Contemporary Counselling & Psychotherapy
by Evelyn Nathanson
Hello, and welcome to CCP Therapy.

If you are reading this you may be looking for further information or support. On the following pages I explain a little about who I am, what counselling and psychotherapy is, how it may be able to help you and what qualifies me to work with you.

Counselling and psychotherapy are increasingly being shown as effective ways of dealing with a wide variety of personal problems. It would be wrong to say absolutely that therapy will work for you or that it is the right way for everyone, but I do know that I have worked successfully with many people for whom it has made a significant difference - to themselves, their relationships and how they live their lives. The world of Psychotherapy and Counselling is a dynamic profession and new research, insights, understandings, developing theories and models are emerging all the time. As a therapist I believe it is important to keep up to date and relevant regarding the professional expertise I offer my clients.

Research shows that the working relationship between client and therapist can be an important factor in obtaining a successful outcome from therapy. So my invitation to you is to read on and feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. You will find my contact details on one of the links.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Contemporary Counselling & Psychotherapy
by Evelyn Nathanson
What Is Therapy?

Counselling and psychotherapy are both 'talking therapies', which means they are conversations people have with a therapist that attempt to help them make sense of their lives and how to make changes. Because the therapist is objective and not involved it is a chance to explore your thoughts and feelings with a professional, to try and make sense of them in a way that you may not have done before.

Therapy should create a safe, confidential environment that gives you the opportunity to be heard and listened to. You may want to explore more positive types of thinking and behaving. It usually offers strategies, encourages helpful behaviours and builds on existing strengths in order to help regain a sense of purpose or direction.

Counselling and psychotherapy are similar but different! Counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that focuses on specific problems and behaviours, whereas psychotherapy tends to examine when and how your problems evolved by looking at your past and any meaning you have given to it.
Contemporary Counselling & Psychotherapy
by Evelyn Nathanson

    I have training & experience
    of working with:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Career Counselling
  • Child related issues
  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Low Self-Esteem/Confidence
  • Panic Attacks
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work related problems
Why come to therapy?

Whatever your problems - whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or tired all the time, there are occasions when we can feel totally isolated, while everyone around us seems absolutely fine. You may have lost a loved one or faced a major crisis.

What we would normally cope with now seems an impossible task or maybe what used to make us happy no longer does. We might behave in ways we do not like but cannot stop. It can be difficult to find the words to describe these feelings or know what to do next. Friends and family can help although the reason why some people go to therapy is to separate who they are from what other people want them to be.

Whether these feelings or experiences are happening now or have happened in the past, it can be helpful to separate out the various issues, prioritise them and then work through them one by one. If you understand the causes it may help you to develop defences and strategies for preventing the problem happening again.

Contemporary Counselling & Psychotherapy
by Evelyn Nathanson
About me

My therapeutic approach is known as Integrative, which just means that I am trained in more than one approach. I use all my training and knowledge in order to find the best way of helping you reach the right result for you.

I work with people of all ages, and cover a wide variety of problems. I am also a qualified hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner - skills which can make a positive contribution to therapy (see Further information). I offer both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples. In addition to my NHS work I have a busy private practice.

My role is not to advise or provide direction but to offer support, help identify problems, non productive behaviours and encourage perspective. My aim is to be respectful, friendly and professional.

Professional Qualifications
  • BA (hons) – Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificates in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  • Cruse Bereavement Care Training Programme
  • Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy
  • NLP Master Practitioner
Contemporary Counselling & Psychotherapy
by Evelyn Nathanson
My Practice

My private practice is in the village of East Horsley, Surrey, which is situated just two miles off the A3 and junction 10 of the M25. It is well placed for Guildford, Cobham, Esher, Weybridge, Dorking and Woking. The nearest train station is East Horsley a 15minute walk from the practice. I also work as a counsellor and psychotherapist in a variety of other settings, including the NHS. I see my clients in a comfortable, private confidential room. Therapy is about creating an environment where people can come and feel safe to talk about anything. There is ample free car parking space. I mainly work Monday to Fridays from 9.00am to 5.30pm, although it's possible to see clients earlier or later. I can also offer some weekend appointments.

Safety: I am a member of BACP and I work according to their codes and ethics. To learn more about BACP click here to visit their website at This requires me to attend supervision sessions so cases are discussed with at least one other therapist who is also bound by rules of confidentiality. Clients' identities remain anonymous at all times.

Sessions: Normally sessions are weekly for about 50 minutes although the length and frequency may be varied according to client need.
Family Mediation
by Evelyn Nathanson
Family Mediation

I am also a qualified Family Mediator. This means I work with couples and families to help them negotiate their own solutions to a variety of issues including, separation, divorce and family disputes.

If you would like any more information you can find details at:
...or email me at:
Contemporary Counselling & Psychotherapy
by Evelyn Nathanson
Further Information

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: The basis of CBT is that what people think can affect how they feel and from there how they behave. Problems arise from the meaning we give to situations such as 'everyone is better than me'. In therapy the idea is to identify and test unhelpful thoughts and help clients understand that their thoughts are the cause of their problems rather than the effect of them.

Bereavement: My bereavement training was done with Cruse Bereavement Care which is a national charity that exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to give them some help to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The pain of losing someone close can feel unbearable. Most of us find a way through our grief with the help of family and friends. For some it's a little more complicated.

Hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy is a way of creating a relaxed state of mind and body. Under hypnosis it may be easier to explore and change behaviours and beliefs.

NLP – Neuro linguistic Programming: NLP is a way of looking at how we use language to describe ourselves, situations and other people and in turn how that can affect the way we think and act. It is a way of identifying negative emotions and is often used in stress management and anxiety.
Contemporary Counselling & Psychotherapy
by Evelyn Nathanson
Contact Me

To book an appointment or to ask any questions, please contact me on:
01483 283289 or 07883 065697

Or email me at:

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