Val O'Dea BA MBACP Supervisor/Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Val O'Dea BA MBACP Supervisor/Counsellor/Psychotherapist


Ash Green

01252 336114

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About me

Based near Guildford in Surrey, I provide counselling and psychotherapy to clients and supervision to other counsellors throughout Surrey and Hampshire. I've shared the stories of human beings in pain and anxiety for over 20 years. I've worked 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.

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
  • Unhappiness in a relationship
  • Sexual 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

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  • Val's approach


£85 individuals
£95 couples
Families and groups by discussion

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.

Maps & Directions

Guildford, GU1
Ash Green, GU12

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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