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. Nov 17 liz black shirtThere are many reasons why people seek therapy. Sometimes people come when they are in a crisis, and sometimes it's because someone realises that they need to come to terms with something. Whatever the reason, talking to a professional can often help.

I try to tailor my approach to the individual I’m working with. I try to make it possible to talk about anything, and I try to ask questions which will be thought-provoking. In my experience, if someone feels that they can speak freely, and that you will listen to them and think together with them about whatever they bring, this can go a long way towards working through whatever needs to be worked through.

I began to study counselling in 2003. I quickly developed an increasing respect for the counselling process as I started to realise how much benefit there can be in talking. I kept on training, qualifying as a Psychodynamic Counsellor in 2010 and then as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in 2016. I am currently continuing my professional development by taking a course on Developing Supervision Skills at the British Psychotherapy Foundation.

I have worked with men and women aged from their late teens to their eighties, long and short term. I have worked at the Guild of Psychotherapists Clinic since 2012 on a sessional basis and I was a counsellor and assessor at Redhill Counselling Centre for four years. I am a BUPA listed counsellor/psychotherapist and I am a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists, the UKCP and the CPJA as well as the College of Psychoanalysts UK, and an accredited member of the BACP. I go to seminars and conferences regularly and belong to a reading group. I have done a small amount of teaching on counsellor trainings and I have run workshops for trainee counsellors.

I practice in Epsom and Ewell on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and in London, near London Bridge, on Wednesdays and Fridays. In London, it is only a minutes' walk from the building where I work to London Bridge tube station, or fifteen minutes' walk to Waterloo station, and plenty of bus routes pass nearby.

My Ewell practice is a short drive from Epsom, Stoneleigh, Worcester Park, Sutton, Ashtead, Leatherhead and Oxshott and parking is available outside. It is about ten minutes' walk to the nearest bus stop, and Epsom, East Ewell and West Ewell train stations are all a little further away but within walking distance.