Anne Docherty - MA Counselling MSc Psychology BSc (Hons) Psychology Reg MBACP

Anne Docherty - MA Counselling MSc Psychology BSc (Hons) Psychology Reg MBACP

3 Paris
Railton Road

(07958) 001685

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About me

I passionately believe that good counselling empowers individuals to find answers within themselves; answers that will enable them to live with their own truth, be on their own side and find healing.

My journey into counselling began when as a teacher of adolescents in a Barnardo’s school, I came to realise that the impact of early life experiences on the growing child continues into adulthood. I witnessed this being played out in individuals from all walks of life when working as a careers adviser within education, training and employment and more recently working with adolescents and adults whose pain and anger were expressed in the form of addictions, self harm and risk taking behaviours.

While many of us may ‘weather’ a variety of adverse childhood experiences, their effects can emerge at various stages of our lives causing troubling and confusing emotions, symptoms and behaviours that interfere with our quality of life.

I offer a warm and caring counselling approach that is respectful and accepting of any issues you may wish to explore in an environment that is totally safe and confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MA in Integrative Counselling – Roehampton University
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level II: Emotional Processing, Meaning Making and Attachment Repair – Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I: The Treatment of Trauma - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
  • Relate Certificate in Counselling Young People and Adult Individuals
  • MSc in Psychology - The Open University
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology – The Open University
  • Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

Training Includes:

  • Sexualised Trauma - Zoe Lodrick, Sexualised Trauma Specialist
  • Transforming Shame and Self-Loathing – Dr Janina Fisher, Sensorimotor Institute
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills – Assist Training
  • Working with Complex Trauma – tag (Trauma and Abuse Group)
  • Taking a Trauma Informed Approach – CALM Training


I have over twenty-five years of experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings that include residential care, special and mainstream education, statutory education, employment and training and a hostel for those who would otherwise be homeless.

I have worked with individuals with autism, Asperger’s syndrome and a variety of mental health conditions.

In addition to my private practice at The Eaves in Guildford, I work at Relate in Reigate as a young person and adult individual counsellor and am a counsellor for students at East Surrey College.

I provide training and support for leaders of a large voluntary organisation working with survivors of abuse.

My Approach:

I have training and experience in a variety of counselling models but favour an integrative approach that combines a range of perspectives. This allows me to be flexible and creative, adjusting my counselling style to the unique circumstances each individual brings to counselling. These perspectives include:

Psychodynamic: to explore the unconscious processes that can interfere with everyday life and relationships.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: to explore and address the impact of negative thought patterns on feelings and behaviour.

Systemic: to explore how the sense of self is affected by and affects others within families, education, work and other relational circles.

Sensorimotor psychotherapy: to explore the effects of trauma, developmental and attachment issues as they are held in the body.

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I offer an initial consultation for £30. Thereafter my fees are £65 for each 50 minute session.

Further information

I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate, enabling me to work with children and vulnerable adults.

I have regular Child Protection and Safeguarding training.

I have full professional insurance.

I welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have.  Please do e-mail or call me for a preliminary discussion of your needs.

Maps & Directions

Guildford, GU2 9JX

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.

Types of client

Young people