Warmth, understanding and respectful listening
When we are experiencing distress, painful emotions or dissatisfaction with life, sharing our feelings and thoughts, and receiving empathic understanding, can be healing and empowering. I offer warmth, acceptance and respectful listening; the chance for you to express yourself at your own pace and in your own way. Counselling and psychotherapy is not about giving advice but, instead, supporting you to use your own inner resources, for example self care, looking at your choices and noticing unhelpful thought patterns, in order to move forward.
I am an Integrative, relational Counsellor and Psychotherapist in central Guildford. This means that I draw on a range of approaches - that include mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment and psychodynamic theory - and tailor them to you as a unique individual. I offer a caring therapeutic relationship where we work together towards your self awareness and acceptance, in confidence. I will value whatever you choose to bring to your sessions - your personal experience.
Making the decision to see a counsellor can be daunting; by reading this you have taken the first step. Our initial session will help you to decide if counselling is for you.
Counselling and Psychotherapy, Guildford Town Centre
I offer day and evening counselling and psychotherapy appointments in central Guildford, close to parking and public transport, through Guildford Counselling Resource Centre at Guildford Institute, Ward Street (off North Street), Guildford GU1 4LH.
Issues I Work With
I have experience of a range of issues, including:
My ongoing work at The Fountain Centre, Royal Surrey Hospital, has led to a special interest in working with the emotional impact of living with cancer and untreatable cancer as well as bereavement counselling.
My Surrey Counselling practice is in Guildford, near Cranleigh, Godalming, Merrow, Ash, Farnham, Haslemere, Compton, Shalford, Burpham, Send, East Clandon, West Clandon, Jacobs Well, Shere, Abinger, Gomshall, Woking, East Horsley and West Horsley. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
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