If you wish to book an initial consultation with the Epsom Counselling Service, please call the service manager, Tracey Pennington on 07719 346 657 or complete the Contact Us form.


The Epsom Counselling Service (ECS) provides individual, couples, and child/adolescent 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.  In addition, 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:

  • Depression and Low Mood
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Stress/Anger/Anxiety
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Personal Development
  • Choices and Transitions
  • Parents/Parenting
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Love and Intimacy
  • Sexual Expression
  • Self Esteem / Self Worth
  • Feeling Unfulfilled
  • Unsure of Life’s Meaning
  • Neurodiversity

As part of the wider range, at the formal end of the services available, ECS also offers couples counselling, child/adolescent counselling and life skills coaching. These are only conducted in-person.

About Us

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 service, First Steps.

What’s New?

Summer 2024

CHILD/ADOLESCENT COUNSELLING: The Epsom Counselling Service offers counselling for younger people (aged five to seventeen).  Please go to the dedicated webpage for full details.

WORKSHOPS for practitioners (in training and qualified) are available. Generally they are limited to twelve attendees, in each of the two (morning or afternoon) sessions. A CPD certificate for three hours will be supplied. This half day training will, as a rule, take a psychoanalytical perspective on the subject. They are prepared to be affordable, relational and dynamic in their style.  Book here or visit our webpage for further details and upcoming workshops.

VIDEO AND PHONE SESSIONS: The ECS now offers, as an option when appropriate, counselling by video/phone link rather than, necessarily, in-person. We can discuss this option with you at the initial inquiry as well as during the initial consultation.

FACEBOOK PAGE:  Dedicated Epsom Counselling Service Facebook page We are now developing our new Facebook page which will be used to review training opportunities for practitioners. We would welcome likes and followers to ECS Facebook and look forward to greeting colleagues at our meetings

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.

Epsom Counselling Service in the community

Epsom Mental Health Week

The Epsom Counselling Service is proud to be associated and participate in the Epsom Mental Health Week.

This community information event runs annually every October – find out more on our philosophy page.

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.