Verity Vinen, FdSc Counselling, Registered MBACP
I am a qualified Counsellor working in Milford and Godalming offering a compassionate, confidential and supportive therapeutic service to Adults and Adolescents.
I believe that we have the capacity and potential to live fulfilled lives but sometimes we experience a ‘stuckness’ and difficulty in flourishing individually, or in our relationships. People often come to counselling having felt stuck for longer than they can remember, and perhaps seeking support for the first time in their lives. It takes great courage to get to this point. You may come to counselling finding it difficult or even painful to articulate or name the problem. The feeling that something is “just not quite right” is often where we start on our journey together.
How I can help
As your counsellor, I am here to develop trust, offer acceptance, empathically listen without judgment, and help you experience a deeper understanding of your feelings (or absence of them). I help you move towards greater independence and encourage personal responsibility. Through working collaboratively, the counselling process will help relieve your distress as you discover insight and find new ways of looking at your situation.
How I work
I respond to each client in an individual way. I am non-directive and take a holistic view of my clients, encouraging wholeness of experience. Together, we will explore your unique personal struggle in a safe and confidential way. Please take a look at my website for more information.
Verity is one of those people who you seek out in troubled times because she is compassionate, kind, patient and above all, genuine. She is a fantastic listener and has the ability to instantly put you at ease. I would like to thank Verity for her invaluable support during some difficult times in my life. Anonymous client
Verity is a very unique therapist in that she is both an experienced art teacher and a counsellor. She can effectively use both these skills in a creative way to help people figure out who they are and how they feel inside. She is very experienced and makes anyone feel comfortable with her calm personality and gentle nature. I know that anyone who would start to work with her would benefit enormously. Tone Tellefsen Hughes DC, BSC, FRCC (paeds) Director of Luck's Yard Clinic.
Each session that I had with Verity was incredibly powerful and I came away with some profound insights into my situation which helped me to change my perspectives. I cannot recommend her highly enough for her skill, sensitivity, wisdom and compassionate approach. I will definitely seek her services again should I need some counselling support in the future! Anonymous Adolescent female client
The most positive experience of my life. It amazes me thinking back to how I was, to how I am now. I’d only wish I had gone sooner. Anonymous Adolescent male client
Counselling has helped me find who I really am, and learn to appreciate it. Anonymous Adolescent female client
My whole view of and approach to life has fundamentally shifted for the better. Anonymous Male Client
I work at Luck's Yard Clinic in Milford GU8 5HZ in a confidential, safe and peaceful setting. Parking available.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdSc in Counselling – University of Greenwich
Certificate in Counselling Young People
CCST Counselling Skills and Theory
Alongside Private Practice at Luck's Yard Clinic in Milford, I am a School Counsellor at Tormead School, Guildford
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I sometimes use creative methods to explore feelings, and may offer these to encourage connection with emotions; however, my clients are always free to choose and I follow their pace and direction in every session.
I have an Art/Pastoral Educational background of over 20 years and run Therapeutic Art Workshops for Adults, Adolescents and Children.
My interest in working with young people has led to becoming a Co-Founder, Creative Facilitator and Counsellor for Teen Summit Surrey, promoting confidence, expression and self care for teenagers.
Weekly sessions are 50 minutes
£55 per session
Intake/Assessment (30 minutes) £30
This is a no obligation opportunity for us to meet and to hear what is troubling you. We need to ascertain whether I am the right person to work with you, and if you would like to proceed.
I am fully insured, DBS checked and a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. (MBACP) Accreditation eligible. I work within the guidelines of The Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. A qualified Supervisor regularly supervises my work.
General Data Protection Regulations
Any personal contact information that you give me shall only be used to make contact with you when required by text, email or post. A GDPR consent form and our working agreement will be signed in our intake session. All personal information (including any written notes) are kept securely for 7 years following the end of therapy, at which time all notes and contact details will be securely destroyed. None of your personal information will be shared with a third party, by me, or for marketing purposes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon 8.45-10.45 am and 6.30-9.30 pm Tues 9.30-10.30 am and 6.30-9.30 pm Fri 9.30-11.30am
Types of client