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Cari Bridgen
Registered Art Therapist in Epsom

Registered Art Therapist Cari Bridgen

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

Full address provided upon booking, Hamilton Close
KT19 8RG

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes
  • Weekday Evenings


Professional Titles

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Art Therapist
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) and Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Engagement rate - 29% of enquirers became verified clients


Counselling and Psychotherapy in Epsom

  • Individual £45 - 60 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash, Cheque
Languages: English

Issues Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bereavement
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Esteem


  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Art Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Client Centred Therapy



More Detail

Over 13 Years Post-Registration Experience

Welcome. I am Cari Bridgen. I'm a registered art therapist and an accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I assist individuals with their emotional wellbeing. I have private sector experience as an art therapist and a counsellor and psychotherapist. My focus includes self esteem, and the specific challenges experienced by women.

What to Expect

An introductory assessment appointment helps you to see if you are comfortable with me, share what worries you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and assess if therapy could benefit you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange a preliminary assessment appointment in Epsom.

Art Therapy

Art therapy helps you express yourself through art media. You do not require art experience. An objective of art therapy is to help you creatively examine whatever concerns you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) indicates art therapy for schizophrenia.

Client Centred Therapy

Client centred therapy focuses on appreciating and supporting you. It encourages your honesty around the worries you experience. Client centred therapy aims to help you find your own solutions.


Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You decide which issue regarding your early years and/or adult life you discuss. The objective of counselling is to enable you to talk about a difficulty and discover a way forward that is appropriate for you.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the unconscious meaning of the issues you experience. It facilitates you in being aware of aspects of your inner dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy aims to enhance your self-understanding to give you options.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) suggests psychodynamic therapy for depression.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the difficulties you confront. It explores your ideas, feelings and relevant events in your life. Psychotherapy aims to help you develop or discover suitable methods of managing.

Thoughts on Mental Health

Each person who suffers from psychotic episodes is different. Serious psychotic symptoms can be triggered by a stressful event, or street drugs such as cannabis can alter the chemical balance of the brain if you had an existing predisposition. Stressful life events might include, bereavement, a serious accident, the loss of a job, ongoing relationship losses or problems, the birth of a child, and the sometimes catastrophic events of life that can work together to cause terrible emotional pain and confusion. Your mind may have difficulty processing the turn of events and so, with the use of symbolism and metaphor, you may seem to make word associations that most people would find difficult to understand. Additionally, your thinking can become distorted and intractable so that other people cannot make much sense of the flow of thoughts that you are encountering.
Read More: Therapists explain common causes of schizophrenia

Clinical Qualifications

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist since June 2010 (Registered since July 2013)
  • Post Graduate Diploma
    Art Psychotherapy
    University of Sheffield (UK)
    November 2003
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Art Therapist since June 2003

I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Epsom, Longmead Industrial Estate, Ewell, West Ewell, Chessington, Stoneleigh, Langley Vale, Ashtead, Hook, Cheam, Tolworth, Worcester Park, Claygate, Banstead, Burgh Heath, Oxshott, Belmont, Tadworth, Long Ditton, Leatherhead

Nearest Train Stations

  • Epsom (0.4 miles)
  • Ewell West (1.1 miles)
  • Ewell East (1.5 miles)
  • Chessington South (1.8 miles)
  • Epsom Downs (1.9 miles)
  • Chessington North (2 miles)
  • Ashtead (2 miles)
  • Stoneleigh (2 miles)
  • Tattenham Corner (2.5 miles)
  • Tolworth (2.7 miles)

Wheelchair access: No

Updated 14 April 2017