Carol Belsey

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BA (Hons) MBACP (Snr. Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Godstone, Redhill RH9 & Redhill RH1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and thank you for considering me or one of my colleagues at East Surrey Counselling Group as counsellor for either yourself or your child.

I am a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor, qualified since 2006, to degree level, to work with INDIVIDUALS FROM THE AGE OF 5 and am the founding counsellor of East Surrey Counselling Group, a group of counsellors working across 2 counselling rooms in Godstone, Surrey. 

Our consulting rooms are in the lovely village of Godstone, Surrey and are close to Oxted, Redhill, Reigate, Caterham and Woldingham and two minutes by car from the M25 Junction 6.  We work with clients of all ages and cover every day of the week, recently including Sunday morning sessions. 

I have experience of working for different agencies and as a school counsellor, which have all added to my knowledge and understanding and I work to suit each individual person and can offer you empathy, understanding and a weekly commitment to work hard with you or your child to help you or them overcome difficulties and stumbling blocks towards a better future. I also run a training organisation for fellow counsellors so my CPD commitment is always up to date. 

Please contact me with any queries or questions or to arrange an initial appointment in which we will explore your difficulties and see if we feel we can work well together. This initial appointment costs £60 but I allow 1.5 hrs instead of the normal 60 minute weekly session time so that we have plenty of time for exploration and getting to know each other a little. I work with clients Tuesday to Friday. 

My weekly session fees is £60, with some concessions available. Concessions are agreed between us depending on your circumstances when we meet for our first session.

As the lead counsellor for East Surrey Counselling Group if, when you contact me, my practice is full, I can refer you to my colleagues Lorraine Sheppard, Sally Ward and Gosia Pawlowska (who work with those aged 11 and over and adults) or Janine Webb, Rachael King, Jeanne Hyslop and Liz Seale (who all work with children from aged 5, adolescents and adults), Yvonne Robinson (who works with young people from age 13 and adults) or Natasha Huggins-Woolcock (who works with those over 18)  who are also part of East Surrey Counselling Group. Yvonne specialises in working with those who have experienced sexual violence and Gosia can offer counselling in both English and Polish.  More information about all of us can be found on our website 

I look forward to hearing from you when you are ready. 

Warmest wishes until then 

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2006)
Diploma in working with Adolescents (2006)
Certificate in PTSD and Trauma
Various play therapy short courses/workshops
BA (Hons) degree in Psychodynamic counselling (2010)

Diploma in Counselling Supervision (2017)

OCN London Level 6 Course in Counselling Supervision (2019)

BACP Accreditation 2010

BACP Senior Accreditation 2019

Previous posts include
Adolescent counsellor for Open Door Youth Counselling Service, Carshalton
School counsellor, both primary and senior
Child counsellor working for Surrey Family and Mediation Service

I run CB Counsellor Training offering very reasonably priced CPD workshops to local counsellors.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Child and Adolescent counselling, Adult and Older Adult Counselling



£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£60 for the initial session
£60 per session, with some concessions available, offered on a sliding scale, based on individual circumstances, if availability allows. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My colleagues at East Surrey Counselling Group are able to offer evening,  Saturday and Sunday sessions so contact me if you would like to be referred to one of them instead of myself. 

Further information

At this time I can offer hospital staff a reduced fee of £40 per session

Godstone Green, Godstone, Redhill, Surrey, RH9

Redhill, Surrey, RH1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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I am a qualified Supervisor offering supervision to local counsellors.

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Carol Belsey
Carol Belsey