Evelyn Gaunt
Counselling & EMDR Therapy Guildford, Surrey


EMDR Therapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy Talking Therapy Sessions Online and Face to Face

Hello, and welcome to my page. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Counselling, Psychotherapy and EMDR therapy sessions I offer in Guildford, Surrey.

Both face to face/in person therapy and remote, online video call therapy are available Monday to Wednesday 8am - 6.30pm for EMDR and counselling sessions

I am an experienced and Accredited EMDR Practicioner and Accredited (BACP) Psychotherapist and Counsellor based in Guildford and surrounding areas.
I offer Adult and Adolescent (14+) psychotherapy, counselling and EMDR Therapy in Guildford, near Woking, Aldershot, Brookwood and Knaphill and further afield in person or by video call sessions.

Sometimes we face struggles in life that are overwhelming, trying to find balance in our busy lives can be difficult. I work with many clients respecting their varying needs, I believe we are all unique and with this in mind I safely integrate different theories into my work to enable a safe and personal journey through the counselling process. Please see more on my About Counselling page.

Eye Movement, Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
I offer EMDR Therapy as a therapeutic intervention in its own right.
EMDR Therapy is a powerful trauma therapy that should only be provided by a fully trained practitioner. I graduated from the University of Worcester with a level 7 Post Graduate Certificate (PGCert) in EMDR Therapy. I am an Accredited EMDR Practitioner specialising in treating past or present trauma. Sessions are held either in person/face to face within my private counselling office in Guildford/Worplesdon or remotely, online via video call. EMDR trauma therapy is recommended within NICE Guidelines (2018) and by the World Health Organisation (WHO, 2013).
WHO recommends to refer people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to advanced trauma treatments and PTSD Therapy, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, stating that "EMDR therapy aims to reduce subjective distress and strengthen adaptive cognitions related to the traumatic event and unlike CBT, EMDR does not involve (a) detailed descriptions of the event, (b) direct challenging of beliefs, (c) extended exposure, or (d) homework.”
Trauma is anything in your life that hinders you now, whether that be through flashbacks, nightmares, depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, physical illness, body image and more. EMDR treatment has shown to be effective in these areas and has been found to quickly resolve and sustain resolution of issues for many people*. The brain has an innate ability to heal, but under extreme stress the ability to heal and process distressing thoughts may be lost, through our sessions together we will use set protocols and agree the type of bilateral stimulation such as tapping, hand movements, sounds or vibrations that suit you to reprocess thoughts feelings and emotions of distressing events to either eradicate them or bring them to a manageable level for you.
For further information on EMDR Trauma Therapy sessions please visit my About Counselling, Qualifications and Fees pages. Information can also be found at www.emdrassociation.org.uk. and on my blog including videos, TED TALKS, articles and books recommendations.

*Although EMDR Therapy can be quicker than other therapies, there is no magic wand and for CPTSD where there are multiple distressing incidents or traumas such as prolonged emotional, psychological and/or emotional abuse or neglect, therapy will take longer and requires commitment to the process.

"EMDR is magical! I feel like a different person, it's wonderful" Testimonial from a client originally presenting with CPTSD, commenting after successful EMDR Treatment

Adult Counselling/Psychotherapy/Talking Therapy
If you are looking for a counsellor, in Guildford for in person or remote therapy sessions, look no further. I provide a safe, warm, comfortable and respectful space, where I would encourage you to share your thoughts, emotions and feelings without fear of judgement. Together we can identify any problems in your life, exploring alternative choices, leading to understanding and overcoming these difficulties.
We will work together, with anxieties and the impact on your life in general to highlight events, triggers and causes of difficulties, allowing you to move forward in your desired direction. Gaining awareness in life and understanding actions, habits and behavioural patterns, can be empowering and beneficial, leading to the changes you wish to make for a more contented life.
Offering time to talk and reflect, focusing on yourself within a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, can help you develop coping skills, confidence, communication skills and a deeper understanding of self.

"Evelyn listens and helps me understand why things happen. She has given me strategies to overcome the problems I am facing. She is a calming influence and has been a huge support to me and my family." - testimonial from a client

Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling
I am an experienced counsellor based in Guildford and have worked extensively with children/teenagers through my careers over the past 30 years, visit my Qualifications and Experience page for further information. I am happy to see adolescents from age 14+. My approach is integrative and flexible. Your young persons well-being is my main concern along with gaining a good working relationship based on trust. In the modern world of the internet and constant testing at schools, plus all the normal hormonal changes, young people can face a lot of difficulties and anxieties, leaving them feeling vulnerable and confused. I will encourage your young person to speak and communicate in a way that they will be heard. Through these sessions young people are able to see how capable they are of change within themselves, gaining confidence and being able to cope with difficult situations in the future.

"I would never have got back to university without your help thank you for helping me with my anxiety, I am not scared anymore. Testimonial from a client

Further Information
I work in person, face to face in Guildford and remotely online also. I have experience working with a wide range of difficulties including, traumas (past and present), flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, depression, panic, neglect, abuse sexuality and identity, low self-worth, low self-esteem, illness, bereavement and relationship difficulties. All of these difficulties and more can impact our lives in a detrimental way, maybe you feel unhappy and have lost some enjoyment in life. You may feel you need some strategies for coping, or someone alongside who will listen and not judge while you 'offload'.
I am able to work with my clients on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.
I am a fully qualified and Accredited EMDR Practicioner, and an accredited (BACP) Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with adults, and adolescents (14+), and based in Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey, but able to accommodate online sessions for clients living further afield. I am a member of the EMDR Association and an Accredited and Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Subject to availability, sessions are available Monday to Wednesday 8am - 6.30pm please visit my Availability and Fees page for more information.
I appreciate it may be overwhelming and anxiety provoking finding the right therapist or counsellor for you. With this in mind you could visit my FAQ page or I am happy to answer any of your questions on a 10 minute phone call, or by email to allay any fears or worries you may have.
Call me on: 07948 825913 to make an appointment.

My main therapy room is within a private address on: the Fairlands Estate, Aldershot Road, Worplesdon, Guildford, GU3. This is near Rokers, Merrist Wood College and Fairlands Medical Centre.

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