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Experience and Qualifications

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic and Existential Counselling

  • Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

  • In addition to my private practice I work for Heads Together, a youth counselling service in Surrey

  • Continued Professional development training: social anxiety, working with suicide and self-harm, safeguarding children and young people, developmental trauma in schools, neglect and relational trauma, autism, working with the adult child in therapy.

  • Current DBS certificate (Disclosure and Barring service)


  • PGCE Primary Education (15 years as a teacher in London and Surrey)

  • BA (Hons) 

I have helped clients with


  • Anxiety

  • Abuse

  • Bereavement

  • Depression/low mood

  • Education

  • Health 

  • Identity and gender identity

  • Loss

  • Relationships

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-harm

  • Trauma

  • Work

  • Neurodiversity 




From £60 per session

A limited number of concessions are available

Contact me:

07960 889805

83 South Street, Dorking RH4 2JU


Counselling in Dorking, Surrey

Face to face and online

Working with adults and young people


Life might feel overwhelming and challenging right now and you may not be sure how to move forward. Feeling listened to and understood can open up the possibility of choice and change.

I'm Jess, an experienced BACP Accredited counsellor committed to offering you support at a difficult time in your life. I work with both adults and young people, providing a warm and compassionate, confidential space where you will be listened to and valued.

I offer face to face sessions in central Dorking as well as working online. I also work for Heads Together, a counselling service in Surrey supporting young people with a range of issues including study and exam stress, relationship and friendship issues, family problems, self-harm and low self-esteem which can lead to anxiety and depression.

​A trusting relationship is at the very heart of the work we do together. Our sessions will always focus on respecting your needs and wants, at a pace which is comfortable for you.

How counselling can help

Sometimes our life experiences can cause anxiety, depression and stress which can make it feel hard to cope and find ways to move forward.


You may worry about burdening others with your problems and they can go unresolved.  Exploring your issues with a counsellor can feel liberating as it allows you to be open and share your thoughts and feelings without being judged.  

Issues we can work together to address

  • Life events such as relationship and health issues, work and study stress, bereavement and loss demand that we must constantly adapt to change. Without support, this can take its toll leading to stress, anxiety and depression.

  • Exploring and challenging coping behaviours which may have developed over time and can start to become increasingly unhelpful leading to avoidance and self-criticism.

  • Recognising how past experiences and patterns of behaviour have shaped you. These insights can help you understand yourself in the present, which enables choices that lead to healing, acceptance and change.


  • Understanding how your inner critic, which can sometimes feel so unforgiving, can lead you away from the self-compassion needed to live a fulfilling life.

How I deliver therapy

Sessions are 50 minutes. I offer face to face counselling in central Dorking and online via Zoom.


Our first session


It is important to feel comfortable from the outset and therefore I offer a free 30 minute session via Zoom where we can get to know one another. We can discuss what you would like to get out of counselling, you can ask any questions and have time to decide if you would like to proceed with counselling.


Types of therapy


I offer both open-ended therapy where we will regularly review our work together and time limited goal focused work which can also be effective depending on your specific needs.


I use a range of therapeutic approaches which enables me to work with you in the way that you need. These include person-centred, transactional analysis and mindfulness

Clients I work with


Adults, students, young people over 14. I hold an Enhanced DBS certificate (Disclosure Barring Service).

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