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22nd September 2020 
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Specialist Areas

At my private counselling practice near Woking, Surrey I am trained and experienced to work with the following general issues:
Anger management, anxiety, depression, loss of confidence, low self-esteem, panic attacks, stress management, self-development, relationships, loss, poor self-image, unhappiness.

I also have specialist training and experience to work with the following:
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
Relaxation and breathing techniques
Smoking cessation
Stress management
Substance Misuse
Trauma (both major and minor) using EMDR* or EFT** (Major trauma = PTSD, or minor traumas resulting from things like early low self-esteem, loss of self-belief/confidence, phobias and many other negative early influences).
Workplace relationships
Weight management
Youth Counselling (NHS trained for ages 12-25 yrs) with enhanced DBS.

I accept counselling referrals from private individuals, GP's based in Woking and other local areas and 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 involved in PTSD, but it can also help to reprocess more minor traumas involved in producing low-self esteem, loss of confidence, negative self-believe and unresolved grief.

**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.