Counselling and Psychotherapy in Epsom/Ewell and London (near Waterloo)

"What is the hardest thing in the world? To think."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882)

Counselling and Psychotherapy, Epsom and London. pic jan 17It's hard to think under stress, and sometimes it can feel as if your mind is going round in circles. The problem may concern a situation at work, or a relationship, or it may involve more deep seated difficulties, but whatever it is, you might feel stuck, unable to move forwards. This in turn can lead to feelings of depression or high levels of anxiety.

When you are dealing with thoughts and feelings such as these, it can help to talk in confidence to a counsellor or psychotherapist in a situation that is completely separate from your everyday life, where you can take the time and space you need to put the difficult things you are experiencing into words.

I have a private practice in Epsom and Ewell from Monday to Thursday and work in London on Fridays.

In London, it is only a couple of minutes' walk from the building where I work to Southwark tube station, or about seven minutes' walk to Waterloo Mainline station, and there are plenty of bus routes which pass nearby.

My Ewell practice is within a short drive of Epsom, Stoneleigh, Worcester Park, Sutton, Ashtead, Leatherhead and Oxshott. It is about ten minutes' walk to the nearest bus stop, and there is parking available outside.

My Approach

I work in different ways with different people, guided by what I believe might be helpful for the person I am working with. I think the most important thing that is needed for a therapy to be beneficial is for there to be a co-operative relationship between the counsellor and the client, where things can be talked about in a situation of mutual trust and respect.

I value the psychodynamic approach, which acknowledges how we find ourselves repeating elements or dynamics from significant earlier relationships. I also think there is much to be gained from the psychoanalytic approach, which pays attention to the language someone uses as well as their imagery, associations and dreams, to help understand together what may be going on at a less conscious level.

I have been counselling people for many years and I have worked with men and women aged from their late teens to their seventies, long and short term. I worked at the Guild of Psychotherapists Clinic for two years and I was a counsellor and assessor at Redhill Counselling Centre for four years. I am a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists, the UKCP and the CPJA as well as the College of Psychoanalysts UK, and I am an accredited member of the BACP. I attend seminars and conferences regularly and have done a small amount of teaching.

I keep some low cost places available for people who are looking for long term and twice weekly work.

"The centre that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind."
(W H Auden, 1907-1973).