Anerley Town Hall & Business Centre
0744 359 2519 / 0744 359 2519
Hello, my name is Pat and you may be searching for a counsellor to help with an issue or just need someone to talk to. As a qualified Counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have over twenty years experience of counselling clients with a wide range of issues. I am based at the Anerley Centre, Anerley Rd, SE20 8BD.
The fees are sixty pounds for a fifty minute session and I offer short or long term work.
Experienced in working with people from both health and social care sectors I have a good understanding of the impact of diversity, gender issues, cultural and faith aspects of life on our sense of self. I have worked for many years with people who are experiencing losses: including relationships, health and bereavements.
I value our working relationship as an essential partnership for working with you towards your aims and goals. I offer a safe and confidential space to explore the difficulties that you are currently dealing with. At the first appointment we will explore current life circumstances, background, thoughts and feelings, and what you are hoping to get out of counselling. We will agree a contract of work together, regular meetings, hopes and expectations for the future.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc with Merit in Therapeutic Counselling (2014), MBACP
Bereavement Care, CRUSE Bereavement Care (2012)
Solution Focused Approaches in Palliative Care (2008)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Palliative Care (2007)
Bereavement, Course K260, O.U. (2002)
P.G. Diploma in Social Work (1988)
I have experience working with patients and their families, including children and young people at St Joseph's Hospice, St Christopher's Hospice, Pembridge, Royal Trinity Hospice; and for Central London Community Healthcare Trust (CLCH), Oxleas NHS Trust, and Bexley Care Trust.
I have experience in working with people in distress who are dealing with mental or physical health issues, anxiety, depression, loss, stress, self esteem, and relationship difficulties.
I offer therapy and support to professionals in training and I am a qualified Practice Teacher.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience and interest in issues around loss and bereavement, including miscarriage and death of a family member. I am also experienced in working with people who are facing disability and life threatening illnesses.
I have worked as an honorary psychotherapist with Oxleas Trust working with clients who have been diagnosed with mental health problems which result from childhood trauma and abuse, such as a psychiatric diagnosis of borderline personality disorder and depression and anxiety.
Fees are usually £60.00 per session, however this may vary, depending on the circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays at Anerley Centre, London SE20 8BD.
Types of client