Vanessa Tait Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLOR - For Individuals or Couples

About me

I am an experienced Relate counsellor, specialising in single and couple relationship counselling. I help you improve communication, resolve conflict, process an affair, and rebuild trust and closeness. If you are having too familiar arguments, feeling unsatisfied in your relationship and considering separation or are just simply exhausted by the demands of young/old family, I am here for you.

Talking to someone objectively, with no connection to yourself or your partner, is often all that is necessary to gain a more positive perspective. I offer an opportunity to speak to someone who has no preconceived notions about you or your relationship, but who does have the training and expertise to guide you.

I am dedicated to helping you get the most out of your relationships, no matter how big or small the issue.

Using an integrated systemic and psychodynamic approach, we will discover a safe space, with or without your partner, where we can explore at your own pace, what is disturbing you or your relationship.

Practice description
I will help you alone, or with your partner, to make sense of what is going on and help chart the best route.

We will discover ways for you to communicate more effectively, reduce relationship conflict and in doing so, begin to better understand one another.

We will work to unravel misunderstandings, heal slights and begin, in a constructive and helpful way, to approach your most difficult issues.

We may also consider your past and how it might be affecting your present. We will perhaps, chart a course to a different future.

My goal is simply to help you and your partner achieve your own desired outcome.

My first session
To explore if counselling in general, and specifically working with me personally is appropriate, we will hold an initial, free of charge, fifteen-minute phone or zoom conversation

During the first session, we will discuss the issues confronting you and whether individual or couple counselling or perhaps an altogether different service, is required. Further steps include goal setting to clarify our mission, and how we hope to review progress and measure our success.

Sessions normally last fifty minutes. However, extended sessions are clearly appropriate if difficult circumstances dictate. I am totally flexible.

Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Training, qualifications & experience

Having trained with Relate for the past 4 years,  I hold a Diploma in Relationship Counselling through the CPCAB as well as being a registered member of the British Association of Counsellor and Psychotherapists.  I always consider the BACP code of ethics and work towards your autonomy.

I also volunteer once a week as a ChildLine Counsellor for the NSPCC

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Photos & videos


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My sessions are £65 per hour for individuals or couples.

When I work

I offer flexible hours including evenings and weekends via zoom or telephone

Esher, Surrey, KT10

26 Commercial Way, Woking, Surrey, GU21

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults