Reigate Community Counselling Centre

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Reigate, Redhill, Merstham,Dorking and Horley area


Life's challenges and obstacles can often feel overwhelming, impacting our work, personal relationships and general well-being.Counselling can help when we are struggling to cope with these challanges, such as loss,relationship difficulties, anxiety, low confidence, depression, stress and low mood. it offers the space to talk with someone in confidence without fear of judgment. 

Reigate Community Counselling Centre was esptablished in 2012 to provide low cost counselling to adults. We have a team of 17 Counsellors and can offer longer term counselling so allowing more time to understand the events, feelings and beliefs contributing to the emtional difficlties. Life can be hard at times, sometimes through stress, bereavement or other events and we we aim to provide a caring, professional and affordable counselling/therapy service to improve emotional well-being, anxiety, relationships or other challenging issues. Counselling offers a confidential space to discuss your difficulties with compassion and without judgement. It is building trust in the therapeutic relationship which enables difficult subjects to be explored in a safe way. We often try to struggle on, maybe feeling that we should just "get on with things" and perhaps counselling is an indulgence or we feel nervous about delving into past events. Our counellors understand this and are there to support you managing difficult feelings and develop greater emotional resilience.

Counselling offers confidential and non-judgemental support in understanding what may have contributed to those feelings. In addition to managing anxiety, stress, anger, low mood and unhlepful habits. 

We all deserve to be the best version of who we can be and your counsellor will work at your pace and discuss your concerns to achieve your goals and improve your emotional resilience.

Finding us

We are based in central Reigate and easily accessible from Redhill, Banstead, Merstham, Dorking and Horley communities and surrounding areas.

Areas where counselling may help

Clients bring a broad range of issues to counselling including ;
Abusive relationships
Family issues
Low mood
Panic attacks
Relationship problems
Family issues
Sleep problems
Low self-confidence and self-esteem.
Separation and Divorce
Life Transitions such as retirement, empty nest and aging.

We are a registered charity with the aim of ensuring affordable access to counselling/psychotherapy. We are self-funded from client contributions based on a sliding scale according to personal financial resources. We are happy to discuss your circumstances rather than pre judge a set fee. Those who can manage more, enable counselling to be provided to those who have little funds. Our counsellors/therapists are based in the centre of Reigate from comfortable rooms. Reigate Community Counselling Centre is easily accessible from Redhill, Banstead, Merstham, Dorking, Horley and surrounding areas by public transport or road.

Opening hours

Appointments are available Monday to Friday including most evenings. Certain times will be in greater demand but we endeavour to offer clients a time that will be convenient. Please contact us direct to seek an appointment and discuss how counselling/therapy may help. If we cannot answer your call please leave a message and your contact number so that we can contact you. It is helpful to let us know when the best times are to contact you.


In addition where it is preferred or helpful we are able to discuss the option of video or telephone counselling. This will usually be for an agreed number of sessions once an initial discussion /video consultation has taken place but can be longer term also . Not all issues would be appropriate for on-line or telephone counselling but we will discuss this with you.

We are not able to provide a crisis service. If you or someone close to you is in crisis please see our useful contacts page for contact numbers. These include the Samaritans, NHS Crisis Support Service and Crisis Text line.

We are self-funded from client contributions and we will discuss with clients what is fair and affordable.

Our aims

Our therapists/counsellors are committed to make counselling/psychotherapy more affordable and accessible in order to advance the emotional health and general well-being of those in need within Redhill, Reigate, Merstham, Dorking, Horley and surrounding areas. They offer their time at a reduced rate to support the counselling service. We offer counselling for as long as our clients need to overcome and manage the issues that they are dealing with, usually up to a maximum of 2 years, although for most far fewer sessions are needed,

Listening to clients in confidence and without judgement is a key aspect of counselling /therapy. Our counsellors are fully qualified or nearing the end of their training. We use a variety of counselling approaches and are members of a professional body complying with a professional framework. Research indicates that it is the relationship, understanding and trust established between client and counsellor which enables a successful outcome to counselling rather than the model of counselling theory. In addition meeting with the same counsellor/therapist each week develops that relationship, understanding and trust.

Community focused

Reigate Community Counselling Centre is a self-funding, non-profit making organisation. Therefore, in order to achieve our aim of enabling counselling /psychotherapy to be accessible and affordable to all, we ask for a contribution to our costs based upon income and what feels affordable our clients. Generally our minimum fee is £20 and we use a sliding income scale to agree what is affordable but further concessions are possible where needed. We aim that no one is denied access due to cost and we discuss this at the time of calling.

We aim to make the process of booking straightforward. Once you call to request a counselling appointment we will discuss briefly what it is that has brought you to consider counselling and take some brief details. We can then also discuss availability and cost.

We may not be able to answer your call straight away but please do leave your name and contact number and we will return your call as quickly as possible. Every enquiry is handled sensitively and in the strictest confidence.

Our counsellors/therapists

Our counsellors/therapists work with individuals face to face and on an open-ended basis rather than a limited number of sessions. However where required by clients, we can agree a more limited time period. The number of counselling/therapy sessions will be determined by you the client. Counselling supports clients to work towards a more satisfying and resourceful experience of life and improved relationships. We understand and appreciate that each person's needs and life experience differs.

We will allow you the time that you need to explore what may have triggered or contributed to the difficulty that you are facing and the counsellors work with you to process the impact on your emotional health and relationships and to develop strategies to manage difficult feelings.

Our counsellors/therapists are trained in a variety of counselling styles. This enables us to offer a flexible counselling service and consider what may be the most appropriate approach for clients. Our counsellors/therapists are committed to on-going training in accordance with the guidelines of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This includes on-going training, confidentiality and ethics.

Our counsellors have a Christian faith or are understanding of such beliefs but the counselling provided is secular (non-faith based) in delivery and inclusive of all Faiths (or none), spiritual beliefs (if any), gender, or sexual orientation.

We are experienced in helping clients struggling with many life issues including depression, anger, anxiety, stress, low self-confidence , self-esteem issues, bereavement, relationship difficulties and life transitions for example separation and retirement.

How to contact

Please call to discuss your particular concerns. If it matters to you it to matters to us. We may not be able to answer the telephone immediately but please do leave a message and your name and contact number and we will return your call as soon as possible. Initial contact can be made by e mail but we will need to speak with you to understand your needs and assess suitability. We are not able to offer a crisis service but have included some useful contact numbers to support those in crisis.

We are primarily based in Reigate and our counselling rooms are accessible by public transport from Redhill, Dorking, Nutfield, Horley, Merstham and surrounding areas. Parking is available nearby and some rooms have disabled access but please advise us of any mobility limitations.

Personal Data

Protection of your personal information is important to us and we will only use your personal information to provide the service you have requested from us. Such information will be retained in accordance with Data Protection regulations.

Reigate Community Counselling Centre collects and retains contact information including name, address, telephone and e mail in order to contact you regarding appointments and availability. We will not share our data with third parties unless expressly authorised to do so or the information is of such gravity in the case of fraud, crime, or serious or imminent harm to the client or others or required by law.

We have included a number of frequently asked questions but please contact us should you need any further information

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