Sue Saxby-Smith Counselling - Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT for the Dorking, Reigate and Leatherhead area

About Counselling and Psychotherapy

Both counselling and psychotherapy are an opportunity to talk through issues that are causing you concern with a trained professional in a confidential setting. The process can help to increase self-awareness and self-confidence, enabling you to overcome difficulties and live your life in a more satisfying way.

Counselling addresses problems that have arisen more recently and can be quite focused and time-limited. Psychotherapy addresses more long-term or recurrent problems that may have roots in the past. In practice, however, they often overlap.

Both counselling and psychotherapy can help you to:

  • explore those parts of your life that are no longer satisfactory

  • have emotional support through a difficult period in your life

  • be heard without being judged or dismissed

  • gain a better understanding of yourself

My Approach

My training and experience enables me to draw upon a range of approaches to explore the difficulties you may be facing and to identify an appropriate way to address them. The approaches that I commonly use include person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). More details of these are provided in the panel on the right.

Finding a therapist that you feel you can trust and relate to is very important and for this reason I offer an initial session free of charge and without obligation. For more information or an informal chat, please contact me.