The Counselling Partnership is an independent, local community charity. We are committed to improving mental well-being by providing professional, affordable one-to-one counselling to adults facing a variety of difficulties. These include depression, bereavement, anger, stress, anxiety, abuse, loss, phobias, post-traumatic stress, relationships, self-esteem, trauma and work or career-related issues.

We are an organisational member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and as such we follow its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and its Complaints Procedure. Counsellors are members of the BACP or UKCP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the UK Council for Psychotherapy).

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Reasons you might want to come to us

Reasons you might want to come to us

  • You feel afraid and no matter how hard you try, you cannot seem to stop yourself worrying about everything.

  • At times you feel overwhelmed, other times you feel numb.
  • You never feel good enough. You feel you should be happy with the life you have but despite your best efforts, you cannot seem to fill the empty feeling inside.
  • You endured a difficult childhood and you feel it’s impact on you every day.
  • You struggle in your relationships with others. You feel alone and disconnected.
  • It feels as though the same things keep happening in your relationships with others but you don’t know why or how to change this cycle.
  • You have experienced trauma or loss and are struggling to move beyond what happened.
  • You are in pain much of the time and are struggling to cope.


Uncover the Potential Advantages

If something is troubling you, talking with a trained counsellor could be the answer. The Counselling Partnership offers one-to-one counselling for up to a year to support you through difficult times. We understand that it is not always easy to talk about problems, but we are trained to listen and to help you explore your feelings without judgement.

  • Make sense of things and understand your feelings better
  • Feel more empowered
  • Resolve complicated feelings ~ or find ways to live with them
  • Recognise unhelpful patterns in the way you think or act and find ways to change them ~ if you want to
  • Build your self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Increase your independence through resilience
  • Address depression and anxiety symptoms

Our Supporters

We are supported by the Mrs Smith and Mount Trust, The Community Foundation for Surrey, Elmbridge Borough Council and Walton Charity and we are a member of Woking Borough Council’s Community Support Scheme.

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Our Trustee’s

Alastair Evans | Gordon Trustee
Alastair has a background as a professional actor and theatre producer.

Angela Rayner | Trustee
During her time with the NHS Angela’s innovative approach, passion and enthusiasm have resulted in a number of regional and National Awards and Commendations.

Henry Woodhall | Volunteer Ambassador

Keith Goodhall | Secretary

Margaret Hicks | Pastoral Trustee
Supporting various Trusts including being the Lead Governor for Surrey & Borders NHS Trust, Action for Carers Surrey, Central Surrey Voluntary Action and involved in local youth.

Mary Davies | Clinical Trustee
Mary taught French before training as a counsellor and later as a supervisor. She worked for eight years on a day programme for people with drug and alcohol addiction problems. This included counselling, group facilitation and clinical supervision of volunteers and staff. Since then, she has taught on the counselling degree course at Kingston College and been in private practice as a counsellor and supervisor.

Michael Bidmead | Trustee
Michael has over 21 years experience in the IT sector and 10 years in the charity sector.

Suzanne Doerr | Marketing Trustee
Suzanne has worked as a communications consultant for over thirty years, advising corporate and challenger brands on issues such as strategy formulation, corporate visibility, change management, B2B and internal communications.

Terri Collins | Patron and Chair of Trustees
Terri has a BTEC/HND Counselling Diploma and worked as a counsellor for many years. She also has a background in PR, conference and business administration and her early working experience was in politics.