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East Surrey Counselling Group is a team of of six counsellors working alongside one another in the beautiful village of Godstone, very close to Godstone Pond and a 5 minute drive from M25, Junction 6.

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All our counsellors are experienced and have experience of working within various settings and with a wide range of people experiencing difficulties within their life.

Whilst we are incredibly well known and respected for our work with the under 18s, we also work with adults so please do contact us if you are an adult who is considering counselling.  We look forward to hearing from you.

All of our counsellors work with children and/or young people under 18 using the creative arts and can offer sand tray and miniatures, arts and craft materials, puppetry, storytelling, poetry, music, movement, 2 person games and toys.

We are able to offer client sessions Monday through to Saturday and work individually with Children, Adolescents and Adults of all ages. We can also work with Couples experiencing difficulties within their relationship.

We hope to offer parenting skills groups in 2022 if Covid allows.

Our rooms at 18 and 19 The Old Dairy, Godstone, are cosy, comfortable and welcoming and Godstone is a beautiful village to explore with a friendly feeling and a wonderful place to access counselling. The natural beauty of the environment can help our clients to feel relaxed both before and after their counselling session.

We are easily accessed from Caterham, Whyteleafe, Woldingham, Oxted, Merstham, Bletchingley, Nutfield, Redhill, Reigate, Edenbridge and Westerham. The car parks around the Godstone Pond area are free for 3 hours.

A note re Child and Adolescents for parents and caregivers –

In 2018 the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health reported that UK schools were making an average of 183 referrals to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) every school day, with 56 % of referrals coming from primary schools and Data from 2017 suggests that one in eight five to 19 year olds were found to have one or more mental health conditions on assessment and this number has sadly risen due to the Covid Pandemic.

(BACP Children, Young People and Families Journal June 2020)

Waiting lists continue to climb within the NHS so if you are currently engaged with your GP and awaiting a referral to CAMHS or your child is on a CAMHS’ waiting list, counselling with one of our team might help your child to feel supported and to begin to understand their feelings and difficulties whilst you wait. Under 18’s mental health can deteriorate whilst they wait and therefore counselling with one of our team can be a useful early intervention, which may see your child improving sufficiently to not require CAMHS input.

Our counselling service is also often ideal for those under 18’s who are not taken into the CAMHS service (21% of referrals in 2018 – 2019)

BACP Children, Young People & Families Journal December 2021).

We would be very happy to discuss your child’s needs with you. Please contact Carol in the first instance, our lead counsellor. She will know which counsellors have spaces and can refer you to the right member of our team for you or your child’s individual needs.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Meet our counsellors

Counselling is a good early intervention for all and our location is well equipped for child clients but also relaxing and calm for all our other clients.

Please note:

Our counsellors only work with a certain number of clients per week, at any one time, to ensure they work ethically and for the best therapeutic outcomes and benefits for each of their clients. Therefore if one of our counsellors has a full list of clients we will refer you to one of the other counsellors within our group, depending on your individual needs. If , when you contact us, we are unable to take on any more clients, we will add your name to our waiting list and will contact you as soon as a space becomes available.

East Surrey Counselling Group is a collective name for a group of counsellors all working in The Old Dairy in Godstone but working independently of one another. Counselling Contracts are made between the individual counsellor and client or parent of client. Each counsellor works within the Ethical Framework of their professional body and holds independent professional insurance and no details beyond referring details are passed between the counsellors as we ensure we work with confidentiality and the best interests of our clients at the heart of our individual work.

Please feel free to contact each counsellor direct. Alternatively if you would like to discuss your needs further, please contact our coordinating lead counsellor Carol Belsey. Carol can be contacted on 07926 357955 or carolbelsey@hotmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you and supporting you or your child towards a more fulfilling and content future.

Counselling can help people to address emotional, personal and relationship problems and concerns. These include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Harm
  • Difficulties in expressing emotions
  • Difficulties in sustaining relationships
  • Loneliness
  • Lack of confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Physical illness and pain
  • Psycho-sexual relationships
  • Issues relating to abuse or unhappiness in childhood
  • Bereavement and other losses
  • Stress and/or Work stress
  • Separation and Divorce
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