0208 656 7832 / 07779 139818
I have worked extensively with stress, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), relationship issues, depression and family issues. I am an Integrative Counsellor, put simply this means that my training allows me to work in more than one type of therapy and am therefore able to tailor counselling to meet your needs. I am successful in using EMDR to help clients to put frightening, painful, tragic, or humiliating experiences behind them for both recent and past experiences.
I have worked in GP surgeries, schools, and private practice helping people from all walks of life with a very broad range of issues. Currently a lot of clients are coming to me with depression (low mood/feeling sad), stress, anxiety, relationship issues, together with traumas both big and small. My research interests are cultural/bicultural identity development, psychosis and psychotic experiences, stress, anxiety and trauma.
I have a mixed heritage English/Mexican background and am able to conduct counselling in Spanish. My practice room has a warm and welcoming feeling to it providing you with a calm space in which to explore what is going on for you (see image below).
I am a fully Registered Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and also have membership with ISPS and Metanoia. Membership of these professional bodies means that I abide by strict Codes of Ethics and professional practice. You can be assured of the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality. I take equal opportunities seriously and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
I know how hard it is to make the move to see a counsellor and I will aim to see you as soon as possible. If you do not receive a reply from me within 24 hours please check your spam box or call me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Metanoia Institute, Certificate in Supervision: An Integrative Relational Approach
- University of Greenwich; MSc in Therapeutic Counselling, distinction
- London University, Goldsmiths; Cert. Humanistic & Psychodynamic Counselling
- Birkbeck College; Diploma in Applied Psychology
- Birkbeck College; Introduction to Counselling
- London University, Goldsmiths; BA (Hons) 1st Class, Spanish & Latin American Studies
Latest further training attended:
- The EMDR Academy: EMDR Part II (phobias and anxieties)
- Brighton Therapy Partnership: Clinical supervision in the 21st Century
- The EMDR Academy: EMDR Part 1 (PTSD and trauma)
- Ruth Morgan:Couple Dynamics
- ISPS:Trauma and psychosis: perspectives on psychodynamics
- South Bank University: Metacognitive therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Talk To A Counsellor:Effective Telephone Counselling
- BACP Private \Practice Conference:Relationships: Why do we bother?
- The Games People Play in the Therapy Room
- Sexual issues in relationship counselling
- Love and its Shadows: Existential perspectives on relationships
- University of Derby (online):Understanding Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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Mission Statement: To provide affordable counselling within the community and to be a part of the community.
Initial consultations £40.00 - 50/60 minutes
Face-to-face & video counselling & coaching sessions £40.00 - 50 minutes
Telephone counselling £40.00 – 50 minutes
Telephone counselling £20.00 – 25 minutes
EMDR £45.00 – 60 minutes
EMDR £65.00 – 90 minutes
Relationship Therapy (Couple Counselling) £55.00 - 60 minutes
Clinical supervision £45.00 - 60 minutes
Clinical supervision £65.00 - 90 minutes
I do offer a discount on all the above rates for students, key workers, and those unable to meet the full fee. Please mention to me that you wish to take advantage of the discount system when making your initial enquiry.
Fees are due weekly/monthly depending on our agreement and are subject to a possible annual increase each January. I will give you four weeks’ notice if I intend on increasing my fees. If you commit to a series of regular sessions your individual session time will be kept uniquely for you. If you book an ad hoc session, that time will be blocked out specifically for you. With this in mind please note that I will charge for sessions that are cancelled at short notice - less than 48 hours (excepting cases of absolute emergency).
Price schedule for Private Companies, EAPS, Insurance Companies & Solicitors
Assessments: £85.00 – 60/90 minutes
Counselling session £60.00 – 50 minutes
EMDR: £65.00 – 60 minutes: £85.00 – 90 minutes
Relationship Therapy (Couple Counselling): £75.00 – 60 minutes
Clinical supervision £65.00 – 60 minutes: £85.00 – 90 minutes
I aim to be flexible and offer you a session as soon as possible. I accept referrals from GPs and other health and social care professionals. I am also a Registered Provider and Associate Counsellor for several Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs). Please feel free to contact me to access counselling through your EAP or pass my details on to them when contacting their dedicated helpline.
My practice is based close to East Croydon Station and Lebanon Road/Sandilands tram stops, and is on bus routes 119, 194, 198, 466.
Wheelchair access may be possible as there is just one small step; please ring me whatever your access requirements so that this can be discussed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I aim to be flexible and work till late several evenings and Sunday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I provide clinical supervision in Croydon for student counsellors, qualified counsellors, life coaches, teaching staff and medical staff.View supervision profile