Counselling is about helping you to develop insights into your own problems and then finding your own resources and strengths to move forward.
Your counsellor will listen to you. Then, together, you will come to understand your problems and their past, untangle the confusions methodically, and find ways of making a better future.
You will not be given advice and you will not be judged. The service is confidential.
Since 1980 counsellors from Emmaus Counselling Service have been helping people in Guildford and the surrounding area. We help adults of all ages, men and women, regardless of their age, their background, their religion, their race or their sexuality.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our counsellors are professionally qualified up to Diploma or Degree Level and are either BACP accredited or are working towards accreditation. We also offer placements to those in the final stages of their Diploma or Degree training. They receive professional supervision and are accountable to the organisation for the quality of their work.
Some of our counsellors have volunteered with us for more than ten years.
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- 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
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Emmaus is a non-profit organisation and a registered charity. Although the counsellors are unpaid, we have substantial overheads such as premises and administrative support costs, and hidden costs like insurance. Our Treasurer estimates that each session costs Emmaus £35-£40.
We know that some of our clients, for different reasons, cannot afford to pay this, so an affordable amount is agreed, between £10-£40 per session. The amount may be revised if circumstances change.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
We use various rooms around Guildford, some are accessible.
Types of client