Natalie McIvor

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY IN SURREY

Welcome to Natalie McIvor Psychotherapy

A confidential space to explore thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Natalie McIvor Psychotherapy. My name is Natalie and I am a psychotherapist based in Surrey, providing short- and long-term therapy to individuals both face to face also due to the impact of Covid-19, I continue to offer psychotherapy remotely.

Counselling and therapy in a safe, comfortable and private setting

Life brings many challenges, no more so than in the time of a global pandemic and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a counsellor my role is to provide space and guidance to help you on your journey of self-discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new, meaningful choices within it.

I offer a chance to reflect on the difficulties or problems you are experiencing in a safe and confidential environment, with someone from outside your day-to-day life. Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives – and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Counselling isn’t about giving you solutions or advice, but empowering you to make your own changes.

Over the years I have developed an interest in neurodiversity and the impact it has on mental health, working with many clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD and Dyslexia.

Traumatic events from childhood can have lasting effects that may result in addictive behaviours. Numbing our pain helps us survive. Together we can start to explore healthier more enriched ways of living.

I support women and their partners through menopause. This subject has been misunderstood and often ignored. Many women don’t realise the symptoms they are experiencing are due to peri-menopause/menopause. It can be frightening and isolating resulting in anxiety, feelings of grief and loss and a time where emotional support can be beneficial.

As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am committed to adhering to the Ethical Framework.

Speak in Confidence

Counselling offers a safe space, with a therapist who will listen empathically and without judgement. The therapeutic relationship enables thoughts and feelings to be expressed confidentially.

A problem shared…

Relationship breakdown; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression – many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can feel overwhelming. Counselling allows us to gain a better understanding of what’s causing these difficulties – and how we can move towards managing or resolving them.

Make better, healthier new choices

“People only seriously consider change when they feel accepted for exactly who they are” Carl Rogers

Working together can help you understand why you act or react in the way you do, and see how you can start to make better, heathier choices moving forward.


What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Anxiety and/or depression

Menopause

Nuero diversity

Eating disorders

OCD

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Problems with addiction

Trauma and PTSD

Abuse

Depression

Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Gender dysphoria

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life

My location

I work from private offices located in central Farnham, Godalming and Guildford. I will provide location details when we arrange our counselling sessions.


In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer telephone counselling and online sessions for clients via Zoom or Skype. Contact me to find out more about how online therapy works.

Fees & availability

Counselling sessions for individuals last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis, and cost £55 per session. I also provide a limited number of spaces for those on low-income or for students; contact me to enquire about availability. I offer a free 20minute consultation either on-line or face to face.


Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment by bank transfer.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.


You can also call me on 07506 613932 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.


All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services. Find out more by reading my Privacy Policy.


“I am so grateful to Natalie for her care and understanding during our bereavement counselling sessions. I found her help so valuable, especially during the initial period of grieving, her kindness was very much appreciated.”

Jane, Online Counselling

“I was referred to therapy following family bereavement, but in my counselling conversations I have been able to address so much more than theimmediate loss of a loved one. Through Natalie’s skilled listening and non-judgmental response I believe I have grown in self-knowledge and the ability to go forward with greater confidence.”

Peter, Farnborough

“Covid and lockdown was really challanging for me and my anxiety, having the space to explore my thoughts and feelings with Natalie in a safe space was really helpful. It helped me better understand my autism, and helped me to communicate better with my family and friends.”

Tom, Godalming



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