Flourish Counselling

COUNSELLING IN GODALMING, SURREY & HEADLEY, HAMPSHIRE

Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision

Based in Godalming, Headley & Online

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Flourish Counselling with Sarah Child BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred.)

Welcome

Life can be difficult for all of us, at different times, for different reasons. Counselling can provide you with a safe and confidential space to talk through any issues or challenges that you may be experiencing. My aim is to support you in making the changes you need to, to be able to live a happier and more fulfilling life.


I provide counselling to adults, couples, young people age 17+. I also provide therapy to student counsellors as part of their training requirements. I am a supervisor and provide supervision to student and qualified counsellors.


I offer therapy Face to Face, Online (via Zoom) and by Telephone . I also offer Walk and Talk sessions (weather permitting). Appointments will normally be weekly at a mutually convenient time. Making the commitment to attending a regular weekly appointment does enable our work together to be its most helpful and effective.

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Why Counselling and How Can It Help You

I will work with you to help you live a more authentic life (being true to yourself) and move towards your potential. I do this by providing a safe and confidential space, within a supportive relationship, for you to understand the root of your problems and talk through any issues or challenges that you may be experiencing. I will not give advice or offer the answers to your problems but will remain alongside you and help you find your own way forward and find more better ways of coping with issues. The bedrock of my practice is to listen without judgement and unconditionally accept you: many of my clients find this so empowering that it automatically catalyses change.


During the time that we work together I will help you to better understand yourself, in how you think, feel, react and respond. Increasing your self awareness can positively change both how you feel about yourself and others and help improve your relationships. I may invite you to work more creatively with me using various objects like stones, shells and toys. This can often help you to communicate your inner experiences and what you're feeling in a different way.


I understand that the process of seeking counselling can feel daunting so I do my upmost to create an environment where you will feel comfortable and at ease. I offer a free 20 minute consultation via zoom or telephone. This is an opportunity for us to meet remotely to discuss your needs and for me to answer any questions you may have.


What Counselling and Psychotherapy Can Help With.

People come to see me for a wide range of reasons. Counselling and Psychotherapy can help with depression, low mood and anxiety. Exploring the root of these issues and finding new strategies for coping can help to improve life dramatically.

I have supported many clients, carers and families who have experienced loss, bereavement and terminal/life limiting illness. Having someone to share your struggles with and to speak to confidentiality can be of huge benefit.

If you get in touch and I do not feel I am best placed to support you expertise wise, I will support you with an onward referral to a colleague.

Other areas I can support you with are:

Stress, Overwhelm & Burnout

Low Self Esteem

Low Self Confidence

Challenging and Difficult Relationships

Identity

Separation and Divorce

Health Issues

Carer Support

Work and Career Related Issues

Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity



Location and Availability

My main practice is located in Catteshall Road, Godalming next to The Mill Medical Practice and directly above Lloyds Pharmacy. The practice is easily accessible from the surrounding areas including Guildford, Woking and Farnham.


Parking: There is limited off street parking available close by and a pay and display car park a short walk away at Meadrow (A3100).

By car: Easy access via the A3 and A3100.

By train: The closest station is Farncombe, which is a 14 minute walk.


I also see clients in Headley, Hampshire GU35 by request. The surrounding areas being Liphook, Bordon, Grayshott, Hindhead and Petersfield.


Daytime and limited evening appointments are available.

Fees

Individual Counselling: 50 minute session £65.00

Trainee counsellors: 50 minute session £55.00

Couples Counselling: 50 minute session £80.00


Please note: I reserve the right to charge for cancelled or missed appointments with less than 48 hours' notice provided.

One to one supervision for trainee or qualified counsellors : 1 hour £65.00 or 1.5 hours £90.00

counselling room

Godalming

counselling room

Headley

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Get in touch


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how therapy works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to therapy, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07990 966634 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulations, I have produced a Privacy Notice which is available upon request by email.

FAQ

What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Although the terms counselling and psychotherapy are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between psychotherapy and counselling. Counselling is usually more short-term than therapy. It may be focused around one issue for which you need to gain greater understanding of and ways of coping with. Psychotherapy is more long-term than counselling and focuses on a broader range of issues, the work often includes improving self awareness and understanding our experiences and relationships and how they inform us at a deeper level.

How Many Counselling Sessions Will I Need and How Often?

The number of sessions needed will vary from person to person so this will need depend on your individual needs. I can offer you both long or short term therapy and can adapt how we work to accommodate this. Short term therapy can be beneficial for finding coping strategies, managing lifestyle changes and other minor issues. Long term therapy is more beneficial for deeper rooted issues. I will regularly review how therapy is going with you, usually every 6 sessions, to ensure it is helpful and effective.


I know from my experience of working with clients to date, that my therapeutic approach works best when my clients attend a regular weekly appointment. Therefore, the majority of my clients reserve the same appointment time each week and I hold that space for them. This reflects a commitment both to the process of therapy and a valuing of themselves in prioritising their own needs.

What Happens If I Cannot Attend An Appointment?

If you are unable to attend an appointment I request 48 hours notice, as per my cancellation policy (stated in our signed Counselling Agreement). Therefore, if you did not give the required notice the full appointment fee would be payable unless there is an extreme un-foreseen circumstance preventing you from being able to attend.


Due to my preferred way of working with clients being on the same time and day each week (which enables me to provide the most effective therapy), I am not able to accommodate repeated missed appointments. I do ask that you are willing to make the required commitment of regular attendance from the outset.

What Will It Cost?

Individual Counselling: 50 minute session £65.00

Trainee counsellors: 50 minute session £55.00

Couples Counselling: 50 minute session £80.00

One to one supervision for trainee or qualified counsellors : 1 hour £65 or 1.5 hours £90


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