Verity is a qualified Counsellor working in Milford and Godalming offering a compassionate, confidential and supportive therapeutic service to adults and adolescents. She has an art education and pastoral background of over 20 years and runs therapeutic art workshops for adults, adolescents and children.
Verity is a Creative Facilitator and Counsellor for Teen Summit Surrey, promoting confidence; creative expression and self care for teenagers. Alongside private practice, Verity is a School Counsellor at Tormead in Guildford, and has experience working with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, loss, abuse and relationship issues.
Call Verity on: 07751 979807
Areas of counselling Verity deals with:
- Stress and Anxiety
- Panic Attacks
- Emotional neglect
- A loss of meaning and purpose to life
- Identity Issues
- Low self-esteem and confidence issues
- Personal development and self-care
- Work Stress
- Health worries
- Family Issues
- Eating disorders
- Exam stress
- Friendship and Relationship issues
- Spiritual issues
- Suicidal idealisation
What happens in Counselling?
People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons and are often seeking help for the first time in their lives. It takes great courage to get to this point. You may come to counselling with a specific issue, or finding it difficult or even painful to name the problem. The feeling that something is “just not quite right” is often where we start on our journey together.
As your counsellor, I am here to develop trust, offer acceptance, empathically listen without judgment, and help you experience a deeper understanding of your feelings and situation. I help you move towards greater independence through encouraging personal growth and responsibility.
Sometimes I use creative approaches to help you engage with your feelings. It is always your decision whether you wish to use these or not, and I will take your lead in every session.
I aim to make counselling a welcoming safe and confidential space for you to be heard and respected.
Please take a look at my website for more information.
How often do I come to Counselling?
- You will see me weekly for 6 weeks and as we get to know each other, we decide together how many sessions you would like. We will review our work regularly.
- Each session lasts for 50 minutes
- When you wish to finish counselling it is advisable to spend some time working towards an ending. This allows an opportunity to review and conclude your therapeutic experience, so please discuss this with me.
What is Confidentiality?
My service is confidential (within the law) and information (including any written notes) given during counselling sessions will not be normally passed on to another person without your knowledge. The only exceptions to confidentiality are:
- Any suspected or known abuse of a vulnerable person.
- If I feel you, or someone connected to you is in danger of harm, there may be a need to inform your GP or other professionals who could be of assistance.
- Offences under the Terrorism or Data Protection Acts
- If required by law.
In all these cases I want to work with you and have your agreement before I act.
In the interests of ensuring best practice, I will discuss our sessions with a qualified and accredited supervisor. We both abide by the BACP codes of confidentiality, and only your first name will be used.
I am a Registered member of the BACP and bound by their professional code of ethics. This gives you confidence that I will work to very high standards in ensuring safety and trust.
What if I can’t make it to a session?
Please let me know as soon as possible if you can’t make it to a session. Ideally 3 working days in advance. Cancellation without 3 working days’ notice will incur a £25 charge.
Call 07751 979807. Notification by text or voice message is fine; I will text to confirm receipt.
Punctuality: Time missed due to late arrival cannot be made up for at the end of the session. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your session starts.
Holidays: One month notice required.
£55 per session
Counselling Sessions (From January 2017)
Monday – 9-12pm 6-8pm
Tues – 9-12pm 6-8pm
30 minute intake session £30
50 minute weekly sessions £55
I accept cash, cheque or bank transfer. (Please transfer funds the same day)
“Verity is one of those people who you seek out in troubled times because she is compassionate, kind, patient and above all, genuine. She is a fantastic listener and has the ability to instantly put you at ease. I would like to thank Verity for her invaluable support during some difficult times in my life.”
Anonymous female client
“Counselling helped me to see my past from a different perspective.”
Anonymous older female client
“Verity is a very unique therapist in that she is both an experienced art teacher and a counsellor. She can effectively use both these skills in a creative way to help people figure out who they are and how they feel inside. She is very experienced and makes anyone feel comfortable with her calm personality and gentle nature. I know that anyone who would start to work with her would benefit enormously.”
Tone Tellefsen Hughes DC, BSC, FRCC (paeds) Director of Luck’s Yard Clinic.
“The most positive experience of my life. It amazes me thinking back to how I was, to how I am now. I’d only wish I had gone sooner.”
Anonymous Adolescent male client
“Counselling has helped me find who I really am, and learn to appreciate it.”
Anonymous Adolescent female client
“My whole view of and approach to life has fundamentally shifted for the better.”
Anonymous Male Client