Bridget McConnell (MBACP) Counsellor/Psychotherapist
The Holistic Centre
The Barn, Wiggins Yard
I am a professional, warm and engaging therapist, offering a safe and confidential space for you to share what may be worrying you. The counselling relationship is empathic and non-judgemental, creating an environment in which deep grievances may be shared, and emotional healing can take place.
I have worked with many different issues, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self harm, trauma, suicidal thoughts and bereavement amongst others, however, as a humanistic practitioner, I always work with an individual's unique experience. I include EFT (emotional freedom technique) and mindfulness in my practice.
Humanistic counselling adopts the view point that we are all unique individuals, and therefore hold the keys to healthy living within ourselves. The role of the counsellor is to help us explore and find the answers for ourselves rather than offering analysis or solutions, thus fostering autonomy and restoring personal growth. I also integrate CBT, attachment theory (psychodynamic) and transpersonal theories into my practice.
I have 20 years experience in therapeutic work, and am passionate about individuality, healing and personal growth.
"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
"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 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
"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
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Counselling/Psychotherapy (first 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, and in sixth form college supporting young people in education, and a 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 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)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and mindfulness techniques to assist the healing process.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
£45 (initial appointment available on request for £25)
I also have extensive experience of meditation and teach mindfulness techniques.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Godalming Holistic Centre: appointments weekdays, weekends and evenings.
Types of client