Reigate Community Counselling Centre
Welcome to our page. Are you experiencing difficulties such as stress, depression, anxiety including generalised anxiety disorder, feelings of panic, relationship breakdown, divorce, phobias,fears, bereavement, anger, low confidence and low self-esteem? Counselling offers a space to discuss your concerns and difficulties with a counsellor who can listen without judgement, supporting you in working through difficult issues and finding your solutions.
When seeing clients in person we are based in Reigate and easily accessible from Redhill, Horley, Dorking and surrounding areas and can offer day and evening appointments.
At present we are offering remote sessions online or by telephone. We see adults 18 years and over but not couples at this time.
Most of us at some point, feel overwhelmed by past or present events and may feel that there is no one to really talk to who can truly listen, without judgement. Counselling offers a safe place where you will be given the time and space to be heard in confidence and reach a better understanding about yourself and your relationships and develop strategies to cope better.
Counselling is available for most issues including depression, anxiety, abuse, family stresses, relationship problems both personal and in the workplace, low self esteem, anger management life transitions including retirement, separation and bereavement.
We aim to support those who are struggling to overcome their emotional difficulties and stresses to lead more content and fulfilling lives.
Our counselling approach is integrative meaning that we offer a variety of counselling styles and models to suit individual needs, seeking to keep our clients' best interests at heart. This may include aspects of CBT which helps clients become aware of unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours and Psychodynamic which will help you to understand how past events may be affecting you now. Ultimately the most important aspect of the counselling relationship is the rapport, trust, acceptance and understanding between counsellor and client.
Generally sessions are provided each week for as long as is needed by our clients. This enables clients to work at their pace. We do not limited the number of sessions that our clients can have apart from a 2 year overall limit. We would review counselling with you regularly and review your counselling needs and what is helpful.
However if we engage in online sessions such as Zoom or Skype or telephone therapy we will discuss and may propose a limited number of sessions but with the aim of providing sufficient support.
We are a not for profit organisation and do not receive outside funding. Therefore we ask for a contribution to our costs. Our counsellors offer their services at reduced rates in order to support our vision of making counselling available at an affordable cost. We are happy to discuss your particular circumstances, as our aim is that no one is denied counselling due to cost alone.
Registered Charity number 1154986
The centre is based in the heart of Reigate and face to face sessions are in comfortable rooms all of which are well served by public transport and car parking with disabled access.
Sessions last for between 50 and 60 minutes. After the initial call where we discuss what has brought you to consider counselling, an appointment would be made to meet with a counsellor as soon as possible. At the first meeting you and the counsellor can talk through your concerns and you can ask questions without any obligation to continue.
If you decide to continue with counselling then you will see the same counsellor each week and periodically review how counselling is helping or whether there are any aspects you would like to change
Please call to discuss any questions
Training, qualifications & experience
Our 14 counsellors hold professional counselling qualifications or are nearing the end of their training. They have a wealth of experience and are committed to on going professional development. Please do ask if you need any further information in this respect.
Each of our Counsellors are members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)and/or the Association of Christian Counsellors(ACC) and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy or the ACC Code of Ethics and Practice.
Our counsellors have a Christian faith but the counselling service is secular in approach and for all adults in need regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation or any spiritual or religious faith.
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Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
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Family issues and breakdown including poor communication
Affairs and betrayals
Life transitions including retirement, children leaving home, separation and divorce
We ask for a contribution to running costs based upon a sliding scale dependent upon income. Typically as a minimum we ask for £20 and then suggest a scale according to income which is fair and affordable. Further concessions may be possible in some circumstances for those on very low income.
Please call us if you have any worries in this respect. We would not wish anyone to be unable to access counselling due to a genuine lack of funds.
Concessions offered for
All calls are are handled sensitively and in confidence. Please contact us if you have any specific questions that have not been provided within the summary above.
In the event that we cannot answer the phone immediatley please leave a message and your contact details, we will return you call as soon as possible.
We are happy to take initial e mail enquiries but will need to discuss your needs and obtain some brief details before we can disucss an initial appointment