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23rd November 2020 
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Specialist Areas

At my private counselling/psychotherapy practice near Woking, Surrey I work with a wide range of issues including addictive behaviours,
anger management, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, body image, loss of confidence, low self-esteem, negative self-belief, panic attacks, PTSD, stress management, self-development, relationships, unhappiness, weight management, workplace issues.

I have additional areas of specialism for which I am trained and experienced:
Attachment issues
Bereavement and loss (Cruse accredited)
Couples and relationship counselling
Male and female sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence/domestic abuse
Gender identity, gender transition and sexuality issues
PTSD
Phobias
Relaxation and breathing techniques
Smoking cessation
Stress management
Substance Misuse
Trauma, both major and minor, using EMDR* or EFT**
Workplace relationships
Weight management
Youth Counselling (12-25 years)(NHS trained with enhanced DBS clearance).

I accept counselling/psychotherapy/hypnotherapy referrals from private individuals, GP's based in Woking and other local areas, Employee Assistance Providers (EAPs). I can offer you a choice of both short or long-term work and if you are a private client, you will not be expected to sign up for a fixed number of sessions.

*EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) involves recreating the rapid eye movements that occur in dream sleep, whilst you are fully awake. This can help the brain facilitate the reprocessing of traumatic memories and can also help to reprocess more minor developmental traumas which may have contributed to low-self esteem, loss of confidence, negative self-believe and unresolved grief. I am trained to deliver an Advanced EMDR Flash Technique which may quickly reduce strong responses to trauma.

**EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). This is sometimes described as "acupuncture without the needles". However, in EFT this is confined to the 13 main meridian points in the face and upper body. You will be shown how to deliver a sequence of tapping movements, which it is believed may help release the negative energy that may be locked into the subtle energy system as a result of a negative experience or emotional response.