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About me

Welcome to Oak Grange Counselling. My name is Michelle Hyams-Parish and I offer counselling from my practice based in Epsom, Surrey KT17.

I am an experienced counsellor in a successful private practice who can offer you the opportunity to explore and work through difficulties that you may be encountering within a safe, comfortable and containing environment.  From an empathic, trained perspective, we can work through issues and anxieties together to develop a greater understanding of yourself and the relationships you have both personally and work related. 

When you have problems or are in distress it helps to talk about it and there is plenty of evidence to suggest that psychological therapy works. Counselling is not about giving advice. It is about enabling you, the client, to find your own path to address the cause of the problem and not just treat the symptoms.

As a member of the BACP I am committed to working to their ethical code and guidelines. This includes the rule of confidentiality where no details will be given to a third party (e.g. employer, doctor or anybody else) except in exceptional circumstances such as child protection.

  • Areas I work with include:
    Lack of confidence • Abortion • Infertility • Depression • Anxiety • Loss of direction, identity or purpose • Difficulties in sustaining relationships • Family dynamics • Sexual, physical and emotional abuse • Bereavement and other losses • Physical illness • Difficulty in expressing feelings • Loneliness • Relationship issues • Issues relating to abuse or unhappiness in childhood • Stress • Stress at work
    • Panic attacks

If you are wondering whether counselling may be able to make a difference we can explore together whether therapy is right for you. At an initial consultation we can discuss what kind of help you are seeking and whether you might feel comfortable for us to work together.

My initial consultation fee is £25

Training, qualifications & experience

B. Ed (Liverpool University)

Dip. Psychodynamic Counselling (Surrey University)

I am an experienced qualified counsellor with a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from the University of Surrey. I worked as a counsellor for Redhill Counselling Centre where I was a qualified assessor. I currently have a long, well established counselling practice in Epsom, Surrey.

I have worked for many years with adults and children in a variety of settings and organisations. This has involved holding positions both of responsibility and senior management postings of responsibility.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, separation, divorce, bereavement, loss, abuse, physical illness, loss of trust, redundancy, bullying and anger.

Recent professional development includes:

Loving and Being Loved-Self Love, Love addiction, Internet pornography, Fear of intimacy

Adolescent Issues - Surviving Adolescence

Money Issues - For Love or Money?

Living With Mortality

Emotionally Focussed Therapy - Is No Sex The New Normal?

Couples in Crisis

Eating Disorders

Do Genes Ever Determine Our Mental Health? - Neuroscience

Love, Desire and Demand

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Areas I work with include:

All addictions (drugs, alcohol, sexual, internet porn, shopping, addictive relationships),

sadness

anxiety disorder

bereavement, divorce and other losses

suicidal thoughts

people affected by suicide

lack of confidence

abortion

infertility

depression

anxiety

loss of direction, identity or purpose

difficulties in sustaining relationships

family dynamics

sexual, physical and emotional abuse

physical illness

difficulty in expressing feelings

loneliness

relationship issues

issues relating to abuse or unhappiness in childhood

stress

stress at work

panic attacks

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Photos & videos

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

It may feel incredibly difficult to pick up the phone and make the first appointment. I am more than happy to receive an email so that we can take those first steps towards making an initial appointment.

In our first appointment together we can discuss what has brought you to counselling and I will ask you some details about your background and situation. This time will allow us both the opportunity to see whether counselling is suitable for you, as well as some insight as to how you may experience therapy and how it might be like for us to work together.

Appointments are available early morning, evenings and weekends.

Initial assessment      £25


Ongoing therapy - 50 minute sessions          £50

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Email address: michellehyamsparish@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone: 07958 958 320

If I am unable to take your call please leave a message with your name, telephone number and whether it is appropriate for me to call you back or leave a message. If requested I will endeavour to return your call in a time framework you suggest.

Location

‘Oak Grange’                                    
Reigate Road                              
Epsom                                              
Surrey                                              
KT17                                        

"Oak Grange" Epsom, Surrey is within walking distance from Ewell East station (approximately 15 minutes) and Ewell West station (25 minutes). Bus routes 470, 516, 467, 406, 293 and E16 are also within walking distance (approximately 25 minutes).

My practice is ideally situated from Epsom, Worcester Park, Ewell, Banstead, Ashtead, Stoneleigh, Leatherhead, Sutton, Cheam, Kingston and Carshalton.

Off road parking is available.

Epsom
Surrey
KT17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Michelle Hyams-Parish B.Ed., DipHE., MBACP (Accred)

Michelle Hyams-Parish B.Ed., DipHE., MBACP (Accred)