Lesley Ludlow MBACP Senior Accredited
Sometimes in life stress, anxiety, depression or panic attacks can reach a point where they become impossible to manage. Everyday tasks can suddenly feel overwhelming and life can feel an upward battle. Maybe just getting out of bed can feel like climbing a mountain or even getting to sleep in the first place is an issue. Or have you experienced something like a loss, trauma or abuse or difficulties with a work colleague, relationship difficulties or breakup or you've been assigned a project at work which overwhelms you.
I offer a safe, confidential and quiet space to help you to explore your difficulties with a view to hopefully moving you to a position where you can feel more in control of your life again.
I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been accredited since 2001. I am also the Chair of an Executive Committee for BACP members working in private practice. I run a private practice in Shirley, near Croydon where I see individual clients or couples on a long or short term basis.
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.
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.
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
Croydon - £60 for individuals. £75 for couples.
Skype sessions £60.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Croydon -daytime commencing 7.30am. Weekdays only. Shift workers welcome.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor and have worked in private practice in the Croydon area for over 17 years. I have and do work both long term and short term with clients so are able to offer supervision across both styles of therapy. .