My name is Michelle Hyams-Parish and I offer counselling from my practice based either in London, EC2M 4NS opposite Liverpool Street Station and Broadgate or Epsom, Surrey KT17 3DT.
As a fully trained experienced psychodynamic counsellor in a successful private practice I 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.
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
> Lack of confidence
> Loss of direction, identity or purpose
> Difficulties in sustaining relationships
> Family dynamics
> Sexual, physical and emotional abuse
> Bereavement and other losses
> People affected by suicide
> Suicidal thoughts
> Physical illness
> Difficulty in expressing feelings
> Relationship issues
> Issues relating to abuse or unhappiness in childhood
> Sexual or physical abuse
> Emotional abuse
> Stress at work
> Eating disorders
> Panic attacks
(including drugs, alcohol, sexual, internet porn, shopping, addictive relationships).
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.
MICHELLE HYAMS-PARISH B.Ed., DipHE., MBACP
I am an experienced, qualified counsellor and assessor, with a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Surrey University. I worked as a counsellor and assessor for Redhill Counselling Centre from 2009; a registered charity whose aim is to provide
“... high quality professional and confidential counselling service to the local community...”
I currently have a long established counselling practice in Epsom, Surrey having previously worked for many years with adults and children in a variety of settings and organisations. This involved holding positions of senior management and responsibility within a professional capacity,
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including:
anxiety, addiction (including sexual addiction, internet porn addiction), depression, stress, panic attacks, separation, divorce, bereavement, loss, sexual abuse, physical abuse, physical illness, loss of trust, redundancy, bullying and anger.
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.
Professional Development Training
B.Ed (Liverpool University)
Dip. Psychodynamic Counselling (Surrey University)
> Loving and Being Loved - Including: Self love, Love addiction, Pornography, Fear of intimacy
> Adolescent Issues - Surviving Adolescence
> Money Issues - For Love or Money?
> Living with Mortality
> Emotionally Focused Therapy - Couple therapy - Is No Sex the New Normal?
> Couples in Crisis
> Eating Disorders
> Do Genes Ever Determine Our Mental Health? - Neuroscience
> Love, Desire and Demand
TAKING THE FIRST STEP
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.