Karl Ayling

Karl Ayling

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Guildford

Guildford GU3
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Please email or call for up to date availability and I will endeavour to return all messages same day. Currently I am available for selected weekdays and by request on a Saturday for family, relationship couples and one-to-one trauma work.

About me and my therapy practice

I have over 15 years working in pastoral care including 5 years providing counselling experience in depression, anxiety, addiction, abuse & trauma, my practice is holistic and integrative / pluralistic. I have worked with the NHS Talking Therapy services and The You Trust (trauma, domestic violence and rape counselling service), plus primary and secondary age complex SEN and various other areas including Autism, PTSD, fetal loss, grief and bereavement.

I work with people of Faith and with people with no faith.

I have a separate quiet area for us to work on a confidential basis, working within the BACP code of ethics. I have two chocolate Labrador cross dogs for K9 work / family therapy or walk & talk, if preferred.

My first degree was a BA (Hons) in Counselling from the University of Chichester and I studied for a research Masters of Science (MSc) in Psychology from the University of Surrey, awarded a PG-Dip.

Currently studying towards an MA in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy at Waverley Abbey College underwritten at Middlesex University.

Practice description

initial interviews are flexible and can be conducted online or in-person, I am in Guildford, Surrey and can work online via Zoom Meetings / Google meetings or Teams.

My first session

To help with the getting to know you process, to decide if we are a good therapeutic fit, I can offer an initial consultation either in-person, online or via telephone. 

My work includes trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and addiction, and an initial assessment is undertaken to help us to identify and to prioritise the areas of work.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Animal assisted therapy, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Primal therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited