ROS THAYER Counselling

Adv.Dip.Couns, MBACP (Accred)UKRCP Registered Counsellor

Counselling in Guildford, Surrey

Welcome to Ros Thayer Counselling

A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life

Welcome and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Ros and I am a counsellor based in Guildford providing face-to-face and online therapy to adult individuals

ROS THAYER – QUALIFIED COUNSELLOR FOR INDIVIDUALS, GUILDFORD, SURREY

Welcome to my website. I am an experienced and accredited counsellor offering confidential, caring & affordable therapy in Guildford, which is easily accessible from all parts of Surrey via the A3.

I offer a private, quiet counselling space with easy parking.

Issues I can help with

I have 18 years experience in counselling for all emotional issues including relationship problems (partners, family, friends, work colleagues) depression and anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, grief and loss, control and abuse, sexuality issues, lack of confidence, assertiveness and low self-esteem. However, feelings are feelings no matter what the ‘story’ and often counselling is about feeling safe, heard and supported rather than the counsellor being an ‘expert’ in a particular problem. I offer respectful and warm listening and will do my best to make you feel comfortable.


I am accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy which means I have been assessed as a ‘Competent, Ethical & Independent Counsellor’.

DUE TO COVID-19 I NOW OFFER SESSIONS VIA ZOOM, FACETIME OR WHATSAPP VIDEO.

I am now back seeing clients face-to-face. Please know your safety is of paramount importance to me. My therapy room is cleaned regularly and has space enough for us to be two meters apart.


Speak in Confidence

As you have found my website, you are obviously struggling with an issue in your life. You may be feeling a bit apprehensive; will it help you to feel ‘better’ and will you feel comfortable and not judged? You may have had counselling before but felt the counsellor was not on the same wavelength as you: it can feel really awkward sitting in front of a stranger and sharing your deepest feelings. Sometimes there is a sense of shame linked to the need for outside help. “I never thought I would be the sort of person that needed to see a counsellor” is a sentence I hear quite often.

For some, seeking therapy feels like an admission of weakness, especially if you see yourself as ‘strong’ or a coper. You may be the person who keeps on going, keeping everything together for everyone else but is frightened to ask for their needs to be met for fear of disapproval, anger, or what is often far worse, plain disinterest from those close to them.

Discover your authentic self

You may be blessed with some good friends and a supportive family but the whole point of counselling is that because the counsellor doesn’t know you, you get complete impartiality, which, in turn, means that you are completely free to share your vulnerabilities without fear of someone judging you or giving you their opinion because they feel they know what is best for you. This may come from a place of sincerity but is often not helpful. 

Others may not want you to change or they may want you to change too much – to suit themselves!

Counselling can help you be who you want to be and can give you insight, clarity, strength and support during a difficult time. Why not give it a try?


What I can offer you:


  • Emotional support at a difficult time
  • A safe, non-judgmental space to talk
  • Help with unravelling muddled feelings
  • Assistance in gaining clarity and perspective on your situation

  • Insights about yourself and how you interact with others
  • Empowerment to facilitate change
  • Strategies and tools to help with self-esteem, assertiveness and confidence

My Special Interest

I have extensive experience in working with clients suffering from low self-esteem and lack of confidence. These can impact your life greatly and stop you from feeling good about yourself. You therefore hold yourself back from reaching your potential and often choose the wrong partners: the ones that like to ‘keep you down’ so that they hold all the power. I can work with you to empower you to regain your sense of self, be more assertive and stop saying ‘yes’ when you want to say ‘no’!

“NO-ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT” – Eleanor Roosevelt


My Location

I have a quiet counselling space located in Great Oaks Park, Burpham, Guildford, Surrey

Fees & availability

Please contact me to arrange an initial no obligation session.


My Fees – £30.00 initial (1 hour) session, £50.00 subsequent (1 hour) sessions.

Get in touch


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial appointment. This first appointment enables us to discuss the issues you would like to bring to counselling and for you to decide whether I am the right therapist for you.


You can also call me on 07769 695360 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.


All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential.


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