Sue Saxby-Smith PhD, MSc, MBACP(Accred).

Sue Saxby-Smith PhD, MSc, MBACP(Accred).

The Atium
4 Curtis Road

01306 868199 / 07817 101212

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About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and CBT practitioner with a private practice in Dorking. Free car parking is available. I offer both short and longer-term therapy dependent upon your needs. My practice is based upon providing a safe and confidential space to enable you to explore issues and to consider how to move forward. Finding a therapist you feel you can trust and relate to is important, and for this reason I offer an initial session free of charge and without obligation.

In addition to my private practice, I have also worked in the NHS as a staff counsellor and for counselling services in Guildford and Wimbledon.  I am also a BUPA recognised therapist and have enhanced CRB clearance.

My training enables me to draw upon a range of approaches to explore the difficulties you may be facing and to identify an appropriate way to address them.  The approaches I commonly use include Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).  Please see my website for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist and an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, abiding by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I hold the following qualifications:

MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Surrey)
PhD Education (University of London)
MA Education (University of London)
PGDip Life Histories and Learning (University of Sussex)
BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science

I am also a member of the Surrey Counselling and Psychotherapy Initiative and the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association.

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I offer an initial session at no charge to give you a 'taste' of having counselling sessions with me.

Fees are £50 for a fifty minute session.  Some concessions are available if you a student or on a low income.  Payments can be made in cash or by cheque.  Cancellations with less than forty-eight hours notice will normally be charged the full fee.

Maps & Directions

Dorking, RH4 1XA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified