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BA (Hons), (MBCAP) Counsellor/Psychotherapist

About me

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 have worked with many different issues, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-harm, trauma, 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. Level 6 Supervision Diploma.

My experience includes working in an NHS GP surgery offering both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, as a youth counsellor in various community and educational settings, currently as a school counsellor in a co-educational boarding school.

I am also a lecturer in counselling at Guildford College.

DBS checked, insured and safeguarding young people trained.

Member organisations

BACP

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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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

£65 

Supervision £60 for the first hour, £20 for every half hour there after.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
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Evening
Night

I ususlly take a break through August but periodically check emails. 

Further information

I am also a counselling lecturer and a supervisor.

The Holistic Centre, The Barn, Wiggins Yard, Bridge Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HW

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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Please ask if you require a ground floor appointment.

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a supervisor of counsellors and those in helping professions.

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