YMCA Dialogue counselling for individuals

Counselling can offer a vital source of help in difficult times. Our YMCA Dialogue service provides low cost professional counselling for all ages in Guildford and the surrounding area. Anyone can apply – you do not need a referral.

All our counsellors have been trained on nationally-recognised courses. They also receive regular supervision from fully trained supervisors. YMCA Dialogue is registered and accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

For schools and colleges

We can also offer a bespoke service to schools and colleges. This already happens extensively in East and West Sussex. We invite schools and colleges in West Surrey to explore the possibilities of integrating YMCA Dialogue with existing pastoral support for the benefit of their young people.

Contact us

If you would like to know more about receiving counselling, or know someone who would benefit from it, please phone 07932 047778. Do leave a message – we check the answerphone regularly.

Or email Imelda Turnock on imelda.turnock@ymcadlg.org

Based at YMCA Guildford, Bridge Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SB

You can also find us at www.counselling-directory.org.uk


“I had a lovely counsellor to help boost the highs and help cushion the lows to make sure that I am safe.” Counsellee

“I was able to be completely honest with someone. It’s also helping me recognise the way I think and how it affects me.” Counsellee

“We have found the Dialogue service extremely helpful and easy to work with. They have a very good understanding of our pupils. The counsellor’s work here is highly valued by the pupils, staff and families. Her work forms a valuable part of our support network. The service continues to work smoothly alongside our own Health Centre, aided by the excellent communication and kindness of staff.” School Head Teacher

Where we work - Guildford

We provide a range of services in Guildford including student accommodation. We also run a cafe which is open to the public.

Health and Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a concept that encompasses both physical and mental health. Our services provide benefits in both of these areas.

Get involved

There are lots of ways you can support our work and make a difference to the lives of the young people we work with.