About me

As we slowly emerge from the 'Lockdown' are you wondering about the issues you might have put to one side before the 'Lockdown'?  The difficult relationship, work stress, anxiety, depression or waking up in the morning and feeling that you don't have the energy or motivation to face the day.  Maybe you are carrying the loss of someone close to you or worrying about what your job prospects will look like for the rest of the year.

In this current climate I am offering sessions via Zoom, Skype or Facetime (depending on the signal strength).  I will work from my usual counselling room which is a confidential space. What I can offer is a space for you to express how you are feeling and together we will hopefully be able to help you move to a place where you feel more in charge of your life and emotions. I am able to accommodate shift workers and late evening sessions.

I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been accredited since 2001 and running a private practice for 20 years now based in Shirley near Croydon.  I am also the ex-Chair and current Executive Committee member for BACP members working in private practice.

My style of working is integrative with an emphasis on a psychodynamic theoretical approach. What that means is that I offer an exploratory style of therapy based on a theory that we are shaped by events and relationships in our childhood. My style of working would focus on past events as well as relationships and attachment issues in the present. I operate an open ended policy so I would work with you until you reach a point where you feel you are able to see things from a different perspective rather than perhaps the troubled view that exists at the moment. Sessions take place on a weekly basis, at a mutually agreed time, either once or twice a week, dependent on need.

If you are interested in working online, please make sure you are in a place where you can't be overheard and you have a secure WiFi connection.  It's OK for you to sit in your car or walk if you can't create a confidential space in your house.

For future reference, my consulting room is based in Shirley, Surrey and on the Kent border, there is a choice of 4 buses from central Croydon to Shirley or the 119 from Bromley. I am 3 minutes walk from the 194 bus stop from/to East and West Croydon. There is ample free parking outside.

For companies, I can offer group sessions for support with critical incidents at work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Accreditation with BACP
Attachment Theory Training
Senior Practitioner qualification
Couple counselling training
Critical Incident Training
Diploma in Counselling Supervision
Committee member on BACP Private Practice Executive Committee

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer short term (usually 6-12 sessions) focused counselling which can be beneficial for work stress, trauma, anxiety and bereavement.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Croydon - Individual 1-2-1 sessions - £70 daytime sessions

£80 for couples.

Skype or Zoom sessions £65

Supervision £50

On site critical incident counselling - fee to be discussed


During the current Coronavirus situation I am offering sessions via Zoom or Skype and can offer late evening or early morning sessions as well as daytime.

Further information

A session lasts 50 minutes and can be booked on a regular day and time, where possible, once a week. I am also able to accommodate shift workers

Co-facilitator of Network group for counsellors based in South London.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Sessions available via Zoom are available.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor and have worked in private practice in the Croydon area for over 17 years.

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Lesley Ludlow

Lesley Ludlow