Counselling and Psychotherapy in Epsom / Ewell

"How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?"
(E M Forster, 1879-1970)

Counselling and Psychotherapy, Epsom. Nov 17 liz black shirtThere are many reasons why people seek therapy. These include needing to come to terms with something, or feeling overwhelmed or lost or directionless, or because of a crisis. People also come because they want to gain more self-awareness and self-acceptance. In all of these cases, talking can help.

I try to tailor my approach to the individual I’m working with. I try to make it possible for people to talk about difficult things, and I try to ask questions which will help someone's thinking. In my experience, if a person feels that they can speak freely and that they will be listened to and the listener will think with them about what they are bringing, something often shifts.

I began to study counselling in 2003 and I quickly developed an increasing respect for the counselling process as I realised how much benefit there can be in talking. I qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor in 2009 and then kept on training, qualifying as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in 2016. Later, I completed a supervision training.

I have worked with men and women aged from their late teens to their eighties, long and short term. I worked at the Guild of Psychotherapists Clinic between 2012 and 2018 on a sessional basis and I was a counsellor and assessor at Redhill Counselling Centre for four years. I am listed with BUPA, AXA PPP and Aviva 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 attend seminars and conferences regularly as well as belonging to a reading group. I have done a small amount of teaching on counsellor trainings and I have run workshops for trainee counsellors.

My Ewell practice is a short drive from Epsom, Stoneleigh, Worcester Park, Sutton, Ashtead, Leatherhead and Oxshott and parking is available outside. It's about 10-15 minutes' walk to the nearest bus stop, and Epsom and East Ewell train stations are each 20-25 minutes walk. In terms of accessibility, there is one step up to enter my practice room.

I offer sessions in person, by zoom or over the 'phone: it's also possible to work together in a way which blends these options.