ECS FOR COUNSELLING: IN PERSON/ONLINE/BY PHONE
Feb 27th 2021: Govt. guidelines allow for us to continue our service for individual counselling. Regrettably, our couples counselling service is on hold until current restrictions are lifted.
If you wish to book an initial consultation please call the service manager, Tracey Pennington on 07719 346 657.
Initial consultations during lockdown are generally by phone/video link though, if appropriate/necessary, an in-person meeting would be considered. Subsequent counselling sessions will be conducted, depending on the needs of the client and practical matters, online OR in-person, face to face.
The church premises, as well as our office management and counselling teams, adhere to govt. guidelines and BACP regulations regarding Covid19 health and safety. This includes adherence to track and trace obligations should we be contacted by the NHS. Please be aware of possible implications for you, regarding confidentiality. This issue, as well as any other concerns, will be discussed at the initial inquiry and consultation.
The Epsom Counselling Service (ECS) provides individual and couple counselling and therapy in Epsom. We opened our doors in 1999 to offer affordable, easily accessible therapy in a confidential, and safe, environment. Additionally, since summer 2020, we offer the choice of in-person or video/phone link (subject to initial consultation) to talk to your counsellor.
Our rooms are situated within the Methodist Church complex in Ashley Road. Our approach and ethics are tailored to all, and not dependent on any religious faith.
We continue to offer individual counselling at the heart of our service. Additionally, we offer psychotherapeutic help, looking deeper at issues that may come to light.
Whilst the ECS is based in Epsom, clients visit us from all around Surrey and South West London. Towns include Kingston, Sutton, Esher, Ewell, Cobham, Leatherhead, Ashtead, Redhill, Reigate and Dorking Banstead, Chessington. Video/phone sessions can be conducted from anywhere in the world with smartphone access.
Clients seek counselling and therapy for a wide range of difficulties some of which are listed below:
The counselling team is led by experienced, qualified, professional practitioners who are accredited members of the UK’s leading counselling regulatory body, the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
The team members are qualified, or in their last years of training to degree level on a BACP or UKCP accredited course. The Epsom Counselling Service has links with a number of leading Counselling and Psychotherapy training institutions and all team members receive supervision from experienced, senior BACP or UKCP accredited practitioners.
The Epsom Counselling Service is pleased to be working in association with East Surrey NHS through their Primary Care services, First Steps and New Thoughts.
VIDEO/PHONE SESSIONS: The impact of Covid19 has led to the service now being able to offer, as an option when appropriate, counselling by video/phone link rather than, necessarily, in-person. The option can be discussed at the initial inquiry as well as during the initial consultation.
OUR COUNSELLING ROOM: The room has been refurbished and refurnished, offering a relaxed and private environment for clients and counselors alike.
PARKING AT THE CHURCH: Please note that the Car Park at the church is NOT available for the Counselling service. Vehicle owners may be fined when parking without permission.
Parking is in the Ashley Centre car park or Town Hall car park (accessed via Dulshott Green and Church Road) and both about five minutes walk away.
Training and CPD for counsellors:
Ruth Morgan, a close associate of the ECS, is running a full calendar of her highly successful Workshops throughout 2021
Ruth’s workshops are practical, interactive and experiential. She plans to tackle tricky subjects with an underlay of theory and a collection of exercises, discussion and small group work which focus on effective practice. Her hope is that every participant will leave with an enhanced toolbox and an enjoyable experience.
ECS in the community
Epsom Mental Health Week
The Epsom Counselling Service is proud to be associated and participate in the Epsom Mental Health Week.
Surrey County Council Library Services
The ECS, working in association with Surrey County Council Library Services, promotes health and mental well-being throughout the Epsom community. Supporting and promoting events in the area – find out more on our philosophy page.