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Keith Beckingham - Registered Counsellor

Keith Beckingham
Registered Counsellor

  • Epsom Road, Guildford, GU1 3PA Show Map
  • Multiple times available +
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  • Individual £40 Couple £50
  • 37% of enquirers became verified clients
  • 1 verified review 
"Very good and easy to talk with."

What to Expect

Try one session, to see if you feel comfortable with Keith, and decide if therapy may help you.


(1 Review)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests counselling for Depression.

Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You decide what matter regarding your early years and/or adult life you discuss. An objective of counselling is to help you to talk about a problem and discover a solution that is right for you.


  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress

Thoughts on Mental Health

There are many possible individual causes of phobias. For one individual, they may relate to forgotten trauma or unmet needs in childhood. There may or may not be a connection with neglect or abuse. The initial trigger may appear insignificant from an adult perspective, but at the time it could well have been associated with strong, unpleasant emotions. Over the years an aversion to these emotions can develop and they become associated in your mind with an event, a person, an action or other stimulus, which become triggers, reigniting those original unpleasant feelings. This in turn will affect your behaviour; you may especially use avoidance behaviours. You may feel a need to prevent bad things happening to yourself or others, and this could lead to compulsive behaviours. In this case, there is a need to identify and challenge the faulty thinking or erroneous beliefs underpinning the phobia or compulsion.
Read More: Understanding the common causes of phobias
Neglect is a form of abuse that may receive less public attention than others. It can be an indicator of other kinds of abuse, or it may exist in isolation. Fundamentally it involves a failure to meet the basic needs of the child, such as adequate housing, basic cleanliness and comfort, nutrition, education, security and proper affection. Abandonment is one form of neglect. Neglect can be wilful or arise from alcohol/drug abuse or inadequacy. The effect can be far reaching, including failure to thrive in childhood and a tendency for the child to self blame. In adulthood, the legacy could include a sense of shame, poor self esteem, low self confidence, anxiety or difficulties in forming secure relationships. It is important to break the cycle and not to pass on problems to the next generation.
Read More: Understanding different types of abuse and the psychological harm they cause
Why not offer to walk the dog for someone who is feeling under the weather or is short of time? As well as doing them a favour, walking is so good for you and stroking a friendly dog will reduce your stress.
Read More: National Kindness Day: Eight simple, everyday acts of kindness to boost your mental wellbeing
It has been said that women talk face-to-face but men prefer to talk shoulder-to-shoulder and are more likely to talk to a friend whilst doing an activity together than having a 'heart-to-heart'. Older men may still see themselves as the hunter-gatherer who provides for the family, and over the years many men have felt defined by their job or profession. Today, young men in post-industrial communities may find it very hard to find a 'proper job' which is full time and permanent. Without a job, they find it impossible to be a provider and, even for many in work, house prices have escalated out of the reach of many. Combine this with student debt, and some young men have found themselves in a spiral of debt from which they see no escape. In recent decades, feminism has achieved great things for women, and some would argue there is much still to be done. But some men have been left confused. What is their role now?
Read More: International Men's Day: RSCPP therapists explore issues around men's mental health
Many couples are finding themselves in the 'sandwich generation', squeezed between the competing and increasing demands of the younger and older generations. Perhaps children are testing boundaries, demanding expensive items, requiring help with studies, whilst at the same time elderly parents are beginning to struggle or need support as they go through medical tests or treatment. All this can be emotionally and physically draining. At the same time, competition in the workplace requires greater and greater commitment on the part of professional people. Caught in this trap, you may begin to resent the demands of your partner or spouse. Time together feels like another task to tick off the job list and this undermines feelings of tenderness and douses any fires of passion. Patience can dry up and squabbles can quickly turn into full blown arguments, as a downward spiral begins to undermine the whole relationship.
Read More: Common causes of relationship problems
Agoraphobia is personal to each individual affected by it and causes can vary widely, relating to events in the distant past and buried in the subconscious mind. Perhaps you had a frightening experience as a child, which evoked strong and unpleasant emotions, and even a particular physical sensation. It could be that over time these become associated with a particular object, sight, sound or even smell. For example, fears originally evoked by an early experience of Halloween may be triggered in the present by something, such as a mask or costume, or even the ring of the door bell and the sound of 'trick or treat'. This can lead to behavioural changes, as well as emotional distress.
Read More: Phobias: Common causes of agoraphobia


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Counsellor
Brockenhurst College (UK)

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

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Anonymous, 35, gave a review after 4 sessions

22 October 2016

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"Very good and easy to talk with."

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Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

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

Nearest Train Stations

  • London Road (Guildford) (0.3 miles)
  • Guildford (0.9 miles)
  • Shalford (1.7 miles)
  • Chilworth (2.2 miles)
  • Clandon (3.1 miles)
  • Farncombe (3.5 miles)
  • Worplesdon (3.7 miles)
  • Godalming (4.4 miles)
  • Wanborough (4.7 miles)
  • Gomshall (4.9 miles)

Wheelchair access: No

Updated 07 December 2018