Bridget McConnell BA (Hons),m (MBCAP) Counsellor/Psychotherapist
The Holistic Centre
The Barn, Wiggins Yard
I am a warm, professional and engaging counsellor and psychotherapist, providing a safe and confidential space for you to share what may be worrying you. I offer an empathic and non-judgemental counselling relationship, and have 20 years' experience in therapeutic work. I offer first sessions at half price so you can meet me before deciding whether to commence a course of therapy. I have worked with many different issues, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self harm, trauma (PTSD), suicidal thoughts and bereavement amongst others. However, as a humanistic practitioner, I always work with an individual's unique experience.
Although traditionally called 'the talking cure', it is feeling truly heard by a counsellor that can unlock the door to our own healing. I see my role as helping you explore and find the answers within you, rather than offering advice or solutions. My aim is to facilitate a safe and supportive space that promotes your healing and growth, whilst challenging you through questions and invitations to see life differently. Through examining and working towards understanding of the nature of your interactions with the world and others around you, change and growth become attainable. My approach integrates Gestalt, attachment theory, EFT, solution focused and transpersonal theories.
"Bridget is an excellent therapist, she has high integrity and is supportive and caring. Bridget has been responsible for some of my most life changing experiences and I highly recommend her."
Kelly Maine, Godalming Hypnotherapy
"There are not enough words to thank you for being with me….You had the perfect balance of respect and genuine care…" Anonymous client
"Bridget is a gem of a therapist. She sees you as a true individual and helps you to find your balance in life…. I can highly recommend her to anyone who needs some help to untangle their lives into a straighter and calmer line. Bridget “get’s” people whatever their age." Tone Tellefsen Hughes – Director of Luck’s Yard Clinic
"My experience with Bridget has been amazing. Counselling is an incredible journey and I'm so glad it was Bridget who kindly helped me through a tough time which such care and understanding.... She has an incredible calming warm energy...and her various use of create methods are extremely effective... I will genuinely miss her now I have finished my therapy! She is an inspirational lady and I cannot recommend her highly enough..." Anonymous client
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Counselling/Psychotherapy (1st class), FdSc Humanistic Counselling, PG Cert CBT, NCFE certificate in Counselling Skills. EFT and EMO (energy psychology) practitioner.
My experience includes working in a busy GP surgery for the NHS offering short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, in sixth form college supporting young people in education, and a in youth counselling agency. I offer talks and inset days on teenage mental health issues to parents and adults in contact with adolescents.
I am DBS checked, insured and have completed a course in safeguarding young people.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
£50 (first appointment £25)
I am a tutor in level 3 counselling at Guildford College.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Godalming Holistic Centre: appointments weekdays, weekends and evenings.
Types of client