Kari Shah MBACP - Alliance Counselling and Therapy

Kari Shah MBACP - Alliance Counselling and Therapy

1 Peaks Hill


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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 at Spectrum 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.

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Accredited register membership


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 cheque or cash.

Further information

See my website for further information:

Maps & Directions

Croydon, CR8 3JG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Older adults