Patsy Edmonds - BA (Hons) FdSc MBACP Counsellor
Guildford and Woking Counsellor in Surrey
One may experience difficult times and our ability to cope with life seems inadequate. Painful experiences from the past or difficulties in the present and fears about the future may hinder our ability to find and achieve satisfaction. Counselling can help people with feelings of loneliness, isolation, unhappiness and hopelessness and for those who are looking for more meaning in life. You may be wanting to relate to others more easily, dissatisfied with your work, concerned about a family member or a child, suffering from illness, facing a crisis or a major change or just looking for understanding and support. This is a place where you can talk about issues that you cannot normally share with others and you will not be judged.
I offer regular one to one weekly (including Saturdays and evenings) counselling sessions to support and help you develop insights into your problems, by using your own resources, strengths and understanding to move forward. Not all people experience emotional difficulties in the same way, and may not all want the same kind of help. As an integrative practitioner, my focus is working relationally, drawing from various approaches to suit the individual's needs with a respectful, non-judgmental and personal approach. My broad training base in counselling allows me to tailor our work to your personal needs in a confidential environment, providing short or long term therapy.
Guildford and Woking, Surrey
My practice is in Burpham, Guildford in Surrey - on the 36 and 37 bus route with easy access from Chobham, Clandon, Godalming, Jacobs Well, Merrow, Onslow Village, Ripley, Send, Shalford, Shere, Woking, Farham and Worplesdon.
Please feel free to get in touch for more information or to arrange a free 20 minutes free introductory appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons in Integrative Counselling - University of Greenwich
FdSc Foundation degree in Integrative Counselling - University of Greenwich
NCFE Counselling Skills and Theory, Levels 1,2 & 3 - Guildford College
Psychiatric Nursing - South Africa
General Nursing & Midwifery - South Africa
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychology. I practice under the BACP ethical framework and I attend regular supervision. I am fully insured and I have an up to date criminal record check conducted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
£40 per 60 minute session.
Anxiety and Depression
I work at a hospital specialising in the treatment of mental health conditions, where I facilitate group therapy and individual therapy for the most challenging cases of depression, anxiety and stress, as well as aftercare and support for their family.
I am a practicing addiction counsellor at an addiction agency providing support for people dealing with the challenges of their drug and alcohol use. These problems can be a response to past traumas and people can make changes given the right opportunity to deal with their experiences. Support is also given to their family and friends to deal with issues surrounding the alcohol and drugs in their lives.
I have worked at a local surgery offering a safe space for people to talk through a range of issues including difficulties with relationships, anxiety, depression, bereavement and illnesses.
I have worked at a Christian counselling agency providing confidential counselling and psychotherapy services for people who have needed help with personal problems, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual preference, culture or faith.
I have a psychiatric nursing background. I trained as a psychiatric nurse in South Africa and have experience with a wide range of mental health illnesses having worked in acute and chronic psychiatric hospitals and well-being centres.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Saturday 9am-9pm.
Types of client