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Integrative Counsellor, BACP Accredited Registered, Certified Lever I & II Reiki Practitioner.

Does life feel like it’s become too much recently and it’s hard to keep going? Perhaps you feel constantly anxious and overwhelmed by day-to-day tasks? Or maybe school or work related stress is becoming too much?

I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space where you can open up and talk freely about anything you want to share. My work is based on a compassionate approach - as I believe kindness towards ourselves is a key to healing.

My goal is to provide the support needed for you to build up a set of tools that can be used on a daily basis to not only navigate life’s challenges - but that empower and strengthen your resilience to anything adverse. Ultimately, I believe that self-awareness is the key to growth! And I can help you to understand your thought process, behaviours and patterns of relating to other people.

I offer a free 30 minute consultation.  This is a good way to get a sense of who I am and how I work, with no obligations.

I’m trained as an Integrative Counsellor and am BACP Accredited Registered. I work within the context of the BACP Ethical Framework. Currently I work for one of Croydon’s Youth Counselling Charities where I support children and young adults aged 14-25 on long and short term bases.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a healing technique, originating in Japan, which is based on working with energy.

The Japanese word 'Reiki' can be translated as 'universal life energy' and the Usui System is a way of leveraging that energy for healing.

It is important to bear in mind that Reiki does not directly cure diseases or illnesses. Rather, Reiki has been used as a complementary or alternative health approach.

How can Reiki help me?

Reiki can help us to develop self-awareness, to trust our instincts and to support our emotional and physical well-being. The idea of Reiki is to create an equilibrium of the energy flow in our bodies - so that we can better live in the present moment.

Reiki can also be used to balance our energy centres, called chakras.

When chakras are balanced we usually feel safe and open towards other people and the world. There is a feeling of peace and wholeness within us.

However, when our chakras are blocked or imbalanced we may experience fear, anxiety, anger or even physical illness. Those energy centres may be blocked as a result of past trauma, long-term stress or illness, injury and so on.

How is Reiki practiced?

Reiki can be practiced in-person or remotely, as energy is fluent and not limited by space and time.

In my practice, I believe that Reiki can help us to create equilibrium between our body, mind and spirit. Healing is like the shedding of our old skin, letting go of what was holding us back or does not serve us anymore. And as we let go, we shift our energy to become kinder and more compassionate towards ourselves and other people.

Below is a link for those who would like to learn more about Reiki:

https://www.reikiassociation.net/usui-shiki-ryoho.php

Booking an appointment:

If you feel like you want to book a Reiki session with me, please drop me a text message or call me on 07735247243 and we can take it from there.

●       I do face-to face or distance Reiki.

●       I offer a free 30 minute consultation for prospective clients.

●       Each subsequent session is £50/hour.

I offer concessions for those who would like to combine counselling sessions with Reiki

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

British Bachelor (Honours) Degree Standard

I have a social work background.  Previously, I've worked in a variety of different support roles with children, teenagers and young adults with learning difficulties. Seeing them achieve their goals, gain more independence and progress with their lives - against difficulties and odds - was very rewarding.  These experiences only strengthened my belief that when we provide the right environment for people to thrive, positive change will inevitably follow.

I am a Reiki practitioner, trained in Usui system of Reiki healing.  I perform distance and face-to-face Reiki sessions.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fee is £50 for 50 minutes for Counselling and Reiki sessions.

Free 30 minute consultation.

I offer concessions for students, people working in the care sector or those on a low income.  

I offer flexible session times, face-to-face, telephone or Zoom counselling. 

I offer concessions for those who would like to combine counselling sessions with Reiki.  

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Areas I work with:

-  Anger management

-  Anxiety

-  Bullying

-  Depression

-  Domestic violence

-  Eating disorders

-  Family problem

-  Low self-esteem/Confidence

-  Mindfulness

-  Relationship problems

-  Self-harming

-  Spirituality

-  Stress

-  Suicidal thoughts

-  Trauma

I provide counselling in both English and Polish.

I work with children aged 14 upwards, young people and adults.

Croydon Buddhist Centre
98 High Street
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 1ND

Christ Church
Brighton Road
Purley
CR8 2BN

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Additional languages

English & Polish

Barbara Jurczyk

Barbara Jurczyk