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
Do Genes Ever Determine Our Mental Health? - Neuroscience
Love, Desire and Demand
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Areas I work with include:
All addictions (drugs, alcohol, sexual, internet porn, shopping, addictive relationships),
bereavement, divorce and other losses
people affected by suicide
lack of confidence
loss of direction, identity or purpose
difficulties in sustaining relationships
sexual, physical and emotional abuse
difficulty in expressing feelings
issues relating to abuse or unhappiness in childhood
stress at work
£60.00 per session
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 £60
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
"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.