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 via the A3. I offer a private, quiet counselling space with easy parking.
I have 17 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. However, feelings are feelings no matter what the 'story' and often counselling is about feeling safe, heard and supported rather than the counsellor being an 'expert' in a particular problem.
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 obviously struggling with an issue in your life. Something is not working for you and you are considering having some counselling. You may be feeling a bit apprehensive; will it help you to feel 'better' and will you feel comfortable and not judged? You may have had counselling before but felt the counsellor was not on the same wavelength as you: it can be awkward and 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 hear quite often. For some, seeking therapy 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 a supportive family but the whole point of counselling is that because the counsellor doesn't know you, 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!
In a nutshell, I can offer you:
Emotional support at a difficult time
A safe, non-judgmental space to talk
Help with unravelling muddled feelings
Assistance in gaining clarity on your situation
Insights about yourself and how you interact with others
Empowerment to facilitate change
Strategies to help with self-esteem and confidence
Counselling can help you be who you want to be and can give you insight, clarity, strength and support during a difficult time. Why not give it a try?
Please contact me to arrange an initial no obligation session. I am currently offering sessions by Skype, Facetime and telephone due to the coronavirus situation. For fees and times, please see the FAQ section.
Ros Thayer Adv.Dip.Couns, MBACP (Accred)
'Time For You' Counselling
Tel: 07769 695360