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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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
Grief, loss or bereavement
Problems with addiction
Trauma and PTSD
Problems with confidence or self-esteem
Issues relating to sexuality
Difficulties at work or in retirement
Problems with family or school life
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.
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.
Jane, Online Counselling
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