I am a qualified and professionally trained person-centred, existential counsellor with particular experience of working with bereavement, loss and life limiting illness. My background experience in Acupuncture and complementary therapies has given me a holistic approach to wellbeing of the body and mind. I offer face to face counselling in Guildford and online via Zoom.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Seeking help and finding someone you feel comfortable with and trust can be a daunting and courageous first step. I offer a safe, non judgmental and confidential environment to give you the space, time and freedom to explore your thoughts, feelings and issues.
I will work collaboratively with you in building an empathic relationship to help you face difficulties, and facilitate the resources within you to gain new insights, and a greater awareness of your choices, enabling change and personal growth at a pace that is best for you.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and offer short and long term one-to-one counselling.
In addition to my work at The Practice, I'm a counsellor at a local hospice providing pre bereavement and bereavement counselling to family members.
I have worked with a broad range of difficulties including loss, life limiting illness, low self esteem, stress, anger, depression, anxiety, trauma and relationships.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS PERSON CENTRED COUNSELLING?
Carl Rogers was an American psychologist who founded the approach. As the name suggests this mode of therapy concentrates very much on the person and uses the therapeutic relationship to help you understand what is happening in your world. It's a non-directive approach, I believe you are the expert on your life, therefore you bring to the session what you feel is most important.
I will work collaboratively with you in building an empathic relationship to help you face difficulties, make changes and find a way forward at a pace that is best for you.
WHAT IS EXISTENTIAL THERAPY?
This type of therapy focuses on the struggle we have as humans and our place in the world physically, socially, personally and spirituality. How we experience and sense life through our own unique lenses. Existential therapy uses a strong philosophical understanding to help you better understand what is happening in your world and can be an empowering way to facilitate the resources within you to gain new insights and a greater awareness of your choices. Its key concepts are concerned with freedom, responsibility, anxiety, isolation, meaning and death.
HOW LONG DOES EACH COUNSELLING SESSION LAST?
Each one to one session lasts 50 minutes from the agreed starting time.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
Free initial telephone consultation.
£50 per session face to face.
£40 per session online via Zoom.
Payment by bank transfer.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED TO COME FOR?
I offer one to one short and long term counselling. The number of sessions varies from client to client and depends on your individual needs. However I will periodically undertake a review with you. This is an opportunity for us to discuss how the sessions are going and mutually decide how to proceed and when appropriate work towards an ending of therapy.
IS WHAT WE DISCUSS CONFIDENTIAL?
All information disclosed during our sessions will be treated as confidential according to the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy guidelines. I adhere to an ethical framework for the counselling professions. Part of my requirement of the BACP is seeing a supervisor, I may discuss aspects of my work to ensure standards and good practice. Your identity will remain protected, they are also bound by confidentiality.
WHAT CAN I TALK ABOUT?
Anything you choose, this is your time and space.
ARE YOU QUALIFIED?
I'm a fully qualified and professionally trained person centred counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
I continue to develop my practice through CPD (continued practitioner development) comprising of courses, training workshops and conferences.
* CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
* NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
* NCFE Level 2 Helping Skills
* Bereavement & Loss - Surrey County Counselling Training
* Working with Bereavement & Complex Grief (BACP)
* Trauma & Coping - Surrey Counselling Training
* How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer - The Open University
* Relational Depth in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Mick Cooper
* Existential Therapy & the Art of Living - Emmy Van Deurzen
* The Engine of Shame - Juliet Grayson & William Ayot
* Virtual Trauma Summit 2020 - Action Trauma
HOW DO I FIND YOU?
210 High Street
Surrey GU1 3JB
Located at the top of the High Street, opposite the Royal Grammar School.
The entrance is situated between Nicklins Opticians & The Foundation Beauty Studio.
There are several carparks within a 5 minute walk
Please note there is no lift available in the building.
126 Oatlands Drive
Surrey KT13 9HL
Located to the rear of Oatlands Park Chemist, accessed via the side alley.
There is a park and display carpark opposite.
Zoe Hedges Counselling/Psychotherapy
07773 625 167