Counselling: What is it & What can I expect?

‘We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding and true empathy.

Yet listening of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.’

-Carl Rogers

Counselling is a professional relationship, based on trust and congruence, that centres purely on you, the client.  

It provides you uninterrupted time and space to be truly heard and listened to with empathy, without judgement, criticism or dismissal.

By working and exploring together, there is opportunity to unravel and address issues that are troubling or burdening you;

thus individuals become more aware of choices and gain a clearer sense of direction in their life.

Feelings of empowerment develop and strengthen as you work through negative thought and behaviour patterns:

  • Your ability to manage conflict both within yourself and others in more appropriate ways develops.
  • Establishing a re-affirmed sense of self and re-focussing in your life.
  • Re-establishing and building self-esteem and confidence.
  • A sense of inner calm and harmony leading to a happier more fulfilled life.

As your therapist my role is not to direct you or give you answers.

It is to ‘travel your journey with you’, engaging with you empathically, so I have an understanding of your experiences and you feel truly heard and understood.

Working collaboratively, we will help you find the answers that are within yourself.

‘Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.’

-Sigmund Freud

Working collaboratively…

Counselling & psychotherapy is built on the foundation of a trusting professional relationship between counsellor and client.

As your therapist my role is not to direct you or give you answers. It is to ‘travel your journey with you’, engaging with you empathically, so I have an understanding of your experiences and you feel truly heard and understood.

Working collaboratively, we will help you find the answers that are within yourself.

Identifying traits…

Therapy can help you recognise and acknowledge your strengths: qualities that will help you cope more effectively through your life journey.

It can also help you identify negative thought processes and behaviour patterns that may be sabotaging relationships and opportunities, holding you back or see you repeating the same processes again and again, preventing you from achieving a content and fulfilling life.

Finding solutions…

As our bodies hold on to the emotional distress of negative thoughts or traumatic experiences, (consciously or unconsciously) these can often be experienced in the form of anxiety, illness and disease (dis-ease).


As therapist and client, together we can explore the origin of these patterns providing you with the tools, knowledge and understanding to break free from these destructive behaviours and improve your life.


When you do finally release these old, unresolved negative emotions and behaviours, positive thinking and growth are allowed to blossom and develop enabling you to become the best version of yourself you want to be.

Get in touch

Please do get in touch below if you have any questions about what counselling could offer you or to arrange an initial free telephone consultation where we can talk about what might be best for you.

You can also call me on 07 900 247 105. Please leave a clear message with your name and a contact number where you are comfortable for me to return your call. I endeavour to respond to all messages as soon as possible.

My location

I am based in Godalming, Surrey, offering therapy across Godalming, Farnham, Haslemere, Chiddingfold, Guildford, Woking & surrounding areas.

Fees & availability

I offer day, evening and some weekend appointments depending on availability.

Individual Counselling: 50 minute session £55.00

Student Counsellors: 50 minute session £45.00

Child & Adolescent: up to 50 minutes per session £55.00


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Please note: I reserve the right to charge for cancelled or missed appointments with less than 48 hours’ notice provided.