Counselling in GU9

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Faith Kitchen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Welcome, I’m Faith (she/her) and I’m a qualified, integrative therapist. I offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore what is on your mind. I will work sensitively and collaboratively with you to look at anything in your life that is causing you difficulties, or that you’d like to look into in more detail to increase your self-awareness and better understand your relationships and feelings.
Welcome, I’m Faith (she/her) and I’m a qualified, integrative therapist. I offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore what is on your mind. I will work sensitively and collaboratively with you to look at anything in your life that is causing you difficulties, or that you’d like to look into in more detail to increase your self-awareness and better understand your relationships and feelings.
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Donna Neale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with adults and young people from age 11 - aiming to provide a walm welcoming environment to explore any of life's challenges. We all have moments where we need additional support, I can offer compassionate and empathetic understanding of the distress you may be experiencing, I can help you with depression, anxiety, anger, social anxiety, ODC symptoms, low self-esteem or just support you through a challenging time.
I work with adults and young people from age 11 - aiming to provide a walm welcoming environment to explore any of life's challenges. We all have moments where we need additional support, I can offer compassionate and empathetic understanding of the distress you may be experiencing, I can help you with depression, anxiety, anger, social anxiety, ODC symptoms, low self-esteem or just support you through a challenging time.
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Michael Stephens
Counsellor
Verified
Farnham GU9  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
More people than ever are struggling at present and/or are uncertain about the future. Whether you have a particular issue (stress, anxiety, relationship / work problems, confidence issues, not sleeping, lacking motivation) or are generally "not feeling yourself" you are not alone.
More people than ever are struggling at present and/or are uncertain about the future. Whether you have a particular issue (stress, anxiety, relationship / work problems, confidence issues, not sleeping, lacking motivation) or are generally "not feeling yourself" you are not alone.
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Chris Faulkner
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with extensive experience with a wide range of client issues including bereavement, self-esteem, shame, guilt and relationship issues to name but a few. I believe passionately that every person is unique and individual. Life can at times be difficult and confusing; a single major event or a number of events can affect our internal equilibrium and affect quality of life. I offer a warm, empathic, safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your feelings and issues. As a native speaker of Spanish I offer Spanish speaking therapy for the Hispanic community.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with extensive experience with a wide range of client issues including bereavement, self-esteem, shame, guilt and relationship issues to name but a few. I believe passionately that every person is unique and individual. Life can at times be difficult and confusing; a single major event or a number of events can affect our internal equilibrium and affect quality of life. I offer a warm, empathic, safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your feelings and issues. As a native speaker of Spanish I offer Spanish speaking therapy for the Hispanic community.
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Photo of Katrina Dunbar, Psychotherapist in GU9, England
Katrina Dunbar
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Choosing a therapist can raise lots of questions and concerns. This is why I offer a free half hour online introductory session so that we can discuss your needs further and you can decide whether you think you would like to work with me. I am an experienced integrative psychotherapist and counsellor who's committed to helping my clients make the changes they want to see in their life and relationships. I do this by paying attention to you as an individual and using the theories and interventions that I believe will best support you in where you want to be.
Choosing a therapist can raise lots of questions and concerns. This is why I offer a free half hour online introductory session so that we can discuss your needs further and you can decide whether you think you would like to work with me. I am an experienced integrative psychotherapist and counsellor who's committed to helping my clients make the changes they want to see in their life and relationships. I do this by paying attention to you as an individual and using the theories and interventions that I believe will best support you in where you want to be.
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Simon Mahony
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Addiction, mental health issues and distress, at some point in life we can all suffer from any of these issues. You are not alone, and you don't have to suffer needlessly. Like many people I've faced my own fair share of these problems and found myself engaging in therapy that changed my life. I believe that everybody can obtain long-term happiness through the self-awareness that therapy offers. We can often tell ourselves that we are different, broken some how, that therapy won't work. However, there is light at the end of every tunnel and together we can take that journey to over-come any issues and create a life of possibilities.
