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The Eaves is a carefully selected professional body of Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychologists. We have banded together in order to share our knowledge, improve the quality of our services and provide each client with the best care for them. Our practices are based in Guildford, Godalming and Farnham.

We work with individuals, children, couples and families from all backgrounds. Clients can self-refer directly to our practitioners, as well as through GPs, mental health teams, private healthcare insurers, hospitals, schools, psychiatrists and employers who refer clients to us for high quality psychological care 12 hours a day, 6 days a week.


Our Directors - Bridget

Bridget is a business woman, middle child and proud mother of three daughters. She has a background in management, having worked at Surrey University and as an Account Director for AutoTrader in the past. A thirst for learning and an infinite curiosity about people lead Bridget to retrain in 1999 as a psychotherapist. It was this passion that eventually led to her co-founding the Eaves.


Our Directors - Stefan

Stefan brings together his 18 years of expertise as an accredited psychotherapist with senior management experience gained over 20 years in both the public and commercial sectors.
Dad of two with a diverse background in toy making, running a large student union and academia, Stefan is a practising psychotherapist and the ‘engine room’ of The Eaves, heading up Operations and Finance.


Our History

Co-founders of The Eaves, Stefan and Bridget met during their training to become qualified therapists in 2001. They soon realised they had a shared vision: working alongside a group of Counselling and Psychology professionals to offer high quality therapy to every type of client, for all kinds of presenting issues.

Providing a safe space for clients and practitioners

Bridget and Stefan set out to find a practice dedicated to providing clients top quality psychological therapies, in convenient locations, at a time that suited them. They felt that this practice should cater for all clients in calm, safe and comfortable consulting rooms. Unable to find the perfect fit, they co-founded The Eaves in 2004 with a definite philosophy that clients should feel secure and valued, with their confidentiality being highly regarded at all times. Their team of practitioners should be qualified, independently insured and affiliated to their governing body, such as BPS or BACP.


A growing service

Over the years, the two entrepreneurs have carefully built up an unparalleled team of highly qualified and regarded practitioners – many NHS trained and all experienced as well as highly regarded in their profession. GPs, health clinics and private health insurers have welcomed The Eaves and the quality level of care that Bridget and Stefan have built their reputation on. Their vision now also includes an important partnership with NHS Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust Mind Matters, which has lead to the introduction of IAPT services at The Eaves.

Our Team

The Eaves administrative team provide vital support for our practitioners with their private practices. They work both behind the scenes and front of house to ensure the smooth running of each practice and are dedicated to making The Eaves a safe and comfortable environment for our affiliates and their clients to work in.

Our services


Corporate Services

For SMC’s in Surrey, the subject of mental health care provision can be perceived as difficult and costly. The pressure of business, excessive demands and long working days can lead to extended periods of mental illness that your staff may find difficult to come back from quickly without the right type of tailored, solution-focused thinking and positive planning.

The Eaves can provide different levels of care plans for your employees from telephone counselling, Skype counselling and face to face counselling. From 1 to 500 staff, we can provide a bespoke package that’s right for your business, right for your team and protects your company.

In addition, we can provide redundancy coaching, mediation services, dispute resolution and one-off trauma de-briefing on request. Contact us to find out more or call on 01483 917000.

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Professional Referrals

The Eaves has built up an unparalleled reputation amongst local GPs and healthcare professionals as the leading service for private Counselling and Psychology in Surrey. Our practitioners are all fully qualified, insured and members of their appropriate professional governing bodies. If you are a healthcare professional looking to refer one of your clients to The Eaves please contact us or ask your patient to call to discuss which practitioner is most suitable for their needs.

We also offer Mind Matters IAPT services to NHS patients, via our partners in the NHS Surrey and Borders Partnership. To access this service your client can self refer to Mind Matters by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

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Low Cost Service - Guildford

At The Eaves we firmly believe that psychological services should be available to all, which is why we offer a low-cost service at our Guildford practice using carefully selected and monitored counsellors in the final stages of their professional qualification to provide long or short-term therapy for adults on limited income.

To support people seeking help with emotional and psychological issues we offer:

  • A free assessment with a fully qualified practitioner
  • £20 per session thereafter
  • Safe, professional and confidential service.

Client testimonials:

“It has been positive as it has enabled me to become more self-aware and given me the space to talk.”

“A journey I needed to take with my therapist. It’s given me the space to talk, which I never really had.”

If you would like to find out more about our low cost service please contact us.

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