The Eaves Counselling and Psychology Ltd is has been providing high quality psychological care to our local communities since 2004. We strive to offer exactly the right type of tailored therapeutic help, 12 hours a day, 6 days in Surrey and the surrounding areas.

Our professionally qualified body of Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychologists are working from our practices in Guildford, Godalming, Haslemere and Farnham and also online.

We work with adult individuals, children, couples and families from all backgrounds. Clients can self-refer directly into our Practitioners, as well as through GPs, private healthcare insurers, hospitals, schools, psychiatrists and employers.

Our History

Co-founders of The Eaves, Stefan Kelly and Bridget Walford had met during their training to become qualified therapists in 2001. They shared a vision: to work alongside a group of Counselling and Psychology professionals dedicated to offering high quality therapy in every field of psychology.

The Eaves was founded in 2004 and set out to provide clients with 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.
They co-founded The Eaves with a definite philosophy that clients should be able to easily access quality psychological care. They would do everything possible to enable clients and practitioner to feel secure and valued, with their confidentiality being highly regarded at all times.

Our team of practitioners are all appropriately qualified, have independent indemnity insurance and are affiliated to their governing body, such as BPS or BACP.

Bridget Walford

Bridget Walford

Co-founder and Owner

Bridget is the co-founder and owner of The Eaves Counselling & Psychology Ltd since 2004. Accredited counsellor and Supervisor of 22 years experience she continues to organically grow The Eaves to meet the psychological needs of the local communities that they serve.

Bridget and her team are passionate about delivering quality care across the board, from children to the elderly, from specialist clinical psychology to affordable therapy. She has a natural and insatiable curiosity and respect for human psychology and holds her own weekly clinics in our Surrey practices.

Stefan Kelly

In memory

Stefan Kelly


Co-founder The Eaves Ltd.

Our Team

The Eaves administrative team provide front line support for our practitioners with their private practices. They work front of house and in the background to ensure clients are responded to professionally, that each practice runs smoothly and they are dedicated to making The Eaves a safe and comfortable environment for our affiliates to work in.

Maria joined The Eaves in 2020 and is based across all of our practices, supporting the admin team and looking after our student therapists. She enjoys baking and keeping fit in her spare time and is a crisis volunteer with the mental health charity ‘Shout’. Maria has a keen interest in Counselling and Psychology and is currently training to be a therapist.

Maria Stoffel

Practice Manager

Bethany joined The Eaves in December 2022 working within our dedicated referrals team processing client referrals. She also oversees our social media, marketing and advertising from the Godalming practice. Bethany is currently working towards a CIM qualification in Digital Marketing.

Bethany Cosgrove

Marketing and Client Services Administrator

Leonie joined The Eaves in February 2023 and is based at our Guildford and Haslemere practice. Leonie previously worked within the Private Health Care industry, so has a keen eye for patient care. She oversees and looks after our private client referrals, networking events and Employee Assistance Programme. You can find Leonie in her spare time competing horses as well as looking after farm animals.

Leonie Roberts

Referrals and Client Services Administrator

Marie joined the team in 2017 to head up our finance department. With a keen eye for details, Marie ensures that our affiliates are well looked after and our finances are in order. Marie is a mum to two young boys and is keen on fitness and socialising with friends.

Marie Dos Santos

Finance Manager

Kayleigh joined the team in 2021. She works part-time handling all contract changes including signing up new starters. In her spare time she enjoys camping, open water swimming and adventures with her Husband, 3 children and dog.

Kayleigh Cockrem

Affiliate Contracts Administrator

Vikki joined The Eaves in 2023 and works part-time helping the team with administrative duties. Beyond her role at The Eaves, Vikki showcases her creativity as a make-up artist and nail technician and shares her busy life with her husband, three children and their Labrador.

Vikki McHallam

Client Services Administrator

Employee Assistance Programme

For businesses, the subject of mental health care provision for staff can be perceived as difficult and costly. The pressure of business, periods of stress and extended working days can lead to long periods of staff absences that cost your business time and money as well as putting your company at risk a tribunal claim if you don’t provide adequate mental health care solutions to address the issue.

By subscribing to our EAP service, The Eaves will provide your staff with immediate access to the right type of tailored, solution-focused thinking and positive therapy, provided by our in-house team of qualified counsellors and psychologists.

We offer telephone counselling, Zoom counselling and face to face counselling at a location and time to suit them. 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 our local GPs and healthcare professionals as the leading service for 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.

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Affordable Counselling Service - across our practices

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

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

  • A free assessment with our in-house counselling supervisor
  • £25 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 affordable service please contact us.

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