Addiction, mental health issues and distress, at some point in life we can all suffer from any of these issues. You are not alone, and you don't have to suffer needlessly. Like many people I've faced my own fair share of these problems and found myself engaging in therapy that changed my life. I believe that everybody can obtain long-term happiness through the self-awareness that therapy offers. We can often tell ourselves that we are different, broken some how, that therapy won't work. However, there is light at the end of every tunnel and together we can take that journey to over-come any issues and create a life of possibilities.
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Photo of Marion Downey, Psychotherapist in GU9, England
Marion Downey
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with adults, young people and couples. I have a natural ability to empathise with my clients and am able to offer the support they need whilst working together to find tailor-made solutions. My clients often reflect on how their own journey has progressed through therapy with me, and many of my referrals come through word of mouth and the resulting network I have developed over the years. Before training to be a therapist at the University of Surrey, I worked in management and Human Resources. I currently hold a post teaching Psychology.
I am an experienced psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with adults, young people and couples. I have a natural ability to empathise with my clients and am able to offer the support they need whilst working together to find tailor-made solutions. My clients often reflect on how their own journey has progressed through therapy with me, and many of my referrals come through word of mouth and the resulting network I have developed over the years. Before training to be a therapist at the University of Surrey, I worked in management and Human Resources. I currently hold a post teaching Psychology.
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Photo of Emily McEwan, Counsellor in GU9, England
Emily McEwan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Looking for a counsellor can feel daunting. A key part of counselling success is finding someone you feel comfortable with, feel safe, and with whom you can easily relate and connect. I have always loved working with people and prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I have worked in the criminal justice sector. This led me to delivering therapeutic group work, and later to counselling in prison where I worked with clients with traumatic histories. I have worked with anxiety, depression, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, addictions, relationship and attachment challenges, and mental health diagnosis.
Looking for a counsellor can feel daunting. A key part of counselling success is finding someone you feel comfortable with, feel safe, and with whom you can easily relate and connect. I have always loved working with people and prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I have worked in the criminal justice sector. This led me to delivering therapeutic group work, and later to counselling in prison where I worked with clients with traumatic histories. I have worked with anxiety, depression, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, addictions, relationship and attachment challenges, and mental health diagnosis.
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Photo of Sophie Batra, Psychotherapist in GU9, England
Sophie Batra
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Are you looking for more peace, contentment and clarity in your life? Starting therapy is a courageous step to take, and it would by my privilege to be alongside you as you embark on this journey. I have experience working with clients facing a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, perfectionism, loss, anger, depression and struggles with relationships. I offer a space where clients feel heard and fully accepted, so you can start to gain self-understanding and feel empowered to make the changes in your life you've always wanted.
Are you looking for more peace, contentment and clarity in your life? Starting therapy is a courageous step to take, and it would by my privilege to be alongside you as you embark on this journey. I have experience working with clients facing a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, perfectionism, loss, anger, depression and struggles with relationships. I offer a space where clients feel heard and fully accepted, so you can start to gain self-understanding and feel empowered to make the changes in your life you've always wanted.
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Louise Morris
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
We all experience difficulties and challenges in our lives. Sometimes, problems can feel overwhelming, even unbearable. At times, we may feel that we ourselves are the problem. I offer a non-judgemental, confidential space where, together, we can explore the challenges you face. Some facts of our lives cannot be changed – having happened already or, for example, illness or impending loss. As your therapist, my aim is to offer you the relationship and support you need to reflect on and be more able to cope with difficult life events.
We all experience difficulties and challenges in our lives. Sometimes, problems can feel overwhelming, even unbearable. At times, we may feel that we ourselves are the problem. I offer a non-judgemental, confidential space where, together, we can explore the challenges you face. Some facts of our lives cannot be changed – having happened already or, for example, illness or impending loss. As your therapist, my aim is to offer you the relationship and support you need to reflect on and be more able to cope with difficult life events.
