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Emma Smith
Counsellor in Guildford - Registered 5+ Years

Registered Counsellor Emma
Ward Street
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  • Individual 50 - 50 minutes
  • Couple 70 - 50 minutes
61% of enquirers became verified clients

Working Hours

  • Tuesdays
    5pm - 9pm
  • Wednesdays
    5pm - 9pm
  • Thursdays
    9am - 3pm
    6pm - 9pm
  • Fridays
    5pm - 9pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • OCD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress


  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

What to Expect

An introductory assessment session helps you to see if you are comfortable with me, share what concerns you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and assess if therapy could assist you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange a preliminary assessment session in Guildford or Normandy, Guildford.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on how your thoughts (cognitions) affect your feelings and behaviour. It recognises and addresses unhelpful thoughts that maintain the issues you experience. The aim of CBT is for you to experience healthier thoughts and feelings.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) indicates CBT for alcohol dependence, bipolar disorder, depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), self harm and social anxiety disorder.


(5 Reviews)
Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You decide what issue regarding your childhood and/or adulthood you explore. An objective of counselling is to help you to talk about a difficulty and discover a solution which is appropriate for you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.


(1 Review)
Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the problems you face. It explores your thoughts, emotions and significant events in your history. Psychotherapy aims to help you change or find suitable methods of managing.

Qualifications Timeline

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Grove (UK)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
University of Greenwich (UK)
Guildford College (UK)

Emma abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Verified RSCPP Client Reviews

has 7 Reviews (4.76 out of 5 stars)
By Rating:
5 stars: (4)
4 stars: (3)
3 star: (0)
2 star: (0)
1 star: (0)
By Issue:
Relationship Problems: (3)
Depression: (2)
Stress: (1)
Anger: (1)
By Therapy Service:
Psychotherapy: (1)
Counselling: (5)

Anonymous from Guildford gave a review after 7 sessions

11 December 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Very open and uses a structured approach to her work."

Rating of for Relationship Problems:

Anonymous, 62, gave a review after 4 sessions

01 August 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Very good listener and gives a calm reassuring manner."

Rating of Counselling for Relationship Problems:

Sarah, 50, gave a review after 5 sessions

11 June 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"After 5 sessions with Emma I decided that the time was right for me to move on and to focus on looking forward. Prior to meeting Emma I had been affected by a significant family trauma that I had been trying to cope with by myself. After 6 months it became clear to me that I needed help and so I reached out to Emma. Easy to engage with, Emma really helped me over the weeks that I saw her and I'm sure without her support, guidance and gentle challenges that I wouldn't have moved forward in such a positive way. Through both the session work and areas she gave me to think about in the week I have slowly re-pieced my life together and challenged some of the ways I managed things. I feel good about myself and life and feel lighter and more positive than I have for a long time. Emma has been positive, gently challenging and empathetic. She has not judged but had understood the seriousness of what had happened in my life. She is flexible and warm and I would thoroughly recommend her skills to anyone needing to reach out for help."

Rating of Psychotherapy for Depression:

Anonymous, 40, gave a review after 7 sessions

08 May 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Emma helped me to go through a very traumatic experience step by step and understand the situation and my feelings, and see things from a different, more positive angle. She was a good listener, very professional in her approach and compassionate in the moments of desperation. As a patient I found it was easy to trust her and share my thoughts and feelings."

Rating of Counselling for Stress:

Anonymous, 60 from Guildford, gave a review after 5 sessions

23 February 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Emma is a very professional therapist and greatly helped our relationship communication issues."

Rating of Counselling for Relationship Problems:

Anonymous, 30 from Guildford, gave a review after 9 sessions

02 June 2016

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"When I first contacted Emma I was very low. Over the course of our sessions Emma guided me to a point where I was comfortable to face feelings I had pushed aside and not dealt with. I felt very comfortable talking to Emma and felt I could say things I could not say to friends and family. Emma is a great listener, not judgmental and approaches difficult subjects professionally but kindly and openly and was very aware of my well being. I can honestly say I feel better now than I have done for a very long time. My anxiety is no longer limiting me, I sleep better and do not wake up with panic attacks. I no longer dwell and have reduced negative thought patterns. At times when I needed extra support Emma saw me and supported me. I am in a much better place as a direct result of my sessions with Emma."

Rating of Counselling for Depression:

Anonymous, 26 from Guildford, gave a review after 6 sessions

29 July 2015

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Excellent. Very easy to talk to and really helped me achieve my goals in therapy. I would highly recommend her."

Rating of Counselling for Anger:

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Guildford, Arlington, Onslow Village, Stoughton, Jacob's Well, Shalford, Slyfield Industrial Estate, Burpham, Surrey Research Park, Peasmarsh, Jacobs Well, Chilworth, Wood Street, Fairlands, Farncombe, Sutton Green, Worplesdon, Wood Street Village, Wonersh, Albury

Nearest Train Stations

  • London Road (Guildford) (0.4 miles)
  • Guildford (0.4 miles)
  • Shalford (1.6 miles)
  • Chilworth (2.6 miles)
  • Farncombe (3.1 miles)
  • Clandon (3.6 miles)
  • Worplesdon (3.6 miles)
  • Godalming (4.1 miles)
  • Wanborough (4.2 miles)
  • Brookwood (5.4 miles)

Wheelchair access: Yes

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Consulting Room of Guildford Registered Counsellor Emma

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Updated 11 July 2018