Clair Neill MA, Integrative Therapist, Registered MBACP
Life can be a real struggle at times, whether it be due to difficulties in our relationships, a trauma, or more a sense that we've lost a part of ourselves along the way. Modern day living doesn't give us much time to sit back and take stock of our lives, so it can be even harder to begin to work out how we can feel better. Counselling can give you that devoted, focused time to reflect on how you are experiencing your life right now, how you might feel about past experiences and the impact that this is having upon you. By exploring this together, you are then able to gain another perspective and be better placed to make changes for the future.
I work within an integrative-relational approach. Integrative therapy seeks to put your needs first and foremost, whilst being able to draw on a number of different approaches, including humanistic, existential and relational. What that means in practice is that counselling becomes about you as a whole individual, rather than as set of symptoms or conditions. I believe passionately that fostering a trusting, non-judgemental relationship is key to fostering change.
I work from dedicated counselling rooms in Godalming and Guildford as well from my home in Cranleigh. I also offer Walk & Talk therapy is various locations.
What is walk and talk therapy?
Walk and talk therapy offers a very different experience. Being outdoors brings many benefits in itself...even on a cloudy day, a walk outdoors will help boost serotonin levels, giving your mood a lift. Exercise too, has a big influence on how you feel and helps reduce stress. Walk and talk combines this with all the benefits of counselling. It can particularly help those experiencing loss, anxiety, stress or depression. We move at your pace, so any level of fitness can be accommodated.
So that you get a better idea about whether we would work well together, I offer a free 30 minute face-to-face initial appointment. During that session we can discuss your needs, concerns and any questions you may have about the process.
Call or email me to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and hold an MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton. I am a Registered Member of the BACP.
I am currently in private practice working from the Eaves in Godalming and Guildford, as well as from my home in Cranleigh. I have worked with students and staff at the Centre for Wellbeing, University of Surrey. Prior to that I was a member of the counselling team at Godalming and Guildford colleges. I also volunteered for the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) in Guidford.
Before becoming a counsellor, my background was teaching languages, as well as working in the higher education sector.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Coping with difficult life stages
- Exam stress
- Work stress
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The initial session is free and lasts 30 minutes.
£50 per session thereafter. Each session lasts 50 minutes.
I ask for at least 24 hours notice for cancellations.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please call or email me for current availability
Types of client