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Kathryn Woodward
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Hi, I’m Kathryn – a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. We all face times in our life when things feel less than easy. For some, a particular aspect of life may feel overwhelming. For others, their entire situation may feel desperate. Some may simply feel that they want an opportunity to understand themselves better, to be the ‘best’ that they can be. Whatever your current experience, Counselling & Psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to ‘unpack’ what is happening for you with a qualified individual, held safely, and in confidence.
Hi, I’m Kathryn – a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. We all face times in our life when things feel less than easy. For some, a particular aspect of life may feel overwhelming. For others, their entire situation may feel desperate. Some may simply feel that they want an opportunity to understand themselves better, to be the ‘best’ that they can be. Whatever your current experience, Counselling & Psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to ‘unpack’ what is happening for you with a qualified individual, held safely, and in confidence.
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Photo of Suzanne Saunders, Counsellor in GU9, England
Suzanne Saunders
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I'm Suzanne and I'm a person centred counsellor. Life can be tough, but we rarely stop to think about the impact it takes on us. I provide a warm and supportive environment for you to talk through your experiences. My aim is to help you understand who you are and who you want to be in the future, with a particular focus on building confidence and self-esteem. By looking for a counsellor you are taking that first step.
Hi, I'm Suzanne and I'm a person centred counsellor. Life can be tough, but we rarely stop to think about the impact it takes on us. I provide a warm and supportive environment for you to talk through your experiences. My aim is to help you understand who you are and who you want to be in the future, with a particular focus on building confidence and self-esteem. By looking for a counsellor you are taking that first step.
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Sarah Lighten Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Counselling is a tough journey and sometimes just choosing the right person to help you on that journey is the toughest part. I know from experience how life changing therapy can be, you just have to start. With me that’s a free 15 minute chat to find out what’s happening in your life that you would like to work through and whether we’re the right fit. Whether you need support for something that is happening in the present or you need help with a lifelong list of challenges, I’m here to support you on that journey.
Counselling is a tough journey and sometimes just choosing the right person to help you on that journey is the toughest part. I know from experience how life changing therapy can be, you just have to start. With me that’s a free 15 minute chat to find out what’s happening in your life that you would like to work through and whether we’re the right fit. Whether you need support for something that is happening in the present or you need help with a lifelong list of challenges, I’m here to support you on that journey.
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Photo of Katherine Smith, Counsellor in GU9, England
Katherine Smith
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I work with young people aged 11+ from a quiet location outside Farnham. I have been providing therapeutic services for adolescents for several years in educational and statutory environments and have worked with a variety of different issues, including anxiety, depression, self harm and trauma. My belief is that young people deserve constructive, thoughtful support that is tailored to their needs and I endeavour to work with teenagers to ensure that they have the skills and resilience to meet the challenges that lie ahead of them.
I work with young people aged 11+ from a quiet location outside Farnham. I have been providing therapeutic services for adolescents for several years in educational and statutory environments and have worked with a variety of different issues, including anxiety, depression, self harm and trauma. My belief is that young people deserve constructive, thoughtful support that is tailored to their needs and I endeavour to work with teenagers to ensure that they have the skills and resilience to meet the challenges that lie ahead of them.
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Stuart Ralph
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I work with clients from 4 years up to 25. I see a wide range of challenges including OCD, anxiety, depression, grief, school refusal, identity, mood, and peer problems. I have a special interest in OCD, having run a podcast for the last 7 years (5m downloads), and received the International OCD Foundation hero award in 2018. Childhood, adolescence and young adulthood can come with many challenges and difficulties, I offer a safe, empathic and compassionate approach to my clients, while providing evidence based solutions to their problems. I work in private practice, and as co-founder of The Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy.
I work with clients from 4 years up to 25. I see a wide range of challenges including OCD, anxiety, depression, grief, school refusal, identity, mood, and peer problems. I have a special interest in OCD, having run a podcast for the last 7 years (5m downloads), and received the International OCD Foundation hero award in 2018. Childhood, adolescence and young adulthood can come with many challenges and difficulties, I offer a safe, empathic and compassionate approach to my clients, while providing evidence based solutions to their problems. I work in private practice, and as co-founder of The Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy.
