Counselling and Psychotherapy in Epsom/Ewell and London SE1 (Waterloo and London Bridge)


"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. They may come because they cannot come to terms with something, or because they feel overwhelmed, or lost and directionless, or because they are in 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 feel possible to speak about things which may not have been put into words before, and I try to ask questions which will help someone with their thinking. In my experience, if a person feels that they can speak freely, and that you will listen to them and think together with them about what they are bringing, things become more bearable, and it is often possible to see a way forwards.

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 kept on training, qualifying as a Psychodynamic Counsellor and then as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I later completed a Supervision training.

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 BUPA listed 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 put a lot of value on Continuing Professional Development and 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.

I practice in Epsom and Ewell (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) and London Bridge (Fridays). I also offer sessions on Wednesday mornings near London Waterloo.

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 10-15 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.