Ruth Phillips Counselling near Guildford

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Counselling and psychotherapy in Guildford

Welcome to kemp counselling, my name is Ruth and I provide face-to-face counselling in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment in my private practice close to Guildford. It is in easy reach of Farnham, Camberley, Woking, Farnborough, Aldershot and Fleet.

New for 2019 , a second counselling practice open in Newbury.

I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. It is not uncommon for life to feel overwhelming or to want to connect with someone who can listen empathically in order to work through issues which may be stopping you from managing your life effectively.

It may be that early life experiences have begun to interfere with everyday life, or that you need support through more recent events. I offer through counselling the opportunity to explore these in a confidential setting.

I am experienced in working therapeutically with clients who have experienced difficulties with :

  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Rape
  • Sexual abuse, and
  • Anger.

    The 4th - 10th February is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week. A research study has shown that over half of children and young people (56%) had significant worries about themselves, school or home. The study also showed that most do not get enough sleep (9 hours), this affects concentration, behaviour and relationships. How much sleep are your children getting, and what is the impact on their mental health? As a Counsellor within a secondary school I see the effects of the lack of sleep and the impact on the student and their work during a school day. Sometimes talking to someone outside of the family, with a counsellor or therapist, can facilitate change, students can begin to see their worries as manageable rather than overwhelming.

    Before choosing a counsellor or therapist for your child, it is important to ensure that they are a registered or accredited member of an association such as the British Association of Counsellng and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the UK Council for Psychotherapy ( UKCP), that they have an up to date Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) and that they have undertaken recent and relevant safeguarding training. Encourage your child to make a decision with you - the therapy will be more effective if they are engaged and above all, try to view therapy as something positive.

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