Caroline Varga MBACP (Accred)
Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with, or understanding what all the different options are, can feel very difficult. As an experienced counsellor, with over 16 years experience of working with adults and adolescents I understand that it can feel very difficult to make that first contact and I am happy to speak on the phone or via email to help you decide whether you would feel comfortable to set up an initial appointment.
It is always my aim to provide a safe, comfortable and non-judgemental setting in which, together, we can explore how you are feeling and discuss any changes you wish to make.
It may be that you are finding it difficult to cope and life seems overwhelming. It may feel like there is nowhere to turn and you cannot see a way forward. I have worked with clients suffering from Depression, Anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder), Relationship and Family problems, Abuse, Physical illness and Stress as well as other situations which have prevented clients from living the way they wish to. Sometimes we try to manage situations like these, but it may be that you just cannot see how things can become better.
As well as my work with adults, I am the Head of a College Counselling service and I work with adolescents dealing with a range of issues including those above but also more specifically exam anxiety, family and relationship situations, low self-esteem, self harm, issues around sexuality and identity.
Counselling will give you a chance to share your anxieties and feelings in a safe and confidential setting. The sessions will allow you to reflect and explore your feelings and we can discuss any changes to wish to make.
If you are thinking about whether counselling may be able to make a difference, please contact me to talk about your situation and we can agree whether an initial appointment would be helpful. We can also discuss whether counselling is right for you at this time.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a counsellor since 2003. I have worked in a wide variety of settings including the NHS Adult Psychotherapy Service, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and other agencies and schools. I spent over 5 years working with, training and supervising student counsellors. I currently work in a sixth form college as the Head of Counselling with 16-18 year olds, as both Counsellor and Supervisor. This is addition to working with adults in my private practice.
I work with adults and adolescents on a short or long term basis depending on their needs, which we discuss at our first meeting.
I am an Accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Counselling
- British Association of Psychotherapy - Supervision Training
- Westminster Pastoral Foundation – Post Qualifying Certificate in CBT
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £50 per individual session (50 minutes) and £55 for supervision (1 Hour).
My practice is located in Epsom within 10 minutes walk from Epsom Station. It is ideally situated for clients from, Epsom, Worcester Park, Stoneleigh, Ewell, Ashstead, Leatherhead, Cobham, Sutton, and Cheam.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays (some evening appointments)
Types of client