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Photo of Kirsty Bunce, Counsellor in GU9, England
Kirsty Bunce
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings can be horrible, but asking for help and embarking on change can be scary too. I can help you to discover a way forward from where you're feeling stuck, be the person who truly listens and understands your unique experience, and helps you to understand it. There may be lots of reasons why you're considering counselling - difficulties or worries in your emotional life, feeling distressed and needing help with a specific issue, struggling to come to terms with a traumatic event or loss, or seeking a clearer perspective on your life, I can help you to explore and move on with living.
Struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings can be horrible, but asking for help and embarking on change can be scary too. I can help you to discover a way forward from where you're feeling stuck, be the person who truly listens and understands your unique experience, and helps you to understand it. There may be lots of reasons why you're considering counselling - difficulties or worries in your emotional life, feeling distressed and needing help with a specific issue, struggling to come to terms with a traumatic event or loss, or seeking a clearer perspective on your life, I can help you to explore and move on with living.
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Fiona Sutton Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I know life can become challenging, overwhelming and numbing and it can feel difficult to find a way through. Traumatic and life changing events from the past and present can change belief and behaviours, knock confidence and impact self-esteem and relationships. I am an experienced integrative counsellor who can support you in understanding yourself better and help you gain courage and confidence to express your thoughts and feelings clearly. In a confidential, safe, non-judgmental space, you will have the opportunity to work through emotional struggles and become more accepting of your life's journey.
I know life can become challenging, overwhelming and numbing and it can feel difficult to find a way through. Traumatic and life changing events from the past and present can change belief and behaviours, knock confidence and impact self-esteem and relationships. I am an experienced integrative counsellor who can support you in understanding yourself better and help you gain courage and confidence to express your thoughts and feelings clearly. In a confidential, safe, non-judgmental space, you will have the opportunity to work through emotional struggles and become more accepting of your life's journey.
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The Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our therapists work online across the UK, we also work face to face with children and young people in Farnham (Surrey) & Herne Hill (London), and with adults in Manchester. Hello, we are the Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy. The founders BACP accredited therapists Jonny Say and Stuart Ralph founded the centre in 2023 to address the need for more affordable and effective therapy options in the UK. Having both suffered from OCD for long periods of time, they created the clinic to help others sooner. Our therapists cover a range of ages from 6 years old up.
Our therapists work online across the UK, we also work face to face with children and young people in Farnham (Surrey) & Herne Hill (London), and with adults in Manchester. Hello, we are the Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy. The founders BACP accredited therapists Jonny Say and Stuart Ralph founded the centre in 2023 to address the need for more affordable and effective therapy options in the UK. Having both suffered from OCD for long periods of time, they created the clinic to help others sooner. Our therapists cover a range of ages from 6 years old up.
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Ruth Harrison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am a Counsellor who believes that people need the time and space to talk about their problems and life to help them build a better life. By talking to someone this can help improve communication with others. It can help you better understand what has happened to you in your past.
I am a Counsellor who believes that people need the time and space to talk about their problems and life to help them build a better life. By talking to someone this can help improve communication with others. It can help you better understand what has happened to you in your past.
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Sara Speakes SLS Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
I believe that strength comes from within, and that we all have the ability to change given the right conditions and motivation. Reflection and a better understanding of ourselves in relation to others, are essential tools in making changes however small or large. Everyone is unique and I work on the principle that "you are the expert on you " but at times of distress or difficulty, you may lose sight of this. This is where counselling can help you to achieve a more positive outlook and a greater understanding.
I believe that strength comes from within, and that we all have the ability to change given the right conditions and motivation. Reflection and a better understanding of ourselves in relation to others, are essential tools in making changes however small or large. Everyone is unique and I work on the principle that "you are the expert on you " but at times of distress or difficulty, you may lose sight of this. This is where counselling can help you to achieve a more positive outlook and a greater understanding.
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Number of Counsellors in GU9

50+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in GU9 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Stress
88% Depression
88% Self Esteem
86% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
71% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
60% Vitality

How Counsellors in GU9 see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in GU9?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.