that reacts without actually thinking, it can be difficult to change them. Or at least it was, until 2011, when UK Psychotherapist Terence Watts discovered how to use a totally natural process to reorganise and reconditon those ‘secret’ thought processes. He immediately began extensive testing with many colleagues and soon discovered it worked every bit as well as he had hoped. The first practitioners started working with this amazing new therapy in 2013.. 

For myself, I am a Founder Member, Supervisor, Mentor and Levels 1, 2 & 3 Practitioner.  BWRT's success is rapidly spreading throughout the world.  I am having phenomenol success working with this therapy, not only for trauma, phobias and all stress related problems but with addiction too.  I still cannot believe how rapid and effective this therapy is..   

My Philosophy

I believe the most important part of my work is based upon building a warm, genuine, appropriate, healthy, caring, therapeutic relationship with my clients. I find that most clients have not come from a background where they were able to experience healthy relationships, whether they are addicts or not. I have never known a client seeking therapy to have high self-worth and self-esteem. I feel that it is very important for me to work towards allowing my clients to experience a healthy relationship. This relationship is based upon strict confidentiality, trust, empathy, healthy boundaries and unconditional positive regard. I work towards providing them with a relationship where they know that they will not be judged or abandoned and that they will still have my unconditional, positive regard, no matter what they tell me. A relationship where every client can feel safe and be heard.


I began working in the '70's for a G.P. in the National Health Service and became more and more horrified at the amount of tranquillizers and sleeping tablets that the G.P. was giving out to his patients.  I felt that there had to be a better way of treatment and better help for people than being on mood altering drugs to help them deal with their problems.  I began searching for the answer and eventually I found the answer by trying hypno-therapy for myself.  I knew this was the answer and went on to train as a Hypno-Analyst.   I also work as a counsellor.  I began my counselling by studying Psycho-Dynamic Counselling at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation. I then studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming. After this I became very interested in working with addiction and in 1998 I started studying Reality Therapy and achieved my Basic Intensive Certificate and my Advanced Intensive Certificate. I then went on to study on a one year Post Graduate's course at Clouds House, Wiltshire for the Certificate in Addiction Counselling. I worked in the field of addiction for many years as a full time Addiction Counsellor. Subsequently I have trained in Brainworking Recursive Therapy.  BWRT® is an immensely powerful style of working that can often dissolve problems almost instantaneously.

There is no other therapy in the world that is the same as BWRT®. Certified BWRT® Practitioners receive thorough training in this totally modern methodology and are completely conversant with the techniques needed to work effectively with a great number of human problems and difficulties.

As a counsellor I am a member of the BACP, which means that I adhere to their codes of practice and ethics. Within my counselling practice I use an Integrative model of counselling. This incorporates Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, plus Psycho-Dynamic models. I have a small private practice, where I work with all client groups and use a humanistic, integrative approach, when counselling.

As a Hypno-Therapist/Hypno-Analyst I work in private practice and am a member of the International Association of Hypno-Analysts.  I adhere to their Code of Practice and Ethics.

Whether working as a Hypno-Analyst or a Counsellor I believe that every client has the right to be treated with dignity and respect and be honoured for the unique person they are.  Strict confidentiality is always strictly adhered to.

For a FREE Initial Consultation please contact:
Pauline Havelock-Searle
Tel: 020 8723 5840


I am also an EMDR Practitioner

What is EMDR
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What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing. It is a psychotherapeutic procedure that was originated and developed by Dr Francine Shapiro in the United States in 1987.

EMDR was originally designed to treat traumatic or "dysfunctional" memories and experiences and their psychological consequences, and the procedure has mainly been used in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. However EMDR has been increasingly used over the years to treat e.g., grief, phobias, test and performance anxiety, anxiety and panic disorders, pain, sexual dysfunction, and a wide range of experientially based disorders.

EMDR is an evidence based therapeutic procedure. That is, although the procedure originally developed out of self-observation, the evolution and development of the procedure has been dictated by clinical and research findings. Most of the components in EMDR are recognisable from other well-known therapies although they are arranged in a unique order. However, one unusual element in EMDR is bilateral stimulation usually in the form of eye movements, but also sometimes in the form of bilateral auditory or tactile stimulation. There is a great deal of evidence that bilateral stimulation speeds up the reprocessing of disturbing emotional or traumatic material and at the same time helps the client feel safer in making contact with traumatic material.  A number of replicated research trials have demonstrated that eye movements reduce the vividness of emotional and traumatic imagery. It is believed that the eye movements induced in EMDR mirror the natural eye movement process that occurs in the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) phase of sleep during which information is processed naturally.

In EMDR, the therapist will always firstly carry out a careful psychological assessment of whether EMDR would be suitable for the problem (s) presented, and will elicit a memory representing the problem. The client will then work with the therapist in clearing the neural pathway that this trauma has been stored and replacing it with positive cognitions. 

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