From 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:
Bereavement and loss (Cruse accredited)
Couples and relationship counselling
Male and female sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence/abuse
Gender identity, gender transition and sexuality issues
Relaxation and breathing techniques
Trauma, both major and minor, using EMDR* or EFT**
Youth Counselling (12-25 years)(NHS trained with enhanced DBS clearance).
I accept counselling/psychotherapy/hypnotherapy referrals from private individuals, GP's and mental health professionals. I offer you a choice of short or long-term work 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.