Vanessa Onyuku-Opukiri MSc MBACP

Vanessa Onyuku-Opukiri  MSc MBACP



07443 433343

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07443 433343

About me

I am a friendly, qualified and experienced counsellor offering one to one counselling for adults in West Croydon and Sanderstead. I have a real passion for people and a genuine interest in what makes us tick. I have over 10 years experience in helping people with a whole variety of issues, including:

  • Depression, anxiety and stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anger issues
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Family relationships
  • Living with illness and chronic pain
  • Childhood abuse and neglect

Counselling can be helpful for all kinds of issues – please feel free to get in touch for an informal chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

I worked as a counsellor in a corporate workplace environment for over 10 years, as well as volunteering for a local community based counselling service. In addition to my private practice, I currently work as a counsellor and service coordinator for a local counselling charity and as a counsellor under Croydon’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.

I have a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Counselling and I’m a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the professional governing body for counsellors. I conduct my work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. You can find out more about the BACP by clicking here.

I have also undergone additional training in:

  • Counselling for bereavement
  • Brief solution focussed therapy
  • CBT for depression and anxiety
  • Domestic violence awareness
  • Adult and child safeguarding

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I offer one to one counselling for adults.

Initial consultation - £20

Counselling session - £45

Further information

My main counselling approaches are integrative and psychodynamic.

Working in an integrative way means that we can tailor our approach and use whatever methods are best for the individual.

The psychodynamic approach is founded on the belief that many of the problems we experience in daily lives have their roots in unconscious patterns established in our early years. My role is to help you gain insight these patterns of behaviour, which can bring about increased self-awareness and change.

Once we decide to work together, we can agree an approach which is best for you.I believe that given a non-judgemental space, time and some gentle encouragement, we can work together to get to the root of your problems. I believe that you hold the key to living your best life and it’s my job as a counsellor to help you unlock your positive potential.

The relationship between you and your counsellor is very important – so it’s vital that you choose a counsellor that you connect with and feel comfortable with. Please get in touch for an informal chat about how I might be able to help you.

Maps & Directions

Sanderstead, CR2
Croydon, CR0

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Mondays 5pm - 8pm Saturdays 9am - 1pm

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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