0208 656 7832 / 07935 130226
Thank you for your interest in having counselling with me, however, please note that I am fully booked. Also, due to the complicated nature of my current caseload I do not see any sessions becoming available until March 2019.
I work extensively with stress, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), depression and relationship & family issues. I am an Integrative Counsellor, put simply this means that my training allows me to work in more than one type of therapy and am therefore able to tailor counselling to meet your needs. I am a qualified EMDR therapist and have been successful in working using this approach for trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias and panic disorder.
I have worked in GP surgeries, schools, and private practice helping people from all walks of life with a very broad range of issues. Currently a lot of clients are coming to me with depression (low mood/feeling sad), stress, anxiety, relationship issues, together with traumas both big and small. My research interests are cultural/bicultural identity development, psychosis and psychotic experiences, stress, anxiety and trauma.
I have a mixed heritage English/Mexican background and am able to conduct counselling in Spanish. My practice room based in Croydon, CR0, has a warm and welcoming feeling to it providing you with a calm space in which to explore what is going on for you (see image below).
I am a fully Registered Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and also have membership with ISPS and Metanoia. Membership of these professional bodies means that I abide by strict Codes of Ethics and professional practice. You can be assured of the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality. I take equal opportunities seriously and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
I know how hard it is to make the move to see a counsellor and I will aim to see you as soon as possible. If you do not receive a reply from me within 24 hours please check your spam box or call me. *Please see my "website" for availability as I tend to be booked up*
Training, qualifications & experience
- The EMDR Academy, Basic 7 day EMDR Europe Accredited Training
- Metanoia Institute, Certificate in Supervision: An Integrative Relational Approach
- University of Greenwich; MSc in Therapeutic Counselling, distinction
- London University, Goldsmiths; Cert. Humanistic & Psychodynamic Counselling
- Birkbeck College; Diploma in Applied Psychology
- Birkbeck College; Introduction to Counselling
- London University, Goldsmiths; BA (Hons) 1st Class, Spanish & Latin American Studies
Latest professional development attended:
- PODS: Working with dissociative disorders in clinical practice
- Wimbledon Guild: Existential approach to psychotherapy
- Brighton Therapy Partnership: Clinical supervision in the 21st Century
- Ruth Morgan:Couple Dynamics
- ISPS:Trauma and psychosis: perspectives on psychodynamics
- South Bank University: Metacognitive therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Photos & videos
Mission Statement: To provide affordable counselling within the community and to be a part of the community.
I do offer a discount on all the rates below for students with financial need, key workers, and those unable to meet the full fee. Please do not hesitate to mention to me that you wish to take advantage of the discount system when enquiring about my services.
Initial consultation: £45.00 – 50/60 minutes
Counselling session including assessment/initial consultation: £45.00 – 50 minutes
EMDR: £47.00 – 60 minutes
Clinical supervision: £47.00 per hour
Fees are subject to a possible annual increase each January, though not for recently registered clients. I will give you four weeks’ notice if I intend on increasing my fees.
I have ample experience providing time-limited counselling, CBT and EMDR for Private Companies, EAPs, Insurance Companies, and Solicitors. Please contact me for a schedule of prices.
I ask that my clients pay for each session on the day, or in advance. You can pay in the following ways:
· In cash
· Bank Transfer
· By card (I have a card payment machine)
I aim to be flexible and offer you a session as soon as possible. I accept referrals from GPs and other health and social care professionals. I am also a Registered Provider and Associate Counsellor for several Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs). Please feel free to contact me to access counselling through your EAP or pass my details on to them when contacting their dedicated helpline.
My practice is based close to East Croydon Station and Lebanon Road/Sandilands tram stops, and is on bus routes 119, 194, 198, 466. This means that I am easily accessible from South Croydon, West Croydon, South Norwood and Beckenham.
Wheelchair access may be possible as there is just one small step; please ring me whatever your access requirements so that this can be discussed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I aim to be flexible and work till late several evenings. Please see my website for full details.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
*Please note I am currently fully booked and unable to take on new clients or supervisees* I aim to work with you within a mutually respectful relationship with an attitude open to learning from each other and will encourage, support and challenge you in keeping with the core conditions.