Natalie McIvor

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY IN SURREY

Welcome

Natalie McIvor BA Hons - Psychotherapist MBACP

I provide a confidential space to explore thoughts, feelings and the challenges life present's

I am a Surrey based psychotherapist with a background in grief/loss and a particular interest in neuro-diversity, menopause, addiction and childhood trauma. I offer short or long term therapy, depending on the needs of the individual, either face to face or remotely. I also offer walk-talk-therapy, some people find it easier processing feelings this way.

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.

Counselling and therapy in a safe, comfortable and private setting

Life often presents us with challenges that we feel ill equipped to deal with such as a bereavement, infertility, baby loss, divorce, children growing up/leaving home and menopause. All of which can feel hopeless, leaving us overwhelmed and unable to navigate such experiences. These events often trigger unresolved childhood trauma resulting in harmful patterns of behaviour such as self loathing leading to addiction and other destructive outcomes. As a counsellor my role is to provide space 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.


How counselling can help?

People come to counselling for help with 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

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.

Couples counselling sessions last 60minutes and cost £75 per session.

I offer a free 20minute consultation either on-line or face to face in order to assess weather I am the right fit for you.


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 and require payment on the day of scheduled session.

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.


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