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Valerie Arthur

MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Hello and welcome to my profile. I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults and young people aged 16 years and over. I offer short and long term therapy and can work with you in person, online or by telephone.

I appreciate that life can be and feel challenging. Relationships and experiences from both your past and present can leave you feeling confused, anxious, depressed or simply overwhelmed.

By offering a compassionate, non-judgemental space to share your thoughts and feelings I can provide you with the opportunity to reflect on the place you have reached. A space to untangle your feelings; a space to consider your past, present and future; a space to pause, be yourself and work towards a place of growth and improved wellbeing.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). My work draws on a variety of counselling approaches which allows me to tailor my approach to your specific needs. I will work with you at a pace that suits you and my approach is grounded in respect, empathy and compassion.

My Availability

I offer an in-person counselling service every Tuesday morning (9am-1pm) and Wednesday afternoon (1pm-5pm) at the Eaves Guildford.

I also offer an online and telephone counselling service. My availability can be more flexible using these platforms so please do contact me directly if this interests you.

Next Steps

I recognise that reaching out can feel daunting. I also appreciate that coming to counselling is a big commitment- both in terms of time and finances. It is therefore important for you to feel at ease with your therapist and comfortable to talk openly.

With this in mind, I therefore offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation so that we can get a feel for how we might work together. If you would like to arrange an initial consultation please do contact me either by email or phone to arrange a convenient time for us to have a chat. You can find my contact details at the bottom of my profile.


Alongside my private counselling practice I also work within a service offering short term counselling to 16-25 year olds. I have also previously worked for MIND – offering a counselling service to adults 18+.

I have many years of experience supporting families and young people. I know that life can be complicated and complex. Relationships and circumstances can become strained for multiple reasons and sometimes professional help can help to get things back on track.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • NCFE Level 3 Award Counselling Skills and Theory
  • NCFE Level 2 Award Helping Skills
  • NCFE Level 1 Award Interpersonal Skills
  • MA Social Work (Warwick University)

Additional Training and CPD

  • MHFA England: Youth Mental Health First Aider
  • ACTO Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • PESI UK Trauma Informed Practice when Working with Complex PTSD
  • Carolyn Spring: Working with Relational Trauma- Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
  • Carolyn Spring: Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
  • BACP Online Counselling Training
  • BACP Integrating Artwork into your Counselling Practice
  • BACP Exploring Suicidal Risk

Memberships & Accreditations


  • £50 per 50 minute session


  • None