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. 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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£55 (first appointment £30)
Supervision £50 for the first hour, £20 for every half hour there after.
I am a counselling lecturer Guildford College and trainee supervisor.