Bridget McConnell BA (Hons), (MBCAP) Counsellor/Psychotherapist
I am a warm, professional and engaging counsellor and psychotherapist, providing a safe and confidential space for you to share what may be worrying you. I offer an empathic and non-judgemental counselling relationship. I have over 20 years' experience in various therapeutic fields including healing arts and body work. I work integratively from a humanistic and transpersonal perspective.
I offer first sessions at a reduced rate so you can meet me before deciding whether to commence a course of therapy. I have worked with many different issues, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-harm, trauma (PTSD), suicidal thoughts and bereavement amongst others. However, as a humanistic practitioner, I always work with an individual's unique experience.
My aim is to facilitate a supportive space that promotes your healing and growth, and provides insight and challenge that enables exploration of the changes you wish to make in your life. My approach integrates Gestalt, attachment theory, EFT, solution focused and transpersonal theories.
"Bridget is an excellent therapist, she has high integrity and is supportive and caring. Bridget has been responsible for some of my most life changing experiences and I highly recommend her."
Kelly Maine, Godalming Hypnotherapy
"There are not enough words to thank you for being with me….You had the perfect balance of respect and genuine care…" Anonymous client
"Bridget is a gem of a therapist. She sees you as a true individual and helps you to find your balance in life…. I can highly recommend her to anyone who needs some help to untangle their lives into a straighter and calmer line. Bridget “get’s” people whatever their age." Tone Tellefsen Hughes – Director of Luck’s Yard Clinic
"My experience with Bridget has been amazing. Counselling is an incredible journey and I'm so glad it was Bridget who kindly helped me through a tough time which such care and understanding.... She has an incredible calming warm energy...and her various use of create methods are extremely effective... I will genuinely miss her now I have finished my therapy! She is an inspirational lady and I cannot recommend her highly enough..." Anonymous client
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Counselling/Psychotherapy (1st class), FdSc Humanistic Counselling, Post qualifying Certificate in CBT, Cert in Counselling Young People, EFT and EMO (energy psychology) practitioner.
I am currently studying Level 6 Supervision Diploma with Surrey Counselling Training.
My experience includes working in an NHS GP surgery offering both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, as a youth counsellor in various settings and currently as a school counsellor in a local co-educational boarding school.
I am also a lecturer in counselling at Guildford College.
DBS checked, insured and safeguarding young people trained.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
£55 (first appointment £30)
Supervision £25 for 1hr, or £35 for 1.5hrs (reduced rate during my training, due to end November 2019)
I am a counselling lecturer Guildford College and trainee supervisor.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Godalming Holistic Centre: appointments on Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons and Saturday morning.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a trainee supervisor studying a Level 6 Supervision Diploma with Surrey Counselling Training and am able to offer low cost supervision during my training period which is due to complete in November 2019.View supervision profile