Counselling with Barbara Riddell

Counselling in Surrey 

What's worrying you?

Experienced counsellor Barbara Riddell

Are you stressed? Anxious? Depressed?

Does life feel like one struggle after another?  There's no need to suffer alone.  My aim is to make you feel safe, heard and understood and I will listen to your concerns in a warm and non-judgemental way.  I hope you will experience me as genuine and caring. 

I work at:

The Surrey Centre for Natural Health, 9a Mansfield Road, Chessington, KT9 2PJ. 


Some of the issues I can help with include:

  • Addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling)
  • Anger management 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Childhood trauma

I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and abide by their Code of Ethics.  You can find out more here:

Contact me for a free confidential chat.

t:  07906 576167


I promise I will get back to you.


  • £40 - daytime (8am to 6pm) 
  • £45 - evenings (after 6pm) and weekends.

Counselling sessions last 50 mins. You usually come once a week at the same time on the same day - for a few sessions (eg 6-12) or for as long as you feel you need to.

I also offer reduced fees for people on low incomes - please contact me to discuss your situation.

t:  07906 576167


Why I became a counsellor

I spent over 20 years in the fast-paced world of Public Relations and Journalism, working in London PR consultancies.  Eventually I burnt out and took a career break to study for a university degree, graduating with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Cultural Studies, followed by a Master’s degree in the same subject.  I then worked in mental health, empowering people who use mental health services to shape these services themselves. I  have also set up and run a number of service user groups (in mental health and substance misuse) and I have also worked as a University tutor, lecturing in service user empowerment at the University of Surrey.  My own mental health issues led me to receiving many years of therapy.  It was this that sparked my interest in training to be a counsellor. 

Counselling with Barbara Riddell

9a Mansfield Road, Chessington, Chessington, KT9 2PJ

07906 576167