Psychotherapy and counselling are both interactive processes which utilise a range of methods and techniques, these may include exploring historical experiences and working on issues in the here and now. The focus is to help the client deal with issues that are preventing them from living life fully.

The philosophy of working simultaneously with issues around food and the underlying emotional issues is integral to our approach.

At The Surrey Centre we use an integrated method of therapy, drawing on different therapeutic approaches and adapting them to meet individual clients needs.

The aim of therapy is to provide emotional and cognitive support. Interventions raise awareness of and challenge existing rigid behaviour patterns, explore the defensive motivation behind them and their consequences. We encourage our clients to be autonomous and take responsibility for and control of their lives. Therapy provides encouragement and support during this process. The goal is for our clients to achieve a healthier and more fulfilling life.

What to expect in your one-to-one therapy:

  • Each session is usually 55 minutes
  • You will probably see your counsellor/therapist at least once a week
  • You will see the same therapist each session

Surrey Centre Services

Dietetic Services

The Surrey Centre’s Nutrition Philosophy is based on nutrition and a healthy relationship with food thereby promoting a balanced diet as part of a healthy lifestyle.

One to One Therapy

At The Surrey Centre we use an integrated method of therapy, drawing on different therapeutic approaches and adapting them to meet individual clients needs.

Family Therapy

At The Surrey Centre, we are able to work together with partners, parents, siblings and children helping them understand how to help their loved one. When appropriate we invite the whole family to participate in sessions when feelings and experiences can be shared

Family Education And Support Programme

We understand that it is not only the individual with an eating disorder that needs support and that, often, a wider impact is felt by the whole family. We have put together a Family Education Programme offering a range of practical, dietetic help and advice alongside counselling and emotional support.


As a first step we recommend you come for an assessment. You will be guided through the process by one of our therapists. During the assessment you will have a chance to get a feel for how we work, time to tell us your story, to explain to us what you hope to gain from therapy and what your reservations might be.

Referrals to The Surrey Centre

Referrals to The Surrey Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy can be made via self referral, GP, Consultant Psychiatrist/Psychologist, Psychotherapist/Counsellor or other appropriate professional.

Psychiatric Services

If you are referred to The Surrey Centre by a psychiatrist we will, with your agreement, work closely with them to ensure you receive a complete package of care. For some of our clients meeting the team at The Surrey Centre is the first point of contact. If at any point we feel the support of a Psychiatrist would be beneficial we will recommend this to you.