Aileen George MBACP (Accred)
The Richmond Surgery
I believe that if a person has a problem, they also have the answer.
I first became interested in counselling because I questioned why some people are able to overcome adversity while others struggle. I came to the realisation that what has happened in our past influences this. Human beings are adept at seeing things in black and white, ignoring, minimising, justifying and laughing off problems in order to maintain the status quo. Sometimes this can mask a profound unhappiness which can manifest itself in physical illness, depression, relationship difficulties etc.
I offer a confidential service, to help clients who are experiencing a range of issues, such as: Anger, Bereavement, Loss, Anxiety, Stress, Burn-Out, Trauma, Childhood Abuse, Depression, Workplace Issues, Relationship Problems and Past Issues that are affecting day to day life. Counselling is an effective means of help and can help clients feel more positive and able to engage with life again.
Talking to a counsellor who is removed from the problem means starting at the beginning and deciding what to talk about (and therefore what is important). This makes it real. A counsellor can help focus on what the problem is and what it's like for you to be experiencing it. With increased awareness come the possibilities of self-acceptance and doing something about it if that is what you wish to do.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling (University of Highlands & Islands)
Diploma in Sex Addiction (ISAT)
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Accreditation with Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
I have worked as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer with Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland. I have also worked as a counsellor privately and within a GP surgery.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions (50 minutes) - £45.00 (Individuals)
Supervision (1 1/2 hours) - £60.00 (£45.00 for students)
Free parking is available close to The Odiham Clinic and at The Richmond Surgery.
"I no longer feel near breaking point.....It's been amazing, life changing."
B.C. ~ 18th November 2011
"Aileen has supported me in working with some very sensitive issues. Her compassionate and respectful approach, together with her clear thinking, depth of professional experience and her high ethical standards, all combined to create a space in which I have felt able to work deeply and honestly in complete safety."
L.C. ~ 10th November 2011
"I received counselling from Aileen George, after a recent bereavement. I found her to be incredibly empathetic. She was also gently directive and compassionately insightful in uncovering issues I needed to work on. I was fully supported during this process which led me to feel empowered, capable and in control of my own life. I was then able to move through the process of grief with acceptance and meaning"
K.E. ~ 10th January 2011
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an Integrative supervisor and gained my certificate in supervision (validated by COSCA) in February 2009.View supervision profile