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Val O'Dea BA MBACP Online Supervisor/Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Ash Green GU12 & Guildford GU1
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Ash Green GU12 & Guildford GU1

About me

Currently offering online and telephone sessions...see me here

I've shared the stories of human beings in pain and anxiety for over 20 years. It is a privilege. I've worked with individuals, couples and families, with company directors, prisoners, politicians and ordinary members of the public. And I've realised it doesn't matter who we are or where we come from, we all hurt, aspire and have the capacity to overcome. Based near Guildford in Surrey, I provide counselling and psychotherapy to clients and supervision to other counsellors throughout Surrey and Hampshire.

I provide a confidential environment in which you can feel secure to share your problems. I have both the robustness to hear traumatic testimony and the professional skills, empathy, compassion and warmth that will help recovery.

My role is to support you and help you to help yourself. I won't make you say anything but I will be there for whatever you want to share with me. I won't tell you how to feel and I will not argue with how you do feel. And I will respect your privacy, dignity, autonomy and confidentiality at all times.

I have experience of providing counselling for a wide range of problems, including:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Couples and family difficulties
  • Sexual and relationship difficulties
  • Addictions
  • Phobias
  • Bereavement
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger
  • Bullying
  • Diagnosed conditions such as Bi-Polar, terminal illness, dementia
  • Physical disability and discrimination

Training, qualifications & experience

  • B.A. Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma Integrated Humanistic Counselling
  • Certificate Counselling
  • Victim-Offender mediation trained
  • British Association Counselling & Psychotherapy Registered Member
  • Member College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
  • Guest lecturer Surrey University - Psycho-sexual therapy
  • MacMillan Author
  • Executive Coach
  • Trainer/Consultant conflict resolution, assertiveness, team building, personal development, counselling & supervision
  • City & Guilds Assessor trained
  • Human Sexuality programme completed with the National Council of Psychotherapists

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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£85 individuals
£95 couples
Families and groups by discussion

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

Counselling locations:

I provide counselling to clients across the Surrey and Hampshire area. My Ash Green counselling room has a view of the trees and birds which many people find peaceful and relaxing. Clients from the surrounding areas of Guildford, Godalming, Farnham, Aldershot, Camberley, Farnborough and Fleet tend to visit me here.  I also have access to counselling rooms in central Guildford and London (Knightsbridge) by prior arrangement.

Ash Green


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Property has 2 steps. Very happy to visit you for first session and offer the remainder by telephone or skype.


Morning, afternoon and evening sessions available (plus occasional weekends)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


My preferred approach is Person-Centred and my degree training was Integrated (e.g.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Val O'Dea BA MBACP Online Supervisor/Counsellor/Psychotherapist

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