Craig Coventry MBACP(Reg.), MA, BSC.
10 Chertsey Road
Healthcare On Demand Clinic
I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and trauma therapist in Woking and Guildford. I have gained experience in working with a wide range of issues as a result of working in organisational settings, college environments and in my private practice.
What can counselling help with?
There are many reasons why people decide to come into counselling.
It could be that you are dealing with high levels of stress, anxiety, loss and bereavement, or you may be having difficulties in your relationships. You may feel depressed, held back by low self-esteem or trying to escape the grips of a destructive addiction. You may be struggling to overcome difficulties resulting from psychological trauma as a result of abuse or neglect. It is impossible to list all areas that counselling can help with, however, if you feel like you are having difficulties, you do not have to work through them alone.
Whatever the reason you decide to come into therapy, rest assured that I will provide a warm, friendly, confidential and professional counselling service. I understand that making the first contact is often the hardest step for many people and I am happy for you to call and ask any questions you may have about what I can offer you with no obligation for you to book a session if you feel it's not right for you.
What happens in counselling?
What counselling offers you is the time and space to talk and work through your difficulties, with a skilled and qualified professional, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment. I am an integrative practitioner who primarily works in a 'Person-Centred' manner. This means that my work is focused on helping you get in touch with your emotional and psychological processes in order for you to understand and accept your experiences. This then allows for you to learn how to navigate yourself through them. As an integrative practitioner, I will adapt my way of working to include other approaches to therapy in order to remain flexible to individual client's needs.This may mean reviewing past relationships and experiences- as our current states and ways of managing are affected by our past experiences. In other cases, the work is much more focused on what is happening in the present, in the 'here and now'.
When and for how long?
Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes and are held at the same time each week (please enquire if you need more flexibility as this may be possible depending on my availability). I offer both short-term and long-term/open ended contracts which can be discussed at the initial consultation.
The first step is to call or email me to arrange an initial consultation. You can make contact anytime in the week, even in evenings or at the weekend. The initial consultation is where you are provided with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and for me to understand why you have decided to come into therapy and how I can best be of help to you. Importantly, the initial session is for us both to decide if we can work together. It is important that you feel comfortable with your choice of therapist and that we can build a working relationship that will enable exploration and allow you to grow and work through the difficulties you arrive with.
All therapy rooms provide a quiet and comfortable setting. The Woking therapy room is within a 1 minute walk from the train station. The Guildford Clinic is located near the top of the High Street, a 10 minute walk from the train station or a 5 minute walk from London Road train station. Local pay and display available in Guildford and Woking.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
BSC Psychology and Counselling.
BACP Registered Member.
Committed to Continued Professional Development through regular workshops and ongoing training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Initial Session: £25; £50 per session thereafter.
Initial session: £30; £55 per session thereafter.
Covered By Health Insurance?
I am a registered practitioner with AXA PPP, Cigna, Allianz Healthcare Worldwide, Healix and Vitality Health. I can also provide invoices for clients to claim back fees from other healthcare providers- please check with your individual healthcare provider as each provider works differently.
Limited concessions may be available for those on low wages or have financial difficulties, please call to discuss prior to the initial consultation.
I have a particular interest in working with trauma. Trauma is a psychological state which can arise from one-off events such as car crashes or ongoing events such as sexual, physical or emotional abuse, neglect, and many other situations. Trauma can simply be defined as someone 're-living' their past experiences as if the past is actually happening in the 'here and now'. Trauma often happens when an individual's experience is overwhelming and the individual feels stuck, helpless, powerless and unable to escape or prevent the situation from happening. Much of my CPD (Continued Professional Development) is centred around working with trauma survivors, the effects it can have on their lives and, more importantly, how individuals can recover from it. For more info on trauma and trauma therapy please visit my website: http://www.craigcoventrycounselling.co.uk/therapy-for-psychological-trauma
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays Only 10am - 10pm.
Types of client