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I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor, established in Private Practice since 1997. Based in SHIRLEY, Croydon, Surrey. I also draw clients from surrounding areas such as Beckenham, Bromley, Eden Park, Elmers End, West Wickham, Addington, Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Greenwich, Addiscombe, Streatham, Croydon, Upper Norwood, West Norwood, South Norwood, Herne Hill, Brixton, etc.
I provide both COUNSELLING FOR INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES AS WELL AS CLINICAL SUPERVISION FOR COUNSELLORS AND COUNSELLING SUPERVISORS. My approach adapts to the uniqueness of the 'relationship' that develops with each person that I work with. I also incorporate the appropriate use of humour to accompany my clients on their journey of CHANGE.
Feel free to click on my website for more about what I offer. See testimonials of what others have said about their experiences of working with me.
I LOOK FORWARD TO SPEAKING WITH YOU.
(If you are feeling at all anxious about the idea of receiving support for YOU through counselling, that simply means you're HUMAN, ok! Please don't allow any negative inner chatter prevent you from taking that positive step for YOU).
In October 2013, I founded a Closed International Online Support Group for individuals worldwide receive and participate in supporting fellow members who have experienced sexual abuse/incest.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
UKRC Registered Independant Therapist.
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.
Certificate in Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counselling.
Bereavement and Loss Training.
Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision.
Reiki 1 and 2 (Healing)
Facilitated Groupwork for Victim Support telephone counsellors.
Facilitated Groupwork for female Survivors of Sexual Abuse.
Founder of 'Closed' International Facebook Group for Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
COUPLES COUNSELLING * PSYCHOSEXUAL THERAPY *
ANGER MANAGEMENT * BEREAVEMENT * RELATIONSHIP ISSUES (with Self & others) *
ABUSED/ABUSING (Sexual, Physical, Emotional) * DEPRESSION * SUICIDAL THOUGHTS *
ADDICTIVE/COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS * HOPELESSNESS * SELF ESTEEM *
RACIAL/SEXUAL IDENTITY * LOSS * STRESS * ANXIETY * FEELING LOST/STUCK *
SCARED AND CONFUSED * EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF DIAGNOSIS OF DEGENERATIVE/TERMINAL ILLNESSES *
AFTER RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL PRIVATE PRACTICE IN CRYSTAL PALACE SINCE 1997, I HAVE BEEN IN NEARBY SHIRLEY SINCE MAY 2010.
MY OFFICE IS BASED AT HOME, A BUNGALOW SET IN QUIETER SURROUNDINGS. PARKING IS FREE.
FOR THOSE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES, THERE ARE NO STAIRS TO CONTEND WITH. THE PROPERTY IS A SHORT WALK ALONG A NON-STEEP PATHWAY.
In 2013, I founded a 'Closed' International Facebook Support Group for survivors of sexual abuse and incest.