Quitty D'Souza MBACP
10 Altyre Road
My name is Quitty D’Souza. I am based in East Croydon and offer short and long term counselling to individuals and groups across a broad range of issues. I’ve worked with clients on a one to one basis as well as with groups on a variety of issues including bereavement, depression, anxiety and relationships. I have experience working with those with dementia and degenerative diseases supporting their carers.
I am trained as an integrative counsellor, which means I use a range of theoretical approaches to work in a flexible way. I am a member of the BACP and abide by their ethical codes and guidelines. All my work is clinically supervised.
What to expect
I appreciate that finding the right counsellor is daunting and it can often feel difficult to make that first phone call. However, once the first call has been made, a sense of relief from sharing difficulties will start you on your journey. My aim is to create a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for you to discuss your needs and difficulties.
Every client is unique in their personality and needs, and that while one therapeutic approach may be very useful for one particular client, for another it may not be. We will discuss this in our initial session and regularly throughout our time together. I believe that you know yourself best, but it may not always feel that way. In our initial meeting I will ask you about your story which will help me decide what I consider to be the best approach to help you.
Please feel free to contact me either by email or phone to arrange an initial consultation in confidence when we can discuss your concerns and find out if and how we might work together. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificates in Counselling Skills and Theory.
- Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups
- Facilitated Groupwork Training Course
- Certificate in Counselling Studies Levels 1-3
- Awareness in Bereavement Advanced Care.
I helped facilitate a workshop at Warwick University in ‘Working Creatively with Bereaved Clients’.
To enhance and maintain my practice I attend regular courses/training days as part of my Continuing Professional Development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment and loss
- Domestic Violence
- Post Traumatic Stress
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The number of session will be mutually agreed and can be short (6 or 12 weeks) or long term (open ended).
Session lengths are 50 minutes.
- £30 – initial assessment session
- £45 - 50 minute face to face session.
I offer concession of £30 if you are a student who requires personal therapy as part of your course.
I also offer discounts on sessions booked as a block and paid upfront.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Friday 9am to 7pm. I am also available Tuesday evenings from 5pm to 8pm and Thursday 5pm to 7pm.
Types of client