Angela RuarkCounsellor and Psychotherapist
Godalming, Guildford & Leatherhead

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Professional Counselling and therapy in Godalming. Guildford and Leatherhead


In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity - Albert Einstein




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I am an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist offering support to both individuals and couples. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and practice in Godalming, Guildford and Leatherhead.

The very fact you are contemplating counselling means you are taking the first steps towards embracing some aspect of your life that may not currently be working for you, or it may be that life doesn’t feel quite right and you do not know why.
I know that when you decide to embark on counselling, finding the right counsellor for you, can be a daunting process. I believe in the importance of the relationship between client and counsellor and endeavour to create a warm, safe and supportive environment.

My practice is best described as relational counselling. It is a non-directive form of therapy, which acknowledges that you are the expert on your life and that I do not claim to have any answers that you cannot find from within yourself. However, it can be helpful to be supported in finding these answers or a path, which is where therapy plays an important part.

My part is to listen, accept and assist in enabling you to gain increased awareness of yourself, your environment and the implications of the choices you make, leading you to a more meaningful and fulfilling life. My method relies heavily on a collaboration, with me acting as a guide for you to explore what you need to.

Please have a look through my website to give you a feel of how I work and to know if counselling or psychotherapy may be able to help you at this point in your life. My 'Client Testimonials' may also help guide you too.

All enquiries are welcome and will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Why choose counselling?

There are certain times when we can all find life overwhelming and full of obstacles. If you are suffering from depression, relationship issues, distress or anxiety it can help to talk things through with someone impartial to your situation.
Ultimately, every one of us has the capacity to live a more fulfilling life and to have close relationships in which we can accept ourselves, others and the circumstances of our lives.
Therapy offers you a confidential, non-judgmental, and compassionate place where you can express how you feel and work on yourself. It gives you the opportunity to sit with a professional who has the skills and expertise to help you alleviate your emotional suffering and bring about a positive change in your life
Counselling can be incredibly healing and for some, life changing. It can improve your self-awareness and insight so this will help you to feel differently and perhaps do things differently. I do not have the words to describe exactly what this might mean for you because it can mean different things to different people.

What I do offer all of my clients is a safe, warm, compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental space.

My role as a counsellor is not to offer you a ready-made solution; rather it is to support you in your exploration, through discussion and reflection, to reach greater insight into your situation and the choices available to you. I cannot unlock doors for you but I may be able to assist you in finding the right key.
I firmly believe that, no matter what obstacles life throws in our way, each and every one of us has in reserve the capacity to learn to overcome those challenges and to experience the renewed pleasure of feeling in charge of our lives.



What I offer you

What I do offer all of my clients is a safe, warm, compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental space.

I know that when you decide to embark on counselling, finding the right counsellor for you, can be a daunting process but is integral. The therapeutic relationship is considered of high importance.
My role as a counsellor is not to offer you a ready-made solution; rather it is to support you in your exploration, through discussion and reflection, to reach greater insight into your situation and the choices available to you. I cannot unlock doors for you but I may be able to assist you in finding the right key.
I firmly believe that, no matter what obstacles life throws in our way, each and every one of us has in reserve the capacity to learn to overcome those challenges and to experience the renewed pleasure of feeling in charge of our lives.

If this sounds like the sort of thing you are looking for, then please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Please have a look through my website to give you a feel of how I work and to know if counselling or psychotherapy may be able to help you at this point in your life. My "Client Testimonials" and Frequently asked question page, may also guide you too.

All enquiries are welcome and will be treated in the strictest confidence.


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