ROS THAYER - QUALIFIED COUNSELLOR, GUILDFORD, SURREY
Welcome to my website. I am an experienced and accredited counsellor offering confidential, caring & affordable therapy in Guildford, which is easily accessible from all parts of Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire via the A3.
I have 14 years experience in all emotional issues including relationship problems (partners, family, friends, work colleagues) depression and anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement and loss, control and abuse, sexuality issues, lack of confidence, assertiveness and low self-esteem.
I am accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy which means I have been assessed as a 'Competent, Ethical & Independent Counsellor'.
As you have found my website, you are probably feeling really troubled about something and are toying with the idea of having some counselling. You may be feeling a bit apprehensive; will it help you to feel 'better' and will you be able to trust and feel comfortable with the person? You may have had counselling before but felt the counsellor was not not on the same wavelength as you. It can be scary sitting in front of a stranger and sharing your deepest feelings. Sometimes there is a sense of shame linked to the need for outside help. "I never thought I would be the sort of person that needed to see counsellor" is a sentence I have heard many times. For some, seeing a counsellor feels like an admission of weakness, especially if you see yourself as 'strong' or a coper. You may be the person who keeps on going, keeping everything together for everyone else but is frightened to ask for their needs to be met for fear of disapproval, anger, or what is often far worse, plain disinterest from those close to them.
You may be blessed with some good friends and family around you but the beauty of counselling is that you get complete impartiality, which, in turn, means that you are completely free to share your vulnerabilities without fear of someone judging you or giving you their opinion because they feel they know what is best for you. This may come from a place of sincerity but is often not helpful. Others may not want you to change or they may want you to change too much - to suit themselves!
Counselling can help you be who you want to be and can give you insight, clarity and strength. Why not give it a try?
Please contact me to arrange an initial no obligation session. For fees and times, please see the FAQ section.
Ros Thayer Adv.Dip.Couns, MBACP (Accred)
'Time For You' Counselling
Tel: 07769 695360