Rayner Ward Reg.d MBACP

Rayner Ward Reg.d MBACP

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Virginia Lodge
TW20 9LF

07982 978 555

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About me

I am a qualified, experienced, Counsellor & Supervisor.  I work with adults directly or indirectly affected by the anxiety of long term health conditions, adapting to change, face to face, online, by telephone, and with employee assistance programs.

  • feeling anxious, unsure, sad, angry, stressed, panic, stuck, lost?
  • emotions out of control?
  • relationships not working?
  • feeling overwhelmed or overloaded by caring, health or family issues?
  • change not living up to expectations?
  • something unexpected caught you off guard?

Confronting the pain together...

Anxiety, relationship woes, poor health, caring, family or work stress, feeling low or sad.

I welcome you to get in touch today, either by telephone: 07982 978 555 or click here to send me an email.

About me:

When I was born my parents were told I would never walk, talk, sit up or feed myself. Today I am an experienced BACP registered counsellor and supervisor based in Egham, TW20. To accommodate real life change I choose to work flexibly, face to face, online and over the telephone. Personal experience has informed my interest in long term health conditions and the impact it has on ourselves and our relationships with others.

I have experience working with:

  • abuse
  • anger
  • anxiety
  • attachment
  • bereavement
  • carer support
  • confidence
  • depression
  • disabilities
  • guilt
  • health concerns
  • relationships
  • redundancy
  • trauma
  • stress
  • life-limiting illnesses.

I aim to develop a warm and open working relationship in an accessible, non-judgmental, safe and confidential space for you to talk openly.

Whatever brings us together, talking things through in a unique relationship, can help you to hear yourself, to reflect, explore your options and discover what is right for you. Together we can work towards that.

Who am I?
I am Rayner Ward, a Person Centered Counsellor and Supervisor. Person centered counselling is based on the belief that within each of us we hold the potential to live our lives to our maximum capacity. I believe it is healthy to admit that sometimes we all need a little help.

So, what's counselling?
As a counsellor I am there to listen to you exploring your concerns. I aim to provide an accessible non-judgmental, safe and confidential space for you to talk openly.

Many people experience moments of muddle in life. Sometimes life just doesn't seem to make any sense. Counselling is about enabling you to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe place with someone who does not know you and is otherwise unconnected with your life.

As a counsellor I will listen, not judge or criticize you. I will be with you as you explore what you would like to be different. No worry is too small - if it's important enough to worry you it's important enough to seek counselling. Our work together can be long or short term.

How does it work?
I offer an initial meeting for you to talk openly about your concerns and how you would like things to be different. If we both feel comfortable we will talk about practicalities, agree a regular time and day to meet, along with cost. Usually meetings, (sessions), are weekly lasting 50 minutes. I will take some basic details, like name, address and a phone number. Some brief records are kept of each meeting.

I welcome you to get in touch today, either by telephone: 07982 978 555 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 2016 Certificate in Person Centred Supervision (Metanoia Institute)
  • 2015 Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness (British Mindfulness Institute)
  • 2014 Relationships & Their Impact on Mental Health Led by Mick Cooper & Meg Barker
  • 2013 Mindfulness Intensive Wimbledon Guild Led by Zoe Shobbrook, Go Mindfully
  • 2012 Introduction to Advocacy Carers UK
  • 2012 Advocacy Effective Skills Carers UK
  • 2011 Diploma In Person Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
  • 2003 Understanding Bereavement (Cruse Bereavement Care)
  • 2001 Certificates in Counselling Skills and Theory (AQA - Kingston College)

Whilst completing my diploma I built up experience working with clients in a variety of settings. Qualified and working in private practice I gained relevant experience to return for my certificate in supervision.

I have many years of experience working with clients in their teens to those in retirement including many Carers. I am especially interested in loss - health, heart, home, business, work, family, person or place.

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice including regular meetings with a supervisor to monitor my practice, ensuring consistent standards and quality of work as well as attending continued professional development training.

I coordinated a BACP Private Practice Regional Network Group for 5 years.

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Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Special interest in:

  • Loss
  • Health
  • Well-being
  • Carers
  • Older Adults
  • Long term health concerns
  • Life limiting illness

Photos & videos

  • Virginia Lodge, Egham, TW20
  • Welcome
  • Mindfulness
  • Newton’s cradle symbolises the relational impact of change
  • Virginia Lodge viewed from the railway station
  • Cosy space


As part of your ongoing commitment to your 1:1 therapy your financial contribution is £55 per session.

Sessions are 50 minutes.

I operate a minimum 48 hour cancellation policy.

Student concessions considered on request.

Payment is accepted by BACS

Further information

Ground Floor office with parking, (fees apply).

Egham, bus routes 71, 441, 500, 556 and 557 all stop close by and Virginia Lodge is 1 minute walk away from Egham Railway Station.

Maps & Directions

Egham, TW20 9LF

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Our room is ground floor with blue badge parking opposite. Toilet facilities. Please let me know any particular requirements and I will do my best to accommodate you.


I work from Egham, TW20 on a range of days and times.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Venturing in to private practice?.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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