Kari Shah

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MBACP - Alliance Counselling and Therapy
Available for new clients
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Croydon, Surrey, CR8 3JG
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Affordable, supportive, non-judgemental counselling to help you deal with difficulties in your life.  I offer one hour sessions with flexible timings to couples and individuals.  My fees are negotiable to take into account your ability to pay. I am qualified and have worked with couples and individuals since 1996.

Common issues are relationship problems, separation, divorce, anger management, depression, anxiety, stress, loss, low self confidence, confusion, amongst others.

In a counselling session you can explore various aspects of your life and feelings, talking about them freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family.

The process can be very rewarding as you may discover hidden strengths and truths about yourself and find a way to live a more satisfying and fulfilling life.

Please telephone or e-mail to ask any questions or to arrange an initial session where you can meet me and decide how you feel about embarking on short or longer term counselling with me. 

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and follow their code of ethics in my work.

I am a graduate of the Spectrum training programme. Spectrum is a centre for humanistic psychotherapy in north London.  I have been in on-going training and professional development since 1993.

My background is in education as an adult education teacher and manager. I was born in Norway and have been living in Surrey since 1970. I am married and have two adult sons.

Training, qualifications & experience

Off The Record Youth Counselling: 5 years (1996-2000)
Relate Couple Counselling: 7 years (2001-2008)
Private Practice: Since 2001

CETS 1989: RSA Counselling Skills Certificate

SPECTRUM from 1993:
One Year Course in Psychotherapy
Anger Programme
Sexuality Training Programme
PAIRS Intensive course in Intimate Relationship Skills
Postgraduate Course in Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Psychotherapy Continuation Programme

RELATE 2003: Certificate in Couple Counselling

ONGOING PROFESSIONSL DEVELOPMENT includes a number of groups, workshops and training courses on a variety of counselling and psychotherapy related topics.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£20.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My fees are negotiable to take into account your ability to pay.

My full fee is £50 per session which people who can afford it pay.  However, most of my clients pay on a sliding scale between £20 and £50.   I usually accept the amount you say you can pay.

The fee is paid each session by bank transfer, cheque or cash.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible availability - daytime, evenings and weekends.

Further information

See my website for further information:

1 Peaks Hill, Purley, Croydon, Surrey, CR8 3JG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I work from a bungalow. Wheelchair access if chair can pass through a standard size door. Drive with parking by entrance.

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