Welcome to Freedom Counselling

Empowering Clients, Transforming Lives

Welcome

Life is a journey filled with ups and downs, and sometimes, we need a guiding hand to help us navigate its complexities. Whether you are going through a tough time or seeking a space to reflect and grow, you are not alone.

Here, you will find a safe, compassionate environment where your feelings, experiences and stories are valued. Let us embark on this therapeutic journey together towards understanding, healing, and personal growth.

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Warren Stiles Headshot, counsellor and psychotherapist
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About Me

A little bit about myself. My name is Warren, and I was born in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to the UK in 2002.

My passion is to see people live free from past hurts, pains, and trauma and to experience a life full of purpose, passion, and destiny – one of Freedom.

I have experience helping clients with anxiety, stress, anger, depression, sexual difficulties such as pornography and other addictive behaviour, unhealthy habits, suicidal thoughts, self-esteem challenges, relational difficulties, career difficulties, grief, trauma, and abuse.

I work mainly with an integrative approach, where I may explore my clients past to understand their current presenting problems, as often I find childhood experiences can affect current behaviours or presenting problems. I also work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as I believe there is a direct link between our behaviour and the way we think. I try to integrate the two approaches to provide a helpful balance to help my clients both work through their presenting problem and equip them with tools to help manage future stressors.

I hold a BA (Hons) in Counselling from Middlesex University, London and I am currently studying for a master's degree in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy at Middlesex University, London. I hold a Diploma in Life Coaching from the Life Coaching Institute. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), as well as a registered member of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC), and the Association of Coaches (AC). I have regular supervision sessions as part of my BACP Code of Conduct requirements.

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What can Counselling help with?

I have experience helping clients with the following:

Abuse

Anger

Anxiety and anxiety related disorders

Career difficulties

Depression and other mood disorders

Grief

Relational differences

Suicidal thoughts and ideation

Self-esteem challenges

Addictions

Sexual difficulties such as pornography

Stress

Trauma

Unhealthy habits

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Sessions & Fees

I offer a free 25-minute online or phone session for us to meet and for you to ask any questions you may have and to see if you feel comfortable with me.

The sessions are 50 minutes long.

My price is £60 per session.

Online Psychotherapy & Counselling based in Guildford, Surrey

Session Types

Face-to-Face

Online

Telephone

Email

My Location

For face-to-face sessions, I work from a counselling centre called The Eaves in central Guildford. They offer comfortable and bright therapy rooms in a safe place which are easily accessible from the surrounding areas such as Godalming, Farnham and Haselmere.

FAQs

Is what I share fully confidential?

Yes, I abide by the Ethical Guidelines of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). Confidentiality is the cornerstone of therapeutic work. There are very rare circumstances by law where I may need to break confidentiality. These include Risk of Harm, Child Protection, Legal Requirements, Supervision and Written Consent.

Am I tied to a minimum number of sessions?

No, you aren't, although I encourage my clients to have a minimum of 8 sessions to ensure a noticeable change occurs.

How and when do I pay?

I will ask that you pay before each session please. I am happy for you to pay on the day of our therapy session as I have a card payment machine, or alternatively I will provide the company banking details before we start our therapy journey.

Are there any forms I need to sign?

Yes, there are privacy documents and various forms I need you to agree to before we can start your therapy. These I will send to you once we have completed our initial introduction session.

How often do we meet for therapy?

I typically work on a weekly basis with my clients. There are occasions, normally when I have seen my clients over a longer period of time where we may move to a fortnightly basis or even a monthly basis. This is not a typical method, especially at the beginning stages of therapy.

What if I need to cancel a session?

This is fine, this is life and I understand. All I ask is that you, if possible, let me know 24 hours before our session is due to start. Otherwise, I will need to charge the full amount for the session. I do however use discretion as sometimes things are outside of our control.

Are you a registered therapist?

Yes, I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) (register number: 397490)

What is your educational background?

I hold a BA (Hons) degree in Counselling from Middlesex University, London.

I also hold a Diploma in Life-Coaching from the Life Coaching Institute, UK.

I am currently studying for a master's degree in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University, London

What is your therapeutic approach?

I work mainly with an integrative approach, where I may explore my clients past to understand their current presenting problems, as often I find childhood experiences can affect current behaviours or presenting problems.

I also work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as I believe there is a direct link between our behaviour and the way we think. I try to integrate the two approaches to provide a helpful balance to help my clients both work through their presenting problem and equip them with tools to help manage future stressors.

Get In Touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how therapy works, or to arrange an initial assessment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of starting counselling and whether I can help you. You can also call me on 07500 544165 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first.