At The Eaves we welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified, like-minded Practitioners looking to grow a successful private practice in a highly supportive and collaborative environment. We have 21 Therapy Rooms across Surrey in prominent, purely psychological settings. Contact us today on 01483 917000 for more information, or send in an enquiry.

What we offer you

We understand the anxiety and worry that goes with setting up in private practice because that’s exactly what we did 20 years ago. That’s why we offer the following support to Practitioners starting out:

  • Bespoke therapy rooms in a purely psychological setting
  • Competitive rates, plus your second month with us is free of charge
  • Free marketing and referrals in a supportive environment
  • Free CPD and networking events
  • Full autonomy in your practice
  • Flexible contract terms
  • A professional and empathic environment to grow your own independent practice.
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Comfortable practices

There are 21 soundproofed therapy rooms at The Eaves across our four practices, which are used exclusively by our Practitioners. Each practice offers a comfortable, private, safe space for you and your clients:

  • Comfortable waiting rooms with magazines and gentle music
  • Kitchens stocked with a range of teas and coffees
  • Chilled water and glasses
  • WIFI and printing/copying facilities free of charge
  • A dedicated Client Services team available to support you in your practice

We are located in the Surrey towns of Guildford, Godalming, Haslemere and Farnham. With plentiful parking, mainline train stations nearby and frequent bus services, The Eaves is central for local towns such as Woking, Aldershot, Alton, Liphook, Farnborough and Cranleigh.

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Renting a Therapy Room at The Eaves

We offer weekly four-hour slots of time on a month by month basis:

  • Morning: 9am – 1pm
  • Afternoon: 1pm – 5pm
  • Evening: 5pm – 9pm

A discount is applied on multiple slots, so depending on how many you book, this can mean you rent your therapy room for as little as £11.27 an hour.

Once you have your permanent slot you can also book ad-hoc one hour bookings as and when you need to, across all four of our practices. You will have access to our easy to use online booking system, so you can check availability and book rooms whenever is convenient for you.

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Marketing support

Promoting yourself and your practice is important to ensure you can reach out to those clients who need your help. Marketing can be a whole new world to some of us as therapists which is why we offer you the following support:

  • Free profile page on our website and we can link to your own site.
  • Active marketing on your behalf as part of The Eaves.
  • Free one-to-one advice available.
  • Well–established free referral system to place clients with a suitable therapist.
  • Client calls are answered 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Saturday to ensure no calls are missed.
  • You can display your business cards in reception.

Hidden extras can easily trip up Practitioners setting up in private practice, so we don’t charge you for your profile page, for referrals we give you or for the large amount of advertising we do in order to bring clients to The Eaves.

Networking opportunities

As an Eaves practitioner you will be joining an established and supportive team of professionals who are dedicated to providing the very best care for their clients. We actively encourage networking and provide unique opportunities for this, such as:

  • Regular FREE CPD workshops and presentations on a wide variety of subjects.
  • A chance to present one of these workshops to your colleagues and share your specialist knowledge with them.
  • An open invitation to write a blog for publication on our website.
  • Rooms available free of charge for Eaves peer supervision groups.

Find a Supervisor

In addition, we also offer you the opportunity to advertise yourself as a Supervisor on our website or find a Supervisor at The Eaves by searching for one of our many qualified practitioners.

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We are often asked why we started The Eaves and what makes us such a great place to grow a private practice.

During our counselling training, supervision and placement Stefan and I started to understand what made us feel safe, valued and respected, both as a client, supervisee and especially as a Counsellor. We realised that it was the whole package so to speak, from the comfortable seating, quiet soundproofed rooms, carefully thought out lighting, down to the glass bottle of chilled water for clients who were ‘drying up’. We started to gather evidence to help us define what builds into a great experience of private practice for Practitioners.

From these beginnings, Stefan and I realised that not all therapy takes place 9-5, particularly in private practice. We wanted our Practitioners (our affiliates we call them at The Eaves) to have full autonomy in their practice, backed up with stylish offices, a dedicated reception with quality reading material and toys and supportive colleagues. Add to this a free profile on a superbly ranked website, regular networking opportunities, free CPD, free refreshments and as much support as you need to start your thriving private practice.

Bridget Walford
Managing Director, The Eaves


“I joined the Eaves as an affiliate in May 2021 as a way to grow and expand my private practice. It can feel daunting to start out on your own as a private practitioner and being part of the Eaves has provided a safe and supportive environment for me to kick-start my business. I greatly value the consistently friendly and helpful attitude of the staff and the practical support through referrals. I started with renting one 4-hour slot, within 2 months my private practice has already grown to the extent that I decided to book another 4-hour slot. To me, this is proof that being part of the Eaves provides credibility to my practice, but also the optimism that it could further grow at a fast pace, which undoubtedly feels amazing!“

“I joined The Eaves last November and I can’t stress enough how it has helped to grow my practice. The website has an incredible reach and, since I joined, I receive a fairly great amount of enquiries on a weekly basis. Not to mention the fact that we have an amazing admin team that is more than happy to go over the top in order to make our lives easier. I work across the three practices and feel quite secure and confident when changing places as the same quality, cleanliness and spacious and comfortable rooms are features that they all have in common. I am beyond satisfied and happy because I know I’ve have made the best choice choosing to bring my practice here!“

“I liked that The Eaves could help promote my own business through their marketing, as well as giving me a comfortable room with reasonable costs. Since joining The Eaves early 2021 I have not regretted a single thing, they are a supportive unit that has allowed me to grow my private practice at my pace, the association has led to my own practice gaining credibility and reaching potential clients. The practice helps me to connect with other practitioners, also offering regular CPD events. My practice has been able to grow, I have just been able to book another time slot allowing more face-to-face clients. I believe The Eaves has given me confidence and support and these two factors are invaluable, especially when starting out as a counsellor.“

Take a tour of our Farnham practice with Bridget, Director at The Eaves.
Come and have a look around our Godalming practice with Olivia, Client Services Administrator at The Eaves.


If you would like to find out more about renting one of our therapy rooms please contact The Eaves on 01483 917000 or complete the enquiry form below. We will arrange an informal meeting with you to answer any further questions and will give you information to take away with you. We politely draw your attention to our minimum entry level requirements of appropriate qualification, membership of a governing body, private indemnity insurance and on-going supervision. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

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