My name is Jaqueline Connor and I am Malaysian of Asian descent. I am a Practising Counsellor based in West Croydon and offer my counselling service covering the areas of West, East, Central, South Croydon, Thornton Heath, Norbury & South Norwood areas.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor (MBACP: member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and work within their Code of Ethics with short and long-term clients.
Counselling is a talking therapy that provides you with the opportunity and space to explore your concerns, worries, fears and anxieties in a safe and confidential manner without being judged.
Life brings about many storms. They may be emotional, physical, psychological, financial and spiritual. During times, like this it can be hard trying to cope alone and as such one can feel the need to talk it over with someone who is able to listen to them and understand their distress.
In Counselling, it is not my role to give you advice rather to enable you to talk and empower you to find your own answers and solutions. I aim to help you to empower youself to make the right choices and decisions for yourself.
Ultimately, you make whatever changes to help you overcome your distress and cope positively.
What Do I Provide?:
Short and long-term counselling to meet each client's needs.
Individual and Couple Counselling as required.
Areas of Specialism:
Mental Health, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions and Addictive Behaviours/Habits, Anger, Self-esteem, Confidence Building, Relationship issues, Grief and Bereavment, Cultural and Ethinicity Issues.
I work in the Integrative model that consists of 3 approaches:
Psychodynamic - looking at childhood, making links with past and present.
Humanistic/Person-Centered - looking at the here and now.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - looking at your core beliefs, challenging negative thoughts and perceptions, irrational beliefs and behaviours.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP Higher National Diploma (HND) in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (Westminister Pastoral Foundation)
Diploma in Psychotherapy
Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling,
Diploma in Counselling,
Certificate in Befriending/Counselling
Mental Health Nursing Certificate (RMN)
I have also worked with 2 G/P Surgeries as Surgery Counsellor.
I am also a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) and a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and have a wide experience of mental health issues.
Introduction to Life Coaching
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cultural and Ethinicity Issues
Family and Parenting Issues
Fees are £35.00 for individual counselling.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
However, reduced fees may be negotiated for students and unwaged individuals.
Fees are £45.00 for couples counselling.
All counselling material is confidential. However, as part of the BACP requirement that all Counsellors are in regular supervision, some counselling material may be taken for discussion into supervion with a view to provide a therapeutic counselling service for the client. The name of the client is not divulged.
I am CRB checked.
Languages Spoken: English, Malay and Malayalam
My Counselling Practice is located on the 2nd Floor of Community Music Skills Building, 9-11 London Road, West Croydon, CRO 2RE.
Community Music Skills Building (boarded in blue) is in between Kentucky and the Pub.
The Counselling Practice may be accessed by: Trams to West Croydon from Elmers End or Beckenham Junction. From Wimbledon to East Croydon and a connecting tram to West Croydon.
From New Addington to West Croydon.
Also via trains from London to West Croydon or trains from London to East Croydon and then a connecting tram to West Croydon.
Buses: 109, 250, 60, 64, 289 stop right outside the practice.