CPF offers psychodynamic long term, time limited and group counselling from its centre in the middle of Croydon. It is a BACP Accredited Service, a former WPF Therapy Network Centre and a charity and offers affordable counselling to clients, who self-refer to the service. CPF offers placements to counsellor and student counsellors.
How can Counselling help?
At CPF Counselling, Croydon, we offer a confidential place for our counsellors to sit with you and help you to find your own answers to everyday life and feelings and to develop more effective ways of coping, with them
Who could benefit from Counselling?
People seek counselling for a wide range of difficulties they experience including:
- Feeling anxious and unable to cope with everyday life
- Experiencing depression, panic attacks, stress, psychosomatic illness or eating problems
- Lacking confidence and not fulfilling potential
- Having difficulties in making and maintaining relationships
- Feeling isolated and lonely
- Finding it hard to cope with bereavement, the effects of a trauma or a major life change
- Experiencing difficulties at work
How we work
At CPF Counselling Croydon we offer long-term one-to-one counselling as well as time- limited counselling (12 sessions) and group counselling. We work psychodynamically, which means linking the present with the past, and also helping to bring unconscious ideas out into the open. Your counsellor will not give direct answers to the problems but will help you to find your own answers and to develop more effective ways of coping with everyday life and feelings.
All our counsellors are professionally trained and appropriately qualified. We are a BACP - accredited service.
In a group with a facilitator who is a trained psychodynamic counsellor. The group meets weekly for one and a half hours on a Wednesday night and has up to 8 members
Individual open-ended Counselling
CPF offers a choice of counselling arrangements. If you are offered open-ended counselling, you will meet with your counsellor one to one at the same time each week for a 50 minute session. This might be for any length of time up to 3 years.
Individual time-limited Counselling
Time-limited counselling at CPF consists of 12 weekly 50 minute sessions of counselling. This might be the type of counselling you would like if you have a single issue to address and you believe 12 sessions to be a suitable length of time.
Training, qualifications & experience
At CPF we work psychodynamically, where we offer a space for the exploration of feelings and thoughts about yourself and about the self in relationships. It also aims to provide insight through understanding how some of your past experiences and current behaviour might be related.
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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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
The fee for the assessment session (which lasts up to an hour and a half) is £40 and at that session the counsellor will discuss with you the fee for your weekly counselling.
CPF Counselling is a non profit making Registered Charity; we receive no financial support from Government or NHS Trusts. Our aim is to make the counselling affordable according to one’s ability to pay and no one is excluded from counselling because they cannot afford the full cost of counselling. A counsellor will negotiate the fee with you, according to your ability to pay, bearing in mind that £15 would be our minimum fee per session.
The fee is reviewed annually.
Before your assessment session we ask you to pay a £10 registration fee as a contribution towards the administrative cost of dealing with the application.