Clare Gyde Counselling

YouYou do not have to struggle alone or in silence.

Hello, I'm Clare,
An Experienced Counsellor Offering Counselling Therapy In Surbiton, Surrey.  Face To Face, Or Video Calls.

If you feel you might benefit from talking confidentially to a professional counsellor in a private, safe space then maybe I can help?

I follow a strict code of ethics and your dignity and well-being are my priority. I entirely respect your autonomy. 

My practice is very close to Surbiton train station, Kingston train station and is easily accessible by car from areas in Surrey. There is also a bus stop very close to where I am based.

     Life can leave us feeling 'bruised'. 
Things can sometimes feel confusing, difficult, painful, sad and so much more and sometimes we just need to talk and not be judged however impossible it may seem to find the words. 

I offer a grounded, unshockable and most importantly  - empathic approach to our sessions. I am warm and down to earth and work easily with young adults, elderly people and everyone in-between. 

      You deserve to be truly heard.
After taking the step deciding you want to speak with a counsellor it is essential that you find someone that 'fits' you and your personality; someone you feel you could truly open up with and grow to trust.
"The therapeutic relationship is as powerful, if not more powerful than the particular treatment method the therapist is using." 

(i.e. the modality of counselling) Professor John C. Norcross, Society of counselling psychology.

You do not need to struggle alone or in silence


     How do I work?

I work face to face and online (Zoom, Whattsapp video), I also offer telephone counselling and talking while walking. 

 By trying to express our deepest thoughts, feelings and concerns without being judged often helps ease the emotional weight that may be holding us back. 

   Together we can try and work it out.

We will go at your pace. 
I will not push you to talk about anything you are not ready for. However, I will tentatively encourage you to go deeper and perhaps consider the origins of the feelings you are  experiencing.

 If you have any queries about counselling - please do get in touch. I will be happy to answer any questions or doubts you may have. 

   What do I offer?

My offer to you is years of professional training and experience. 
I offer you emotional warmth, kindness, my full attention and why not laugh together occasionally if it feels right? Our working relationship is co-created and I will invite you to be as open with me in the moment as you possibly can be - as I will regularly check-in with you during our sessions about what you are feeling and thinking.

      I will listen to you intently.

I do not sit with you only from an academic viewpoint. 
I, too, have lived through many of life's challenges and  entirely understand these can be varied and vast from my professional and personal experiences. 

 I will give you empathic companionship while you are working things out. 

    Through counselling you will get time to focus       entirely on yourself. 
    I invite you to use the private, safe place and talk about anything that concerns you. 

Often clients tell me that they do not want the pressure of thinking they might be ‘burdening' their loved ones with their situation. 

  I am here for that. 

 I offer short-term, or ongoing therapy  and I also work on Saturdays, since I'm aware that sometimes it's difficult to find time for yourself during the week.

What do I specialise in?

I get asked that many times and the answer is emotional pain has many faces.

I see adults living with the repercussions of,



Relationships difficulties,


Postnatal depression,



Identity issues,

Sexual issues,

Difficult family dynamics,

Low self-esteem,

Confusion, about why life is as it currently is.


I will support you closely while you look inward. 

Anything you share with me stays confidential.


For four years, I attended the renowned Metanoia Institute for training in counselling and psychotherapy on an accredited course. This was tutor-led.

Part of my rigourous training consisted of 480 hours of client-facing work which was supervised. This means an experienced counsellor that follows the same code of ethics as I do oversaw my counselling work.

For one year I worked as a counsellor at an organisation in Ealing offering subsidised counselling.

Also for nearly four years I've worked at Kingston Bereavement Service.

It is my professional as well as personal duty to do what is called CPD, Continued Personal Development. 

This means I keep up to date with the latest research for my counselling modality and psychotherapy as a whole.

However difficult things may feel at this time, positive change is always possible.


'Clare is warm and easy to talk to. I feel supported and in safe hands with her. She's helping me so much and I can't recommend her enough.'
-  Melanie Gross

If you would like to read other testimonials please click the link. These clients wavered their anonymity of their own volition to write these.,1,,,

Price / sessions

I charge £55 for a 50 minute session.

Having said that, I am willing to offer a reduced rate to students or people that are currently struggling financially. Please let me know if this applies to you.

I encourage us to have a 20 minute chat - free of charge. 

We can do this on the phone, Zoom or Whattsap video, prior to you booking our first session together. 
This gives you an opportunity to get a sense of whether you'd like to proceed,

  " When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified - or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. 

The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance... provides illumination and healing. 

In such situations, deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another. " 

                                      Carl Rogers 


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