Welcome to my site for Counselling in Woking. I work as an Individual and Couples Counsellor for Woking, Guildford and surrounding areas.
Hi, I am Karen, a qualified and BACP Accredited Counsellor, Professional Member of ACTO, working from my Counselling rooms on the outskirts of Woking (on the A320 towards Guildford).
I have been a therapist for several years and began as a Counsellor in Guildford for Catalyst, a charity offering help around drug and alcohol misuse and also supporting emotional wellbeing. After seeing and hearing the difference Counselling makes to many people previously ‘stuck’ in their lives, I am convinced of the value of therapy.
We all have the ability to change and grow, to create the best possible lives for ourselves; everyone matters. I offer a calm place where you can feel at ease talking about what is important to you. Recognising what matters most to us, helps make sense of our lives and enables us to make better choices and decisions. Sometimes Counselling is the first experience of being with someone who is interested in us and takes time to listen fully.
Our society has many inequalities and imbalances which can have devastating effects on mental health and wellbeing. My Counselling is based on the belief that everyone is different, each person trying to live their lives in a way that is meaningful to them. It is important in therapy that you feel heard and understood. Amongst the issues I work with as a Counsellor are: anxiety, depression, loss, anger, abuse, confidence, self-esteem, relationship and addiction. As a Couples Counsellor, I see therapy involves people with many different kinds of relationships, including same sex partners.
Sometimes a session or two of Counselling is all people are looking for to give them a fresh perspective. If you are wanting briefer, individual Counselling, I suggest you start with an initial session of 90 minutes. Many people find they need more sessions, usually between 12 and 25, whilst others benefit from ongoing weekly counselling over years. I base my work around how you see your needs and am flexible and responsive to this.
Working online, I am able to offer therapy to people further afield. In the current Covid situation, I am using Zoom and WhatsApp. However, if you are local to Woking or Guildford and prefer face-to-face Counselling, once circumstances allow, parking is off-road and very easy.
Your first session will be at a reduced price so you can see whether you feel comfortable talking to me: £30.00 for an initial session for individuals, £45.00 for couples. Charges for further appointments vary: £40 or £45 for individuals, £50 or £60 for couples, depending on whether sessions end before 5.30 pm or are at weekends. I have day, evening and some weekend sessions available.
If you are interested in having counselling, online or face to face, please send an email to: [email protected], alternatively call or text me on 07495 267944.
Please note Counselling is not an emergency service. If you need urgent help, please call 999, your GP or Samaritans on 116 123.
If you are looking at this page from outside the United Kingdom, www.befrienders.org can give you information about available crisis support where you are.